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Associate Women's Soccer Coach

Employer
Wesleyan University
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
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Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details
Primarily reporting to the head coach of soccer, this position will assist the head coach in all phases of the program. Responsibilities include coaching and teaching (75% of expected effort) and administrative duties (25% of expected effort). Coaching Responsibilities:
  • Assist with and provide on field instruction during practices and games.
  • Provide video analysis for match and practice sessions.
  • Participate in the planning, organizing and execution of practices and contests.
  • Evaluate the athlete’s performance and progress to ensure peak performance during practices and contests.
  • Oversee the mental and physical preparation of athletes for contests.
  • Assist in the development of conditioning programs.
  • Assist with scouts and evaluating opponents’ performance and recommend game strategy based on the evaluation.
  • Manage Individual Development Plans for each player on the team.
  • Responsible for cultivating relationships with every player on the team to create trust, transparency and legitimacy to better assist players in all aspects of being a student-athlete.
Teaching Responsibilities:
  • As a teaching fellow, assist physical education faculty members with classroom interaction.
  • Assist with out of class project work required for PE credit.
Recruiting Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the recruitment of student-athletes; evaluate prospective students’ academic and athletic abilities.
  • Manage the recruiting schedule and coordinate communication between prospective athletes and coaching staff.
  • Attend permissible off campus recruiting events.
  • Attend showcases for evaluation and work clinics/ID camps for evaluation.
  • Coordinate on campus recruiting visits for prospective student-athletes.
  • Organize all academic materials from recruits as well as coordinate and manage recruits within FrontRush database.
  • Assist in booking flights, housing, & transportation for showcases/tournaments
Administrative Responsibilities:
  • Provide academic support and monitor academic progress for student-athlete, such as organizing large study halls, directing students to campus resources, as well as holding individual meetings to discuss organization and time management.
  • Participate in planning for alumni events including fundraising and or special functions.
  • Plan and execute team community service efforts.
  • Coordinate team travel for in/out of region trips.
  • Collect and manage student schedules to coordinate individual, group and team meetings
  • Manage and create content for all social media platforms
  • Work with representatives from various apparel outlets to manage and order team gear
  • Coordinate with the DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Committee and athletic department to facilitate trainings and materials to be distributed to the team.
  • Provide additional support for contest management as needed.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and 2-5 years of coaching experience at the college level or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to provide effective leadership to student-athletes to encourage both successful academic development and competitive performance. Proficiency with recruiting software systems and Microsoft Office products. Ability to manage concerns and issues in various team settings, as needed. Ability to work in a diverse community.
Preferred Qualifications
Division III and NESCAC playing and or coaching experience.
Knowledge of NESCAC recruiting rules.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application close date August 5, 2021.
Additional Information
Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927, awilliams@wesleyan.edu.

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