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Head Women's Lacrosse Coach - New Team

SUNY Cobleskill
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jul 19, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Company Description:

As a premier institution in agriculture and technology, SUNY Cobleskill calls all learners to grow, to sustain, and to renew the world and its citizens. The College acts as a reflection of, and a catalyst for, advancement in our fields. With an emphasis on applied learning and experiential education, SUNY Cobleskill prepares students for successful careers, advanced studies, and engaged citizenship.  

Founded in 1911, SUNY Cobleskill enrolls approximately 2000 students in 55 diverse majors. The campus sets the standard for applied education that extends theory into practice. SUNY Cobleskill is a community characterized by empathy, inclusivity, respect, personal growth, integrity, and a collaborative spirit fostering well-being and sustainable practices. We recognize and celebrate student, faculty and staff achievements. We take pride in our campus and encourage collaboration with our surrounding communities.

Our modern, 902-acre campus features outstanding educational facilities, including an equestrian center, 200-cow dairy facility, cold and warm water fish hatcheries, specialized classrooms and scientific laboratories, two state-of-the-art culinary arts teaching kitchens, child development and childcare centers, and an art gallery and graphic design center. 

Drawing on a rich academic tradition that spans more than 100 years, our purpose remains constant; to educate future entrepreneurs, scientists, thought leaders, artists, educators, and practitioners to contribute to the sustainability of a healthy and prosperous societal existence in concert with a robust environment. 

Job Description:

The SUNY Cobleskill Athletics department has recently announced the addition of the Women's Lacrosse to its 21 Varsity sport offerings. The department has an immediate opening for the programs first Head Women's Lacrosse Coach. This is a full-time, 10-month position. In the 2022-2023 academic year the coach will be responsible for recruiting and development of the women's lacrosse team to compete in Spring 2024. During the 2022-2023 academic year the head coach will have other duties within the athletic department. The candidate will be responsible for the administration and organization of a successful program that competes in the North Atlantic Conference and adheres to all NCAA Division III rules.


The Head Women's Lacrosse Coach will be responsible for:

  • Prepare, schedule and organize daily practice sessions focused on skill development and preparation for team competition.
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate Assistant Coaches and/or Volunteer Coaches.
  • Organize, direct, and mentor the coaching staff to carry out the goals and objectives of the program.
  • Engage in ethical decision-making and outstanding sportsmanship
  • Engage in regular consultation with athletic training personnel to maximize the safety and wellness of student-athletes. Provide an environment that places the overall welfare of student-athletes first at all times.
  • Ensure the ongoing eligibility of athletes by monitor their academic progress; provide general advising, mentoring and support to the women's lacrosse student-athletes.
  • Administering all aspects of an effective recruitment and retention plan to recruit qualified student-athletes in accordance with the NCAA, North Atlantic Conference, State University of New York (SUNY) and SUNY Cobleskill policies and procedures.
  • Responsibly expend allocated budget and ensure that the budget balances each fiscal year. Manage all aspects of fundraising for the women's lacrosse program and assist with the overall athletic fundraising plan.
  • Engage and build the Fighting Tiger women's lacrosse alumni and community base.
  • Schedule competitions in consultation with the Athletics administrators.
  • Work with the Compliance Officer in regards to all rules and regulations of the NCAA and the North Atlantic Conference.
  • Execute the responsibilities of a head coach in a manner that reflects an ongoing commitment to the excellence, integrity and success of the women's lacrosse program, of the Department of Athletics, and SUNY Cobleskill.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Physical Education, Recreation, Sports Management or related field 
  • 3+ years women's lacrosse coaching experience
  • Established record of women's lacrosse coaching at the collegiate level 
  • Knowledge of rules and techniques of the sport of Women's lacrosse
  • Proven ability to recruit quality student-athletes 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Excellent organizational, delegation and planning ability
  • Knowledge and commitment to NCAA Division III rules and regulations

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the aforementioned minimum qualifications, it is preferred the candidate also have: 

  • Previous Women's lacrosse coaching experience at the NCAA Division III level
  • Master's degree in Physical Education, Recreation, Sports Management or related field 

Additional Information:

  • This is a salary level 4 positions, with a salary range of $49,500 - $52,500.
  • This is a full-time, 10-month, term position.
  • This position offers full New York State benefits which are some of the most comprehensive in the country.
  • SUNY Cobleskill is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community for our students and employees. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of the background check.
  • This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

SUNY Cobleskill is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, and ensuring equal educational and employment opportunity and access to services, programs and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, or any other legally protected status.  Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation during the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Office at (518) 255-5514.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at   

SUNY Cobleskill's Tile IX Coordinator is Amanda Clark, who can be contacted via phone at 518-255-5445, email at, or mailing address of SUNY Cobleskill,  Knapp Hall Room 123, Cobleskill, NY 12043.

Application Instructions:

The application review process will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Priority is given to applications submitted by August 8, 2022.

A complete application consists of the following:

1. Letter of application, addressing qualifications, position responsibilities, and college values  
2. Current CV or Resume
3. Names, emails and phone numbers of at least three professional references, preferably former supervisors 

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