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Assistant Coach - Men's & Women's Water Polo

Employer
Harvard University, Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 10, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Part Time
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Job Summary

Under the direction of the Head Coach, the purpose of this position is to use athletics as a tool to educate college students. By using inter-collegiate competition and all activities related to such competition, this position serves as a teacher and mentor to help build student character, prepare students for a constructive and effective life, and teach valuable life lessons including work ethic; discipline; resilience; persistence; teamwork and selflessness; goal-setting and goal achievement; overcoming adversity; and leadership. This position typically influences student-athletes for their entire four years at Harvard and plays a key role in shaping their personal development.

This position assists in planning, directing, and coaching the men’s and women’s inter-collegiate Water Polo program. Typically works with all student-athletes in the program.

This position typically requires experience coaching at the collegiate level or comparable experience. Comparable experience may include coaching/teaching at the professional level. Particularly for sports that are more prominent on an international level than in the United States, comparable experience may include playing in a professional or other high-performance environments, such as for a national team or at the Olympic level.

This is a one-year term position renewable at the discretion of the Head Coach and the Athletics Director. Full-time, partial year (11 months).

Auto req ID

59514BR

Job Code

AT2000 Assistant Coach

Location

USA - MA - Boston

Business Title

Assistant Coach - Men's & Women's Water Polo

Sub-Unit

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Appointment End Date

30-Jun-2023

Salary Grade

000

Time Status

Part-time

Union

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Basic Qualifications
  • Requires at least 1 year of coaching, professional or Olympic experience.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Requires substantial sport-specific knowledge and knowledge of relevant issues.
  • Understands the philosophy, principles, and policies of college athletics (including the University Conflict of Interest and Commitment policy).
Additional Information

Harvard is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission is to educate citizens and citizen-leaders for our society. The College is a residential institution of nearly 7,000 undergraduates and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard is deeply committed to the intellectual, social and personal transformation of its undergraduates during their four years at Harvard.

The Department of Athletics offers 42 varsity programs for men and women, more than any other Division I school in the United States. We also offer extensive recreational and intramural programs.

Harvard employees have access to a competitive benefits package that includes multiple options for the health and well-being of our employees as well as ongoing professional development.

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources. We regret that, due to the number of responses we typically receive, we may be unable to respond to phone calls or contact personally those applicants not selected for an interview.

We actively seek and welcome applications from diverse candidates and from those with a demonstrable commitment to a more inclusive society.

Department

Athletics

Pre-Employment Screening

Criminal, DMV, Identity

Schedule

Evening and weekend work required.

Job Function

Athletics

Position Description

Athlete Team Management
  • Focuses on developing student-athlete skills, helping to plan and execute practices, supporting in-game management, and coordinating a portion of team programming of particular importance. Helps team perform at competitive levels.
  • Typically has some impact on developing the skills for a portion of student-athletes.
  • Requires the ability to effectively communicate with students by generating enthusiasm through credible coaching.
  • Assists in analyzing video for scouting opponents and team development.
  • Assists in recruiting and retaining talent consistent with values of excellence and inclusion; assists in developing team enthusiasm for recruitment and retention.
  • Supports culture of education through athletics. Assists in academic integration with team, as appropriate.
Operational Complexity
  • Typically assists in the execution of strategy, logistics, and operational direction of the team, with greater supervision. Where expenditures are permitted, operates within budget.
  • Participates in professional activities, as appropriate. With instruction, follows trends and embraces innovation opportunities.
  • Problems faced may be moderately complex.
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively with the coaching staff and athletics administrators.
School/Unit

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Certificates and Licenses
  • Valid drivers’ license needed.
  • CPR and First Aid required.
Physical Requirements
  • Must be able to lift equipment associated with the sport.
Working Conditions
  • Evening and weekend work required.
  • Job requires work in extreme environmental conditions, including extreme heat and cold, rain, and high levels of noise.
NOTICE: The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s "COVID-19 Vaccine Information" webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/ .

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

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