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
women’s inter-collegiate Lacrosse 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
Auto req ID
AT2000 Assistant Coach
USA - MA - Boston
Assistant Coach - Women's Lacrosse (full-time, partial year)
Appointment End Date
00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Additional Qualifications and Skills
- Requires at least 1 year of coaching at the collegiate,
professional or National team level and/or 4 years of collegiate
- Requires substantial sport-specific knowledge and knowledge of
- Understands the philosophy, principles, and policies of college
athletics (including the University Conflict of Interest and
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, MA. 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.
Harvard employees have access to a wide range of educational
offerings, including world-class museums, tuition assistance, and
hundreds of web-based learning programs. Our benefits package is
superior and provides multiple options for the health and
well-being of our employees. Being located in Cambridge is a
distinct advantage since Cambridge is a lively, multi-cultural city
adjacent to Boston, which is an undisputed hub of college and
university life in the U.S.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
We believe that creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace
allows employees from all backgrounds and walks of life to achieve
their fullest potential. We also believe an inclusive culture is
one that accepts, values, and views the differences we all bring to
the workplace as strengths. We actively seek and welcome
applications from members of underrepresented groups and from those
with a demonstrable commitment to a more inclusive society.
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- Evening and weekend work required
Under the direction of the Head Coach, this role will help run the
inter-collegiate Women's Lacrosse program at Harvard. They will
help instruct and develop student-athletes; assist in making
strategic decisions in contest situations; oversee the strength and
conditioning of the athletes; assist in developing and implementing
the overall recruiting strategy; and handle administrative
responsibilities associated with the program operations, including
recruiting logistics and planning, team travel details, and
equipment ordering. They will also assist in fundraising efforts
and running special events.
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
- 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.
- 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
- Problems faced may be moderately complex.
- Requires the ability to communicate effectively with the
coaching staff and athletics administrators.
In addition, the Assistant Coach will be responsible for:
- Helping to instruct and develop student-athletes;
- Assisting in making strategic decisions in contest
- Overseeing the strength and conditioning of the athletes;
- Assisting in the development and implementation of the overall
- Handling administrative responsibilities associated with the
program operations, including recruiting logistics and planning,
team travel details, and equipment ordering;
- Assisting in fundraising efforts and running special
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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
Certificates and Licenses
- Valid drivers’ license needed.
- CPR and First Aid required.
- Must be able to lift equipment associated with the sport.
- Evening and weekend work required
- Job requires work in extreme environment 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"
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and
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.