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Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach

Rhodes College
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 7, 2022

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

Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach


Director of Athletics

Job Description:

At Rhodes College, we aspire to graduate students with a life-long passion for learning, a compassion for others, and translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We will achieve our aspiration through a college-wide commitment to our vision.

Rhodes' rigorous approach to liberal arts and sciences inspires students to discover and cultivate lifelong passions and make a difference in the classroom, on campus, in Memphis, and throughout the world. Simply put, our mission is to prepare students for life and career, wherever those journeys take them.

The Division of Student Life plays an integral role in the College's vision and values, and every member of the Division of Student Life supports the delivery of a transformative student experience.

The Men's Lacrosse Assistant Coach reports directly to the Men's Lacrosse Coach and helps in providing a creative vision and leadership for a comprehensive NCAA DIII lacrosse program.

The Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach is responsible for working with the head coach to monitor the success of the lacrosse program. This includes monitoring the health and well-being of a roster of over 60 student-athletes and developing and building a positive team culture. A commitment to student development and success and a high level of student and family interaction is essential.

Job Duties:
  • Collaborating with the head coach, organizing and implementing practice and game plans.
  • In collaboration with the head coach, assist in recruiting potential student-athletes for the program, including the assistance of building a recruiting database and communicating with prospective student-athletes and their families.
  • Communicates effectively and often with the head coach, the student-athletes and parents.
  • Has demonstrated knowledge of and understanding of NCAA compliance rules and regulations. In collaboration with the head coach monitors and supports compliance efforts effectively, efficiently, and with the highest integrity while adhering to all NCAA compliance rules and regulations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Able to work independently in a highly productive and fast-paced environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of NCAA and SAA compliance rules;
  • Proven leadership in a highly-functioning team environment; Knowledge and experience with college policies.
  • Ability to mediate and use problem-solving skills to conduct alternative dispute resolution.
  • Ability to provide perspective and utilize a proactive style of leadership that encourages teamwork, interaction, and positive culture.
  • Excellent written and communication skills; Full competence in using computer software packages for the office environment.
  • A thorough understanding of the organizational management of the Department of Athletics, including partnership building with students, faculty, staff, parents, and Rhodes alums.
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population and promote a campus climate of inclusion and participation by all students.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills and the ability to deal with complex and sometimes sensitive issues.
  • Commitment to the vision and values of the College.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships across campus; Ability to interact effectively and respectfully with students, faculty, staff, and families to establish and maintain good working relationships.

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree in related field is required.

Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrated leadership skills are required. Must be student-centered and accessible, working cooperatively and efficiently with students and their families, faculty, staff, and alumni.
  • Must exhibit professionalism and diplomacy in working effectively with diverse constituents.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize numerous projects requiring attention to detail and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and communication skills are required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA compliance, rules, and regulations.

Physical Demands:

Medium Work: Exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Position involves both inside sedentary work and work on different fields and other fitness environments while coaching and training student-athletes. Lifting is required (i.e., set-up of scorers' table, etc.), and some manual labor is expected. Evening and weekend hours in all types of weather, travel is necessary.

A complete application includes a cover letter, a resume, and three references' names.

Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workforce.


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