Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are
passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the
transformative power of learning.
Manages and administers all aspects of an
Aurora University NCAA Division III athletic program. This
includes, but is not limited to, recruiting and teaching/coaching
student-athletes, scheduling varsity and junior varsity contests as
necessary, developing and managing the operating budget, and making
team travel arrangements. Supervises assigned assistant coach(es)
to ensure compliance to applicable rules, policies, and procedures;
provides orientation, training, and guidance as needed; conducts
performance evaluations. Understands and follows NCAA and
conference rules and regulations. Follows NCAA rules as outlined in
Bylaw 13 in the NCAA Division III Manual. Reports any alleged
violations of NCAA, conference, or institutional rules and
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with
prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and
the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group
of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service,
learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora
Upholds the Mission Statement:Aurora University is an
inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of
learning. As a teaching-centered institution, we encourage
undergraduate and graduate students to discover what it takes to
build meaningful and examined lives. We empower our students to
achieve lasting personal and professional success.
Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes
the confidential nature of university business.
Supports learning through performance of essential job
functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or
Essential Job Functions:
Keeps informed of contemporary trends, tactics, techniques, and
strategies in coaching, which includes developing a philosophy of
what to teach and how to implement. Provides coaching and direction
to assistant coaches, as well as praise and constructive
Plans, implements, and evaluates practice sessions.
Communicates expectations, praise, and corrective feedback in a
clear and constructive manner.
Develops effective game plans. Prepares team physically,
mentally, and emotionally for competition; maintains and meets high
expectations for team athletic success.
Instructs student-athletes on high expectations for academic
achievement; monitors the academic progress of
Instructs student-athletes on high expectations for
student-athlete social responsibility and works to develop
Instructs student-athletes on a standard of proper
student-athlete conduct, both in and out of the athletic arena, and
works with the Director of Athletics to sanction those who do not
meet the set standard.
Instructs student-athletes on a standard of proper safety.
Monitors the condition of equipment and facilities and reports
items in need of repair/maintenance to the Director of
Recruits and retains quality student-athletes and works with
the Director of Athletics and the Office of Admission to satisfy
target squad size numbers and freshmen/transfer recruitment
Assists student-athletes and their parents in understanding the
educational programs and opportunities at Aurora University as well
as the opportunities in the athletic program. Answers questions to
aid in the understanding of NCAA Division III rules related to
Oversees selection, purchase, and maintenance of team
equipment, including uniforms, athletic equipment, and
Prepares end-of-season report and assistant coach(es)
evaluations by the date designated by the Director of Athletics.
Schedules and completes an end-of-the-year review meeting with the
Director of Athletics.
Maintains records and statistics of the team and individual
performances. Utilizes the support of the Sports Information
Director in collecting the necessary information for archives.
Maintains self-control and poise; provides an example of
sportsmanlike conduct for team members, officials, opponents, and
Develops and maintains a positive relationship with alumni and
interested segments of the university and community.
Attends athletic department meetings and university community
meetings and functions.
Handles confidential information with tact and discretion.
Performs special and/or additional duties as required by the
Director of Athletics.
Essential Job Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is
required; master's degree is preferred.
- Minimum of five years related experience; intercollegiate
soccer coaching experience is preferred.
- Sitting, standing, moving about campus, computer use, working
evenings and weekends as needed, driving university or rental
vehicles as needed for away contests.
Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including
health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b)
retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission.
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and contact information
for three references including name, telephone, and email
If you were referred by a current employee of Aurora University
please include the name of the employee in your submission.
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.