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Head Women's Soccer Coach

Aurora University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 7, 2022

Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.

Position Purpose: 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 regulations.

Core Competencies:

  • 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 University.
  • 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 as assigned.

  • 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 feedback.
  • 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 student-athletes.
  • Instructs student-athletes on high expectations for student-athlete social responsibility and works to develop well-rounded student-athletes.
  • 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 Athletics.
  • 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 goals.
  • 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 recruitment.
  • Oversees selection, purchase, and maintenance of team equipment, including uniforms, athletic equipment, and supplies.
  • 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 spectators.
  • 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.
    Physical Requirements:
    • 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 address.

    If you were referred by a current employee of Aurora University please include the name of the employee in your submission.

    Aurora University
    Human Resources
    347 South Gladstone Ave
    Aurora, IL 60506 - email

    Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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