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Mens Club Rugby Instructor - Temporary

Princeton University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 30, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
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Mens Club Rugby Instructor - Temporary


Job ID: 2022-16010
Type: Temporary
# of Openings: 1
Category: Athletics

Princeton University


Princeton University Campus Recreation is hiring a temporary Men’s Club Rugby Instructor.


  • Adhere to all parts of the Princeton University Rugby safety protocols with a “Safety First” mindset.
  • Develop and execute a strategy for building a regionally and nationally competitive rugby team.
  • Plan and deliver practices, while encouraging players to have input into training sessions and game plan development.
  • Teach fundamentals of rugby to new or inexperienced participants.
  • Develop game strategy and provide post-game analysis to players.
  • Attend Team games both home and away, as well as the annual Developmental Tour – at least one team Instructor must oversee any game played, as well as the annual Developmental Tour.
  • The ability to champion Princeton’s strong commitment to student safety and academics in all dealings with Conference Leagues (i.e. USA Rugby, NCR, Ivy Rugby, MARC etc).
  • Understand and adhere to the Princeton Rights Rules & Responsibilities. As part of this mandate, Club Sports will update every Instructor with any changes to the current Rights Rules & Responsibilities.
  • Review the Princeton University Concussion Policy and the Coach NCAA information sheet in regards to concussions.
  • Attend and collaborate at Alumni Rugby Board Meetings as requested.
  • Identify, recruit and provide oversight and management to assistant instructors as necessary.
  • Collaborate with student officers to ensure robust participation in rugby by promoting the sport among admitted non-recruited students.
  • Working with the Women’s Varsity Head Coach to share best practices and contribute to the overall development and strengthening of the Princeton Rugby program.
  • Working collaboratively with Campus Recreation and members of the Athletics Department.


  • 3-5+ years of rugby coaching experience at the collegiate level, club level or higher; national level coaching experience in 15s or 7s.
  • Evidence of exceptional leadership qualities.
  • Proven ability to teach from a player’s “Day 1” experience in fundamentals of contact and safety best practice, all the way through elite level.
  • Outstanding technical, tactical and strategic knowledge of rugby.
  • Evidence of strong organizational, and outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Including the ability to work compatibly with and relate well to a diverse group of students, university administrators, other instructors, athletic trainers, grounds/facilities personnel and rugby alumni board members.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to represent the philosophy and educational goals of Princeton University.
  • Genuine commitment to gender equality, and the ability to work in team relationships with diverse students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni.

  • USA Rugby/NCR Level 100 certification or equivalent required; Level 200 certification preferred
  • Referee experience/Level 1 qualification preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Competency in Sportscode/HUDL preferred
  • Adult CPR/First Aid/AED Certification required
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as the practice and game schedule dictates
Be advised that you will be contacted only if there is further interest in your application. Your candidate dashboard may not display status updates for this requisition.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS


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