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Assistant Coach, Women's Rugby

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 5, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Information

Posting date


Closing date

Open Until Filled


Position Number


Position Title

Assistant Coach, Women's Rugby

Department this Position Reports to

M&W Intercollegiate

Hiring Range Minimum

Please inquire.

Hiring Range Maximum

Please Inquire.

SEIU Level

Not an SEIU Position

FLSA Status


Employment Category

Regular Full Time

Scheduled Months per Year


Scheduled Hours per Week



Location of Position

Hanover, NH

Remote Work Eligibility?

Onsite only

Is this a term position?


If yes, length of term in months.

Is this a grant funded position?


Position Purpose

To participate as part of a decision-making team (coaching staff) under the direction of the head coach in planning, coaching, recruiting, administering, and promoting the women’s rugby program within NCAA, Ivy League, and institutional standards. The Assistant Coach plays a critical role in achieving the overall goals of the women’s rugby program by providing important recommendations, suggestions and decisions regarding game strategies, line-ups, priority listing of recruits, etc. as well as offering initiative and independent judgment (e.g., in providing coaching instruction, evaluating, and communicating with prospective recruits and their parents, and representing the women’s rugby program to constituents).


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Bachelors plus 6 or more years' experience or combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Strong knowledge of rugby skills and strategies in one or more areas (e.g., hitting, pitching, etc.).
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in a diverse community.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to recruit effectively with no athletic grants and highly selective admissions standards.
  • Strong commitment to a diverse working environment and to serving the needs of a large and diverse community.
Preferred Qualifications

Department Contact for Recruitment Inquiries

Katy Dowty

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Katy Dowty

Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Dartmouth vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?

Preferred, but not required

Special Instructions to Applicants

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID -19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment within the first 30 days may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion ending employment.

Dartmouth College has a Tobacco-Free Policy. Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products (including smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth College with no exceptions. For details, please see our policy.

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Key Accountabilities


  • Contributes to planning and implementing the conditioning, training, and coaching programs for the women’s rugby team.
  • Assists head coach in conducting team practices, training, conditioning, and competitions
  • Prepares scouting reports and game plans for opponents.
  • During competition, makes recommendations to the head coach regarding adjustments to game plans and line-ups.
  • Teaches rugby skills to student-athletes during team practices, games, and individual/small group training sessions.
  • Evaluates performance of athletes and offers technical, strategic, and mental instruction and advice.
  • Demonstrates a sincere interest in the academic, personal, and physical welfare of each student-athlete, counsels team members and consults with the head coach and appropriate College staff as necessary for the resolution of issues.
  • Independently seeks and develops new training concepts and sport specific knowledge to enhance the overall knowledge the coaching staff.
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  • Assists head coach in developing and implementing an overall recruiting plan, including, but not limited to: identifying qualified students and talented athletes; communicating with prospects by phone, mail, e-mail; traveling to evaluate prospects, meet parents and high school coaches; organizing and participating in visits to campus by prospects
  • Maintains appropriate recruiting records as required by the NCAA .
  • Maintains knowledge of the College’s programs and opportunities to effectively inform prospects.
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  • Knows and complies with the rules and regulations of the NCAA and Ivy League, and work to stay abreast of rule changes, applications and interpretations; actively seek to ensure that athletes and athletics representatives are informed of and comply with NCAA and Ivy League rules.
  • Provides input in planning and administering the budget for the women’s rugby program which includes assessing needs for equipment, team travel, recruiting, etc.
  • Assists in setting team travel plans.
  • Plans and reconciles recruiting and team travel expenses.
  • Communicates with alumni, parents and other supporters regarding status of the program.
  • Assists with managing the women’s ruby program social media accounts
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  • Assists head coach in promoting Dartmouth and the women’s rugby program through camps, clinics, and community involvement.
  • Develops and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of constituents, including students, parents, faculty, department and College staff, alumni, fans, community members, the media, etc.
  • Represents Dartmouth, the athletic department, and the rugby program in an exemplary fashion.
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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned
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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Document #1
  2. Additional Document #2

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