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Head Women's Field Hockey Coach

Vassar College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 21, 2023

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

Job Details

Vassar College

Head Women's Field Hockey Coach

Department: Athletics & Physical Education Department
Posting Removal Date:
Posting Number: F074P

For full consideration applicants should apply by: 04/07/2023

About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape.Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.Note: Vassar College has a universal vaccination policy requiring a COVID-19 vaccination, including a booster, for all employees except for those exempt for medical or religious reasons.

Position Introduction
Vassar College invites applications for the position of Head Women’s Field Hockey Coach. This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty, benefit-eligible ten-month position. Weekend, holiday, early morning and/or late evening hours are required.

AA Statement
Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other historically underrepresented groups.

Position Description
The successful candidate will serve as the head coach in all aspects of a highly competitive and inclusive NCAA Division III women's field hockey program including, but not limited to:

● The recruitment and retention of qualified student-athletes● Budget management● Game strategies and competitive coaching● On-field instruction for practices and games● Player and team development● Fundraising and community service● Equipment management● Travel● Competitive scheduling● Academic monitoring● Alumni engagementSecondary duties in the department will be based on candidate interest and aptitude and could include teaching, facilities, student-athlete development, game management, SAAC, etc.
The head coach is also expected to adhere to all NCAA, Liberty League and Vassar rules and regulations.

Vassar College athletics programs are conducted in compliance with policies, procedures and regulations of Vassar College, the NCAA and the Liberty League. Vassar College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups, including women and racial/ethnic minorities, are especially encouraged.

Starting DateAs soon as possible

How to Apply
Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree; coaching experience at the collegiate level, demonstrated interest in and commitment to student-athlete development and health and wellness. Certification in CPR, AED and First Aid is mandatory and can be obtained through Vassar College as needed. A valid driver’s license, official academic transcript(s) and the successful result of a background check are mandatory.
Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in a related field; minimum of 3-5 years coaching experience at the collegiate level; demonstrated ability to recruit and retain student-athletes who are committed to academic and athletic excellence; experience with fundraising and/or alumni relations; and commitment to professional development. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills as well as demonstrated success as an assistant or head coach at the collegiate level.
Application Instructions
Qualified applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, résumé, three references (with phone numbers and email addresses) and a diversity statement highlighting contributions to and/or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through coaching to: | No applications by email will be accepted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those applications received by April 7, 2023. For additional information please visit Vassar at

Special Instructions to Applicants

To Apply
All applicants must apply online at:



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