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Part-time Assistant Fencing Coach in Foil

St. John's University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2023

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Part-time Assistant Fencing Coach in Foil

St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. Our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

Department Athletic

Specific Job Title Part-Time Assistant Fencing Coach in Foil

Reports to Head Fencing Coach

Campus Queens

Job Summary

Assistant fencing coach should lead foil fencing team squad, design drills and activities in line with fencer's experience and skill. Supervise practices and meets, prioritizing safety and reporting to the Head Fencing Coach.

Essential Functions
  • Assist in all aspects of coaching a nationally competitive Division 1 Fencing program, including thorough knowledge of the sport, coaching strategies, and fencer development.
  • Assist in overall program planning and organization.
  • Assist in recruitment of student-athletes on international, national, and regional levels.
  • Adhere to NCAA rules and Regulations which includes, self-reporting NCAA violation, when applicable.
  • Lead foil squad in everyday practice and all scheduled competitions.
  • Work within the framework of the department of athletics administration and coaches.
  • Communicate effectively with students, faculty, administration, staff, and alumni.
  • Utilize all STJ Athletic Department required software programs to keep up to date on Fencing team calendars, athletic activities, reporting, and university records for the STJ Fencing Team.

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Be truly a leader and an example in behavior and sportsmanship.
  • Experience teaching foil for at least 5 years on national or international level.
  • Knowledge of NCAA and USFA fencing rules.
  • Ability to give individual and group lessons.
  • Organize technical and tactical drills during everyday practices.

Work Environment

All fencing practices will be held in the gym with appropriate fencing equipment.

Physical Demand
  • Assistant fencing coach must be in good physical condition to be able to perform individual lessons to students, travel to all scheduled college, national and international competitions.
  • Assistant fencing coach will need occasionally to drive a university van to transport fencing student/athletes to and from school and practices/competitions. Valid Driver License required.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a part-time position. Will required three days per week 2-3 hours' university practice and supervise foil students at the NYC club every time they will be practicing there.


Assistant fencing coach must be available to travel to all St. John's University scheduled competitions.

Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in physical education and sport or 8+ years of high-level competitive experience as a Sabre fencer.
  • Competitive coaching experience in foil 5+ years.
  • Excellent computer skills.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Must pass all Safe Sport required courses and all university mandatory training.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual salary range for this position is $16,500 - $17,000. St. John's University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

This position may be relocated to any of St. John's University's physical locations at any time.

St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events

Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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