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Assistant Coach, Women's Lacrosse, Level 1

SUNY Cortland
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 18, 2023

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
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Part Time

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Assistant Coach, Women's Lacrosse, Level 1

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Assistant Coach, Women's Lacrosse, Level 1

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Position Summary

The assistant coach for SUNY Cortland Women’s Lacrosse assists in all aspects of the administration and operation of a nationally competitive athletic program. Cortland Athletics fosters a student-athlete environment conducive to excellence in athletics, academics, and personal growth through diverse and inclusive experiences at the university and the community.

This posting is for 1 part-time (75%), level 1 assistant coach position with a 9.5-month (8/15- 5/31) period of professional obligation.

Major Responsibilities

Responsible for assisting the head coach with all matters pertaining to the total operation of the Women’s Lacrosse program at SUNY Cortland.
• Demonstrate effective coaching through content knowledge, practice construction and execution, and the affective dimension (e.g., interpersonal interactions, enthusiasm, respect and rapport).
• Instruct student athletes in physical health (strength, conditioning & skill training), individual/team concepts, and safety.
• Maintain and/or build the sport program that is competitive at the conference level.
• Supervise athletes and monitor the facilities for purposes of safety and facility security.
• Recruit prospective student-athletes in accordance with the NCAA, SUNYAC and SUNY Cortland rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Recruit adequate numbers of student athletes with sufficient skill to be as competitive as possible within the guidelines set by the relevant athletic conference(s) and the policies and procedures of the university.
• Assess academic performance of student athletes at least once each semester to ensure the ongoing eligibility of athletes and monitor their academic progress; academic retention of student athletes must at minimum mirror the retention rate of the college.
• Provide general advising, mentoring and support to student-athletes.
• Demonstrate concern for the overall welfare of student athletes at all times.
• Ensure all documentation and paperwork is completed in a timely fashion.
• Represent the College in a professional and ethical manner, modeling outstanding sportsmanship, consistent with SUNY Cortland mission, vision and campus priorities.
• Execute all of these responsibilities as assistant coach in a manner that reflects an ongoing commitment to the excellence, integrity and success of the sports program; the department and the university.

Job Requirements:
• Ability to recruit, inspire, mentor, coach and teach highly talented student-athletes.
• A strong identification with and support of SUNY Cortland mission, vision and campus priorities.
• Ability to adhere to all policies, rules and regulations of SUNY Cortland, SUNY System, and applicable athletic conferences.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public.
• Ability to communicate effectively – via technology, in person, and in writing.
• Ability to represent the department and college in a friendly, courteous and professional manner.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment as needed.
• Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgement based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
• Ability to respond to emergency situations in a timely manner.
• Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions, and other outcomes.

Functional and Supervisory Relationships

• Reports to the head coach for SUNY Cortland Women’s Lacrosse .
• Works closely with the head coach, coaching and support staff to ensure the success of SUNY Cortland Women’s Lacrosse .

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Playing and/or coaching background in sport
Preferred Qualifications

EEO Statement

The State University of New York Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

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  1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
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SUNY Cortland

From your first steps on campus, you’ll feel the spirit of Cortland. It’s an energy that extends from the classroom to competition to the community.

SUNY Cortland stands out as one of New York’s top public universities — a medium-sized school that offers academic strength across 68 majors, a high quality of student life and a degree that pays back graduates.

Reputations in teacher education and health-related majors laid the foundation for exciting new programs related to business, natural sciences, the arts and specialized professional fields.

Our students, faculty and staff members are invested in the world around them. Whether it’s a class assignment, independent research or a passion project, Red Dragons look to make a difference.

With more than 1,400 employees, we are the leading employer in the City of Cortland and in Cortland County, and we’re also one of the most desirable places to work.

Job seekers will find competitive salaries, outstanding benefits and an invigorating work environment with full access to Cortland’s exceptional recreation and fitness facilities, library and other resources.

We offer full- and part-time employment in academic, administrative and staff positions, plus a wide range of employment opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students, including graduate assistantships.

Also offering employment opportunities on campus are two affiliated organizations, Cortland Auxiliary and the Research Foundation of SUNY.

Cortland Auxiliary is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides the SUNY Cortland community with food services and the Campus Store, to name a few. 

The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, nonprofit educational corporation that administers externally funded contracts and grants that support research and discovery for and on behalf of SUNY Cortland. The Research Foundation offers professional, research, day care, tutoring and clerical employment opportunities.

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