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Assistant Coach, Men's Soccer

Fairfield University
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 7, 2024

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

Job Details

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

DIVISION: Athletics



UNUSUAL WORK CONDITIONS: Non-traditional work hours; possible extensive travel involved; potential exposure to blood borne pathogens.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree

EXPERIENCE: Related coaching experience preferred


  • Assistant Coaches

  • Graduate Assistants

  • Student Assistants

  • Student Workers

REPORTS TO: Head Coach


1. Assists the Head Coach with the responsibility for a successful program.

This involves:
  • overseeing the recruitment of academically qualified student athletes,

  • helping to maintain the academic success and progress of all recruited

athletes with assistance from the Director of Student-Athlete Success,
  • preparing the teams for practice and competitions on a weekly basis throughout the academic year,

  • overseeing and providing counseling, training and conditioning for the

  • ensuring the rules compliance of the NCAA, Conference and the

University in the athletic program with the assistance of the compliance

Services on campus,
  • immediate reporting of suspected or confirmed rules violations.

2. Assists in the planning of the program. This involves:

- developing an attractive annual schedule in cooperation with the Head

  • meeting regularly with the Head Coach to ensure a clear understanding

and dialogue of all aspects of the program,
  • maintaining accurate files and documentation on the athletes including

information for the annual report, recruiting and contracts,
  • recommending improvements to maintain the success of the program.

3. Assists in the preparation and expense of a budget. This involves:

- planning for expensing of the annual university allocation,

- recommending yearly changes in the budget requests,

- approving all expenditures of the program throughout the fiscal year.

4. Assists in the coordination of student athlete programs in ensuring the success

of the team.

5. Assists in organizing and administering a quality summer camp program as


6. Assists the Head Coach in promoting the University. This includes:

- being responsible for a great deal of public relations responsibilities to the media and University Alumni and service groups,
  • producing a program that exhibits success and growth each year due to a

great amount of spectator, faculty and media interest and the potential

for more University revenue,
  • organizing and conducting a quality summer camp to promote the

University and generate additional income each year.

7. Receives annual written approval from the Vice President for Athleitcs prior to receiving any athletically related income and benefits from sources outside the institution including contractual agreements and letters of appointment. Sources of income shall include but are not limited to: income from annuities; sports camps; housing benefits (including preferential housing arrangements); country club memberships; complimentary ticket sales; television and radio programs; and endorsements or consultations with athletics shoe, apparel or equipment manufacturers.

8. Participates in the professional development of the department. This involves:

- attending divisional and departmental gatherings and seminars to

understand the University and its goals and objectives,
  • attending regular staff meetings,

  • monitoring developments in the NCAA and the Conference through

attendance at workshops, seminars and related associations and

  • promoting an image of efficiency and courtesy throughout the

community and the campus.

9. Promotes safe and secure working conditions. This involves:

- promoting proper utilization of equipment, materials, staff and athletes,

- notifying the supervisor immediately of any unsafe conditions.

10. Performs other related duties as required or dictated by responsibilities.

Duties may be changed and/or be added at any time.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this

classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employeee assigned to this job.


Athletics - Admin

Performs such other duties, responsibilities, and activities as required by supervisor and as departmental/University needs indicate.


The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain and should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, activities, and/or qualifications required or expected of employees assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Fairfield Univesity

Our scenic, 200-acre campus is situated on the Connecticut coastline, just 60-minutes away from the heart of Manhattan and less than a mile from the beaches of Long Island Sound. But it’s more than just our surroundings that make our campus unique — it’s our commitment to each and every student’s personal and professional growth and their journey to becoming individuals of purpose.

For more than 80 years, Fairfield University has been graduating adept, accomplished, and socially responsible leaders in an academic community where the learning goes deeper, the friendships are more meaningful, and the experiences stay with you long after graduation. As a values-based, student-centric, outcomes-focused Jesuit Catholic University, we are committed to educating the whole person — mind, body, and spirit — and providing students with experiential learning and professional development opportunities that give them a competitive edge in today’s job market. At Fairfield, the future is filled with opportunities as limitless as your potential, and they all begin with you.

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