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Assistant Coach, Women's Field Hockey

Bowdoin College
Maine, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 18, 2024

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

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Assistant Coach, Women's Field Hockey

Posting Number: S01270JP

Department: Athletics

Job Summary:
The Assistant Coach of Women's Field Hockey assists in all aspects of the intercollegiate Women's Field Hockey team including coaching, recruiting, scheduling, program administration and budgeting. Additional responsibilities may include administrative duties as assigned at the discretion of the Director of Athletics.
  • Demonstrate strong teaching ability and technical knowledge of the sport including: ability to plan, organize and conduct practices; assist in developing, teaching and implementing specific game plans; assist head coach in setting appropriate individual and team strategies and performance objectives; and complete knowledge and compliance of NESCAC and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Possess effective written, oral and interpersonal communication skills including ongoing ability to work respectfully and constructively with student-athletes, prospective students, faculty, staff, the Director of Athletics and other coaches on and off campus.
  • Supports and encourages student athletes' engagement and success in the College's academic program. Develops and encourages student social behavior that represents the values and standards of the community.
  • Work with the Head Coach to assess team needs and set recruiting objectives and strategies including identification, contact with, and pursuit of academically qualified students-athletes abiding by NESCAC and NCAA regulations. Travel as necessary to attend/videotape secondary school competitions.
  • Perform administrative tasks as requested by the Head Coach (e.g., budget, facilities, and travel requests, etc.) in an organized, timely fashion. Maintain a willingness to work with the news media and/or other departments (e.g., Alumni Relations, etc.) as requested, or participate on departmental or College committees.
  • Maintain knowledge of coaching best practices and NESCAC and NCAA rules and regulations; attend conferences, workshops, meetings, and participate in coaches' groups and professional organizations as appropriate; represent College in a mature, positive, professional manner.

Benefits and Pay:
  • The targeted hiring range for the role based on the position requirements is $49,000 - $52,000.
  • A variety of health insurance plans
  • Life insurance, disability insurance, and a generous retirement plan
  • Paid time off - Vacation, Personal, and Holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Access to many of the College's facilities including the gym and pool
  • And more:

Education/Skills Requirements:
  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Knowledge of Field hockey skills and strategy and the ability to effectively teach them
  • Ability to motivate and effectively communicate with student-athletes;
  • Willingness and ability to actively recruit qualified candidates to Bowdoin
  • Commitment to being a positive member of the Athletics Department and the College community and the ability to influence his/her athletes to do the same.
  • Working knowledge of NCAA and NESCAC rules and an understanding of the philosophy behind them, and a demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse student body in culturally competent ways combined with a demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
  • Administrative skills such as prioritization, organization, and budgeting.
  • Must be self-directed and motivated and be able to work independently and work in a stressful environment.
  • Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification must be maintained.
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to meet the standards of the College’s current Motor Vehicle Policy.

  • Bachelor’s degree (Physical Education or related field) preferred OR a minimum of 5 years of coaching experience at the post-secondary level.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents:
  • Minimum of 1 year of effective field hockey coaching experience at the secondary or post-secondary level with Bachelor’s degree OR a minimum of 5 years of coaching experience at the post-secondary level.

Standard Work Days and Hours:
  • Variable depending on season. Ability to work weekends and evenings.
  • Frequent overnight travel with student athletes may be required during the field hockey season.
  • All coaches are required to be on campus during the academic year (late August - early June) and are expected to keep hours that make them readily available to student-athletes.
  • Recruitment responsibilities during the summer months may require additional travel.
  • Use of vacation must be scheduled and approved by the Head Coach and Director of Athletics in accordance with the assigned sport’s season.

About Bowdoin:
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Shift: N/A

Employment Category: Full Time Year Round

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Type: Salaried

Background Check Package Requirements: Administrative Staff + MVR

Is driving a Bowdoin vehicle an essential function of this job?:

Is a pre-placement physical required for this position?: No

Posting Date: 05/24/2024

Applications Accepted Until:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

EEO Information:
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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Bowdoin College

Bowdoin (rhymes with explodin') is a private, selective, liberal arts college, founded and endowed to benefit the common good. Our historic residential campus, located in Brunswick, Maine, is home to just over 1,800 students from all over the world.

Academic life at Bowdoin spans thirty-three departments, and is cooperative, not competitive: so we tend to attract students who like brainstorming with faculty, working in teams, and welcoming big, new, difficult questions.

We value kindness, diversity, creativity, and hard work.

There’s a lot to love about Maine. And this state is very much at the heart of the College. We simply wouldn’t be Bowdoin anywhere else.

According to one of our colleagues, “To teach at Bowdoin is to help train and educate future leaders—an unalloyed privilege in my experience and a rare one.”

We feel fortunate to live here and to be able to experience everything there is to see and do. Maine is renowned for its beauty—its iconic seaside fishing villages and beachesmountain vistas, and pristine forests. But the appeal is also very much about the people—their culture, sense of community, way of life, and welcoming, inquisitive, and energized spirit.

We’re not going to try to list all that Maine has to offer. But we will try to lead you in a few directions from which you can navigate your own journey of discovery—a very Maine thing to do too!

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