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Head Coach, Women’s Rugby Club

Employer
Fairfield University
Location
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 17, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Part 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:

REPORTS TO: Director of Rugby

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Responsible for leading and guiding the team, overseeing training and competitions, and ensuring the success of the student-athletes as rugby enhances their experience at Fairfield University.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Responsible for the team’s preparations, growth, development, and competitions on the field. Responsible for planning and organizing all practices and games. Direct, organize, delegate to, and collaborate with the team’s assistant coaches. Able to differentiate coaching to players of varying levels of skill, experience, and interest. Work with the coaches in Walsh Athletic Center to design the team’s strength and conditioning. Collaborate with, coach, and mentor the team’s captains. Collaborate with, advise, and mentor the club’s officers in creating a positive and enthusiastic environment that emphasizes rugby ideals. Work with the Director of Rugby on the scheduling of practices and games. Assist the Director of Rugby with recruiting high school prospects. Assist in developing and/or maintaining all handbooks related to the team as a club sport. Responsible for ensuring that all competition-related equipment is maintained.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Level 1 World Rugby Coaching Certification.

  • Level 2 World Rugby Coaching Certification obtained within 12 months after hiring.

  • U.S. Citizen requiring no authorization and sponsorship.

  • CPR First Aid/AED certification required – able to obtain after hiring.

  • CDC Heads Up Coaching Course – able to obtain after hiring.

  • Early morning, night and weekend hours are required.

  • Travel required.

EDUCATION: Essential: BS or BA from accredited institution of higher education.

Desirable: MS or MA from accredited institution of higher education.

EXPERIENCE: Essential: 2-3 years of coaching experience.

Preferred: Experience coaching at the collegiate level. Experience coaching women.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Highly organized practice plans with emphasis on skill development, rugby strategy, and team-building.

  • Knowledge of the Laws of Rugby and its variations.

  • Knowledge of rugby best practices and trends.

  • Understanding of Captains and Officers for operations.

  • Knowledge of word-processing, media and communication applications, and other pertinent software.

Please note this is a part-time, non-benefit's eligible position.

*Disclaimer

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.

Category:

Student Life - Staff

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

*Disclaimer

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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Company

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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