Head Coach - Men's and Women's Rugby
Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community, inspired
by the Catholic intellectual tradition and Benedictine values. We
seek employees who will contribute to the advancement of our
mission by helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as
engaged citizens who care for the Earth, welcome people of diverse
faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Job Title: Head Coach – Men’s & Women’s Rugby Club
Department: Department of Student Activities
Reports to: Director of Student Activities &
Status: Part-time, Non-Benefits Eligible
Position Summary: This position is responsible for the
development, conduct and overall supervision of the Men’s &
Women’s Rugby Club.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
1. Working with Director of Student Activities and Director
of Admissions, develop a detailed recruitment
plan that will allow the program to be in a position of competitive
leadership within local, regionally and national alliances.
2. Creates a positive, winning culture and an exceptional
student experience; and ensures that the Benedictine University
Rugby program is administered with full commitment to programmatic
standards and high levels of achievement.
3. Assist with the retention of student through social and
academic counseling; interaction with University
retention team and Department of Student Activities staff.
4. Create a culture of excellence throughout the student
experience. Develop a culture of trust through
mentorship and social development. Communicate expectations, praise
and corrective feedback in a clear and constructive manner.
Maintain positive student assessments for program from team
5. Responsible for planning, development and direction of
operating and fundraising budget within University and departmental
procedures. Attendance at specified department fundraising events.
Assist in the planning of team specific alumni events, as well as
developing new opportunities through alumni networks. Work
effectively with the Director of Student Activities to satisfy
philanthropic and revenue generation outcomes.
1. Adherence to all Benedictine University and Division of Student
Life policies and procedures. Work independently and creatively
within established guidelines, while at the same time functioning
as a member of a team.
2. Attend departmental and University related meetings and
3. Strong leadership, administrative, planning and presentation
skills, including oral and written communications
4. Work in coordination with University offices and departments to
coordinate and facilitate program needs, serve on University
committees as needed.
5. Maintain high level of organization and ability to manage
6. Ability to attain goals through knowledge of regulation and
accreditation requirements, as well as incorporate best practices
7. Ability to create a culture of collaboration with all campus
8. Experience working in the areas of inclusion, diversity, equity
9. Employs sound project management practices, methodologies, and
principles to accomplish work.
10. Proven ability to organize information; assess, utilize and
navigate online platforms; and conduct detailed data analysis and
develop reports based on data
11. Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive
situations and matters with diplomacy and superior judgement.
12. Ability to complete high-level analysis of data.
Demonstrated analytical, conflict resolution, and problem-solving
Education : Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s
Experience : Previous collegiate coaching preferred
Specific Skills: Knowledge of Rugby and Benedictine
philosophy, recruitment, rules and
Specific Knowledge, Licenses, Certifications: Organizational
skills, writing and typing skills, interpersonal skills, data entry
and budget management skills and demonstrated supervisory
Valid driver’s license; CPR/First Aid/ AED certification
Physical Requirements: Ability to handle varying levels of
stress while maintaining professional demeanor. Possible lifting,
bending, walking, kneeling, stretching, and stooping. Frequent
districtwide and statewide travel; frequent prolonged and irregular
hours; outdoor exposure to sun/heat or cold weather.
Ability to speak clearly so listeners can understand. Understand
the speech of another person.
See details of objects that are less than a few feet away or are
more than a few feet away. Must be able to stand for long periods
of time. General Customer service and office environment.
Working Conditions: Office environment. Nights and weekends
Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or
educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan
programs; athletic and other University administered programs or
employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national
origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or
veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other
characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to
Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory
protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored
institution. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to
all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited
to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required
to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and
to complete the required employment eligibility verification
document form upon hire. Per Gov. Pritzker’s Executive Order proof
of vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing is required.
Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.