Head Coach, Soccer (W) University of Massachusetts Amherst
As the Commonwealth's flagship campus, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is making a profound, transformative impact to the common good. We are the largest public research university in New England, distinguished by the excellence and breadth of our academic, research and community outreach programs. We have a comprehensive and nationally-recognized Division I athletics program, and our campus culture typifies the ultimate public university experience with diverse students and deep community engagement.
The University of Massachusetts Department of Athletics is accepting applications for a Head Coach in the sport of Women’s Soccer.
This position specifically supports the Department and University's mission through recruiting, coaching, mentoring, and overseeing the soccer (W) program.
Oversee and direct all aspects of coaching by providing instructional expertise and direction during practice and game-day events.
Through team practice, film review and one-on-one instructions, enhance the learning and development of the athlete’s soccer (W) skills.
Serve as a teacher and mentor to soccer (W) program coaching staff.
Ensure that proper safety procedures are followed by all student-athletes (all head coaches must be certified in CPR and first aid).
Work with athletics trainers and physicians as needed to implement team wellness and conditioning programs.
Provide direction to the Strength and Conditioning coach as to the desired training goals.
Utilize coaching expertise in creating a winning athletic program for UMass.
Oversee and implement all aspects of the recruiting process.
Identify prospective student-athletes through scouting athletic events, film review, developing industry contacts, and analysis of various performance indicators.
Evaluate talents, abilities and character of these prospects to determine their potential to succeed athletically within the Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) and academically at the University of Massachusetts.
Engage in communication with the prospects, parents, coaches, or other advisors through extensive travel, written and verbal correspondence with the intentions of attracting these student-athletes to UMass.
Work with the University’s admissions office and the Department’s compliance office for academic evaluations for meeting UMass, A10 Conference, and NCAA standards.
Communicate with Compliance Office to ensure that all NCAA policies are followed.
Oversee scholarship allocations and scholarship budget management for the soccer (W) program.
Oversee and evaluate soccer (W) program staff including assigning areas of responsibility and work assignments.
Responsible for working with all athletic department offices in processing of administrative functions and paperwork related to overseeing the soccer (W) program.
Responsible for preparation and managing of the soccer (W) program budget.
Based upon scheduling commitments, recruiting demands, and other factors within the program administration, work with the Associate AD for Finance & Administration with budget preparation, reconciliation, procurement of supplies, and other relevant communications with the business office.
Responsible for oversight of all travel aspects related to the sport program.
Understand current and changing NCAA, A10 Conference, and UMass Compliance policy and procedures as they relate to the soccer (W) program. Maintain consistent communication with UMass’ compliance staff. Assist in briefing student-athletes and monitoring adherence to above.
Shall comply fully with the rules, regulations, and policies of the NCAA, of the A10 Conference, and of the University and its athletic department and shall take every reasonable precaution to ensure that all members of their staff comply fully with such rules, regulations, and policies.
Monitor academic progress of program’s student athletes. Understand academic needs, communicate with academic success staff, receive progress reports, identify any issues that may occur and provide direction and guidance when necessary.
Work with the Minutemen Club in its efforts to build relationships and generate gifts to the soccer (W) program alumni funds or other department and University related objectives.
Coordinate the program’s fundraising activities.
Work with the Associate AD for Facilities & Operations in the advising, planning, and implementation of pertinent facility management and maintenance for equipment and facilities.
Responsible for the oversight and scheduling of contests.
Attends conventions, conferences, and clinics consistent with department and University policies.
Serves on department and University committees as assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned.
As a member of a Division I program for UMass, head coaches need to represent their school and program in a manner that supports the mission of the University. Speaking engagements, instructional clinics, development efforts, and community relation programs need to reflect a professional and positive impression to the media or general public.
Work with student-athletes and monitor their adherence to rules and regulations concerning conduct, appearance, and punctuality.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
Ability to work weekends and nights.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of soccer (W) methods and techniques of coaching.
Working knowledge of rules and regulations governing intercollegiate athletics.
Ability to foster and maintain working relationships with various athletic constituents.
Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
Three to five years of soccer (W) coaching experience.
Additional Information: HIRING SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with Experience
Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=91610
Please submit application by November 30, 2017, in order to ensure consideration; however, applications will be accepted until position has been filled.
The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.