Dominican University of California is seeking a candidate for a Head Coach for Men’s Soccer position. The Head Coach for Men’s Soccer is responsible for planning and administering all aspects of the Men’s Soccer program, under the direction of the Athletic Director, including: student-athlete skill instruction, team and game preparation, recruiting, NCAA rules compliance, budgeting and scheduling, academics and community service, supervision and oversight, external activities and promotions, and management of the athletic development of the student-athlete through conditioning, practice and competition in Men’s Soccer.
Student-Athlete Skill Instruction and Conditioning; Team and Game Preparation 1.Promote the Men’s Soccer program in accordance with the institutional mission of Dominican University (DUoC) by ensuring the policies and programs developed for Men’s Soccer coincide with institutional guidelines and policies. 2.Build and maintain a competitive, high quality NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer program by developing strategies to motivate maximum level of individual and team athletic performance. 3.Establish a practice schedule to enhance the student-athletes’ skill level and turn in weekly countable hours reports according to NCAA policy. 4.Establish game plans, plays, formations and strategy to best utilize student-athlete skills and strengths. Identify and develop best methods of instructing student-athletes on these approaches. 5.Coach and supervise the Men’s Soccer team during scheduled practices, games, and other events. 6.Establish team rules and expectations for student-athletes and develop a plan for enforcing those rules and monitoring individual and team progress. 7.Develop in-season and out of season conditioning plans for student-athletes to follow both with and without supervision, and in keeping with NCAA guidelines.
Recruiting 1.Actively recruit qualified student-athletes to attend DUoC within guidelines set forth by the NCAA, the Pacific West Conference and Dominican University. 2.Identify and maintain pool of prospects throughout the year, utilizing recruiting budget to attend games and tournaments throughout Northern and Southern California for evaluation purposes. 3.Oversee planning and execution of unofficial and official visits for prospective student-athletes, including timely completion of NCAA paperwork, assignment of student hosts, and scheduling of visits with admissions and school representatives as appropriate. 4.Schedule and execute tryouts for prospective student-athletes, submitting appropriate paperwork and planning within NCAA allowable timeframes. 5.Work with the Admissions and Athletic Compliance Offices to identify academic viability of prospects as incoming freshmen or as transfer students. 6.Manage scholarship budget and strategize as it relates to recruiting and the offering of Athletics Awards. 7.Utilize National Letter of Intent early signing period when possible to secure early commitment of prospects.
NCAA Rules Compliance 1.Learn, understand and adhere to guidelines of NCAA eligibility and direct the Men’s Soccer program within all NCAA and conference rules and regulations as well as all state, university, and departmental policies, procedures, and regulations. 2.Communicate with Athletics Compliance personnel regularly to ensure good communications and timely submission of required paperwork, including but not limited to practice logs, game contracts, and recruiting-related forms. 3.Input and maintain information on the NCAA Compliance Assistant database, including recruiting phone call and evaluation tracking as well as recruit and student-athlete data as required and in a timely manner. Per NCAA regulations, failure to do so will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. 4.Annually pass NCAA Coaches Certification Test to allow for off-campus recruiting. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. 5.Participate in all Athletics Department training sessions and meetings.
Budget and Scheduling 1.Manage the Men’s Soccer budgetary requirements by following the established guidelines for budget and accounting procedures. 2.Provide quarterly revisions and following year projections as requested by Athletic Director and Business Services. 3.Maintain responsibility for expense control compliance with all Men’s Soccer program expenditures. 4.Participate in long-range planning and assessment by identifying and addressing both long-term and short-term operational budget and scholarship budget needs related to Men’s Soccer. 5.Work with coaches from other institutions to schedule out-of-conference competitions, identifying opportunities to promote program visibility, while keeping within budgetary controls. Make schedule recommendations to the Athletic Director. 6.Plan team travel schedule and arrangements in conjunction with the Athletic Director and Athletics Administrative Coordinator in keeping with travel budget. 7.Reconcile monthly p-Card statements by scheduled deadlines, providing justification of expenses and appropriate budget coding.
Academics and Community Service 1.Ensure the academic success of Men’s Soccer student-athletes as a model NCAA DII institution. 2.Mentor student-athletes in their academic performance to ensure academic success and timely progress toward degree completion. 3.Ensure that student-athletes adhere to department policies as it relates to academically-related requirements such as study hall and class attendance. 4.Work with Faculty Athletics Representative to communicate with student-athletes regarding academic issues and assist with plan of action to resolve issues. 5.Responsible for identifying opportunities and arranging for students to participate in community involvement programs to promote civic responsibility and leadership.
Supervision and Oversight 1.Oversee and supervise Men’s Soccer assistant coach(es), student assistant(s) and manager(s), giving them assignments and encouraging growth within the NCAA guidelines. Ensure that all assistants are cleared with the Athletic Director, Compliance Office and Human Resources before they report to work (including volunteers). 2.Provide leadership and direction for student-athletes participating in Men’s Soccer. Encourage time management and wise decision-making with each student-athlete and ensure the physical, social and emotional well-being and safety of all Men’s Soccer student-athletes. 3.Develop strategies to ensure the appropriate personal and social conduct on- and off-campus of the Men’s Soccer student-athletes as well as the coaches. 4.Develop strategies to ensure the establishment of a safe environment for the student-athletes under the head coach’s supervision, including but not limited to education on and methods for discussing and resolving harassment or discrimination.
External Activities and Promotions 1.Participate in departmental public relations with team supporters, students, faculty, staff and media. Work cooperatively with other coaches, DUoC departments and staff. 2.Foster positive relations with local media and work closely with DUoC Sports Information Director to build media awareness for the team and to promote the athletic program both on-campus and off-campus. 3.Participate in community outreach events, activities and programs to enhance the profile of the Men’s Soccer program, the Dominican Athletics Department, and the University. 4.With direction from the Director of Athletics, participate in fundraising activities within the community in order to supplement operational expenses. 5.Plan and conduct soccer camps, clinics, tournaments, and other special events. 6.Actively participate in and contribute professionally to the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, university programs and events, and the community.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional Position Information
•Priority will be given to applications submitted by January 26, 2018; however additional applications may be considered until the position is filled •Must be willing to consent to a background check
Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. Dominican has a 1:10 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 16, with a small-town feeling in a park- like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.
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Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment. We are committed in thought, word, and deed to recruiting and retaining a workforce that values the diversity of its student body. The University actively promotes an institutional culture that practices equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of all under-represented groups in higher education.
Proven record of successful coaching at the University level in Men’s Soccer, and a thorough knowledge of NCAA Division II rules and regulations
Demonstrated ability to recruit and retain qualified student-athletes and to facilitate timely progress toward graduation
Demonstrated ability to operate a successful intercollegiate soccer program within budget parameters
Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to raise funds within the community
Demonstrated strong organizational skills
Ability to learn and perform all essential job functions accurately with minimal supervision
Able to use MS Office programs and NCAA computing systems
Must be able to pass the NCAA Coaches Certification Test (Failure to comply with NCAA regulations can result in suspension without pay, termination, fines, institutional loss of scholarship and bans on post-season competition.)
Must receive successful background check from NCAA enforcement
Must be willing and able to drive departmental vehicles (and have a clean driving record evidenced by a positive DMV pull)
Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university of Catholic heritage, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The University, located 13 miles north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge in beautiful Marin County, is focused on excellence in liberal arts and professional education. As an institution of higher learning, the University seek...s to attract active and culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff of the highest caliber. Please visit www.dominican.edu for further information.