The University of Southern Maine seeks applicants for the part-time, 10 - month position of Head Coach Women’s Lacrosse. The Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach is responsible for the overall organization, administration, and development of the USM lacrosse program. He/she will perform all duties associated with effectively directing a competitive, compliant, and successful Division III intercollegiate lacrosse program. The women’s lacrosse coach will provide leadership and guidance to team members and create an environment where student-athletes are challenged, supported, and can experience success while growing as individuals. He/she will direct all practice sessions, coach all games, travel with the team, develop an effective recruitment and retention program, and maintain appropriate standards for the program. The women’s lacrosse coach will attend department meetings (whenever possible), support departmental and institutional initiatives, work to support student success, be involved in community service and outreach activities, conduct fundraising activities as approved by departmental administration and will be focused on student satisfaction, customer service, and take part in annual program review. The women’s lacrosse coach will represent the department, and institution at University, state, regional and national conferences and meetings.Position is part time (37.5%), mid-August to mid-June.The University of Southern Maine (USM) is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education. USM’s strategic focus is in alignment with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and we are seeking to become a Carnegie Engaged University by the year 2020. USM offers Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctoral programs, providing students with rich learning and community engagement opportunities in the arts, humanities, politics, health sciences, business, mass communications, science, engineering, and technology. Further information on USM can be found at www.usm.maine.edu. USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region:•Our Portland campus is located in "one of America’s most livable cities," according to Forbes magazine, which also ranks Portland among the top 10 for job prospects. A creative and diverse community on Maine’s scenic coast, Portland is nationally known as a culinary hot spot!•USM’s beautiful residential Gorham campus supports and celebrates excellence in academics, athletics, music and the arts and is home to ten Living Learning Communities and six Residential Communities.•Our Lewiston campus is home to USM’s innovative and richly diverse Lewiston-Auburn College. This Central Maine campus integrates classroom, community and workplace, and provides a small college experience with the resources of a large university.Qualifications: Required: •Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with an emphasis on teaching, coaching, or leadership•A minimum of three years of coaching experience at high school or college •Experiences working with students in a team or sports setting •Strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to student development •Strong work ethic and a commitment to student-athletes•Commitment to student development and student success Preferred: •Master’s degree with emphasis on teaching, coaching, or leadership•A minimum of three years of coaching experience at the college level•Previous experience working with college student-athletes•Experience in marketing, communication and special events•Experience working with student-athletes in a learning community•Teaching and sports camp experienceApply online at: https://usm.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs. You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Review of applications will begin June 18, 2017. Materials received after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university.Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.USM is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The University of Southern Maine is the comprehensive regional and urban institution in the University of Maine System which is comprised of five academic units on three campuses. The Portland campus is located in Maine’s largest city (population 66,000), within a thriving economic and cultural region of the state, on beautiful Casco Bay. Gorham is 10 miles from downtown Portland in the midst of s...cenic New England countryside. Lewiston-Auburn is located midway between the coast and the mountains, 30 minutes north of Portland. Located a two-hour car drive north of Boston, Portland offers a low crime rate, lack of congestion, excellent cultural and outdoor activities, and a beautiful setting, just minutes from both beautiful sandy beaches and the famous rocky coast of Maine.