Hiring Range: $60,000-$63,000 per year, with excellent benefits.
Department: Athletics Administration
Work Schedule: Full-time. Monday-Friday; work schedule varies. Evening and weekend work will be required.
General Description: The Head Coach is responsible for administering all aspects of a competitive Division III program, adhering to the guidelines and expectations that are set forth from Pacific Lutheran University, the Northwest Conference and the NCAA. In addition to the day-to-day coaching, the Head Coach is responsible for the organization of scheduling, budget, travel coordination, game day staff management, equipment management, recruitment and retention of student- athletes, camp operations, and fundraising. The coach will also supervise assistant coaches and student employees. Reports to the Director of Athletics.
The Head Coach will serve as the Head Club coach in year one, while recruiting to build the varsity program. The varsity program will begin in 2024-25 and will compete as full members of the Northwest Conference.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Plan season competition schedule and coordinate travel.
Lead practices with assistance from an assistant coaching staff to include offensive and defensive schemes, instruct skill development and techniques.
Support academic success through team meetings and individual check-ins with student-athletes.
Develop practice plans and evaluate film, instruct scouts and competitive strategies.
Oversee and assist in holistic personal development of student-athletes.
Recruit, retain and graduate successful student-athletes.
Coordinate fundraising efforts.
Monitor and manage the budget and program resources.
Secondary administrative role(s) within the Department of Athletics and Recreation.
Maintain a high level of professionalism on and off the field toward student athletes, other coaches, parents, administrators, and members of the community.
Maintain a clear understanding and adhere to the NCAA and Northwest Conference bylaws.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Intercultural competency; ability to work with and desire to recruit individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Appreciation for the value of a liberal arts experience and the philosophy of DIII athletics.
Passion and motivation to recruit and mentor student-athletes.
Excellent communication and organizational skills, with adherence to deadlines.
Possess an outcomes-oriented approach to coaching.
Professional integrity and a positive approach to conflict management/resolution.
Commitment to compliance with all NCAA and Pacific Lutheran University rules and regulations.
Knowledge of current and future sport trends.
3 years of experience coaching women’s Lacrosse.
CPR/First Aid certification required and may be obtained on the job.
Valid driver’s license (Must have had a valid driver’s license for at least 2 years).
Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background checks, including a driving abstract check, and pass PLU’s internal Driver’s Certification Training.
Intercollegiate coaching experience.
Experience with coaching software (i.e. Hudl, Synergy, Front Rush, Arms, etc.).
Consideration given to professional memberships and committee work.
Ability to work a flexible schedule that will include evenings and weekends.
Recruiting and team travel that can include local, regional and national travel.
Frequent walking, standing and overall physical activity as determined by the sport itself as well as through secondary administrative roles.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit your application materials online to apply at: https://employment.plu.edu/postings/7507
PLU is a small, private university where caring means more than kindness and consideration — it means a bold commitment to expanding well-being, opportunity, and justice. Because PLU is a community committed to the creation and advancement of knowledge through diversity and inclusion, the university actively recruits a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. PLU is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from members of historically underrepresented and minoritized groups, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities.
PLU offers an excellent benefits package including tuition remission for employees and their dependents, generous retirement plan, medical, dental, paid vacation and sick leave, major holidays off (including Christmas/New Year’s break and extra time off during the summer), and many other great university benefits. PLU is a qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Click here for detailed benefits information.
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Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) is a comprehensive institution with an enrollment of approximately 3200, including international students from two dozen countries. Located on the Pacific Rim in a uniquely scenic region, the university's campus is 40 miles south of Seattle in suburban Tacoma, Washington. As a "New American College," PLU accents integration between its liberal arts program and professional degrees in the arts, business, education, nursing, and physical education, and embraces its primary mission of educating students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care. PLU enjoys a healthy and progressive relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The University is committed to diversity, endorses the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action, and actively seeks applications from women and persons of color.