Head Coach is responsible for all phases of competitive NAIA Men’s Soccer program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: recruitment, retention, and graduating of student athletes, academic supervision, fundraising for both the Men’s Soccer program and the athletic department, budget management, supervise assistant coaches, develop and manage a competitive schedule, and organize and conduct all training sessions. Must adhere to all rules and regulations of NAIA, Cascade Conference, and Eastern Oregon University. Expected to implement the NAIA Champions of Character Program within their sports.
The position will manage all athletic facilities working with internal and external constituents under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director of Athletics for Athletic Facilities.
Key Competencies: The EOU men’s soccer coach demands a capable and deeply committed professional who is a great teacher and a person of character. The Eastern Oregon University men’s soccer coach will be expected to adhere to the NAIA Coaches Code and our Athletic Department’s guiding principles as listed below:
Support the physical, emotional, social, and mental development of student athletes through a robust system of care and support that produces quality student athlete experiences. The successful EOU coach, above all, is a great teacher of athletic excellence who consistently fosters authentic coach-athlete relationships characterized by trust and respect, open communication, personal growth, and emotional maturity.
Enact high standards of academic excellence that enable student athletes to be prepared and endowed to receive EOU’s high-quality education. Continue achieving student athlete graduation rates higher than EOU’s general student population graduation rate.
Competent pursuit of athletic excellence shown by competing for Cascade Conference titles and participating in NAIA post-season play by advancing to the national championships.
Embrace the responsibility of equitable treatment and promotion of diversity, acceptance, and inclusion.
Encourage department innovation for enhanced success, and cultivate a mindset for growth, professional development, work-life integration, and department financial vitality.
Promote community engagement and student athlete character development through respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.
Strictly adhere to the highest level of fiscal control and full compliance with all governing associations with transparency and integrity.
Engage EOU alumni through collaborative efforts that generate “Lifelong Mountie” loyalty and support.?
Recruiting, academic supervision, fundraising, budget oversight, team and player development. fostering a positive environment, expert in knowledge of sport.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: recruitment and retention of student athletes, academic supervision, fundraising, supervise assistant coaches, and organize and conduct all training sessions. Must adhere to all rules and regulations of NAIA, Cascade Conference, and Eastern Oregon University. Expected to implement the NAIA Champions of Character Program within their sports. Manager of all athletic facilities.
Bachelor’s Degree Required Minimum of 2 years college coaching or high school experience. Must satisfactorily complete EOU criminal and credential background check. Valid work authorization documents required.
3-5 years demonstrated successful coaching at the collegiate or high school level as a Head Coach, Assistant, or Graduate Assistant.
Internal Number: G99885
About Eastern Oregon University
Eastern Oregon University is located in La Grande, Oregon and serves as a regional center for education, culture and scholarship. Close to 25,000 people call Union County home and approximately 12,500 people live in the city. The community is a jumping-off point for many outdoor activities including skiing and hiking in the nearby Elkhorn Mountains, mountain biking along the Oregon Trail and fishing for trout and steelhead on the Wallowa River. The closest major cities are Portland, 260 miles, Boise, Idaho, 174 miles, and Spokane, Wash., 255 miles. EOU plays a vital role providing greater access to higher education in rural areas of the state. The small size of the campus and supportive learning community enhance the quality instruction and personal attention students receive. A broad choice of liberal arts, sciences and professional programs are available, all taught by dedicated faculty. Regional centers and off-site programs extend exceptional learning opportunities to students from nearly every part of the globe through the university’s nationally recognized distance education program.Students represent many ethnic and cultural backgrounds and EOU is committed to fostering a ri...ch diversity in the university community. By participating in undergraduate research, internships and cooperative opportunities, international experiences and community service, all graduates are well prepared to succeed in today’s global environment. For more information about EOU and La Grande, please visit www.eou.edu/visitor/.