It is expected that all of the duties and responsibilities of this position will be performed in a manner that reflects the core values of Thomas More University which include: sense of responsibility toward your fellow human beings, respect for life, adherence to social work ethics, respect for diversity, professionalism, and compassion.
The Head Coach for the men’s soccer Program is responsible for management of all facets of the men’s soccer program including, but not limited to: coaching/teaching, recruiting, budget management, administration, scheduling of competitions, team travel, weekly practice sessions, hiring and supervision of assistant coaches/interns, community service, student development, and compliance with athletic association, conference and university rules and regulations. The College will transition to NAIA during the summer of 2019.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills to work with various college constituencies.
The ability to work a flexible and irregular schedule, including nights and weekends.
Works well as a team member or independently.
Excels in prioritizing multiple tasks with attention to detail, problem solving and follow-through to consistently meet expectations and deadlines.
Strong management skills and mentoring ability for interns and assistants.
Principal Duties & Activities
Develop a program of athlete recruitment commensurate with the aims and goals of Thomas More University and appropriate for a member of the NCAA, Division III for 2018-19 and NAIA starting in the summer of 2019..
Plan and coordinate practice and game plans for intercollegiate competition.
Determine policies and procedures for team selection and athlete participation.
Make recommendations about game schedules and budget for the team.
Track the academic progress of the men’s soccer student-athletes and provide appropriate advice and assistance to help insure the successful completion of each players stated program of study.
Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising program to raise funds necessary to offset expenses associated for non-budgeted expenses and spring training trips.
Organize community service projects for the men’s soccer team players to complete per the mission of the Thomas More University Athletic Department.
Evaluate game officials as required.
A thorough understanding of the rules and regulations governing men’s soccer competition at the collegiate level and adhere to the rules and standards established by Thomas More University, NCAA and the NAIA.
Participate in Athletic Department staff meetings, functions and other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Tools and Equipment Used
· Personal computer, copier, fax/scanner, phone, and other typical office equipment
· 50% of the time
Physical & Mental Demands
· Frequently required to sit at a desk/workstation for long period of time
· Ability to work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time
· Digital dexterity and hand/eye coordination in operation of office equipment
· Light lifting and carrying of supplies, files, etc.
· Ability to speak to and hear employees/clients via phone or in person
· Body motor skills sufficient to enable incumbent to move around the office environment
· Ability to analyze data and other reports and make recommendations
Experience in coaching intercollegiate men’s soccer desired.
Computer literacy required.
About Thomas More University
Thomas More University is a small liberal arts university with a big reputation. TMU is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best regional universities in the South, plus the University has been ranked #1 for return on investment in Kentucky four years in a row by PayScale.com.
Founded in 1921 by the Benedictine Sisters as Villa Madonna College, Thomas More now serves more than 2,000 students from across the country and around the world on its beautiful Crestview Hills, Kentucky campus, located just minutes from downtown Cincinnati.