Camp Cobbossee for Boys seeks a Head of Lacrosse for our large sports program. Cobbossee has been in constant operation since 1902. It is the second-oldest summer camp in the nation, and has built a reputation on excellent coaching and sports programming, as well as the traditions and activities that make camp such an unusual and transformative experience. The Head of Lacrosse has responsibility for all aspects of our daily Lacrosse developmental program, as well as administrative responsibility for our intramural LAX program and our matches with other camps and sports programs in the area.
Compensation: This position blends perfectly with an existing appointment as an assistant collegiate or head high school coach position, as our dates run June 12th to August 11th. Room and board, as well as travel allowance is provided as part of the position. Also included is a salary commensurate with experience. Salary varies and could increase after a successful first year. If you have children, especially sons, we can offer them camp scholarships as well.
You love working with young people. This is crucial. You will work with athletes 7-16, and your staff: 19-22.
Demonstrated experience coaching, preferably with kids aged 16 and younger
Demonstrated ability to run an engaging developmental program that is also fun for boys of all ability levels
Ability to organize and lead a staff of 2-3 college-aged assistant coaches, including providing constructive verbal/written feedback throughout the summer, and delegating when appropriate
Ability to function well in an inclusive, mutually-supportive non-discriminatory community. Camp Cobbossee does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, or sexual orientation in any of its activities or operations. We expect our employees, and especially our leaders, to follow suit.
Prior summer camp experience
Experience coaching strong teenage LAX players (some of our athletes are serious high school players)
Experience supervising a coaching staff of college-aged employees.
Seasonal position in Monmouth, ME June
Room and board provided, as well as travel allowance. (Our food is amazing, especially for a summer camp)
Supervise all aspects of the LAX program at a boys' sports camp.
Supervise a small staff of 3-4 college aged counselor/coaches.
Organize, plan, and lead 5 developmental sessions a day for boys ages 7-16.
Organize team structure, coaching, and officiating for intramural games as well as matches against other camps.
Champion the Cobbossee values of Brotherhood, Sportsmanship, and Community.
Function as an integral member of senior leadership team. This means big picture organizing as well as leadership and participation in special events, daily scheduling meetings, and most importantly flexibility and creativity within the camp environment.
The Bottom Line:
Though certainly a Lacrosse position, this Head of Lacrosse appointment is something more. You would be an integral member of a vibrant social community with ethics (Brotherhood, Community, Sportsmanship) at its core. Your coaching and leadership skills will build Lacrosse players, but also develop young people and your assistant coaches. You will certainly coach many matches. If you are the right hire, you will also find yourself joining counselor hunts, campfires, and diverse conversations at each of our common meals. We are looking someone who wants to join a community.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Bed & Board provided
About Boys Sports & Adventure Summer Camp
Camp Cobbossee is a premier boys' summer sports camp in Maine. Established in 1902, Camp Cobbossee has been the summer home for sports-minded boys for over a century. Cobbossee offers soccer, baseball, tennis, basketball, football, lacrosse, hockey, climbing, archery, a host of waterfront activities, and more. The values of brotherhood, sportsmanship, and community are at the cornerstone of everything we do.