Centre College, founded in 1819, offers its students a world of opportunities, highlighted by one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and a faculty ranked #5 in the nation for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” at a liberal arts college by U.S. News & World Report in 2013. Located on 152-acres in Danville, Ky., the heart of the Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky, Centre is a proud member of the NCAA Division III, a founding member of the Southern Athletic Association, and back-to-back winner of the SAA’s Presidents’ Cup (2013 and 2014).
Deadline to apply is March 5, 2019.
Under supervision of the Head Field Hockey Coach, provide assistance in the leadership of all coaching, recruiting, and administrative duties for highly-competitive Division III field hockey program. Individual reports to the Head Field Hockey Coach for primary duty and to the Deputy AD for their secondary duty as part of the Event Management team.
Essential Job Functions:
•Assist in organizing, preparing and conducting practices, training, and competition;
•Recruit student-athletes in accordance with all Centre College, Southern Athletic Association, and NCAA rules and regulations;
•Assist with the holistic development of field hockey student-athletes;
•Represent the program, and the College, to students, parents, alumni, and the general public;
•Assist in managing the daily operations and administration facets of the field hockey program – including but not limited too – any facilities needs and set-up;
•Actively participate in department-wide fundraising initiatives;
•Assist in all duties as assigned by the Head Coach or the Director of Athletics;
•Secondary duty to be part of the event management team;
•Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree with previous collegiate playing experience required; previous collegiate coaching experience preferred.
Knowledge and Skills
Demonstrated knowledge of the sport of field hockey and its playing rules; ability to foster a team environment; demonstrated coaching skills in sport of field hockey; knowledge of travel, lodging, planning, and scheduling; a commitment to the NCAA Division III philosophy of athletics, sufficient knowledge of NCAA and SAA rules and regulations, and a demonstrated ability to successfully recruit, retain, and mentor student-athletes; the ability, and desire, to work successfully within a team-oriented athletic department.
Limited pushing, pulling, lifting. Lifting would not exceed 20 lbs. Mobility on campus necessary.