Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, has an opening for a full-time Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach. Urbana is bringing back their Women’s Lacrosse program and is looking for a head coach to establish and recruit for this key new initiative. The head coach is responsible for all aspects of the program to include successfully managing, developing, and implementing all aspects of the Urbana University, Division II Women’s Lacrosse Program. Key responsibilities include recruiting, budgeting, fundraising, alumni relations, community engagement, planning, evaluating, organizing, scheduling, promoting, training and conditioning, skill instruction, student-athlete and staff development, academic support, compliance, and game plan preparation and strategy. Additional duties may be assigned by the Executive Director of Athletics.
A Bachelor’s degree is required with a Master’s degree being preferred. Prior collegiate experience as a student athlete in the sport of Women’s Lacrosse is preferred with demonstrated success building and promoting a program also being preferred. The successful candidate will have prior recruiting experience as well as experience with athletic fundraising, alumni relations and community engagement in addition to previous budgetary management experience. We seek someone with well-established recruiting networks, particularly within Ohio and the Midwest who is adept at social media. Candidates should have familiarity and working knowledge of women’s lacrosse rules and commitment to a strong compliance culture. The selected individual should possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills and a commitment to the academic and life skills development of student-athletes. Finally, we seek someone with effective administrative skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office.
The selected individual must have a satisfactory motor vehicle report as part of his/her background check process and this must be maintained throughout employment at Urbana in this position as driving student-athletes will part of the responsibilities of this role.
About Urbana University
Founded in 1850, Urbana University offers a traditional liberal arts education in a small college environment, emphasizing student learning through individual attention, excellence in instruction, career-oriented academic programs, and critical reflection on ethics and values.
Urbana is a private, not-for-profit institution located in Urbana, Ohio, on a campus that is small enough to foster close connections between faculty and students, and large enough to provide cutting-edge programs. It was the second institution of higher education in Ohio to admit women and the first in the state to offer a nontraditional degree completion program.
Our vibrant 128-acre campus in west central Ohio is a blend of modern and traditional architecture. Our campus is situated in a small town with the convenience of being less than an hour from the major metropolitan areas of Columbus and Dayton.
Urbana University students are a diverse group who hail from Ohio, the Midwest, and countries around the world.