Description: The Head Men's Lacrosse Coach is responsible for the development and maintenance of an effective and competitive NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse program. The recruitment and retention of quality student-athletes in this sport will be integral to this position. The head coach is responsible for all aspects that relate to the Lacrosse program to include the ongoing development of the student-athlete. The head coach will also be expected to demonstrate the ability to promote the physical, intellectual, and social growth of student-athletes. This position also includes secondary duties within Athletics dependent upon departmental needs and/or candidate skills and experience.
Responsibilities: Coaching: • Understand and comply with all rules and guidelines set forth by the NCAA Division III, the CCIW (College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin), Carroll University, and the Carroll University Athletic program's policies and procedures. • Provide a technical and tactical framework for student-athletes to perform to their highest potential. Teach and train all team members in required sport skills and strategies during practice sessions in preparation for intercollegiate competition. Utilize proper judgement in the instruction and expectations while operating within best practice safety standards. • Teach and set expectations of appropriate team conduct during competition, travel, practice, University events, and all other times when the team is representing the University. • Develop teams which are competitive within the conference, region and nationally by maximizing the student-athletes' talents while also teaching and promoting teamwork. • Provide guidance to student-athletes through teaching life skills and social responsibility in order to improve their physical, intellectual and social maturity. • Create an environment, through instruction and modeling, in which student-athletes observe and learn integrity, camaraderie, and respect to create a positive environment for all student-athletes. • Serve as a resource to student-athletes navigating the balance of academic and athletic demands appropriately. • Foster University and community interest in the program. • Articulate and contribute to the goals of the University and Department. • Act as a professional and positive representative of Carroll University. • Provide support directly to student-athletes and create a network of support within the team and through the usage of other campus support entities. • Plan, organize and manage all in-season and out-or-season practices and competitions. • Oversee conduct and discipline of the team. • Retain student-athletes on the team, and at Carroll University. • Inventory, manage, and update equipment, and assist with the management of all game and practice facilities utilized by the team and department. • Select, supervise, teach, and evaluate all assistant coaching staff including part-time, graduate assistants, student assistants, and volunteer coaches. • Organize and administer team fundraising and alumni activities, camp/clinic programs, as well as participating in departmental and University fundraising activities. • Perform public relations and promotional activities for the promotion of the sport, department, and the University. • Organize and conduct sports camps or clinics in this sport where possible. • Perform other duties as assigned. Secondary Assignment: • To be determined by departmental and institutional needs, as well as the professional background of the successful candidate. Qualifications:
Education and/or Experience: • Bachelor's degree (required) • Master's degree (preferred) • Expertise in the sport having a minimum of 5 years of progressive coaching experience. Intercollegiate level coaching experience (preferred). • Knowledge of and commitment to the philosophy and mission of NCAA Division III athletics. • Possess any/all current certifications required for this position. • Collegiate recruiting experience (preferred).
Human Relations Skills: • Excellent organizational, communication and leadership skills, whether dealing with individuals or groups and an ability to work well with different constituents. • Effectively analyze and teach the fundamental technical and tactical elements of the sport. • Successfully motivate all individuals associated with the team. • Maintain confidentiality of records and information. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Positive attitude towards the University and its intercollegiate programs is essential. • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Computer Skills: • Microsoft Office applications (e.g. MS Word and Excel.) • Ability to quickly adopt new technologies and social media platforms. • Understanding of budgeting and budget management.
Special Requirements: • Must have valid motor vehicle license and be insurable under the University's insurance plan. • Candidates must be willing and able to support and advance the University mission (http://www.carrollu.edu/about/missionstatement.asp).
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