Hope College invites applications for a part-time Head Women's Lacrosse Coach. Hope is a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and NCAA Division III. The Hope College athletics program is part of the Kinesiology Department and is guided by a community of coaches, scholars and leaders who prioritize excellence and student-athlete experience. The mission of Hope College Athletics is to promote and provide programs defined by competitive excellence and transformational experiences for student-athletes. This mission is carried out by administrators, coaches and staff who are committed to developing students for lives of leadership and service. Athletics is an integrated component of the College that contributes to the vitality of the campus by developing student-athlete talents and skills, promoting institutional pride and generating visibility and connections with alumni, fans and the broader community
The position reports directly to the Athletic Director.
Responsibilities include developing, managing, and coordinating all aspects of a successful women's lacrosse program including but not limited to:
Recruiting and retaining student-athletes in accordance with NCAA, MIAA and institutional rules, regulations and guidelines
Organizing, preparing and executing effective practice and game strategies
Monitoring and nurturing student-athletes' academic and personal development
Managing successfully the daily operations of a varsity lacrosse program: budgeting, scheduling, travel arrangements, game day organization, and recommend and oversee the purchase of new lacrosse equipment, supplies and uniforms
Development of the competition schedule
Hire and supervise a part time assistant coach
Representing the program and Hope College with sportsmanship, integrity and professionalism
Bachelor's degree required
Head coaching experience preferred, college coaching experience preferred
Proficient with technology applications applicable to the position
Demonstrated organizational and management ability
Understanding of and commitment to the Christian faith
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Knowledge of NCAA and MIAA rules and regulations
Appreciation for and understanding of NCAA D-III athletic philosophy
Strong ethical character
An appreciation and understanding of diversity that includes a demonstrated track-record of working within multicultural communities
About Hope College
Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a supportive and welcoming community. Hope offers an academically rigorous, co-educational and residential education to 3,200 undergraduate students from more than 40 states and 45 countries. Affiliated with the Reformed Church in America since its founding in 1866, Hope College is known for its invitational ecumenical Christian atmosphere, friendly campus community, and well-balanced academic and co-curricular offerings. Hope's beautiful campus is located just steps from award-winning downtown Holland, Michigan and less than seven miles from Lake Michigan.
Hope College is recognized as a national leader in undergraduate research and scholarship and for providing exceptional professional preparation and life-changing educational experiences that equip our students for success after graduation. The college has consistently ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives.
Hope College is financially sound, with more than 40 consecutive years of balanced budgets, an endowment of approximately $200 mi...llion and no deferred maintenance, and over $140 million invested in the construction of new facilities during the past 12 years. The college completed its newest buildings, the Kruizenga Art Museum and the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, in 2015 and opened the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center in 2017.
In 2015, Hope College launched its 10-year strategic plan, Hope for the World: 2025, which consists of six goals, focused on: academics; Christian formation; global engagement; community; reputation and influence; and value. Developed by the campus community, the strategic plan supports the college's mission, "to educate students for lives of leadership and service in a global society through academic and co-curricular programs of recognized excellence in the liberal arts and in the context of the historic Christian faith."