Develop, promote, and supervise all facets of a competitive Division I women’s hockey program within the guidelines of the NCAA, Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), and St. Cloud State University.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: •Coaching: practice planning and game preparation to include scouting, video analysis, practice and game scheduling, organization of team travel. •Recruiting: talent identification and evaluation, correspondence, assistance with admission process •Compliance: Knowledge of and commitment to NCAA, Conference, and University bylaws and policies, and sound judgment in all facets of program delivery •Budget development and management, including athletic scholarship allocation •Student-athlete development: mentoring to include individual and team dynamics, team rules and conduct, leadership development, commitment to safety and well-being of student-athletes •Academic monitoring of student-athletes: commitment to degree progress and graduation •Public relations: represent St. Cloud State as the face of women’s hockey, engage in regularly scheduled media and speaking engagements, advance relationships with alumni and supporters, create effective professional working relationships with student-athletes, staff, administration, alumni, and general public •Fundraising: develop community support for the program, assist with University and athletics campaign fundraising priorities, engage in Department of Athletics events, manage program fundraising activities including special events and camps/clinics
· Bachelor’s degree
· Progressive coaching experience, including at least five years as a head/assistant coach or equivalent applicable experience
· Evidence of ability to manage all aspects of a collegiate hockey program
· Evidence of ability to recruit talented student-athletes to Division I program
· Evidence of ability to foster strong interpersonal and team dynamics
· Knowledge of NCAA Division I rules and regulations
· Commitment to academic success and positive well-being of student-athletes
· Evidence of a valid driver’s license, or ability to acquire a legal driver’s license or qualify for a reasonable accommodation
· Evidence of ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.
· Master’s degree at time of application
· Experience coaching at the collegiate level
· Familiarity with recruiting and scouting software
· Familiarity with strength and conditioning philosophy and techniques
· Strong interpersonal skills and effective communication both orally and in writing
· Evidence of strong organizational skills, including basic accounting practices
· College, national team, and/or professional playing experience
Appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
About Saint Cloud State University
St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings.Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career.Our 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River. The St. Cloud metropolitan area is 24th on Forbes magazine's “Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers." St. Cloud State is ranked in Forbes magazine's "America's Top Colleges" and Money magazine's "Money's Best Colleges."