Saint Michael's College delivers a compelling, world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our connected community allows students to form close relationships with each other and accomplished faculty and staff members, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. As a fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, one of the country's top-rated college towns, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service and wilderness experiences. Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus, while the U.S. News and World Report mentioned that 'St. Michael's infuses its campus culture with a spirit of serving others,' and 'creates a feeling of camaraderie.' The College is included in the Princeton Review's Best 384 Colleges, earning a spot on the Green College Honor Roll for demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability. Surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, and only 3.5 hours from Boston and 1.5 hours from Montreal, the area offers abundant recreational and cultural opportunities. To learn more, visit smcvt.edu.
Applications are invited for the position of Head Coach of Women's Lacrosse, with additional duties as Coordinator of Summer Camps and Athletics Operations, at Saint Michael's College. Located in the greater Burlington, Vermont area, Saint Michael's is a NCAA Division II institution (Northeast 10 Conference), and sponsors 21 varsity sports. Additional program information can be found at www.smcathletics.com.
Directing all aspects of the coaching and management of the women's intercollegiate lacrosse program.
Recruiting and scouting.
Coaching in games and practices.
Directing the team strength and conditioning program.
Managing the team budget, fundraising, and alumni development.
Supporting the academic and personal development of all athletes.
Hiring and supervising a part-time paid assistant coach.
Coordinating all aspects of the 7-8 week SMC summer camp program.
Maintaining a visible presence at department functions and events.
Shared responsibility for supervising the varsity weight room and some fall event management.
Contributing member of the athletics department in all department initiatives.
Visible, fully integrated member of the overall College community.
Competitive benefits package including health, dental, life, disability, 401k, generous paid time off, discounted gym membership and excellent dependent and employee tuition benefits.
Bachelor's Degree, Master's preferred.
A minimum of 5 years collective competitive and/or coaching experience required, preferably at the collegiate level.
Strong preference for several years of NCAA collegiate women's lacrosse coaching experience, particularly coaching female athletes and as a head coach.
Strong commitment to the overall development of the student-athlete and the mission of the College.
High level of personal integrity and high standard for personal conduct.
Outstanding work ethic.
Demonstrated coaching success.
Knowledge of and commitment to NCAA rules and regulations as well as SMC policies.
Demonstrated success in recruitment of prospective student-athletes.
Demonstrated ability to inspire student-athletes to develop to their fullest potential.
Strong knowledge, ability, and desire to direct all aspects of the summer camp program including organization, marketing, ordering of equipment, hiring AT staff, payroll processing, reporting, and financial reconciliation.
Strong commitment to department supervisory responsibilities.
Outstanding skills in oral and written communication.
A team player.
Good organizational ability and computer competency.
Commitment to the mission of Saint Michael's College.
Must sustain current certification in CPR and First Aid.
Must legally be able to work in the United States.
Valid driver's license and must be able to successfully pass driving record check. For criteria please see the Driver Acceptability Matrix.
An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background and driving record check.
Saint Michael's College, inspired by our Edmundite Catholic mission, is committed to diversity and inclusion across our campus community. We are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity of the nation, and we actively seek applications from underrepresented groups. Applicants are invited to include in their cover letter and other documents information about how they may contribute to our goal through their research, teaching and/or service.
The mission of the Education Programs at Saint Michael's College is to contribute to the intellectual, ethical, social, and spiritual development of individuals and culture, with an emphasis on creativity, curiosity, contemplation, collaboration, social justice, and sustainability.
Saint Michael's College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, in compliance with applicable provisions of state and federal law that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive test result status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, as such characteristics and prohibitions are defined by applicable law. The College will not rely inappropriately on such characteristics, or upon related stereotypes or biases, in making employment-related decisions. Also, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or otherwise would not be required by applicable law, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as well as any employee who is limited in her ability to perform the functions of her job because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.
Please be prepared to submit the following documents.
Cover letter highlighting qualifications and interest
Brief Coaching Philosophy statement
Brief Mission statement that outlines what it is about Saint Michael's that attracts you to this opportunity, and how you would contribute to the mission of the College in this role.
Contact information for five (5) professional references.
Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. To receive fullest consideration, applicant materials must be received by July 5, 2019. The search will remain open until a successful candidate is identified. To preserve the integrity of process, only online materials will be considered. No phone calls or letters of recommendation please. Preferred start date is on or before August 19, 2019.