Position Title: Head Coach – Men’s Soccer (10 Month) August 15 – June 15 (Includes both weekdays and evenings/weekends & regional travel typical of college athletics.) Salary range: $36,000 Benefits: Full and competitive. (Compensation and benefits are spread over 12 months.)
Applications and nominations are invited for the position of head men’s soccer coach at the University of Maine Farmington. The head coach will provide instruction, training, coaching and administer all organizational aspects of a competitive intercollegiate soccer program via coordinated recruitment, organization and the assistance of a part-time assistant coach. Commitment and ability to lead and run a model program that attracts talented student-athletes, develops them holistically, and creates quality experiences while demonstrating the utmost professionalism and integrity are key. Additional administrative duties are likely to include, but not be limited to, leading event management, athletic alumni relations/development, instruction and/or other special project/initiatives to be determined. It is essential that any applicant be a great team player within the department and work collaboratively with the women’s soccer coach/program. Sincere interest and flexibility to assist and adjust responsibilities that support evolving department/university needs is required. The University of Maine Farmington is an NCAA Division III institution and a member of the North Atlantic Conference. It sponsors 13 NCAA sports, plus a full complement of USCSA ski and snowboarding. Additional program information can be found at our official website: GoUMFbeavers.com. To apply: Applications must be submitted through https://umf.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=56383 A cover letter that addresses the reasons for interest and why you would be successful in the position, a current resume and current contact information for at least three professional references are needed. Only complete applications will be considered. For fullest consideration, materials should be submitted by July 3, 2019. Materials received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the search committee and the position will remain open until filled. Nominations may be directed to: Jamie Beaudoin, associate athletics director and search committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsibilities include: Direct all aspects of coaching and managing our NCAA Division III men’s soccer program. Recruit, retain and graduate talented and academically qualified and motivated student-athletes who we expect would represent us well and contribute positively to the campus community. Lead and manage student-athletes, resulting in commitment, pride and competitiveness. Schedule, organize and lead effective practices that provide training, skill and team development consistent with communicated goals appropriate over the course of pre-, regular and postseason, inclusive of game preparation. Utilize various instructional and scouting resources, such as video analysis and observations to communicate game and season strategies, that prepare the team for competition and to help them learn “the game,” so they are more able to make adjustments and improvements. Instruct, direct, provide feedback and inspire the team toward its best performance possible in and outside of practice and in competition/around competition. Work proactively and collaboratively with the strength and conditioning coordinator, as well as with certified athletic trainers regarding fitness/performance training and injury prevention/management as all as any health, safety, and wellness initiatives. Proactively support student-athlete academic & holistic success and personal development. Recruit, hire, develop and supervise a part-time assistant coach as authorized. Manage the team’s operating budget, fundraising and gift funds as authorized. Propose appropriate schedules and activities that operate within funding constraints. Initiate the purchase, proper care, use, program inventory of equipment storage, uniforms and team gear. Engage team members in selected/meaningful community service activities. Develop/maintain strong program alumni relations (data base, communications, events). Initiate and effectively engage in appropriate/pre-authorized fundraising activities. Other duties: Head coaches have additional, complementary, but significant responsibilities that may change/evolve as needed. Lead and coordinate event management, most directly during winter & spring seasons. Instruct - staff may teach a course (typically coaching methods) in-load. Contribute as a team member to support departmental initiatives and needs. Engage in on-going professional development to stay current with applicable coaching/training/player-team development and recruiting best practices. Become a visible and integrated member of the overall University community.
Bachelor's degree required, master's preferred.
A minimum of three years coaching experience required, preferably at the collegiate level with a strong preference for significant experience with NCAA Division III intercollegiate men’s soccer coaching, particularly as a head coach. Competitive collegiate playing experience is also desirable.
Demonstrated ability to succeed in recruitment, retention and graduation of qualified & talented prospective student-athletes.
Demonstrated ability to inspire student-athletes to develop to their fullest potential.
Strong commitment to the holistic development of student-athletes & University mission.
Commitment to effectively modeling and operating an inclusive program that values diversity, and demonstrates respect for the health, safety and well-being of others.
Highest level of personal integrity and personal conduct.
Outstanding work ethic and professional judgment and behavior.
Demonstrated coaching success, effective ability to teach through sport and about sport, coaching and transferable work/life skills.
Knowledge of & commitment to NCAA Division III rules & regulations as well as UMF policies.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
A team player with versatile skills required for various departmental needs such as, but not limited to, event management.
Solid organizational skills, computer/software/application competencies and the ability to learn and effectively utilize ever-changing technology and system processes.
Commitment to the mission of the University of Maine Farmington.
Valid driver's license and able to successfully pass a driving record check. Must be appropriately confident and comfortable driving a passenger van when needed.
Must maintain current certification in CPR and First Aid (department provides).
Must be able to legally work in the United States.
Additional Information: Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background and driving record check, verification of required degree and eligibility to work in the United States.