The head men’s lacrosse coach has the responsibility for the overall operation of the men’s intercollegiate lacrosse program in accordance with Northland College (NC), Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC), and National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) regulations. The head coach must have a commitment to the philosophy of providing a competitive NCAA Division III lacrosse program that emphasizes the educational welfare of its student-athletes. The position has additional duties in the athletic department.
Northland College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
Northland College provides equal opportunity for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Northland College is an affirmative action employer. People of color, women, and others who would provide diverse perspectives to our College are encouraged to apply for this position.
Regular Duties Performed Daily or Almost Daily
Recruit quality student-athletes in accordance with NCAA regulations using letters, telephone calls, personal visits, reviewing videotapes, evaluations of talent at high school, junior college regular and tournament season games, and summer tournament and league games
Counsel and assist student-athletes in completing their academic degree at NC.
Insure the health and safety of student-athletes
Plan and conduct practice sessions during the academic year to develop player skills and to teach strategies of the game in preparation to compete against other College’s intercollegiate teams
Prepare the team for each contest, planning and implementing an effective strategy to defeat an opponent
Plan and prepare the team for home and away contests. Make travel arrangements including food and lodging.
Adhere to College guidelines for individual, staff, and team travel
Organize and conduct practice for student-athletes. Prepare summer workout program for student-athletes
Comply with NC, UMAC and NCAA rules and regulations
Periodic Duties Recurring at Fixed Intervals
Complete the form at the end of each semester that indicates who practiced and played that particular semester
Schedule contests and work with conference office on scheduling of game officials
Take the NCAA test on regulations and rules
Submit student-athlete housing needs for the upcoming year in the spring
Order proper and necessary equipment for the student-athletes and the coaching staff
Promote and perform fundraising activities including public speaking, and participating in athletics department friend and fundraising events
Organize and participate in summer camps on and off campus
Attend department meetings and UMAC sport meetings
Occasional Duties Performed
Participate in professional organizations and attend clinics and meetings to remain current on the trends within the sport
Conduct team meetings and functions
Other Performance Standards
Effectively contributes to Athletics department, including leadership in one or more area of team functions; weekly staff meetings, periodic planning sessions, and staff development activities
Prioritizes work activities to complete assignments by expected deadlines and makes the most effective use of time available
Interacts with Northland College staff, students, and faculty in a positive manner, supportive of institutional goals
Handles sensitive and confidential information in a business-like manner
Support the values and mission Northland College and the Athletic Department
Actively support student growth, healthy development of teamwork, leadership, and self-assuredness
Create competitive team environment enough to assure positive student experiences, and to meet general standards of competitiveness within the conference
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