Responsible for leading, managing and administering all aspects of the women's soccer program in accordance with NCAA, conference and university rules and regulations while: 1) creating an atmosphere where graduation is facilitated through participation in intercollegiate athletics, 2) teaching student-athletes to be productive citizens who contribute to society for life, and 3) winning championships. Traditional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 1) coaching effectively in practice and competition, 2) energetic and engaged recruiting, 3) promoting an atmosphere of compliance and student-athlete academic performance, 4) scheduling and budget management, 5) fundraising, 6) program organization, 7) teaching life skills to student-athletes and 8) engaging the university and local community by building relationships with constituent group members and by personal and team participation in community service activities. The head coach must have a philosophy that maintains a competitive Division II program that values the educational and personal well-being of its student-athletes while emphasizing the university and athletics department mission, vision, core values and culture. Supervise full-time assistant coach and graduate assistant coach. Conduct sport camps as desired.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum knowledge, skills, and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 1. A bachelor’s degree is required (graduate degree preferred) and a minimum of two years of experience coaching the sport (college coaching experience preferred), or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 2. Preferred experience: four years of successful collegiate coaching experience in the sport at the NCAA Division I or II level; Division I or II participation experience in the sport 3. An understanding of, and commitment to the fundamental role that intercollegiate athletics, when properly implemented, can play in the educational development of Drury student-athletes 4. Possession of a thorough knowledge of the sport, a sophisticated understanding of coaching strategies, and an ability to enhance athlete development 5. Leadership skills and the ability to manage team dynamics 6. Budget management experience 7. Ability to recruit qualified student-athletes to an academically competitive institution 8. Knowledge of and commitment to NCAA rules 9. Ability to handle stressful situations in a professional manner 10. Ability to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the program and monitor the activities of all assistant coaches and other individuals directly and indirectly involved with the program 11. Ability to work successfully with other departments and constituency groups on campus and in the community 12. Ability to motivate and develop student-athletes academically and athletically 13. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills 14. Commitment to working with multicultural populations and an awareness of issues affecting women, minorities and international student-athletes 15. Ability to work evening and weekend hours 16. Ability to travel for work-related activities (e.g., competitions and recruiting) 17. Attention to detail while maintaining an understanding of the big picture 18. Strong organizational skills resulting in the ability to prioritize workload and meet short-term deadlines on a regular basis 19. Strong written and verbal communications skills 20. Ability to supervise assigned staff 21. Ability to manage competition scheduling and budgets, fundraise and teaching life skills to student-athletes 22. Proficiency with appropriate computer applications and general office equipment and software 23. Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
About Drury University
Drury University, a small private university located in Springfield, Missouri, offers students a bold new academic experience – one that breaks the mold of single majors and rigid formulas most often associated with traditional education. This new program guarantees that all students will receive a blend of life credentials and career credentials, allowing them to pursue their intellectual passions while giving them the tools they need to be technically proficient and career-ready.
Through this intentional combination of study in professional and non-professional areas, students will learn to be flexible, innovative and creative problem solvers. They will go beyond traditional education and thinking by blending career, calling, life, community, self and service.
University Mission & Vision
Drury is an independent university, church-related, grounded in the liberal arts tradition, and committed to personalized education in a community of scholars who value the arts of teaching and learning. Education at Drury seeks to cultivate spiritual sensibilities and imaginative faculties as well as ethical insight and critical thought; to foster the integration of theoretical and practi...cal knowledge; and to liberate persons to participate responsibly in and contribute to a global community.