The person in this position will manage all aspects of the sport program, including, but not limited to, practice planning, game preparation/scouting, in-game coaching, recruiting, budgeting, scheduling, team travel, equipment/apparel purchasing, staff supervision (if applicable), payroll, academic monitoring, fundraising, alumni engagement, community service efforts, and general supervision of student-athletes.
Following the recent addition of esports, track & field, and ice hockey to the Arcadia’s Athletics Department, the University will now sponsor 26 varsity sports (13 women, 12 men, 1 co-ed) beginning in the 2021-22 academic year. Arcadia teams have captured several conference championships in recent years, including softball, men's basketball, and men's volleyball in 2019. Women's soccer joined the three conference champions in playing in the NCAA tournament during the 2018-19 season as well. The Knights earned their highest finish in University history by placing 125th overall in the 2018-19 Learfield IMG Directors' Cup standings.
Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in greater Philadelphia and a national leader in international education. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia nationally among the top universities in study abroad as well as among the top regional universities in the north. The Princeton Review has named Arcadia among the Best in the Northeast for five consecutive years, while the University’s Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Visit www.arcadia.edu.
Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to those candidates that are selected for additional consideration.
For additional information and to apply, please visit: https://careers-arcadia.icims.com/jobs/ and submit a cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references.
Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.
Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check. A selected applicant must have a background check completed prior to commencing employment.
Essential Job Requirements
Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university is required.
Master's degree is preferred.
Collegiate playing experience strongly preferred.
Previous coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, and/or club level preferred.
Minimum of three years of coaching experience preferred.
Demonstrated success in scouting, talent assessment, and recruitment of qualified student-athletes.
Excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills, whether dealing with individuals or groups, and an ability to work well with different constituents.
Strong initiative, detail, and follow-up skills with student-athletes, staff members, and administration.
Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities. Ability to set and achieve or exceed goals and meet deadlines.
Ability to learn and apply University policies and procedures to ensure operational compliance and reliable judgement.
General computer knowledge with a proficiency in Word and Excel.
Experience with Front Rush or similar recruiting software preferred.
Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel for both games and recruiting expected.
Evening and weekend availability is required.
Flexibility with an evolving work environment is important.
Valid driver's license required.
Ability to successfully complete a background check, motor vehicle check, and drug test.
Current CPR, AED, and first aid certifications required.
Training and recertification can be provided if necessary.
Compliance with NCAA Division III rules and regulations required.
Compliance with athletic conference rules and regulations required.
Ability to demonstrate and teach sport-specific skills required.
Ability to move about campus and other locations.
Physical ability to include standing and/or walking for long periods, bending, kneeling and stooping, manual dexterity, and ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.
Additional Salary Information: The standard benefits package for full-time staff includes medical insurance by Independence Blue Cross, dental insurance, University-paid life insurance, long term disability insurance (after one year of full-time employment), voluntary participation in the 403(b) retirement plan with an immediately available, generous matching contribution, tuition benefits for you and your eligible dependents, and paid holidays. Vacation is accrued per pay period. Sick and personal days will be prorated during the first fiscal year of employment based on employee’s start date.
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About Arcadia University
Arcadia is a top-ranked private university offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. More than 4,000 students choose from among 80 fields of study. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top tier of regional universities in the North. A vibrant, engaged campus revolves around the historic Grey Towers Castle and the new Commons student center. Arcadia is Philadelphia's global university and a pioneer in international education.