The Head Men’s Soccer Coach is responsible for all facets of the men’s soccer program, which include but are not limited to, coaching, recruiting, fundraising, scheduling, preseason conditioning, budget formulation, analysis and management, equipment purchases, public and community relations, parental relations, and health and safety.
Full-time appointment, renewable on a contract basis. Willingness and ability to work non-traditional schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Travel required.
Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.
Full responsibility for coaching and training the Northwestern Men’s Soccer Team; for developing and conducting all in-season and out-of-season sessions as deemed necessary and appropriate.
Has responsibility for mental preparation of teams in both pre- and post-competition and for developing motivational approach to practices and competitions.
Organize teaching procedures for men’s soccer staff. Conduct team meetings and assignments as necessary.
Continue to develop comprehensive knowledge of sport in decision-making, delegating authority, and in setting objectives.
Responsible for the national recruitment of top student-athletes, commensurate with the admissions qualifications of Northwestern University who are capable of successfully competing at the NCAA level.
Work closely with the designated Sport Administrator to develop recruiting strategies and a pool of admissible prospects.
Maintain good relations with parents of current and prospective student-athletes.
Manage and direct extensive on-campus recruiting program, developing sound relations with faculty and staff as appropriate.
Develop a nationally recognized competition schedule in conjunction with the designated Sport Administrator.
Responsible for search and selection of qualified assistant coaching staff with approval of designated Sport Administrator and actively support and comply with the University’s Affirmative Action program.
Direct and manage staff of assistant coaches. Delegate and prioritize administrative responsibilities to assistants.
Conduct annual staff evaluations and recommend merit salary increases to Deputy Director of Athletics/CFO for approval.
Responsible for presenting to the Deputy Director of Athletics and Associate Athletic Director for Business a projected annual budget in the areas of responsibility for approval. Accountable for expense control compliance and administration of annual budget. Implement Department operational procedures and policies.
Responsible for supervising team and individual travel arrangements for recruiting visits, competitions, and off-campus practice, and for the conduct and appearance of the team when traveling as representatives of Northwestern University.
Demonstrate interest in academic progress of student-athletes. Work closely with Academic Services in solving and preventing academic problems.
Cooperate with team physicians and the Sports Medicine staff regarding health care and decisions of practice and participation of student-athletes.
Models nondiscriminatory practices throughout all aspects of the men’s soccer program.
Alumni Relations, Public Relations, and Development
Responsible for the maintenance of sound alumni relations. In cooperation with the appropriate Associate Director, also responsible for promoting and participating in various alumni events.
Assist Athletics Development staff in fundraising efforts on behalf of the men’s soccer program and the department as requested.
Responsible for maintaining good public relations with the public news media and working with Athletic Communications department in promoting Northwestern University. Maintain amicable public relations with faculty, staff, students and media of the University, friends, and alumni support groups and secondary school/club coaches.
Report to the Sport Administrator and faithfully and diligently carry out other Department-related duties as assigned.
Demonstrate a cooperative attitude towards all sports in the Intercollegiate and Recreational programs.
Other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
5-7 years’ experience coaching soccer at the intercollegiate or international level.
Valid driver's license.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Communicates effectively in one-to-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts; writes precise, well-organized emails, letters and proposals while using appropriate vocabulary and grammar.
Plans, organizes, and schedules in an efficient, productive manner; anticipates contingencies and demonstrates flexibility. Excellent organizational skills and pays attention to detail.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Faculty members include Tony Award winners, MacArthur Fellowship recipients and members of numerous honorary and professional societies, National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Council of Learned Societies. Research thrives at Northwestern University. Interdisciplinary teams at Northwestern work to solve society's problems and facilitate clinical and commercial use of their innovations with partners at Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, and local universities. Beyond being a dynamic learning organization, Northwestern employs a dynamic and diverse mix of faculty and staff who work proactively to ensure that the University is a special place to work. Northwestern is committed to the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff and student body, fostering a climate that treasures differences and provides rich opportunities for learnin...g. To that end, Northwestern University actively seeks women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons for employment and promotion throughout the University.
The Northwestern Work Environment. Our two main campuses are situated along Lake Michigan’s lakefront. The Chicago campus, located between the Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan, offers outstanding views and is within walking distance of some of the city’s main attractions.The Evanston campus, just 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, sits among charming residential neighborhoods, parks, beaches, and bike trails.At our newest campus, in the architecturally significant Education City in Doha, Qatar, the University offers undergraduate programs in partnership with the Qatar Foundation.
Northwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including: Competitive compensation, Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, Tuition reimbursement, Pre-tax transit options, Professional development opportunities, Vacation, sick, and holiday pay, Excellent retirement plans, Work/Life balance and resources, Dependent care match, Faculty-Staff Assistance Program. We also provide employees with access to an abundance of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities that take place on and off campus.