Under the direction of the Head Coach for Men's and Women's Fencing, the purpose of this role is to facilitate education through athletics. By using inter-collegiate competition, and all activities related to such competition, the candidate will serve as a teacher and mentor to help build student character, prepare students for a constructive and effective life, and teach valuable life lessons. These include work ethic, discipline, resilience, balance, wellness, persistence, teamwork and selflessness, goal setting and goal achievement, overcoming adversity, and leadership. This position typically influences student-athletes for their entire four years at Harvard and plays a key role in shaping their personal development.
The chosen candidate will assist in planning, directing, and coaching epee for the Men's and Women's Fencing program, typically working with all student-athletes in the program. They will assist and focus on improving team performance in specialized areas based upon Head Coach and First Assistant Coach instruction and they will assist in generating enthusiasm for and expanding the knowledge of Fencing.
This position is a .92 FTE.
Has at least 3 years of coaching, professional or Olympic experience but may also include playing in a professional or other high-performance environments, such as for a national team or at the Olympic level.
Requires advanced experience in epee fencing.
Requires advanced knowledge of the rules and regulations of national and international fencing.
Ideally has attended a Coaching education program and/or rated internationally as a referee or nationally a 1,2 or 3.
Professional member in good standing of USA Fencing desirable.
Must be comfortable working in challenging environmental conditions, including extreme heat and cold, rain, and high levels of noise.
Must be able to handle high stress and fast-paced environment.
About Harvard University Department of Athletics
Harvard is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission is to educate citizens and citizen-leaders for our society. The College is a residential institution of nearly 7,000 undergraduates and is located in Cambridge, MA. Harvard is deeply committed to the intellectual, social and personal transformation of its undergraduates during their four years at Harvard. The Department of Athletics offers 42 varsity programs for men and women, more than any other Division I school in the United States.
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