Summary The Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach is responsible for the direction and organization of the Washington & Jefferson College men’s lacrosse program. The coach is responsible for the recruitment and retention of academically and athletically qualified student athletes, supervision of coaching staff, practice planning, player skill/leadership development, fiscal responsibility, and alumni cultivation. The coach is expected to demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship and conduct becoming of the coaching profession. In addition, the coach should maintain a professional and cooperative relationship with the College’s faculty, working together for the benefit of the student-athlete. The coach is expected to annually review any rule changes relative to the sport and to always adhere to all rules, regulations and policies of NCAA Division III and the Presidents’ Athletic Conference
Duties & Responsibilities Plan coaching and practice sessions in accordance with NCAA Division III rules and regulations. Organize and conduct an appropriate number of practice sessions and direct all activities during contests. Coach team members, individually and in groups, and demonstrate game techniques. Develop and implement game strategy and position assignments. Oversee the strength and conditioning programs for student athletes. Monitor and maintain the discipline and conduct of student athletes to support the image and reputation of the athletics program. Provide an environment that supports the achievement of the academic goals of the student athlete.
Recruiting Recruit quality prospective student-athletes and ensure timely submission of their academic records for admissions. Includes identifying prospective student-athletes, evaluating high school prospects, and maintaining accurate records and a database in Front Rush. Responsible for meeting the college-identified annual recruiting goal for the program (12 men’s lacrosse recruits)
Administrative Prepare a schedule of contests and team activities in conjunction with the director of athletics that complies with departmental policies, goals, and objectives. Coordinates the scouting and video film online exchange. Administer the sport budget in a fiscally responsible manner; submit all purchase requests to the director of athletics for prior approval. Develop program’s fundraising strategies. Coordinate team travel, housing and meals and submit a travel itinerary prior to the start of each season. Communicate and cooperate with the equipment manager regarding the distribution, collection and purchasing of athletic equipment and supplies. Manage the development and coordination of community service projects for team members. Cultivate alumni groups associated with the program in conjunction with the office of alumni programs. Complete secondary duty as assigned by director of athletics
Complexity Recruiting – Strategic thinking is necessary for a successful NCAA Division III recruiting plan. Factors included in the student recruitment process are: mass identification, eligibility for academic standards, cultivation, tuition costs, financial aid, and competing schools also recruiting same demographics. Employee must implement final decision on practice and game strategy every week, especially in-season. Employee also must make recommendations on game schedule and hiring to director of athletics. Supervisory Responsibility Intern Coach – has responsibility to hire and train 1 to 3 volunteer coaches
Educational Requirement Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND/OR TRAINING Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to multitask with success. Appreciation for the mission of a residential liberal arts college. Literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). CPR-First Aid certification or the ability to be certified. Availability for travel, and evening or weekend hours as necessary
PHYSICAL DEMANDS Working environment includes indoor work and outdoor work in a variety of weather/temperature conditions. Physical requirements include: standing, sitting, walking, running, bending, stooping, and reaching overhead.
Disclaimer The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.
Job Description Status The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Washington & Jefferson College reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.
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Internal Number: 21_036
About Washington & Jefferson College
Founded in 1781 and located about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Washington & Jefferson College is a coed, four-year, private liberal arts college dedicated to developing students one at a time. All classes are taught by master teachers who are caring mentors and advisors, and opportunities abound for internships, study-abroad programs, student activities, athletics, and volunteer service.