Mount Holyoke College (MHC) is seeking a dynamic individual with proven success as a coach and recruiter to lead the women's soccer program into the future. The College is committed to rebuilding its soccer program and eager to work with a motivated leader who sees great opportunity in this challenge. The individual must be able to recruit academically qualified and athletically competitive student-athletes and share in the College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Head Women's Soccer Coach must be a positive, energetic leader who possesses a forward-thinking mentality and vision with the ability to recruit, teach and motivate our student-athletes. MHC is a member of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, a very competitive soccer league made up of highly selective academic institutions. The position also includes physical education teaching responsibilities.
Full-time coaching and teaching position at the rank of lecturer. Under the supervision of the chair of physical education and director of athletics, the successful candidate will coach, organize, and administer an intercollegiate varsity soccer program as well as teach lifetime sports and fitness activities in the physical education department.
Specific responsibilities include:
Develop and implement strategies to successfully recruit, yield, mentor, and retain a diverse group of academically and athletically talented student-athletes.
Identify, develop, and supervise assistant coach(s).
Organize, manage, and schedule practices, training programs, and contests.
Coach student-athletes to their full potential.
Develop and manage sport and recruiting budgets for soccer.
Manage team travel and meals in consultation with the department coordinator.
Work with the associate athletics director for facilities to ensure maintenance of equipment and facilities.
Promote a culture of compliance by working with the associate director of athletics to complete necessary NCAA paperwork, staying informed of sport and governance body rule changes to minimize violations, and in the case of violations or problems, reporting them without delay for immediate attention.
Engage with donors and alums as requested by the director of athletics.
Promote a culture of health, well-being, and safety in all aspects of the varsity sport and physical education programs.
Imagine and implement innovative and fun physical education courses that appeal to a range of skill sets, interests, and experiences.
Provide the administrative support for the physical education program, including but not limited to class syllabus development, maintaining attendance records, and grading.
Participate on department and College committees as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
The position requires a Bachelor’s degree; demonstrated successful coaching and recruiting experience; the ability to work well with student-athletes; and the ability to function effectively at a competitive liberal arts NCAA Division III college with highly selective academic standards. A Master’s degree and teaching experience is preferred.
Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women that is gender diverse with 2,200 students and 220 faculty members, over half of whom are women and one-fifth of whom are persons of color. With a long history of strong science programs and vigorous student-faculty research, the College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River Valley and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst through which the campuses share courses, faculty members, and many academic programs. The College is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body within an increasingly diverse campus, which is deeply engaged in an anti-racism plan of action.