The Head Women’s Soccer Coach reports to the Director of Athletics or his/her designee. The Head Coach is responsible for all phases of a highly competitive NCAA Division II women’s soccer program including, but not limited to, practice and game preparation, recruiting, hiring and supervision of assistant coaches, budget management, alumni and public relations, and adherence to the rules of the NCAA, the Pacific West Conference and Fresno Pacific University. The Head Coach must be committed to student-athletes’ academic, personal, and athletic growth and development, and demonstrate the ability to successfully recruit and motivate NCAA Division II student-athletes.
•Develops and maintains a women’s soccer program that is athletically competitive within the Pacific West Conference and NCAA Division II.
•Works to maintain an atmosphere within the FPU Department of Athletics that is consistent with the mission of Fresno Pacific University, including the active demonstration and modeling of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
•Operates the program within the mission, policies, bylaws, regulations, and interpretations of Fresno Pacific University, the Department of Athletics, the Pacific West Conference, and the NCAA Division II.
•Actively engages the members of the program in meaningful and verifiable community service and community engagement.
•Actively guides and mentors student-athletes into successful life patterns and choices including those represented by the faith and life commitments of the University.
•Actively supports and monitors the academic progress of student-athletes, resulting in high GPAs, graduation rates and retention rates.
•Is responsible for all administrative aspects of the program including scheduling, off-season conditioning, program equipment, program budget, and the direction of FPU-identified athletic/sport camps.
•Oversees, organizes, and conducts effective practice sessions including sessions involving individual work.
•Oversees, organizes, and conducts an effective recruitment strategy that, in good faith, focuses on student-athletes who are eligible under the NCAA Division II and the conference and who understand and agree to abide by the faith and life commitments of the University.
•Actively supports and engages in FPU fundraising efforts for the program, the Sunbird Club, plus other FPU fundraising efforts as appropriate, needed, or required.
•Engages in the promotion of the University, the Department of Athletics, and the program as requested by the Athletics Communications Office, the Director of Athletics, or the University President.
•Works in support of FPU staff, faculty, and administration in all areas including facilities, athletics administration, communications, sports medicine, student life, and academic efforts.
•Attends Department of Athletics meetings and major events (e.g. department meetings, workdays, athletics professional development sessions, Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet, Sunbird Golf Classic, and End-of-Year Athletic Awards Celebration) unless excused.
•Provides an annual, approved academic plan and professional development plan for the program.
•Demonstrates a professional commitment to involvement in local, regional, and national program-related organizations as needed or possible.
•Reviews NCAA rules with student-athletes when necessary and reinforces the importance of compliance.
•Facilitates the provision of all information necessary to determine prospective student-athlete eligibility.
•Provides complete off-campus contact and evaluation request logs and forms.
•Monitors the permissible number of contacts and evaluations per NCAA bylaws.
•Provides complete and accurate expense reports, and follows all University and Department of Athletics financial procedures.
•Declares playing and practice seasons and submits to the Director of Athletics for review and approval.
•Ensures team's compliance with NCAA rules related to playing and practice seasons including monthly athletically-related activity logs.
•In cooperation with the Director of Athletics, monitors the scheduling process, verifying that the schedule meets NCAA and conference scheduling requirements.
•Develops a competition schedule with the impact of athletic-related activity on class time and the overall student-athlete experience with Life in the Balance as a major focus.
•Develops an NCAA West Region competition schedule that will provide a reasonable opportunity for selection into post-season play.
Previous successful coaching experience at the NCAA level
Demonstrated success in recruiting at the collegiate level
Strong organizational and administrative skills
Demonstrated commitment to following NCAA, conference and institution legislation and rules
Proven commitment to athletic and academic success
Previous fundraising experience
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
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About Fresno Pacific University
Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 4,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or regional campuses in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 35 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. For more information about Fresno Pacific University please visit www.fresno.edu