Sacred Heart University, located in Fairfield, Connecticut, seeks a head coach for its Division I women's rowing program. This candidate's primary responsibility is to develop the required infrastructure for a successful program as defined by competitive success, student-athlete recruitment and graduation rates, as well as enhancing the program’s reputation to both internal and external publics. Other responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Oversee in a focused way the academic progress of the program and each student-athlete.
- Responsible for student athlete retention.
- Coordinate with sport administrator and Executive Director of Budgets regarding annual budget process for programs.
- Review monthly reports as distributed by the Exec Director of Budgets, fundraising and operating and address issues as needed.
- Participate in budget meetings with sport administrator and Executive Director of Budgets.
- Assumes responsibility for achieving team fundraising goals
- Ensure that the gap between the “optimal budget” and institutional dollars provided are planned for in a comprehensive fundraising plan.
- Provide updates regarding fundraising activities to Director of Athletic Advancement and Executive Director of Budgets
- Oversees proper stewardship of fundraised dollars
- Meet with sport administrator and Director of Athletic Advancement on annual fundraising strategic plan
- Contribute to the sport’s external functions e.g. advertising, marketing, promotion, merchandising (if applicable).
- Promote and enhance image of the sport.
- Work with Director of Fan Engagement on fan experience and community outreach and in game promotional plans
- Supervise all coaches/staff in your assigned sports in accordance with University, NCAA and applicable conference policies, rules and regulations.
- Stay current on policies and procedures both University and NCAA. Attend league meetings where required.
- Report any potential NCAA, Conference, University or departmental rules issue for review to the Executive Director of Athletics and Director of Compliance without fail.
- Form scheduling and contracts of athletic contests, tournaments and events.
- Coordinate with administration to resolve issues as they pertain to scheduling conflicts to ensure the best schedule.
- Promote attendance at both home and away contests.
- Encourage excellent sportsmanship and assist in resolution of sportsmanship issues should they occur in-game.
- In conjunction with Athletic Administrators, ensure gender equity is monitored and maintained throughout the programs.
- Review and enforce Title IX roster plan, meeting or exceeding roster goals on a yearly basis
- Make recommendations for short and long term planning needs for the gender equity plan, including staffing, facilities, operations, budgets and travel.
- Responsible for maintaining a roster to support overall enrollment goals and adhering to Title IX plan.
- Oversee searches for assistant coaches.
- Set annual expectations for assistant coaches.
- Review performance, taking action as needed, providing training and developmental opportunities.
The candidate should possess the below rquirements.
- Minimum of 3 years coaching at the college level; priority given to coaches with recruiting experience at the collegiate level.
- Impeccable integrity with a thorough knowledge of and commitment to compliance with NCAA rules and regulations.
- Must possess excellent communication skills, be a positive motivator, have demonstrated leadership and organizational abilities and be able to clearly articulate a coherent plan and vision to build and enhance an emerging NCAA Division I program within the operational parameters of the MAAC and the University.
About Sacred Heart University
Sacred Heart University, the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Conn., located less than 60 miles from Manhattan and approximately 150 miles from Boston. With its five miles of shoreline, marinas, parks, open space and plenty of shopping and fine dining, Fairfield is consistently recognized as a top community in the Northeast in which to live. In 2018 the town earned an A+ in a 'report card' by Niche on "Best Places to Live" in Connecticut. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. It comprises more than 300 acres of land, including an 18-hole golf course and the former global headquarters of General Electric. Rooted in the 2000-year-old Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, Sacred Heart embraces a vision for social justice and educates students in mind, body and spirit to prepare them personally and professionally to make a difference in the global community. More than 8,500 students attend the University's six colleges: Arts & Sciences; Health Professions; Nursing; the Jack Welch College of Busin...ess; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; and St. Vincent's College. Consistently recognized for excellence, The Princeton Review includes SHU in its guides, Best 382 Colleges-2018 Edition, "Best in the Northeast" and Best 267 Business Schools-2018 Edition. It also placed SHU on its lists for "Best College Theater" and "Most Engaged in Community Service," each of which comprises only 20 U.S. schools. U.S.News & World Report ranks SHU in its Best Colleges 2018 guidebook and calls SHU the fourth "Most Innovative School" in the North. The Chronicle of Higher Education also names SHU one of the fastest-growing Roman Catholic universities in its 2016 almanac. .