The Head Coach will be responsible for organizing and administering all aspects of the squash programs including: coaching, practice and game preparation, recruiting, scheduling, supervising personnel, fund-raising, alumni relations, stewardship, budgeting and complying with NCAA and Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League Conference), and Columbia University rules and regulations.
RESPONSIBILITIES: -Recruiting quality student-athletes capable of pursuing the baccalaureate degree as demonstrated by maintenance of an exemplary graduation rate -Demonstrating excellent teaching and coaching competencies with regard to: (a) sport skill instruction, (b) motivation, and (c) tactical strategies Achieving competitive results that demonstrate athletic excellence -Achieving competitive results that demonstrate athletic excellence. -Providing leadership in the personal development of student-athletes by projecting a positive and professional image -Providing opportunities for the social, emotional and academic development, as well as the athletic welfare, of student-athletes -Designing a competitive schedule that maximizes student-athlete development and performance -Managing a cost-effective and administratively efficient sport program -Demonstrating excellent writing, speaking and listening skills -Relating well to officials, high school and club coaches, media, and the general public -Participating in friend, fan, and fund-raising activities with the expectation of meeting or exceeding revenue expectations -Training and supervising assistant coaches with the goal of developing head coach capabilities -Participating in continuing education conferences, workshops, or meetings to increase professional skills and knowledge -Training and supervising support staff when appropriate -Exhibiting the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with adherence to NCAA, Council of Ivy League Presidents, University, and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations -Contributing to the maintenance of good working relationships with all members of the Department -Performing other duties as assigned by the Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education.
A high level of competency in squash skill instruction and motivation, preferably at the NCAA Division I level.
An understanding of the role of intercollegiate athletics in a highly competitive academic environment.
Strong recruiting, teaching and coaching skills; an inherent ability to build and maintain positive relationships with student-athletes, staff and alumni.
Dedication to the mission of the University and commitment to gender equity and diversity are essential.
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