Position Summary: The Head Coach is responsible for all aspects of Westmont’s men’s soccer program. In addition to on field coaching activities, this job includes administrative, recruiting and fundraising.
Responsibilities include: • Is directly responsible to the Athletic Director’s office which includes the Athletic Director, the Associate Athletic Director and the Executive Athletic Director. • Organizes and conducts practice sessions. Ensures proper strength and conditioning program is implemented. Provides written off season plan to players. • Is responsible for managing the budget in coordination with the A.D.’s office. • Orders equipment and supplies for Men’s Soccer program by following proper procedure with a purchase order. • Submits travel requests to the Asst AD of operations for vehicles. Coach should plan departure time for a safe and timely arrival. • Prepares schedule and submits to Athletic Director’s office for approval, with special attention to ensuring that student-athletes miss a minimal amount of class time. • Furnishes list of athletes and years of competition to the Compliance Officer for eligibility forms: obtain signatures of all team members for the NAIA Certificate of Clearance. • Is in charge of recruiting student-athletes for Men’s Soccer. • Recommends amount of athletic scholarship for all Men’s Soccer players. Keep accounting records of all financial aid given to comply with Conference limitations and reporting requirements. • Provides accurate roster to the Asst AD of operations, Athletics Compliance Coordinator and Sports Information Director at the beginning of each season. • Utilizes ARMS for maintaining database of recruits, alumni, financial supporters, current team members and other key people. • Informs all team members of specific eligibility regulations and counsels team members with regard to their responsibility to maintain eligibility. • Submits check requests for the following items:
o Entry Fees o Recruiting expenses o Officials • Keep Athletic Trainer informed of practice time and specific needs regarding uniforms and laundry items. • Keeps an accurate inventory of supplies and equipment. An inventory should be completed at the end of season and be made available upon request by A.D. • With the assistance of the SID’s office and Game Manager, administers home events including officials, score keepers, statistics, equipment, field preparation, etc. • Submits expense reports according to policy for all cash expenditures with receipts. • Keeps accurate records of Men’s Soccer game and report to SID’s office. • Accepts responsibility to know current NAIA, NCAA, PacWest rules, policies, and deadlines governing Men’s Soccer. • Ensures all Men’s Soccer athletes have passed a medical examination (coordinated by the ATC) and have completed all medical/insurance forms. • Works with ATC and team doctor following an injury to receive clearance prior to resuming activity. • Is responsible for the conduct, public image and adherence of behavioral expectation of student athletes and the team. If a violation occurs, the coach must inform the AD’s office of the violation(s) and disciplinary action taken. • Ensures that all athletes have signed the Code of Conduct Document each year. • Attends GSAC coaches meetings. • Submits paperwork for all conference, all Americans, academic all Americans and special awards candidates. • Accepts responsibility to work on fundraising in connection with the Athletics Development Director. • Accepts responsibility to promote the college and the Men’s Soccer program in the community and with alumni. • Works with Admissions office to ensure that applicants interested in Men’s Soccer are treated professionally and responded to in a timely manner. • Provides spiritual leadership to team(s) which is consistent with the Westmont’s Christian tradition. The coach plays a significant role in the spiritual development of the student athlete. • The expectation is that Westmont’s athletic teams represent the quality of the institution. The most objective measure of success is Wins and losses. Coaches should lead their program with a strong priority of being successful on the court, but without compromising the College’s integrity and overall mission
Prior head coaching experience (any level) or assistant coaching experience at collegiate level is required. Also requires: excellent verbal and written communication skills, effective organization and administrative skills, personal affirmation of the Christian mission of Westmont College and the Community Life Statement (with adherence to its behavioral expectations).
Westmont College is an undergraduate, residential, Christian, liberal arts community serving God's kingdom by cultivating thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world. Westmont educates the whole person, transforming students for a lifetime of service in a variety of careers worldwide, equipping them with the knowledge, skills and heart to meet the great and pressing needs of our time. Westmont serves 1,200 students offering bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in 30 liberal arts majors, 11 pre-professional programs, an elementary and secondary credential program, and up to 12 units for internships and practica. We have over 300 full-time faculty and staff members. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission. We offer a generous benefits package including Paid Time Off, 403b retirement plan, tuition remission, etc.