Overview: The Head Soccer Coach is responsible for the overall management of the program including coaching, recruitment and retention of student-athletes, scheduling and budget management, equipment ordering, viable fundraising, public relations and other duties as assigned.
Responsible for creating an overall positive and successful environment for the student-athletes of the men's soccer program.
Provide oversight and evaluation of the daily progress of the team including strength training, conditioning, and student-athlete academic, personal and athletic development.
Plan, conduct and evaluate practice activities for men's soccer team members.
Provide group and individual assistance in a manner that engages the athletes and builds commitment to the program.
Work collaboratively with other members of the Augustana staff to integrate efforts and create program success.
Assist other staff members with activities as needed to reach the overall goals of the Augustana athletic department.
Meet with prospective students and their family members both on campus and at remote locations as possible.
Provide advice and counsel on the admissions process, the Augustana experience and the integral role of the student-athlete in overall campus life.
Hire and oversee part-time coaching assistants and student workers as needed to assist with the program and competition-related activities.
Provide feedback--both positive and negative--on work products and outcomes.
Order equipment and supplies and manage operating budget for the program.
Complete auxiliary assignments including teaching physical education activity classes during the academic year.
Actively participate in department and college-wide meetings and events, and adapt work as required to meet overall campus goals.
Other duties as assigned.
Supervises: Part-time coaching assistant(s) and student workers
Three or more years of previous coaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level.
Previous head coaching experience preferred.
A demonstrated understanding of the NCAA Division III environment, requirements, and accountability, with previous coaching or playing experience in a similar setting highly preferred.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
The ability to relate to a diverse group of students, athletes, coaches and campus community members.
Strong prioritization and organizational skills.
Must have a thorough understanding of and accountability to NCAA and CCIW rules and regulations.
Demonstrated strong commitment to the academic and athletic success of the student-athlete.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a frequent basis. Also required is the ability to listen, hear, speak, climb stairs, bend, stoop, and stand for intermittently long periods of time. Exposure to outside weather and extreme temperatures is occasionally required. Long work days, particularly during the recruiting and competition season on a frequent basis.
Special Requirements: As key personnel representing the College, this position requires excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to relate to a diverse population, and the ability and willingness to model the mission and high standard of behavior of Augustana College.
Successful candidates must pass a criminal background check and have a valid drivers' license with the ability to be insured by the college.
Augustana College is a private, selective, residential college of the liberal arts and sciences with enrollment of 2600 students. Our beautiful residential 115-acre campus is located in Rock Island, Illinois, part of the Quad Cities metropolitan area along the Mississippi River, 165 miles west of Chicago. Augustana awards the Bachelor of Arts in about 90 majors and related academic programs. Our diverse student body, includes 26 percent first generation college students, 23 percent Pell Grant students, 24 percent students of color, and 12 percent international students.
As part of the Augustana 2020 Strategic Plan, the campus has committed to growing as a community who welcomes and includes those historically underrepresented groups on our campus. Information on these initiatives and future plans can be found at: http://www.augustana.edu/about-us/president/diversity.
Employees at Augustana enjoy an excellent benefit package including medical, retirement, generous paid time off, tuition benefits for employees and their family members, and much more.