The University of Maine Farmington’s Department of Athletics, in the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, is seeking a colleague who shares our vision of student success and one who wants to assure a positive experience for student athletes at a public regional campus, where athletics has been a key component of campus life for many decades. The Department of Athletics is home to fifteen (15) men's/women's NCAA Division III and six (6) USCSA Ski and Snowboard sports and a coaching, sports medicine, sports information, compliance, and instructional staff required to support the current roster of varsity programs. UMF is seeking applicants for the position of head field hockey coach.
This is a full-time, ten (10) month position with a typical work year from August 15th through June 15th. This position reports to the Director of Athletics.
The Head Field Hockey Coach at UMF provides leadership for and management of all aspects of the competitive intercollegiate sport which centers the student athlete experience / supports the various identities that student athletes hold, and serves the Department of Athletics staff, the UMF campus, and the greater community consistent with the University's mission and compliant with all applicable laws, University policies, and member organization policies and requirements. The employee must be committed to fostering and supporting the academic and athletic achievement of student athletes, as part of their holistic development. They must foster a culture of trust and respect that values diversity and fosters inclusion and well-being. They must build positive student relationships and meaningful student experiences while demonstrating the utmost professionalism and integrity. Coaches at UMF are teachers in the most dynamic sense. Skill, strategy and character/leadership development are all part of the curriculum.
The successful candidate will need to be an adept and competitive recruiter and fundraiser. Additional duties may include but are not limited to: strength and conditioning support, admissions work, athletic alumni relations/development, out-of-season event management, special events/projects/initiatives, possibly instructing a course in the coaching minor. Be a great team player within the department who is eager to work collaboratively with all programs, staff, and administration who share facilities, resources and common goals, values and mission. Sincere interest and flexibility to assist and adjust responsibilities that support evolving department/university needs is required. The University of Maine at Farmington is an NCAA Division III institution and a member of the North Atlantic Conference. Additional program information can be found at our official website: GoUMFbeavers.com.
The University of Maine at Farmington is the birthplace of public higher education in Maine and has earned a national reputation for excellence. Established in 1864, it is a small, selective public liberal arts college, serving primarily full-time, traditional-age undergraduates in a residential setting. UMF offers quality programs in teacher education, human services, arts and sciences and professional studies. At Farmington, students feel connected, deeply woven in the roots of the community. Through hands-on learning, the sharing of ideas, debating of issues and pursuit of research, our professors become an active part of their student’s lives helping them engage and succeed in a place where they are valued, inspired and empowered. Located in the foothills of the mountains of western Maine, UMF offers the perfect mix of the active outdoor lifestyle with the quintessential New England college town. With enrollment at around 1,800 full-time students, UMF is about the same size as many of New England’s most selective private colleges and offers many of the same advantages, yet at a very affordable price—providing a tremendous college value in a spectacular natural setting.
About... the University of Maine System:
Established in 1968, the University of Maine System (UMS) unites six distinctive public universities, comprising 10 campuses and numerous centers, in the common purpose of providing quality higher education while delivering on its traditional tripartite mission of teaching, research, and public service. A comprehensive public institution of higher education, UMS serves more than 30,000 students annually and is supported by the efforts of more than 2,000 full-time and part-time faculty, more than 3,000 regular full-time and part-time staff, and a complement of part-time temporary (adjunct) faculty. Reaching more than 500,000 people annually through educational and cultural offerings, the University of Maine System also benefits from more than two-thirds of its alumni population residing within the state; more than 123,000 individuals. The System consists of six universities: The University of Maine (UMaine), including its regional campus the University of Maine at Machias (UMM); the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA); the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF); the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK), the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI); and the University of Southern Maine (USM). The System also includes the University of Maine School of Law and the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center.
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