To participate as part of a decision-making team (coaching staff) under the direction of the head coach in planning, coaching, recruiting, administering, and promoting the women’s rugby program within NCAA, Ivy League, and institutional standards. The Assistant Coach plays a critical role in achieving the overall goals of the women’s rugby program by providing important recommendations, suggestions and decisions regarding game strategies, line-ups, priority listing of recruits, etc. as well as offering initiative and independent judgment (e.g., in providing coaching instruction, evaluating, and communicating with prospective recruits and their parents, and representing the women’s rugby program to constituents).
Coaching/Mentoring – 60%
Contributes to planning and implementing the conditioning, training, and coaching programs for the women’s rugby team.
Assists head coach in conducting team practices, training, conditioning, and competitions
Prepares scouting reports and game plans for opponents.
During competition, makes recommendations to the head coach regarding adjustments to game plans and line-ups.
Teaches rugby skills to student-athletes during team practices, games, and individual/small group training sessions.
Evaluates performance of athletes and offers technical, strategic, and mental instruction and advice.
Demonstrates a sincere interest in the academic, personal, and physical welfare of each student-athlete, counsels team members and consults with the head coach and appropriate College staff as necessary for the resolution of issues.
Independently seeks and develops new training concepts and sport specific knowledge to enhance the overall knowledge the coaching staff.
Recruiting – 20%
Assists head coach in developing and implementing an overall recruiting plan, including, but not limited to: identifying qualified students and talented athletes; communicating with prospects by phone, mail, e-mail; traveling to evaluate prospects, meet parents and high school coaches; organizing and participating in visits to campus by prospects
Maintains appropriate recruiting records as required by the NCAA.
Maintains knowledge of the College's programs and opportunities to effectively inform prospects.
Administration – 10%
Knows and complies with the rules and regulations of the NCAA and Ivy League, and work to stay abreast of rule changes, applications and interpretations; actively seek to ensure that athletes and athletics representatives are informed of and comply with NCAA and Ivy League rules.
Provides input in planning and administering the budget for the women’s rugby program which includes assessing needs for equipment, team travel, recruiting, etc.
Assists in setting team travel plans.
Plans and reconciles recruiting and team travel expenses.
Communicates with alumni, parents and other supporters regarding status of the program.
Assists with managing the women’s ruby program social media accounts
Other – 5%
Assists head coach in promoting Dartmouth and the women’s rugby program through camps, clinics, and community involvement.
Develops and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of constituents, including students, parents, faculty, department and College staff, alumni, fans, community members, the media, etc.
Represents Dartmouth, the athletic department, and the rugby program in an exemplary fashion.
Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts and Sciences and its four leading graduate schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.