The Waldorf University Athletics Department is seeking qualified and interested candidates for Head Hockey Coach of our new American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) D2 Men's program. This is a full-time appointment with FT responsibilities August through May and as needed to support department, program and recruiting goals during the summer months. The Head Coach will be responsible for all phases of the hockey program in a manner compatible with Athletics Department and Waldorf University philosophies. This position will also assist with our ACHA D1 program as an assistant coach. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to the mission of Waldorf University and be committed to the development of the student-athlete physically, mentally, spiritually and morally. The candidate must also demonstrate the ability and desire to recruit students, especially from Iowa and surrounding states. Coaching Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to) -Demonstrate strong organizational, communication and leadership skills with athletes and University staff/faculty -Recruit quality hockey student-athletes -Provide instruction of associated skill sets, fundamentals, coaching skills and psychological skills training -Schedule practices, contests, and work with Strength & Condition staff for team workouts -Coordination of travel arrangements for team competition and practice -Set and maintain a high standard of compliance with all ACHA and institutional rules and regulations at all times for self, coaching staff and athletes -Meet administration, mentoring and retaining student-athletes goals -Monitor annual sport budgets (fiscal responsibility) and fundraising -Supervise coaching staff -Organize and manage camps and clinics -Contribute to department through active participation in meetings, serving on committees and any other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director -Work closely with the Albert Lea Hockey Arena Staff and Management
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred Have a minimum of three to five years coaching experience at the collegiate level The selected candidate will represent programs/university in a positive manner. This includes being a positive role model with appropriate behavior on the sidelines Must be able to work as a team member, be self-directed and willing to serve as a goodwill ambassador for Waldorf University Athletics Possess experience working with diverse students and staff Ability to organize and motivate student-athletes to maximum performance level in sports and academic achievements CDL license preferred Benefits: This is a full-time 10mo, exempt and benefit eligible position. Waldorf University offers a comprehensive benefit package with including: health, life, LTD, 401k match and tuition benefits for employees and their families, in addition to options in dental, vision, supplemental and voluntary life insurances and FLEX spending plan. Application: For consideration, qualified candidates are asked to apply through the link below, upload their application materials including a letter of interest outlining your qualifications, perspective on coaching in a small, private, liberal arts and rural university setting, and salary expectations/requirements, a resume, and contact information for two professional references. All applicants must apply through site for consideration, emailed applications will not be accepted. Final candidate will be subject to a background investigation. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.