The Colby College Department of Athletics is seeking an assistant field hockey coach beginning August 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024. The assistant field hockey coach’s responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all duties involved in running a competitive Division III field hockey program. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
On-site coaching in games and practices, including organization and implementation of daily practices
Prepare film breakdown and analysis, and present analysis to team members
Plan and prepare for games
Contribute to strength and conditioning program, including one-on-one strength and conditioning work with student athletes
Provide support and encouragement to student athletes, including academic counseling and advising
Monitor academic progress of athletes
Recruit and retain talented athletes successfully
Research academic and athletic credentials
Build relationships with prospective student athletes and their families through email, phone and one-on-one meetings
Organize and implement recruit visits
Understand NCAA rules, compliance, and laws
Ensure safety and well-being of student athletes
Serve as an effective role model for college-age students
Assist with day-to-day operations of the field hockey program
Provide effective communication to head coach
Collaborate effectively with other Department of Athletics’ team members
Assist with the coordination of team travel
Attend and participate in department trainings pertaining to diversity, equity and inclusion
Position will have a secondary assignment within the department
Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
KEY RELATIONSHIPS: This position has significant interaction with high school and college student athletes and their families, as well as coaches and administrators.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Operates on grass, turf, courts, gymnasium, and training rooms. General open office and campus environment. Position involves both sitting, movement, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds in coaching and training situations. Frequent travel and early morning/evening/weekend work is required.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Successful and satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check). All students, faculty, and staff who are present on campus must be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, unless granted an exemption or accommodation by the College.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:
Assistant Field Hockey– Search Committee Office of Human Resources Colby College 5500 Mayflower Hill Waterville, ME 04901-8855
A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience
Previous experience coaching and or/competing at the collegiate level is highly desirable
Committed to the values of a liberal arts education
Strong attention to detail and a commitment to delivering
Must be organized, take initiative, and utilize strong time management skills
Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements
Ability to travel for team practices, competition, and scouting in and out of state
Strong positive communication and interpersonal skills with all levels
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to excel as a member of a diverse community
Colby is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and has 28 intercollegiate sports that compete at the Division III level, and four programs (men’s and women’s Alpine and Nordic Skiing) that compete at the Division I level. The department also hosts a variety of club and intramural sports. Over one-third of Colby’s 2,200 students participate in intercollegiate sports, and in total, nearly three-quarters are involved in fitness and recreation activities in the department.
The College is home to a new, state-of-the-art athletics complex, which is among the best Division III facilities in the country. The 350,000 square-foot athletics center includes an indoor track and field competition center, aquatic center with Maine’s first 50-meter pool, squash center, gymnasium, hockey arena, strength and fitness center, training rooms, and coaching suites. Additionally, the College recently opened a 70-acre-plus outdoor competition center that consists of three gleaming new competition and recreational fields that are also among the finest outdoor venues in Division III.
For more information about the College, please visit the Colby web site: www.colby.edu.