The Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach will be responsible for the conduct and overall supervision of the women's lacrosse program. The position’s main responsibility will be to recruit; develop and retain student-athletes; coach and develop a highly competitive Division III women’s lacrosse program in compliance with NCAA, Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and Earlham College rules and regulations. In addition, this individual will be required to support the Earlham Athletics compliance efforts. All department employees are required to demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations; the duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA, Conference and College rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the department are to be reported to the appropriate parties. Violation of NCAA and other College or Conference regulations shall be subject to possible disciplinary action..
SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE
The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following functions:
Develop annual overall recruitment strategy and generate monthly recruiting reports.
Meet or exceed annual recruitment goals established in collaboration with the Director of Athletics annually.
Maintain or exceed optimal roster size annually.
Build relationships with prospective student-athletes and their families.
Demonstrate an understanding of the importance in recruiting and maintaining a roster that is diverse
Prepare and implement a recruiting plan that indicates recruiting efforts to build a diverse roster and relationships that will lead to effective conduits
Establish and maintain recruiting data base utilizing athletic department recruiting software.
Maintain regular communication with prospective student-athletes and their families utilizing various communication tools (e.g. phone calls, text, emails, etc.) on a regular basis to maintain interest.
Utilize social media platforms in recruitment efforts consistent with NCAA DIII rules.
Work closely with Admissions and other campus offices to recruit outstanding student-athletes.
Plan and coordinate prospective student-athlete visits to campus and off campus contacts with prospective student-athletes.
Attend tournaments, showcases, observe team camps, visit high schools, attend practices and/or games of recruits on a regular basis.
Support the Associate Director of Athletics in all realms of athletic compliance, monitor and track academic success and personal growth of each student-athlete for the purposes that include retention and completion
Help orient student-athletes to the policies and regulations of the College, the NCAC and the NCAA
Oversee the conduct and discipline of student-athletes.
Prepare team competition and practice schedules guided by the athletic department Scheduling and Principles document that meet NCAA, conference, and Earlham regulations.
Prepare and operate a fiscally sound program with an annual balanced budget.
Inventory, purchase, and maintain equipment and uniforms.
Hire, train, and supervise a part-time graduate assistant coach.
Work with the Sports Marketing and Communications office to aid in the promotion of the team and Earlham College.
Utilize social media platforms to promote and generate interest in the program, athletic department and Earlham College.
Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.
Coordinate bus and van schedules, pre and post-game meals, lodging and overnight accommodations.
Be a presence in the office and available to assist player needs.
Practice/Player Development & Game Day Responsibilities
Develop a competitive program consistent with the athletic department vision.
Effectively teach individual skills, team concepts, and competitive values.
Prepare and execute practice and game plans.
Breakdown drills providing individual player attention and training.
Assist in overseeing weight training and individual work outs in season.
Assist in designing off-season workouts for player improvement.
Prepare game plans and scout future opponents.
Perform post game duties including, but not limited to, arranging team meal(s), securing statistics and contacting the sports information office.
Demonstrate a commitment to fostering an inclusive and courageous team environment
Create and/or seek opportunities for your program and individual student athletes that will enhance their experience, improve their person, and advance their career—academically/athletically
Demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship, and mature conduct as the head coach of the program.
Positively represent Earlham to all on and off campus constituency groups, as well as in conference, regional, and national coaching associations.
Develop annual fundraising and alumni outreach plan collaborating with the Director of Athletics and Institutional Advancement.
Be an active member of the athletic department and administrative faculty member of Earlham College by attending staff meetings, other athletic department activities, including supporting other athletic programs and being responsive to the needs of departmental support staff (administrative leadership, support staff, athletic trainer(s), etc.); and the institution (i.e. institutional committees, admissions events, faculty meetings).
Assist athletic department as needed, including but not limited to, game management duties and supervision.
Attain van certification through Earlham’s Public Safety Office to assist with van transportation of student-athletes.
Understand and support the basic mission of the College.
Teach courses (4 half-semester courses per year) in the Athletics, Wellness, and Physical Education (AWPE) curriculum.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Bachelor’s Degree is required, Master’s preferred.
Previous collegiate coaching experience (3-5 years) is preferred.
Collegiate playing experience is desired.
A successful record of recruiting, developing and retaining student-athletes is essential.
The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional leadership and a commitment to, and understanding and appreciation of, NCAA Division III athletics and wellness in a private liberal arts college.
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working on a campus with a diverse student body.
Current and valid driver’s license required.
Be a positive example and resource to all Earlham students
Cover letter - Address your interest in the opening explaining your relevant work history as it pertains to this position.
Statement of DEI – Submit your thoughts and experience with matters of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as it relates and specifically pertains to this position, in a 300 – 1000 word statement. (Examples of helpful topics include: your understanding of DEI principles, past experiences with DEI, and/or future plans to contribute to DEI at Earlham.)
List of Three Professional References with Contact Information
Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
Earlham is a selective national liberal arts college founded in 1847. Earlham's affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) informs our emphasis on seeking the truth wherever it leads, respect for persons, learning from and with one another, conflict management and peacemaking, diversity, global education and on international experience.Earlham's 1,060 students are bright, eager and hardworking; they report significantly higher numbers of books read, papers written, interaction with professors, and other predictors of successful educational outcomes than are reported nationally.Earlham graduates pursue advanced degrees at a high rate. Between 1992 and 2006, 10 percent of Earlham College graduates completed doctoral degrees. In fact, Earlham is 29th among 1,533 U.S. institutions in the percentage of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s; 10th, in biological sciences. Many Earlham alumni are deeply and personally committed to social action and to trying to improve the world. (These findings are based on the Weighted Baccalaureate Origins Study for 1992-2006 provided by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. Rankings reflect relative size of institutions.)Faculty a...t Earlham rate their working environment highly, citing the match between the College's mission and their own sense of personal and professional aims. Our governance structure emphasizes collaboration and consultation. The Faculty Meeting and all committees operate by consensus-seeking rather than by voting.Earlham's faculty have created a rich liberal arts curriculum that values interdisciplinary study. The College's recently redesigned General Education Program prepares students for a life of critical knowledge and informed action. Faculty actively lead international study programs in which 70 percent of our students participate for at least a semester.The Richmond/Wayne County community of more than 67,000 residents is small enough to need and value the contributions and expertise of Earlham faculty and students. Our faculty often provide advice and leadership aimed at improving the quality of life and are involved with educational, environmental, social service, cultural and governmental organizations in Wayne County. In addition, faculty engage Earlham students in community-related research and presentations.At the same time, our community is large enough to provide a microcosm of urban challenges. The community enjoys a symphony orchestra, civic theater, art and historical museum, environmental education center, regional arboretum, and miles of improved hiking and nature trails in the geologically rich Ordovician limestone Whitewater River gorge. Five institutions of higher education are located in Richmond and Wayne County: Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion, Bethany Seminary, Indiana University East and Ivy Tech State College.Richmond is near three airports: 45 minutes west of Dayton, Ohio; an hour east of Indianapolis; and 75 minutes northwest of Cincinnati.