Fork Union Military Academy is excited to announce an opening for a Post Graduate Lacrosse Coach. This position has an estimated start date of August 8, 2023. The Post Graduate Lacrosse Coach will report to the Athletic Director and coordinate with the Assistant Athletic Director(s) as needed. This contract compensation will be competitive and will be based on the academic year and summer obligations. Also, the comprehensive benefits package includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, and 403(b) with matching.
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Fork Union Military Academy's Mission is to educate, develop, and inspire young men in a college preparatory, Christian, military structured environment. Cadets build character and learn leadership, independence, responsibility and discipline in a setting that encourages mental, physical, and spiritual growth. In this mission, our Coaches are the heart of our leadership program and foster personal development with daily interaction and the ability to teach, advise and coach our Cadets.
Post Graduate Lacrosse Coaches are responsible for cadet-athlete development on a mind, body, spirit level; promoting a positive environment, coordinating team needs with the Athletic Director's office, and developing a program to further promote the Academy. Coaches are tasked with coordinating with Admissions to encourage cadet enrollment to better their team and the Academy, promoting safe sport environment, and leading by example. Coaches shall be further willing to adhere to, enforce, encourage, and instruct per the Academy's mission and core values to all Cadets.
Essential Job Functions
Supervise and coordinate cadet accountability for all team functions Supervise and coordinate practices and events with the Athletic Director's office Ensure adult supervision for PG Lacrosse activities to include while players are in the locker room, during transportation, before and after athletic contests, and during any meeting/coaching sessions Oversee the inventory of team equipment and uniforms, distribution and collection of items at the beginning and closing of season respectively Oversee assistant coaches, assign duties as deemed necessary for program development, and the evaluation process for assistant coaches Oversee or assign a coach for the direct supervision of cadets while in the weight room for team training Oversee the college placement process for all PG Lacrosse cadets Oversee and promote cadet athletes to play at the next level Oversee and work in collaboration with the Athletic Director regarding contests, athletic events, promotions, transportation, camps, recruiting to the next level, etc. Properly track and document the purchase of items for the program as necessary, in coordination with the Athletic Director Ensure that Academy rules, regulations, and expectations are upheld while cadets are engaged in athletic activities
Ensure proper safety technique and skill are implemented with the team to reduce the risk of injuries Encourage a positive environment and good sportsmanship Communicate with the Athletics department regarding team scheduling, athletic contests, and coordination of team operations as deemed necessary Oversee and direct the set up and break down of events or contests as directed by the Athletic Director Assist with ordering of athletic gear and supplies as assigned by the Athletic Director while adhering to budgetary guidelines as assigned by the CFO Assist with ordering of cadet meals when games conflict with normal meal times as assigned by the Athletic Director while adhering to budgetary guidelines as assigned by the CFO Greet visiting teams and assist in home events or contests (multi-sport as assigned) Coordinate with laundry for the services needed for the PG Lacrosse team Conduct laundry services for the PG Lacrosse program when the laundry custodian is off duty and an event is sponsored Oversee, encourage, and conduct regular cleaning in the PG Lacrosse locker and shower/bathroom areas, and athletic gear for cadets and coaches (some weekend duties may apply) Work with the housekeeping department to schedule deep cleanings in the PG Lacrosse locker room areas as needed
Assist in developing a positive image for the Academy by embracing the positive cadet experience Ability to coordinate, assist, or run summer PG Lacrosse camps or experiences Build trust and communicate effectively with cadets, parents, colleges, recruiters, community and Academy Set goals with participating cadets for their sports performance as well as academic performance Focus on retention and internal recruitment of cadet athletes with an emphasis on positive progress for their goals and future development Make sound decisions and remain calm under stressful circumstances Actively promote growth in the athletics department Uphold a standard for excellence in coaching to produce athletes that may have the ability to play at the next level Actively work to promote cadets to college coaches to play at the next level This may include break time duties to assist in transporting and promoting exposure of cadet athletes Perform other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties or responsibility as determined by supervision, administration, or the President's office
Must have a working knowledge of coaching, specialty (Lacrosse), recruiting, promotion, and best practices for cadet development Strong interpersonal skills Be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite Strong organizational skills Strong written and verbal communication skills Detail oriented Problem solving abilities Budgetary skills Ability to plan, organize, implement, and manage multiple priorities and projects Ability to adapt to real time situations, and honor chain of command in real time
Fork Union Military Academy is a college preparatory, Christian, Military structured private boarding school in Fork Union, Virginia. Established in 1898 Fork Union Military Academy has a rich history of developing young men that exceed expectations. Countless graduates have gone on to compete at the collegiate level. More than 125 graduates have achieved professional athletic careers.