The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Head Men's Soccer Coach on the Dahlonega campus. The head coach will lead the strategic planning and operational excellence of the University of North Georgia men's soccer program and be responsible for the overall successful development, planning, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of the men's soccer program. Position is responsible for educating and fostering academic and athletic success while stressing the elements of sportsmanship and fair play. Facilitates the mission, policies and procedures of UNG, the Peach Belt Conference and the NCAA. Incumbent is frequently away from assigned work desk/phone due to official UNG work responsibilities or travel and requires real time communication with others.
Responsibilities Develop, oversee, organize and direct a strategically competitive program at the conference, regional and national level. Responsible for the overall coaching, management and administration of the program to include evaluating and recruiting, tournament and practice scheduling, player development, and facility planning and utilization.
Maintain a high level of contact with and communicate comfortably and effectively with administrators, faculty, staff, student-athletes, parents, alumni and donors. Participate in and support department and program fundraising, promotional and public relations events, campus and community outreach and service projects. Conceptualize a long-term fundraising strategy to supplement operating and scholarship budgets.
Administering and teaching all phases of training and fundamentals for a successful program in accordance with NCAA, PBC, and UNG rules and regulations.
Provide each student-athlete with the resources and leadership to develop to their full potential while excelling in the classroom and preparing for successful lives after graduation. Develop quality student-athletes within a successful program while maintaining the highest level of integrity and professionalism.
Oversee the appointment and supervision of the program staff to include assistant coaches and graduate assistants.
Prepare and manage program budgets following all policies and procedures set forth by the University.
Develop and implement a recruiting plan to successfully recruit both regionally and nationally. Provide oversight to a roster management and recruitment strategy that offers an equitable experience to all student-athletes.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
In-depth knowledge of soccer at every level, including junior, collegiate and professional.
Knowledge of latest trends in soccer training methodologies and technologies.
Outstanding leadership, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Excellent written and verbal presentation skills with the ability to interface with a variety of audiences.
Ability to think strategically and to develop a strategic plan.
Highly organized with superior work ethic and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced organization.
High ethical standards and ability to relate work with a diverse faculty, staff, students and other publics.
Bachelor's degree required.
CPR and AED certifications required.
Professional and/or collegiate playing or coaching experience required.
Experience with recruiting at the collegiate level required; NCAA Division I & II preferred.
Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.