Skidmore College’s Athletic, Fitness and Recreation Department invites applicants for a full-time, regular (10 month) Head Men’s Soccer Coach position. As an NCAA Division DIII institution competing in the Liberty League Conference, Skidmore College offers 19 varsity sports (9 for men and 10 for women). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coaching a competitive soccer program with oversight for all aspects of the program such as scheduling, recruitment & retention of academically and athletically qualified student-athletes, travel, fiscal planning, fundraising, etc.
Coaching responsibilities to include; instructing students on sports fundamentals, setting clear team goals and expectations, and providing feedback to students Demonstrate teaching and coaching competencies with regards to skill instruction and tactical strategies Develop and implement a comprehensive recruiting plan to include recruiting qualified collegiate student-athletes Design and execute a competitive collegiate schedule Oversee the management of team operating and fundraising budgets Organize team travel arrangements including meals, hotels, and transportation Participate in department wide and sport specific fundraising efforts Provide leadership in the personal, academic, and athletic development of student-athletes Oversee assistant coaching staff Supporting the mission and goals of the College and Department of Athletics, the head coach will conduct the program with the highest standards of professional conduct and good sportsmanship. Successful candidate must embrace the “student first” philosophy while promoting strong academic expectations and mentoring team members.
Additionally, the successful candidate must be qualified to assume teaching duties within the Physical Activity Program (one credit courses) and/or home game management duties. The ability to interact comfortably with individuals and constituency groups (student-athletes, alumnae, coaches, parents, etc.) is crucial to the advancement of Athletics at Skidmore.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) with a minimum of three years of collegiate (or equivalent) coaching experience (preference given to those with collegiate coaching experience).
Qualifications: Candidates must have strong organizational skills, communication and computer skills. A valid driver’s license and CPR/AED certification (or willingness to obtain) are required. The ability to work with Front Rush recruiting software, and the ability to create film sessions with both individuals and the full team. Coaching licenses, certifications, and badges preferred.
Anticipated start date will be February 1, 2024.
Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000 commensurate with experience.
Required documents needed to apply:
On-line application Cover Letter Resume List of Three References
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Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
Skidmore College, founded in 1903, has a long-standing reputation for educational excellence. The College now enrolls about 2,400 students from 47 states and 46 foreign countries. Skidmore offers programs leading to B.A., B.S., and M.A.L.S. (Masters of Arts and Liberal Studies) degrees. The College provides students with a unique environment in which to excel because of its innovative approach to traditional areas of study. Skidmore is highly selective in admissions, co-educational, and academically challenging. For more information regarding Skidmore College, its people, and its programs, please visit www.skidmore.edu.
Skidmore College is located in the historic community of Saratoga Springs, New York. Set in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Saratoga is located about 30 minutes north of Albany, the state capital. Saratoga is a small, cosmopolitan city of 30,000, noted for its Victorian heritage, famed spas, and thoroughbred horse racing. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is a site of top rock, jazz, and pop performances as well as the summer home of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Saratoga is a three-and-one-half-hour drive, train ride, or bus trip from New York City, Boston, or Montreal.