This position involves providing overall instruction and management of the men’s lacrosse team at Davis & Elkins College. D&E is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC). This is a ten-month position.
•Bachelor’s degree required and master’s degree strongly preferred. •Proven success in coaching and recruiting or equivalent experience. •Candidate must possess a commitment to the integrated role athletics play in an institution of higher education. •Ability to adhere to and ensure compliance with NCAA and GMAC rules and regulations and ability to lead and nurture a diverse student and administrative population. •Demonstrated ability to solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently efficiently and effectively. •Ability to multi-task, work effectively, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. •Strong oral, presentation, and written communication skills including the ability to communicate to students, parents, staff, faculty, and external constituents of the college. •Strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to make effective decisions based on facts and sound judgment. •Proficient in computer programs including Windows, Outlook, Word and Excel, and available technological integration for athletics (i.e., recruiting, on-court instruction, social media integration, student-athlete services, etc.). •Ability to obtain a valid Class D WV license with passenger endorsement.
•Instructs student-athletes in all aspects of the sport during practice and competition. •Identifies, researches, and recruits prospective student-athletes that fit the academic profile of the institution and of the athletic ability to contribute to the success of the program. •Ensures student-athlete academic success through intervention and campus resources. •Fundraises to support the operating costs of the program. •Makes travel arrangements and sets a competitive schedule. •Stores and issues equipment and ensures purchases are fiscally responsible. •Models high levels of character and sportsmanship and sets expectations for conduct within the program.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Evening and weekend work as necessary
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
To Apply: Applicants should submit (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) names and contact information of at least three professional references via email to Jane Corey, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com. Please write “Men’s Lacrosse Coach” in the subject line.
Davis & Elkins College seeks to “prepare and inspire students for success and for thoughtful engagement in the world.” To fulfill this mission, the Department is committed to providing a rigorous education that also provides students with opportunities for experiential learning, and encourages entrepreneurship, collaboration and practical problem-solving. We also seek to support and advance the professional and economic development of our city, state and region by establishing partnerships and serving as a resource for all who seek to improve their local communities.