Location Westerville, OH Job Type Administrative Staff Job Number 00266 Division Student Affairs Department Athletics Opening Date 11/16/2023
DESCRIPTION Otterbein University seeks a Head Coach for Women's Lacrosse who will organize, direct, supervise and administer all phases of a Division III athletic program. The Head Coach will report to the Athletic Director. This is a Full-time, exempt position.
Otterbein offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Tuition benefit to employee, spouse or domestic partner and dependents
Accrue 4 weeks of paid vacation
10 days paid sick time
12 paid holidays plus bonus days
Medical, dental and vision insurance to you, dependents or domestic partner
The Head Coach, Women's Lacrosse will provide oversight to the women's lacrosse program.
Assists in selecting qualified individuals to serve as assistant coaches in the program.
Operates the program with a liberal arts Division III philosophy, giving attention to the development of academic success, moral character, competitive success and emphasis on community service and promoting these to staff and student-athletes.
Responsible for organizing and conducting a positive and successful recruiting program, which includes distributing information concerning the sports program, arranging for visitation and cooperating with the Office of Admission in a coordinated effort to attract student-athletes to Otterbein University. Hosts a prospect camp.
Responsible to the Athletics Director or their representative for all administrative areas of the athletic program involving, but not limited to, budget, equipment, staff, student-athlete control, academic success, OAC, NCAA rules and regulations, facility management, strength and conditioning, alumni relations, campus policies and procedures, and student-athlete image and discipline.
Knowledgeable of, abides by, and confers with AD on all university, departmental, OAC, NCAA rules and polices as outlined in official manuals; Responsible for educating all assistant coaches with university, departmental, conference, and NCAA policies; Plans coaching/teaching techniques, conducts film study with coaching staff and student-athletes, coordinates schedules for practice and competitions; Insures that the conference and NCAA documentation is compete before any participation takes place; Confers with the S.I.D. concerning sports program publicity; Responsible for implementing the department and university policies concerning sportsmanship and school representation.
Responsible for medical care (or their staff): must work with the athletic trainers and team physicians for the medical well-being and protection of the student-athlete during preseason, regular season, and postseason activities assuring each student-athlete receives a medical examination before participation; Trainers will establish the training room hours for preventative care and rehabilitation; Emergency procedures must be reviewed/established for practice and competition.
May be required to drive team and coaches to program related activities.
Responsible for the physical appearance and personal conduct of all coaches, staff and players associated with the program. It is understood that these areas of interest will be kept in line with the standards of good conduct and image that will reflect positively on the program, the athletic department and Otterbein University. The Athletics Director will serve as a resource for the head coach and will assist in administering the standards for all sports.
Responsible for being sensitive to the needs of underrepresented populations. Furthermore, the promotion of diversity and inclusion should be demonstrated in the recruitment of both athletes and coaches.
Other duties may be assigned by the Athletic Director.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible to supervise a part-time Assistant and a Graduate Assistant.
SECONDARY DUTY: Game/Event Management outside of competitive season.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: BS/BA Degree in Health, Physical Education or related athletic field preferred; Master's degree preferred; experience and demonstrated success in teaching, coaching and recruiting.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must have a valid driver's license.
TECHNICAL SKILLS: Knowledge of strength and conditioning for university athletes preferred; strong interpersonal and supervisory skills. Must take pride in and be thorough in quality of work produced.
REASONING ABILITY: Must possess excellent attention to details; must be a team player and interact collegially with co-workers and other constituencies. Must possess excellent customer service skills. Must possess strong organizational skills. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment in unusual or new situations. Must be able to work independently and must retain confidential information.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear, sit, reach and use repetitive motions of hands and wrists. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop or bend. Must be able to meet regular and predictable attendance standards.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Duties are primarily performed in on an athletic field subject to heat, dust, noises from players and fans.
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind of level of difficulty.
Otterbein University is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.