The Associate Head Coach Men's Soccer reports to the Director of Soccer or his/her designee. The Associate Head Coach is responsible for all phases of a highly competitive NCAA Division II Men’s soccer program including, but not limited to, practice and game preparation, recruiting, hiring and supervision of assistant coaches, budget management, alumni and public relations, and adherence to the rules of the NCAA, the Pacific West Conference and Fresno Pacific University. The Head Coach must be committed to student-athletes’ academic, personal, and athletic growth and development, and demonstrate the ability to successfully recruit and motivate NCAA Division II student-athletes.
Essential Functions Culture:
Be in agreement with the university's Confession of Faith, found here, have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, be active in the life of the church, and live a life consistent with a commitment to the Lordship of Christ. Embrace the mission, vision, and values of Fresno Pacific University. Be Christ-centered in all areas while working with staff, faculty, students, and or any person or organization in the course of representing the University. All FPU employees are called to exercise the gifts and calling of God through their daily life and role here at FPU. As ministers to students and other employees in daily life, FPU employees seek to embody the ideals laid out in the FPU Idea. A steadfast commitment to the "The Fresno Pacific University Idea" and agreement to support its ideals and practices while employed by the University.
Develops and maintains a Men’s soccer program that is athletically competitive within the Pacific West Conference and NCAA Division II. Works to maintain an atmosphere within the FPU Department of Athletics that is consistent with the mission of Fresno Pacific University, including the active demonstration and modeling of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Operates the program within the mission, policies, bylaws, regulations, and interpretations of Fresno Pacific University, the Department of Athletics, the Pacific West Conference, and the NCAA Division II. Actively engages the members of the program in meaningful and verifiable community service and community engagement. Actively guides and mentors student-athletes into successful life patterns and choices including those represented by the faith and life commitments of the University. Actively supports and monitors the academic progress of student-athletes, resulting in high GPAs, graduation rates and retention rates. Is responsible for all administrative aspects of the program including scheduling, off-season conditioning, program equipment, program budget, and the direction of FPU-identified athletic/sport camps. Oversees, organizes, and conducts effective practice sessions including sessions involving individual work. Oversees, organizes, and conducts an effective recruitment strategy that, in good faith, focuses on student-athletes who are eligible under the NCAA Division II and the conference and who understand and agree to abide by the faith and life commitments of the University. Actively supports and engages in FPU fundraising efforts for the program, the Sunbird Club, plus other FPU fundraising efforts as appropriate, needed, or required. Engages in the promotion of the University, the Department of Athletics, and the program as requested by the Athletics Communications Office, the Director of Athletics, or the University President. Works in support of FPU staff, faculty, and administration in all areas including facilities, athletics administration, communications, sports medicine, student life, and academic efforts. Attends Department of Athletics meetings and major events (e.g. department meetings, workdays, athletics professional development sessions, Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet, Sunbird Golf Classic, and End-of-Year Athletic Awards Celebration) unless excused. Provides an annual, approved academic plan and professional development plan for the program. Demonstrates a professional commitment to involvement in local, regional, and national program-related organizations as needed or possible. Reviews NCAA rules with student-athletes when necessary and reinforces the importance of compliance. Facilitates the provision of all information necessary to determine prospective student-athlete eligibility. Provides complete off-campus contact and evaluation request logs and forms. Monitors the permissible number of contacts and evaluations per NCAA bylaws. Provides complete and accurate expense reports, and follows all University and Department of Athletics financial procedures. Declares playing and practice seasons and submits to the Director of Athletics for review and approval. Ensures team's compliance with NCAA rules related to playing and practice seasons including monthly athletically-related activity logs. In cooperation with the Director of Athletics, monitors the scheduling process, verifying that the schedule meets NCAA and conference scheduling requirements. Develops a competition schedule with the impact of athletic-related activity on class time and the overall student-athlete experience with Life in the Balance as a major focus. Develops an NCAA West Region competition schedule that will provide a reasonable opportunity for selection into post-season play. Educates student-athletes regarding NCAA regulations governing employment. Annually passes the NCAA Coach’s Certification Exam. Follows the established process for renewal and non-renewal of athletically-related financial aid. Annually declares and receives approval from the Director of Athletics and President for athletically-related income. Ensures compliance with NCAA Bylaws regarding uniforms, logos, complimentary tickets, and summer camps. Ensures compliance for student-athlete participation in exit interviews as needed and requested. Ensures that student-athletes and assistants abide by the University’s ethical conduct and sportsmanship requirements. Responds to requests for information from the Athletics Administration in a timely manner, especially when deadlines are indicated. Works diligently to ensure that roster size and discount rate goals are met Complete tasks timely with work that is comprehensive, complete, and accurate Communicates clearly, listens attentively, and seeks to understand others Collaborates productively with colleagues of varying skillset Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Experience in intercollegiate soccer coaching
Strong organizational and administrative skills
Demonstrated commitment to following NCAA, conference and institution legislation and rules
Proven commitment to athletic and academic success
Fresno Pacific University Department of Athletics
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue
Fresno, CA 93702
Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 4,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or regional campuses in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 35 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley's only comprehensive Christian university granting master's degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities--master's category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A descrip...tion of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea at fresno.edu/about/fpu_idea.
Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.