Rivier University, located in Nashua, New Hampshire, seeks a dynamic leader to join the Athletics department as our Head Coach of Women’s Ice Hockey. Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Head Coach will be charged with the administration and oversight of an NCAA Division III hockey program that participates in the MASCAC beginning in 2024. This is a full-time position with the additional responsibilities associated with game management and creating a comprehensive student-athlete experience. The successful candidate should have a proven ability to recruit and develop student-athletes and have a strong commitment to the Division III philosophy and the Rivier mission.
Duties and Responsibilities Direct all aspect of coaching varsity ice hockey team Recruit qualified student-athletes in cooperation with Admissions staff Plan and conduct practice sessions Coach team at all home and away games Become familiar with and adhere to all NCAA and Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference rules Assume primary responsibility for first aid when a trainer is unavailable Attend Athletic Awards Ceremony and other department functions as assigned Coordinate all department student work study positions Game Manager when assigned Assist the Director of Athletics with NCAA and MASCAC compliance-related items Assist with all-conference business as needed Assist with administration of recreation and intramural activities as needed
Bachelor’s degree, required. Master’s preferred
Previous coaching at the collegiate level required
Willingness to work with Admissions staff to actively recruit qualified student-athletes
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Energy and motivation to develop and maintain a quality program
Demonstrated organizational skills
Commitment to women’s sports, NCAA Division III philosophy, MASCAC philosophy
Willingness to contribute as a team member to the athletics staff and to the Rivier University community
Rivier University is a four-year, Catholic institution that welcomes students from all backgrounds and provides a transformative and supportive educational experience.
Located in Nashua, New Hampshire, Rivier was founded by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary and Sister Madeleine of Jesus in 1933. Throughout its history, the University has been dedicated to providing a learning environment that educates the whole person—mind, body, and spirit. Our graduates excel professionally, academically, and in service to their communities.