Hope College has an immediate opening for the position of Head Men’s Soccer Coach. Successful candidates must: a) demonstrate ability to effectively and inspirationally lead a collegiate men’s soccer program, b) understand the philosophy of Division III athletics at Hope College, c) be committed to transformational experiences for student-athletes and competitive excellence for this program, d) perform additional responsibilities of a faculty or staff member at the college as assigned. Hope College is a co-educational, residential liberal arts college with approximately 3100 students, and is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. Hope is a full member the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) and NCAA Division III. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to combine teaching excellence with scholarly or other appropriate professional activity and should be committed to the character and goals of a liberal arts college with a Christian perspective.
Nine month/year position. Salary commensurate with education and experience.
A master’s degree is required, as is a commitment to the character and goals of a liberal arts college with a Christian perspective. United Soccer Coaches National Coaching Diploma or comparable licensing is preferred
Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, candidates should submit materials no later than Feb. 26. As part of the online application found at hope.edu/employment/faculty, candidates will need to upload the following documents:
Letter of Application
Contact information for three references (references will not be contacted until the final stage of selection and only with the candidate’s permission)
Statement describing how you can contribute to the implementation of our Christian mission through coaching, teaching, or other work with students.
About Hope College
Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a supportive and welcoming community. Hope offers an academically rigorous, co-educational and residential education to 3,200 undergraduate students from more than 40 states and 45 countries. Affiliated with the Reformed Church in America since its founding in 1866, Hope College is known for its invitational ecumenical Christian atmosphere, friendly campus community, and well-balanced academic and co-curricular offerings. Hope's beautiful campus is located just steps from award-winning downtown Holland, Michigan and less than seven miles from Lake Michigan.
Hope College is recognized as a national leader in undergraduate research and scholarship and for providing exceptional professional preparation and life-changing educational experiences that equip our students for success after graduation. The college has consistently ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives.
Hope College is financially sound, with more than 40 consecutive years of balanced budgets, an endowment of approximately $200 mi...llion and no deferred maintenance, and over $140 million invested in the construction of new facilities during the past 12 years. The college completed its newest buildings, the Kruizenga Art Museum and the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, in 2015 and opened the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center in 2017.
In 2015, Hope College launched its 10-year strategic plan, Hope for the World: 2025, which consists of six goals, focused on: academics; Christian formation; global engagement; community; reputation and influence; and value. Developed by the campus community, the strategic plan supports the college's mission, "to educate students for lives of leadership and service in a global society through academic and co-curricular programs of recognized excellence in the liberal arts and in the context of the historic Christian faith."