The UAA Department of Athletics, located in the Alaska Airlines Center and the Wells Fargo Sports Complex, is a diverse division designed to assist student-athletes in meeting their academic and athletic goals and to provide all UAA students the opportunity for physical development on the Anchorage campus.
The department's mission is to support the educational mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage; to protect and promote the safety, health and well-being of our student-athletes; guide and support our student-athletes in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence; produce graduates and honorable citizens; and be actively engaged in our University community.
Please visit www.GoSeawolves.com to find out more about UAA Department of Athletics and www.anchorage.net for more about Anchorage, Alaska.
To apply, please go to the Careers at UA website to complete the application, include a cover letter, resume, coaching philosophy, and contact information for three (3) professional references. The direct link to apply to the position is http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/508872/head-coach-mens-hockey.
Minimum Starting Biweekly Pay: DOE
Note to Applicant: A background check release of information form must be completed and all results must be satisfactory as a condition of employment. The University of Alaska Anchorage will not be sponsoring any visas for this position.
Responsible for the total organization and administration of the intercollegiate Division I Men's Ice Hockey program. Duties include but are not limited to budget preparation and expenditures, team travel arrangements, and practice schedules. Develop and prepare the competition, tournament and travel schedules for the team. Plan, conduct and coach practices, competitions and tournaments, provide technical analysis and instruction, evaluate individual performances during practice and competitions, provide feedback. Create a compliance environment for the hockey team and staff. Ensure compliance with all rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), and the University.
Direct the search, selection, recruitment and retention of academically and athletically prepared student-athletes who will meet academic and athletic expectations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), the Department of Athletics, and the University. Provide a positive atmosphere conducive to the moral, academic, and athletic growth of each student-athlete. Serve as a mentor to the student-athlete to promote success as a student and athlete. Meet with the student-athlete on a regular basis to evaluate progress and provide direction. Maintain contact with prospective student-athletes via email, telephone, and letter.
Oversee and manage fundraising activities, community outreach programs and club activities to promote men's ice hockey as an integral part of the University's goals and the community. Develop and foster effective relationships with the hockey community, donors, Seawolf Athletic Association (SAA), UAA faculty and staff as well as the print and electronic media. Participate in SAA and department sponsored fundraising activities.
Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate men's ice hockey coaching staff including assistant coach(es), equipment manager, director of operations, graduate assistant(s), volunteer assistant(s) and team manager(s).
Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor, Associate Directors and/or the Director of Athletics.
Interpersonal; budget; supervisory; diplomacy; fundraising; counseling; motivation; recruiting. In depth knowledge of technical aspects and theory of coaching hockey. In depth knowledge of NCAA and Conference rules and regulations. Knowledge of University requirements and procedures for admission, progress and graduation. Ability to demonstrate experience and/or understanding of creating a compliance environment for the hockey team and staff. Ability to counsel/advise and motivate student-athletes to succeed in academics and sports. Knowledge of, or demonstrate the ability to learn, University personnel, travel and accounting procedures. Substantial coaching theory and expertise in given field. Ability to assess the athletic and academic ability of prospective student-athletes. Conflict resolution skills. Ability to supervise. Ability to work evenings, weekends, occasional holidays. Must be able to travel on a regular basis during competitive season and travel less frequently during off-season to recruit.
Required: Four years relevant coaching experience at the collegiate level, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Preferred: Extensive experience as an NCAA ice hockey coach, with a majority of the experience being at the Division I level.
Typical Education or Training:
Required: Bachelor's degree in related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. AED, CPR and First Aid certification or certification completion within 30 days of the job start date and/or before having contact/meeting with student-athletes, whichever date is sooner. FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) certification, or certification completion within 30 days of the job start date. Applicant must possess an unrestricted Alaska driver's license (and COL with endorsements as required) or be able to obtain an unrestricted Alaska driver's license within 60 days of accepting the job In addition, the applicant must meet UAA's safe driving criteria.
Preferred: Master's degree.
Internal Number: 508872
About University of Alaska Anchorage
The UAA Athletics Department is a diverse division designed to assist student-athletes in meeting their academic and athletic goals through the University's intercollegiate athletic program within the National Collegiate Athletic Association(NCAA) guidelines and to provide all University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) students the opportunity for physical development through the recreational sports program on the Anchorage campus.
Please visit www.GoSeawolves.com to find out more about UAA Athletics and www.anchorage.net for more about Anchorage, Alaska.