The Center for Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to providing an outstanding student-centered athletic experience through the pursuit of academic and athletic excellence. We do so within the context of integrity and respect. The Head Coach for RIT’s Division I Women’s Ice Hockey program will join an exceptional staff who strive to create an unrivaled experience that fosters the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth of our student-athletes in order to prepare them for success as leaders in the global community.
Reporting to the Executive Director of the Center for Intercollegiate Athletics the Head Coach for Women’s Ice Hockey will provide leadership for RIT’s Intercollegiate Division I Woman’s hockey program. The incumbent must have outstanding technical, tactical and strategic knowledge of the sport of ice hockey. Responsibilities include the planning, development and implementation of all activities related to the program. Including, but not limited to, recruitment, supervision, mentoring, and coaching of student athletes and staff, planning, scheduling, and instruction for individual and team development, practices, training sessions and contests. Effectively recruit highly qualified student athletes by working in partnership with the office of enrollment management and the leadership team in Intercollegiate Athletics. Effective management of resources including, budget and supplies in respect to recruitment, team travel, hospitality, equipment, etc. Develop and maintain positive relations with alumni and friends of the program and the university.
The incumbent will demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations; the duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA, League and division rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the department are to be reported to the appropriate parties. The ideal candidate has a demonstrated track record of success. S/he should also have strong organizational skills and an ability to work independently.
SPECIFIC DUTIES: -Commitment to the student-athlete, passion for the game, and the ability to coach and motivate players and staff. Establish rules for the team and oversee the supervision, instruction and development of student athletes and the team; make strategic decisions in contest situations; oversee the strength and conditioning of the student athletes; coordinate player evaluation and selection in conjunction with the assistant coach(es).
-Recruit, onboard, supervise, develop, and evaluate coaching staff to ensure their professional growth and development; assist with goal setting, prioritization, personnel matters, professional development, appraisals, operational functions and the delegation of responsibilities.
-Manage and administer program resources including, budget and supplies in respect to recruitment, team travel, hospitality, and equipment acquisition.
-Develop and implement an annual recruiting plan, associated strategy and maintain a database of prospective student-athletes in coordination with the office of enrollment management.
-Monitors the eligibility status of team members in cooperation with Athletics Compliance Coordinator and the academic officials of the University to ensure compliance with University, department, NCAA, and League policies and regulations.
-Develop, cultivate, and participate in promotions, publicity, alumni, development, and media and events for the program, department and university.
-Develop and implement communications strategies that will assure the success of the program, i.e., clean and professionally drafted recruiting letters, professional home visit presentations, well-organized campus visit itineraries, etc.
-Collaborate and communicate with Hockey Operations personnel including athletic trainers, strength coaches, equipment manager, director of hockey operations, etc. on behalf of the team
-Other duties as assigned
The Center for Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to providing an outstanding student-centered athletic experience through the relentless pursuit of academic and athletic excellence. We do so within the context of integrity and respect. Our exceptional staff strives to create an unrivaled experience that fosters the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth of our student-athletes in order to prepare them for success beyond RIT and to be leaders in the global community.
The Center of Intercollegiate at RIT sponsors 22 NCAA Division III sports for men and women. The University also offers Division I programs in the sports of men's and women's ice hockey. RIT is a member of the NCAA, Liberty League, the Atlantic Hockey Association and College Hockey America.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree from accredited institution
A minimum of 3-5 years of professional coaching experience at the collegiate level with evidence of increasing levels of responsibilities.
Established record of accomplishment in effective coaching, promoting student athlete development, budgetary management, and supervision of professional staff.
PLEASE NOTE: The individual hired for this position will be required to have a pre-employment Motor Vehicle check, and the Motor Vehicle Report must clear RIT's Safe Driving Policy (please refer to page 4)
Impeccable integrity and demonstrated capacity to teach, coach, and communicate broadly with student athletes, families, colleagues, media and the public; cultivate and sustain collegial relationships; build unity around difficult issues; be an active listener, facilitator, convener, and mediator.
Recognized as an effective advocate for the student athlete experience and personally exhibit high ethical standards of conduct and confidentiality in managing complex data and confidential information.
Understand the importance of working in close partnership with students, faculty, staff, parents, administration, alumni, community partners, and prospective students.
Have a personal style that is professional, personable, approachable, and politically astute.
Ability to attract, recruit, retain, inspire and motivate highly qualified student-athletes
Effective verbal, written, and digital communication skills, including the ability to facilitate open discussions and ability write clear and concise communications and reports.
Possess a deep understanding of a diverse student body and a demonstrated commitment to an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity and cross-cultural experiences of its members.
Administratively self-sufficient and be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and web applications.
Basic knowledge of video filming, editing and analytics.
Must pass NCAA Coaches Certification Test and have (or successfully complete) AED/CPR and First Aid certification.
Working knowledge of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture and/or willingness to learn.
Coaching experience at the NCAA Division I experience
Prior experience as a student athlete at the collegiate level
Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References
How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.
Internal Number: 3948BR
About Rochester Institute of Technology
About Rochester Institute of TechnologyFounded in 1829, RIT is a privately endowed, coeducational university with eight colleges including the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. It is located on 1,300 acres in suburban Rochester, New York. The student population is comprised of approximately 15,000 graduate and undergraduate students preparing for technical and professional careers. The U.S. News and World Report has consistently named RIT one of the leading comprehensive universities in the North in terms of academic reputation. The Center for Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation is composed of four major programs: Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramurals, Recreation and Wellness. It serves the needs of a diverse student population with innovative programs and state of the art facilities. The RIT intercollegiate athletics program offers 24 sports (12 for men and 12 for women) to over 500 participants. RIT is a member of the NCAA (Division III), ECAC, Empire 8, and the Atlantic Hockey Association (NCAA Division I).