We are Catholic. All are welcome. Benedictine University seeks employees who understand and contribute to the University's mission and vision. Inspired by our Catholic Benedictine mission and identity, our academic community is committed to inclusion. As an institution, we express our commitment to our identity as a Catholic and Benedictine institution through our values as they are manifested throughout the University. As such, all employees are expected to support the University's Catholic Benedictine mission and identity and to contribute to its distinctive intellectual life in an effort to help each student and each other to thrive academically, professionally, and personally in our religiously and culturally diverse academic community.
Job Title: Head Coach – Women’s Lacrosse
Department: Department of Athletics
Reports to: Associate Director of Athletics
Category: Full – Time Benefit Eligible , 11 month appointment
Position Summary: This position is responsible for the development, conduct and overall supervision of the Women’s Lacrosse Program.
1. Develop a detailed recruitment plan that will allow the program to be in a position of competitive leadership in the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference (MWLC). Inform prospects of University academic programs, talent evaluation, coordinating mailings, telephone calls, and email exchanges. Actively monitoring the complete recruitment process, on campus and off campus through in person contacts. Work effectively with the Director of Athletics and Office of Enrollment Services to satisfy roster size, recruitment and retention outcomes.
2. Foster an atmosphere of competitive leadership in the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference (MWLC) through sport specific athlete development. Attend, plan, develop, and direct all team training and conditioning activities in the traditional and nontraditional segment.
3. Assist with the retention of student athletes through social and academic counseling; interaction with University retention team and coaching staff. Retention of student-athletes, along with support of Student Athlete Services, by effectively coordinating and communicating attendance to all SOAR and department sponsored events.
4. Create a culture of excellence throughout the student athlete experience. Develop a culture of trust through mentorship and social development. Communicate expectations, praise and corrective feedback in a clear and constructive manner. Maintain positive student athlete assessments for program from student athletes.
5. Responsible for planning, development and direction of operating and fundraising budget within University and departmental procedures. Attendance at specified department fundraising events. Assist in the planning of team specific alumni events, as well as developing new opportunities through alumni networks. Work effectively with the Director of Athletics to satisfy philanthropic and revenue generation outcomes.
1. Responsible for adherence to all NCAA, Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference (MWLC) and institutional rules and regulations, including eligibility and compliance of student athletes, medical hardship documentation and extension waivers.
2. Responsible for identifying and notifying student athletes of eligibility status through approved communication.
3. Adherence to all Benedictine University and Department of Athletics policies and procedures. Work independently and creatively within established guidelines, while at the same time functioning as a member of a team.
4. Attend departmental and University related meetings and events.
5. Maintain self-control and poise; provide an example of sportsmanlike conduct for team members, officials, opponents and spectators.
6. Work in coordination with University offices and departments to coordinate and facilitate Program needs, serve on University, conference and national committees as needed.
7. Maintain high level of organization and ability to manage multiple tasks.
8. Maintain positive relationships with alumni, parents, students, officials, volunteers and fans.
Working Conditions: Office environment. Nights and weekends required.
Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored institution. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Benedictine University
Benedictine University was founded in Chicago as St. Procopius College by the Benedictine monks of St. Procopius Abbey in 1887. It secured a charter from the state of Illinois in 1890. The College was founded to educate men of Czech and Slovak descent, and most students were of Czech ancestry in the early years.
In 1901 the College moved to the more congenial atmosphere of Lisle, in DuPage County. The first building, Benedictine Hall, was dedicated in September 1901. The building was completed by 1921 and new buildings began to be added after 1926. The College became coeducational in 1968 and was renamed Illinois Benedictine College in 1971. In response to community needs, graduate, doctorate and adult learner programs were added. The College became Benedictine University in 1996.
Benedictine University is situated on a rolling, tree-covered 108-acre campus of 10 major buildings with air-conditioned classrooms and modern, well-equipped laboratories. A comprehensive learning center with full media library and a modern and technically advanced science facility, filled with advanced laboratory space, digital classrooms and modern research equipment opened in Fall 2001. A student... athletic center features three full-size basketball courts, a competition-size swimming pool, three tennis courts and training facilities. All of the residence halls are comfortable and spacious, and have access to the Internet. Other features include a scenic campus lake, a student center with dining halls, chapel, bookstore, meeting rooms and the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex providing top quality football, soccer, lacrosse, track, softball and baseball fields.