| The University of Chicago seeks a Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach for a new varsity program transitioning from a current sport club team. Full varsity status will begin in the 2018-19 academic year. Employment will begin immediately. |
The Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach is responsible for the organization, direction, and administration of all facets of a competitive NCAA Division III lacrosse program. This includes: teaching and developing players, planning practices and developing game strategies, managing the women’s lacrosse staff, recruiting quality student-athletes, scouting, organizing summer camps, alumnae relations and supporting fundraising efforts, administering operating budget, adhering to University policies and NCAA/conference rules and regulations, and program management (e.g. scheduling and planning team travel).
The Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach will provide leadership in the personal, academic and athletic development of student-athletes and will work with the Director of Athletics to support the overall mission and vision of the University of Chicago and Department of Athletics and Recreation. Additionally, the head coach must maintain collaborative working relationships with departmental staff, the College, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, other units within Campus and Student Life, other campus partners and all University constituents. The Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach must be committed to the educational model of college athletics and in the values of professional integrity, dignity and ethical conduct.
Essential Functions: 1. Develop and execute a strategy for building a competitive women’s lacrosse team. Implement plans and strategies during practices and competition by teaching and developing student-athletes.
2. Oversee the plan for each lacrosse season, including competitive schedule and practices, i.e., scheduling facilities, administration of practice schedule, overseeing travel arrangements for away competition, any necessary communication with officials.
3. Demonstrate a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities for student-athletes.
4. Counsel team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters; consult with appropriate Department and University members as required.
5. Provide leadership and mentorship in the personal and athletic development of student-athletes. Foster a team culture that defines the team and aims to develop athletes holistically.
6. In conjunction with strength staff, assist in developing training and conditioning programs. 7. Organize all practice sessions to enhance team performance. Evaluate individual performance and provide leadership and instruction in areas of deficiency as required.
8. Conceive, implement, and supervise strategies to recruit academically and athletically talented prospective student-athletes in accordance with NCAA rules and regulations. Communicate and work with the Admission Office through the application and matriculation process of prospective student athletes.
9. Supervise and evaluate the assistant coach and other staff as assigned. Direct and coordinate the activities of assistant coaches in recruiting, team management and practice and game planning in compliance with University, conference and NCAA policies and regulations.
10. Manage operating budget. Determine fiscal requirements and prepare budgetary recommendations; monitor, verify and reconcile expenditures of budgeted funds.
11. Serve as leader for the women’s lacrosse program and articulate the vision to respective stakeholders and University representatives.
12. Assist as needed to raise funds to support the women’s lacrosse program and Department.
13. Remain current with sport developments and trends and rules of sport; participate in professional development through coaching organizations, clinics, conventions, and other applicable meetings.
14. Perform related duties as assigned.
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