Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at Whittier College is responsible for managing and leading all aspects of a competitive Division III lacrosse program while adhering to the college’s mission of recruiting and retaining quality student-athletes, having academically successful student-athletes, while managing all aspects of a collegiate lacrosse program. This is a full-time, 12 month position. Key Responsibilities: Work within the college mission to provide a competitive and positive collegiate athletic experience for student-athletes. Recruit academically and athletically qualified student-athletes within NCAA and university guidelines. Build, develop, and maintain regular contact and relationships with the program’s alumni which include conducting alumni events. Fundraise for the program in conjunction with the advancement office and athletic department. Monitor student-athletes academic progress and study hall programs, ensuring satisfactory progress towards graduation. Coordinate community service efforts for the lacrosse program. All necessary administrative responsibilities for the program: budget management, coordinating and supervision of assistant coaches, providing support and supervision at home athletic events. Other related duties related to the work described herein or assigned by the Executive Director of Athletics and Special Assistant to the President.
Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of coaching collegiate lacrosse. Excellent administrative, organizational, and recruiting skills also required. The successful candidate will be expected to understand and comply with applicable laws, college policies, and NCAA regulations. A record of demonstrated trustworthiness, honesty, and reliability are essential to all head coaching positions at the College. The successful candidate is expected to develop a climate of trust, integrity, and open communication with colleagues and students. Final appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Please submit a letter of application, resume and salary requirements plus contact information for at least three references to: Lance Franey, Associate Director of Athletics, Whittier College, 13847 Earlham Drive, Whittier, CA 90602 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately with an application deadline of Friday, June 30, 2017. An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive background check.
Whittier College is a four-year, independent, liberal arts college distinguished by its small size, a nationally recognized liberal arts curriculum and innovative interdisciplinary programs. Founded by members of the Religious Society of Friends in 1887 and chartered by the State of California in 1901. The college's founders named it in honor of Quaker poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittie...r, who wrote of his pleasure at the honor but died in 1892 without ever having seen the college. Though it continues to honor its Quaker heritage, the college has been a secular institution since the 1940s. With its mascot as the "Poets," Whittier College fields teams in 21 intercollegiate sports. Women's teams compete in basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and water polo. The men's teams include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and water polo. Nineteen of Whittier's 21 varsity sports compete in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), while the two lacrosse programs are NCAA Division III independents.