Reporting to the Associate Athletics Director for Internal Operations, the Head Coach for Women’s Lacrosse will administer, manage, and lead all aspects of the women’s lacrosse sports program. The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
Oversees women’s lacrosse program, creating, promoting and maintaining a culture of determination, commitment and respect; including the development and implementation of team standards.
Identifies and recruits academically qualified and athletically talented student-athletes.
Recruits, develops and works to retain highly qualified support staff.
Coaches and trains student-athletes, to include evaluating their performance in both practice and competition and provides leadership and instruction in these areas. Schedules and conducts practice sessions. Works with administration to schedule regular season contests. Travels with the team and monitors the conduct of student-athletes.
Promotes the academic, physical, mental and social development of student-athletes, to include consulting with the student-athlete, Academic Support Staff, Mental Health professionals and other University administrators and support staff. Monitors the conditioning and training of student-athletes, in conjunction with the Strength and Conditioning Coach and the Athletic Training Staff.
Manages clinics and camps, as approved.
Develops and maintains effective relationships and communications with students, colleagues, university staff, and the general public. Participates in public relations activities, as approved, to include granting interviews with newspaper, radio and television media, attending press conferences and making public appearances.
Works with Development and Alumni staff to plan and coordinates approved fund raising activities. Represents the Department at professional, civic, charitable, and alumni events.
Oversees administrative and financial operations pertaining to team travel, budget, student-athlete eligibility, and academic progress.
Is responsible for knowledge of and full commitment to compliance with all NCAA, Atlantic 10 Conference, University, and Department of Athletics and Recreation rules and regulations.
The position is based at GW’s Mount Vernon campus in Washington, DC but may require travel across the United States as well as abroad. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of relevant professional experience, or,
Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Successful women’s lacrosse coaching experience at the Division 1 level
Experience with fiscal management and daily operations of an intercollegiate athletics department
Strong organizational, management and communications skills with attention to detail
Demonstrated recruiting experience and knowledge of NCAA Division I rules and regulations
Internal Number: 501836
About The George Washington University
Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication, respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.