The Head Men’s Golf Coach will be responsible for the conduct and overall supervision of the Men’s golf program. The position’s main responsibilities will be to recruit; develop and retain student-athletes; monitor academic success of student-athletes; coach and develop a highly competitive NCAA Division III Men’s golf program in compliance with NCAA, Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and Earlham College rules and regulations.
SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE
The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following functions:
Meet or exceed annual recruitment goals established in collaboration with the Director of Athletics.
Develop annual overall recruitment strategy, including strategic opportunities to increase diversity of student-athletes within the program, while generating weekly recruiting reports.
Maintain or exceed optimal roster size annually.
Build relationships with prospective student-athletes and their families.
Work closely with Admissions and other campus offices to recruit outstanding student-athletes.
Plan and coordinate prospective student-athlete visits to campus and off campus contacts with prospective student-athletes.
Attend tournaments, visit high schools, attend practices and/or tournaments of recruits on a regular basis.
Establish and maintain recruiting data base utilizing athletic department recruiting software.
Maintain regular communication with prospective student-athletes and their families utilizing various communication tools (e.g. phone calls, text, emails, etc.) on a regular basis to maintain interest.
Utilize social media platforms in recruitment efforts consistent with NCAA DIII rules.
Practice/Player Development & Match/Tournament Day Responsibilities
Develop and sustain a competitive program consistent with the athletic department vision.
Effectively teach individual skills, team concepts, and competitive values.
Prepare and execute practice sessions, golf course strategy sessions and competition plans.
Assist in overseeing strength training and individual work outs in season.
Assist in designing off-season workouts for player improvement.
Perform post tournament/match duties including, but not limited to, arranging team meal(s), securing statistics and contacting the sports information office.
Support, monitor and track academic success and personal growth of each student-athlete for the purposes that include retention and completion.
Help orient student-athletes to the policies and regulations of the College, the HCAC and the NCAA
Oversee the conduct of student-athletes and discipline of student-athletes as needed.
Prepare team competition and practice schedules guided by the athletic department Scheduling and Principles document that meet NCAA, conference, and Earlham regulations.
Prepare and operate a fiscally sound program with an annual balanced budget.
Inventory, purchase, and maintain equipment and uniforms.
Work with the Athletics Communication’s office to aid in the promotion of the team and Earlham College.
Utilize social media platforms to promote and generate interest in the Men’s Golf Program, Athletic Department and Earlham College.
Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.
Coordinate bus and van schedules, pre and post-game meals, lodging and overnight accommodations.
Be a presence in the office and available to assist with student-athlete needs.
Demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship, and mature conduct as the head coach of the program.
Positively represent Earlham to all on and off campus constituency groups, as well as in conference, regional, and national coaching associations.
Develop annual fundraising and alumni outreach plan collaborating with the Director of Athletics and Institutional Advancement.
Be an active member of the athletic department and administrative faculty member of Earlham College by attending staff meetings, other athletic department activities, including supporting other athletic programs and being responsive to the needs of departmental support staff (administrative leadership, support staff, athletic trainer(s), etc.); and the institution (i.e. institutional committees, admissions events, faculty meetings).
Assist athletic department as needed, including but not limited to, game management duties and supervision.
Attain van certification through Earlham’s Public Safety Office to assist with van transportation of student-athletes.
Understand and support the basic mission of the College.
Teach activity courses in the Athletics, Wellness, and Physical Education (AWPE) curriculum as needed.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Bachelor’s Degree is required, Master’s preferred.
Previous collegiate coaching experience or demonstrated is preferred.
Collegiate playing experience is desired.
A successful record of recruiting, developing and retaining student-athletes is essential.
The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional leadership and a commitment to, and understanding and appreciation of, NCAA Division III athletics and wellness in a private liberal arts college.
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working on a campus with a diverse student body.
Current and valid driver’s license required.
All department employees are required to 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, Conference and College 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. Violation of NCAA and other College or Conference regulations shall be subject to possible disciplinary action.
Please send a letter of interest, statement on diversity, resume, and contact information for three references as a single electronic file to the Earlham College Human Resources Office at: HR@Earlham.edu
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.
About Earlham College
Earlham is a selective national liberal arts college founded in 1847. Earlham's affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) informs our emphasis on seeking the truth wherever it leads, respect for persons, learning from and with one another, conflict management and peacemaking, diversity, global education and on international experience.Earlham's 1,060 students are bright, eager and hardworking; they report significantly higher numbers of books read, papers written, interaction with professors, and other predictors of successful educational outcomes than are reported nationally.Earlham graduates pursue advanced degrees at a high rate. Between 1992 and 2006, 10 percent of Earlham College graduates completed doctoral degrees. In fact, Earlham is 29th among 1,533 U.S. institutions in the percentage of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s; 10th, in biological sciences. Many Earlham alumni are deeply and personally committed to social action and to trying to improve the world. (These findings are based on the Weighted Baccalaureate Origins Study for 1992-2006 provided by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. Rankings reflect relative size of institutions.)Faculty a...t Earlham rate their working environment highly, citing the match between the College's mission and their own sense of personal and professional aims. Our governance structure emphasizes collaboration and consultation. The Faculty Meeting and all committees operate by consensus-seeking rather than by voting.Earlham's faculty have created a rich liberal arts curriculum that values interdisciplinary study. The College's recently redesigned General Education Program prepares students for a life of critical knowledge and informed action. Faculty actively lead international study programs in which 70 percent of our students participate for at least a semester.The Richmond/Wayne County community of more than 67,000 residents is small enough to need and value the contributions and expertise of Earlham faculty and students. Our faculty often provide advice and leadership aimed at improving the quality of life and are involved with educational, environmental, social service, cultural and governmental organizations in Wayne County. In addition, faculty engage Earlham students in community-related research and presentations.At the same time, our community is large enough to provide a microcosm of urban challenges. The community enjoys a symphony orchestra, civic theater, art and historical museum, environmental education center, regional arboretum, and miles of improved hiking and nature trails in the geologically rich Ordovician limestone Whitewater River gorge. Five institutions of higher education are located in Richmond and Wayne County: Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion, Bethany Seminary, Indiana University East and Ivy Tech State College.Richmond is near three airports: 45 minutes west of Dayton, Ohio; an hour east of Indianapolis; and 75 minutes northwest of Cincinnati.