Under the direction of the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach/Instructor will assist in the coaching of student-athletes involved in the Division I field hockey program, and will assist with recruiting and administrative duties as assigned. This is a full-time, 12 month position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach, coach, mentor, and inspire student athletes up through graduation.
Assist the Head Coach with the coaching of student-athletes.
Attend all competitions and practices unless directed to other tasks by the Head
Coach and teach student-athletes proper skills and skill development in their sport.
Assist the Head Coach with identifying, evaluating, and recruiting qualified student-athletes who are capable of competing at the NCAA Division I level, as well as succeeding academically at Saint Joseph’s University.
Assist the Head Coach in the planning and implementation of team travel, scheduling, and other administrative duties, as assigned.
Assist with social media, fundraising efforts and other program development tasks as assigned.
Assist the Head Coach and Assistant Coach with aspects of recruiting such as on-campus visits and evaluations.
The person who holds this position has been classified as a Campus Security Authority under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).
Determine individual and team strengths and develop strategies to maximize performance.
Scout opponents and develop scouting reports.
Provide advice and counsel to the Head Coach in holding student-athletes accountable for infractions of rules, regulations and policies.
Work with the Head Coach and administrators to stay within fiscal and budgetary guidelines.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
Must have flexibility and be able to sustain long work hours including evenings, early mornings and weekends.
Position requires frequent travel.
Demonstrated knowledge of and adherence to NCAA and member conference rules and regulations.
Demonstrated self-direction and motivation with the ability to work independently and work under pressure.
Strong administrative skills including the ability to prioritize, organize and budget.
Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification must be maintained.
Valid driver’s license and successful clearance of motor vehicle record check.
Understanding of and commitment to the mission of Saint Joseph’s University.
Successful background check clearances to include a PA Criminal Records Check,
FBI Fingerprinting Check and PA Child Abuse Clearance Check.
1-2 years of high-level coaching and/or playing experience in a collegiate, international or club setting.
On-line applications only. Please provide a letter of application/interest and resume. For a complete description of position responsibilities, qualifications, and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.sju.edu/postings/18255.
Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, and Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and make positive contributions to that mission. Saint Joseph's is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce.