Loras College is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is inclusive, rich in diversity, and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the women's lacrosse program within the guidelines set forth by Loras College, The Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference (MWLC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
Oversees the identification, evaluation and recruitment of potential lacrosse student-athletes. Monitors the academic progress of each lacrosse student-athlete in the program. Coordinates the physical development of each student-athlete through appropriate condition, strength and practice sessions. Stays accessible to the media, alumni, boosters, and general public to publicize and promote the program, in coordination with the Sports Information Director. Advises and counsels student-athletes academically, athletically and socially. Fiscally responsible for all areas of the lacrosse budget, including budget proposal, accounting and expenditure. Coordinates all travel arrangements for team trips. With the Director of Athletics oversees the development of the competition schedule. Recommends and oversees the purchase of new lacrosse equipment, supplies, and uniforms. Represents the College at lacrosse meetings. Supports the mission and vision of the College and respects the College's Catholic tradition. Performs related duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Assertiveness - Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea. Coaching and Development - Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas. Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word. Competitiveness - Willingness to strive to get ahead or to finish projects. Conflict Resolution - Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation. Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type. Enthusiastic - Ability to bring energy to the performance of a task. Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards. Goal Oriented - Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result. Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals. Motivation - Ability to inspire oneself and others to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their ability. Self-Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one's ability using his or her own drive or initiative. Team Builder - Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal. Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in any field. Master's Degree preferred. Experience: Prior head coaching experience at the collegiate level is required.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Other Requirements: Skilled in the use of a personal computer and Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of computer and Internet applications to recruiting systems and data management. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices governing lacrosse on the NCAA-III level, with particular emphasis on recruiting and academic guidelines. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with superiors, faculty, subordinates, news media, student-athletes and staff. Ability to effectively solve problems with fair, creative solutions. A desire to recruit quality lacrosse student-athletes, through ethical means and hard work. Must exhibit and provide a positive role model for student-athletes.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE. Applicants must go to: http://loras.iapplicants.com to apply. Please upload: your letter of application, resume, and unofficial transcripts. The finalist will need to pass a background check before receiving a written employment offer.
Internal Number: 7.14.21
About Loras College
Loras College’s 60 acre campus is located on one of Dubuque’s highest bluffs, overlooking the Mississippi River at the junction of the states of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, about 3 hours west of Chicago. Dubuque’s population is approximately 60,000 and its nineteenth century architecture is woven into limestone bluffs and provides a picturesque backdrop to the river landscape. Many residential and commercial areas have been designated as historical districts to preserve Dubuque’s unique heritage. Its strong education base supports numerous cultural activities, and in addition, there are sporting events, shopping facilities, schools, and churches that are convenient to its residents. The climate has marked seasons with a comfortable summer, cool spring and fall, and a winter that encourages a variety of sports that have in recent years attracted a growing tourism industry.