Detailed Job Description
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 3,500 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.
- Saint Mary’s College invites applications for a part-time, ten (10) month (August-May) Head Coach.
- Reporting to the Director of Club Sports, the Head Coach is responsible for planning, developing, administering, and evaluating the overall operation of the team; including team performance, supporting the academic achievement of club athletes, recruiting, program management (eligibility certification, event management, scheduling, travel planning, budget management, equipment, athletic training, etc.).
- The Head Coach is expected to participate in College and community service, supervise assistant coaches and program personnel, and ensure compliance.
- The Head Coach is responsible for ensuring that team performance is competitive within their league with the goal of qualifying for postseason competition.
- Organize and evaluate practices and intercollegiate competitions. Teach necessary skills from the basic fundamentals to the techniques and strategies of team play.
- Promote and foster a positive team environment, appropriate behavior, sportsmanship by team members and the physical and mental well-being of all program participants.
- Responsible for the conduct of team members both on and off the water.
- Responsible for the academic performance of team members, including graduation from the College.
- Support, monitor, and evaluate the academic performance of the student-athletes participating in the sport program.
- Be familiar with and use the academic support referral system to assist club athletes as needed with their academic success.
- Recruit and select qualified prospects who have the ability to compete in the classroom and athletically.
- Actively seek out and encourage a diverse group of prospects and assist them through the application process.
- Work collaboratively with the Director of Club Sports and the Admissions Office staff to qualify and process prospects in a timely and efficient manner.
- Participate in activities to strengthen the connection between the Department of Athletics and Recreational Sports with other parts of campus.
- Involve the team in the life of the campus and in activities that strengthen the relationship between the College and the community. Involve your team in the life of the community.
- Recommend to Director of Club Sports an annual schedule for contests and opponents and and annual budget to the Associate Director of Athletics for Recreational Sports and function within the parameters of the approved budget allocation.
- Schedule facility and game management needs for the sport program with the Director of Club Sports;schedule facility and game management needs for the sport program with the Director of Club Sports.
- Work with the Director of Club Sports to plan and administer team travel arrangements, including transportation, meals, and lodging as approved by the Director of Club Sports; collaborate with and assist the Director of Club Sports with statistical, promotional, and public relations needs for the sport and the Department.
- Provide specific information on student-athletes and coaching staff; maintain communication with the Director of Club Sports regarding establishing medical eligibility, injuries, and the general health of all club athletes; collaborate with the Director of Club Sports to order, inventory, and care for all club equipment and uniforms; assist Director of Club Sports with compiling eligibility data as needed.
- Set priorities for, supervise, and evaluate the day-to-day activities of assistant coaches, team managers and other personnel assigned to the club program.
- Provide an annual written evaluation of assistant coaches to the Director of Club Sports.
- Know, recognize, and comply with the laws, policies, rules, and regulations governing the College and its employees. Supervise and ensure that any assistants and any other employees and/or volunteers for whom you are administratively responsible comply with the aforesaid policies, rules, and regulations. Immediately advise the Director of Club Sports if there is reasonable cause to believe violations, whether by employees or students, have occurred or will occur.
- Work in a highly collaborative and culturally diverse campus environment.
- The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the mission of the College, which is informed, animated and expressed through its Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Artst traditions.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree preferred and three (3) to five (5) years of relevant experience as a head or assistant coach at the College level.
- Proficiency with word-processing software and database management.
- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to effectively communicate with a diverse community of students, faculty, coaches, administrators, and staff.
- Ability to represent the Department and the College to off-campus constituencies, including alumni, friends, corporate partners, and donors.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion.
- Strong organizational skills with ability to handle multiple, competing tasks, and priorities.
- Team-oriented individual with ability to take initiative.
- Understanding and supportive of the values and ideals of the Lasallian, Catholic, and liberal arts tradition.
Depends on Qualifications
Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu. Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College. A complete application includes: A letter of interest and how you are prepared to support the Mission of the College A resume and an on-line application The name and contact information for three (3) professional references. Candidates who submit names of references should expect that references will be contacted, in confidence, by the College and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry. Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.