Head Men's Lacrosse Coach - American International College in Springfield Massachusetts

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American International College

Springfield, Massachusetts

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the Athletic Director, the head men's lacrosse coach will be responsible for all aspects of a Division II men's program, including but not limited to, game and practice strategy and recruiting of new students.

  • Demonstrates competence and knowledge of sport. Exhibits solid organization, flexibility and plans creative and valuable practices. Keeps informed of modern trends, techniques and strategies. Supervises, coordinates, and evaluates practice sessions and related activities with proper attention to players and their physical well-being.

  • Works collaboratively with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid to effectively recruit new student-athletes that have the ability to achieve success academically and athletically. Abides by all recruiting rules and regulations set forth by the NCAA.

  • Creates and maintain an effective environment for academic success. In coordination with the Academic Resource Center, monitor academic progress throughout the year to insure academic success, retention and graduation.

  • Treats student-athletes professionally, respectfully, and courteously. Emphasize values of competitive athletics, acceptable personal behavior, decision-making and lasting values to each individual. Always serves as an exemplary professional.

  • Plans and utilizes operating, financial aid and salary budget according to department procedures and NCAA regulations. Monitors budget and expenses and ensures timely turnaround of team credit cards and expense reimbursements. Keeps program within expense budget parameters.

  • Adheres to NE-10/Atlantic Hockey/Rugby and NCAA rules. Attends all internal compliance meetings, adheres to departmental policies, and completes paperwork and reports on time. Successfully passes the NCAA rules exams.

  • Communicates skillfully with colleagues, subordinates and student-athletes. Maintains self-control and sets an example for sportsmanlike conduct in his/her relationship with team, officials, administration and opponents in victory or defeat. Provides clear direction of responsibility and authority. Attends and contributes to department meetings and functions.

  • Team competitive performance versus expectations.

  • Provides athletic training room with accurate practice and competition schedules.

  • Starts and concludes practices at scheduled times.

  • Adheres to athletic training room policy of 24-hour notice regarding the changing of practice times.

  • Successfully implements a fundraising plan that achieves annual fundraising goals set by administration.

  • Works with Athletic Director/Department to support all fund-raising efforts.

  • Actively supports student-athlete participation in Community outreach programs.

  • Develops and maintains positive relationship with interested segment of the community.

  • Maintain sport specific roster goals as determined by the Director of Athletics.

  • Works with the equipment room staff to assist in the collection, purchasing and accounting of all equipment.

  • Perform additional responsibilities (as assigned by the Director of Athletics) in a thorough, professional manner.

  • Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree required, master's preferred.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience, including a proven track record of competitive results.

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of men's lacrosse and men's lacrosse recruiting.

  • Must pass NCAA coaches certification exam within 90 days of employment.

  • Strong lacrosse playing/coaching background with the ability to provide high level instruction.

  • Must have a strong commitment to the academic success of the student-athlete.

  • Understanding of NCAA Division II rules and regulations.

  • Exceptional leadership and strong organizational and communication skills.

  • Valid, insurable driver’s license is required, with ability to travel.

  • Ability to represent the philosophy and educational goals of American International College.

  • About AIC

    American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has 3700 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.

    To Apply

    Qualified applicants should electronically submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and the contact information for three professional references via this online application:

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    AIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Keyword Phrases

    • Head Men's Lacrosse Coach
    • Higher dedication
    • Diversity of our community
    • Student-centered
    • Athletic Department & Coaching
    Employment Type:Administrative Staff
    Degree Required: Bachelors
    Experience: See Job Description
    Level of Job: See Job Description
    Salary: Not Specified
    Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
    Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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