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 4,500 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 full-time; exempt Assistant Coach position to assist with all aspects of NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse program.
The College sponsors fourteen (14) intercollegiate sports programs for men and women and is a member of the NCAA Division I and the West Coast Conference (WCC).
Reporting to the Head Coach for Women’s Lacrosse, the Assistant Coach assists the Head Coach with student recruitment and development, on field coaching, contest scheduling, budget management, compliance with NCAA, and College rules and regulations, including student-athlete academic achievement.
Promotes and fosters a positive team environment, appropriate behavior, and sportsmanship by team members, including physical and mental well being of all program participants.
Assists with supporting and monitoring the academic performance of team members, including graduation from the College.
Supports, monitors, and evaluates the academic performance of the student-athletes participating in the women’s lacrosse program.
Familiarity with and use the academic support referral system to assist student-athletes as needed with their academic success.
Responsible for the conduct of team members both on and off the field/court.
Assists with evaluating, recruiting and selecting qualified prospects that have the ability to compete in the classroom and athletically.
Actively seeks out and encourages a diverse group of prospects and assists them through the application process.
Works collaboratively with the Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Support Services and the Admissions Office Staff to qualify and process prospects in a timely and efficient manner.
Makes recurring contacts by telephone, written correspondence, off-campus visits and evaluations, and coordinates campus visits as assigned by the Head Coach.
Participates in activities that strengthen the relationship between the College and the community, including alumni events, fund raising, promotional events, and other college and community events.
Assists the Head Coach in scheduling of contests and opponents, including all aspects of game management, arranging contests, scouting, planning and coordinating team travel arrangements, maintaining inventory of and caring for all athletic equipment and apparel, planning and conducting practices, preparing facilities, compiling physician testing data and game and practice statistics.
Supervises student-athletes in physical conditioning, weight lifting, individual practice sessions, physical testing, and practice and game videotape analysis.
Maintains collaborative working relationships with administrators and coaches in the department, other college offices, and appropriate relationships with members of the media, donors, and other individuals interested in the lacrosse program.
Assists the Head Coach in the organization and coaching of summer camps.
Knows, recognizes, and complies with the laws, policies, rules, and regulations governing the College and its employees, and the rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (including, but not limited to, NCAA Bylaw, Article 11 and its requirement to report all athletically-related income and benefits from sources outside of the College to the President) and of the West Coast Conference as now constituted or as may be amended in the future. Immediately advise the Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports if there is reasonable cause to believe violations, whether by employees or students, have occurred or will occur.
Works in a highly collaborative and culturally diverse environment and develops effective collaborative working relationships with administrators and coaches in Athletics & Recreational Sports.
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 Arts traditions.
Experience and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree highly desirable and a minimum of two (2) - three (3) years prior experience playing and/or coaching experience at the College or University level or in similar setting.
Proficiency with Windows operating systems, including 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.
Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with all members of a culturally diverse campus community; ability to cultivate and maintain partnerships with diverse individuals, offices and programs.
Understanding of and commitment to further the College's mission.
Depends on Qualifications
Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu.1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College2) A resume 3) The name and contact information for three (3) professional references. Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.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.
Assistant Coach, Women's Lacrosse
Catholic, Lasallian, liberal arts college
De La Salle Christian Brothers
committed to the educational benefits of diversity