Assistant Coach, Women's Ice Hockey
Department of William Smith Athletics


The William Smith Assistant Ice Hockey Coach will assist the head ice hockey coach in all facets of the women's ice hockey program. The successful candidate will assist the head coach in the organization, development and planning of the ice hockey program, including practice planning, scouting, recruiting, conditioning, game-day duties, admnistrative tasks, video editing and other duties in the department as assigned. The William Smith College ice hockey team will compete in the ECAC Women's West Division and as a member of the NCAA Division III. The program will be in its first varsity intercollegiate season in 2014-2015.


  • Demonstrate competency in sport skill instruction, motivation, and the ability to conduct practice sessions under the direction of the head coach.
  • Effectively recruit prospective student-athletes under the direction of the head coach.
  • Adhere to all sport governing, departmental, and institutional rules and policies.
  • Demonstrate a sincere interest in the personal, academic and athletic progress of student-athletes.
  • Exhibit supportive and cooperative behavior pursuing sport program goals set by the head coach.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability and professional behavior when dealing with student-ahtletse.
  • Analyze video of team and opponents using digital editing software.
  • Manage game tape exchange as necessary.
  • Assist the head coach in the development and implementaiton of an effective community relations program.
  • Develop positive communications and rapport with members of the HWS community, parents, alumnae, alumni and the community at-large.
  • Efficiently and effectively complete tasks assigned by the head coach.
  • Accept constructive criticism and work toward consistent professional improvement.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of good working relationships with all members of the department throu a positive and constructive approach to all tasks and respect for the competencies of others.
  • Assist aspects of Department Management or Special Events Management as assigned.


A bachelor's degree is required; master's degree is preferred as well as degree(s) in physical education, exercise science or a related field preferred. Playing and/or coaching experience at the college-level highly preferred. Candidates must demonstrate strong potential to teach, lead, and counsel college student-athlets and enthusiasm for the recruiting duties of the position. CPR and First Aid certificaiton will be required prior to coaching William Smith student athletes.


This is a full-time, 10-month, benefits-eligible, administrative salaried (exempt) position. This position description is not all-inclusive as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.


Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who wish to be considered for this position should send a detailed cover letter, resume and names with contact information for three references to:

Office of Human Resources
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
337 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
email: ferran@hws.edu

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions.  The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.