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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Assistant Coach, Men's Soccer
Department of Hobart Athletics

SUMMARY:

The assistant soccer coach assists the head coach in all areas of the soccer program. Will also serve as a member of one or more of the department Administrative Teams.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assistant coaches are expected to work in compliance with the rules and regulations of the NCAA, ECAC, Liberty League and other relevant governing bodies as they pertain to their positions. They are expected to be supportive of the HWS Compliance Coordinator and fully engaged in the Department’s compliance education program.

COACHING:

Team Development -

  • Assist the head coach to develop strategies and techniques for all phases of the game.

  • Assist the head coach to implement a team philosophy that will be supportive of the educational mission of the college, the athletic department, and the Student Athletic Advisory Council Code of Conduct.

  • Assist the head coach in directing players and coaches to conduct themselves on and off the field in such ways as to bring credit to their team and to Hobart College.

  • Assist in planning and conducting of practices and games. Prepare, implement and evaluate effective game plans for all contests.

Counseling Student Athletes -

  • Develop and maintain effective communication with team members.

  • Assist in appropriate ways with the student’s adjustment process upon entering Hobart and graduating.

  • Encourage student-athletes to foster a positive relationship with their faculty, the deans and all support service staffs.

  • Service as liaison between student-athletes and campus tutoring services.

  • Monitor student-athletes progress, reinforce the lessons taught in the Napier Seminar, Time Management and Study Skills Sessions.

Recruiting -

  • Assist to develop and implement an effective plan to identify, evaluate, cultivate and attract to Hobart student-athletes who will be successful academically while contributing to student life and Hobart athletics.

  • The following aspects will be included in this plan: letter writing, publications and questionnaires, organization of geographic assignments, off-campus visits, e-mail and telephone contacts, on-campus visits and interviews with admissions and faculty and rapport with admissions, alumni and other Hobart coaches.

Professional Development -

  • Maintain active membership in professional sport organizations.

  • Pursue formal and informal educational opportunities.

  • Continue to develop computer skills.

Off-Season -

  • Assist with off-season conditioning and practices as assigned by the head coach.

  • Develop and communicate to the soccer team a summer training program to ensure that athletes return for fall soccer in the best possible physical condition.

Team Administration -

  • Assist with preseason arrangements and team travel as assigned.

  • Support the equipment coordinator to provide squad members with the proper playing and protective equipment.

  • Develop and maintain rapport with the team physician and sport medicine staff. Support the staff in their efforts to provide the best possible medical care for students.

Staff and Campus Relations -

  • Foster a positive working relationship with department staff members and support the opportunity for student-athletes to participate in two or more sports.

  • Establish a positive relationship with Student Services staff and all members of the campus community.

Community Service -

  • Establish and maintain a positive relationship with the interested segments of the community (i.e., youth groups, civic organizations, media, etc.)

  • Develop a positive relationship with alumni and parents of current and prospective student-athletes.

ADMINISTRATION:

Event Management Team -

  • Along with the head soccer coach, serve as team leader for Event Management.

  • Supervise home soccer games and winter events as assigned.

Assist with other Administrative Teams as assigned by the head coach and/or the Director of Athletics -

  • Bristol Gym Management - Tour building on a regular basis and submit work requests as needed to Buildings and Grounds. Maintain close communication with the Director of Athletics regarding any major problems or suggested projects.

  • Bristol Gym Evening Supervisors - the assistant soccer coach will hire, supervise and approve the time sheets of the staff and/or students who manage Bristol Gym in the evenings and on weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree required; playing and/or coaching experience on the college-level highly preferred. Candidates must demonstrate strong potential to teach, lead, and counsel college student-athletes and enthusiasm for the recruiting duties of the position.

OTHER INFORMATION:

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.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information of at least three references to:

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

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.