The Head Women’s Golf Coach will hold a full-time, 10-month appointment in the Department of Athletics and will report directly to the Associate Director of Athletics, with regular and unlimited access to the Director of Athletics. The coach will manage the daily operations of an NCAA Division III intercollegiate women’s golf program competing in the University Athletic Association (“UAA”), with responsibilities including, but not limited to, the supervision of any assistant coaches and the planning, recruiting, coaching, developing, implementing, and administering of the women’s golf program to meet university and department objectives.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Administer all elements of a Division III sports program, including developing team policies and procedures; scheduling contests and planning for home and away competition; demonstrating fiscal responsibility and budget oversight; promoting a team culture conducive to academic and athletic excellence; assisting, as needed, with fundraising strategies and events; outreaching to alumni and other members of the Washington University community; encouraging team members to participate in community service; and attending department, university, conference, and NCAA meetings. Coach the team, including developing in team members the skills necessary for successful competition in the sport; recruiting, hiring, developing, and overseeing a staff of assistant coaches; devising and implementing strategy for practice and competition; defining team and individual goals; and demonstrating positive sportsmanship and leadership. Coordinate the recruitment of prospective students to Washington University, requiring the identification of academically qualified prospective student athletes, ongoing communication with prospects, initiation of applications and matriculation of prospects. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director and Associate Director of Athletics.
Previous experience playing golf at the collegiate and/or professional level
An understanding of, and commitment to, the NCAA Division III philosophy
Experience teaching the game of golf, as either a coach or a teaching professional
Ability to recruit, coach and teach highly talented student-athletes
Effective communicative and public relation skills
Strong organizational and administrative skills
Competent knowledge of sport specific techniques, skill development and game/meet planning
An understanding of how to build and manage a team
The ability to understand and articulate program needs
Demonstrated competency in helping to meet program objectives, working independently, supervising others, and helping to establish program priorities
An ability to communicate with and interact positively with students, faculty, staff and the broader University community
Knowledge in the operational use of computer and video technology
The ability to develop a safe, functional, and inclusive working environment
An appreciation of and a willingness to adhere to the NCAA Division III philosophy, rules, and regulation
Internal Number: 40552
About Washington University Athletics
Washington University competes at the Division III level of the NCAA and is a founding member of the University Athletic Association (UAA). Washington University sponsors 19 varsity sports and has won 22 national team championships, 204 UAA conference championships and finished in the top 10 of the Director's Cup for 16 consecutive years including top 5 finishes in 11 of the last 12.
Washington University is a private, coeducational university with national and international status as a major teaching and research university. Undergraduate enrollment numbers approximately 7,500.
Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.