Head Women’s Soccer Coach is responsible for maintaining a representative NCAA Division II athletic program that supports student recruitment and enhances the educational experience and personal growth of the student-athletes. The Head Women’s Soccer Coach will manage the team and all aspects based on strict adherence to the University’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Policies and Procedures. The Head Women’s Soccer Coach is responsible for conducting all activities in accordance with all state and federal regulations, accreditation standards and the University’s policies and procedures, all conference and NCAA regulations consistent with the highest ethical standards.
1.Recruitment of student-athletes through personally generated leads, professional contacts, recruiting services and recruiting travel.
2.Responsible for getting complete application from Prospective Student Athlete (PSA) and to answer all questions that the PSA, his/her parents and coach may have about the institution.
3.Responsible to inform the PSA of the requirement to register with the NCAA Eligibility center and provide communication and a bridge to the Compliance Coordinator for all eligibility and amateurism issues.
4.Accurately and completely portrays University’s educational programs, expected outcomes, student services, and financial consideration to students, parents, and educators.
5.Consistently conducts follow-up bi-weekly, at a minimum, with all applicants to ensure successful matriculation. Assists other personnel and departments with data collection and problem solving.
6.Participates in appropriate Department of Intercollegiate Athletics activities including: weekly staff meetings, training sessions, orientation programs, cultural and social activities, etc. Make available for any representational and public relations activities.
7.Accurately forecasts projected new students on a periodic basis for the Director of Athletics, University President, or other University constituents as required. Maintains the scholarship program in a manner consistent with institutional, conference and NCAA regulations.
8.Plans and administers practices and contests consistent with the goals of successful seasons. Coordinates and plans all team travel, player interactions with Athletic Training Staff, Sports Information and Compliance personnel.
9.Counsel student athletes with regard to academic success and campus and community citizenship.
10.Conducts all activities in accordance with the highest ethical standards. Adheres to all state and federal regulations, accreditation standards, and the University’s and conference and NCAA policies and procedures, regarding intercollegiate athletic activities.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor’s degree required • First Aid and CPR certification and must remain current. • Pass annual NCAA recruiting exam • Valid Driver’s license/qualified to operate a passenger vehicle up to 12 or 15 passenger van consistent with university insurance regulations. • Excellent oral and written communication and computer skills required • Prior experience in athletics, preferably at the collegiate coaching level. • Goal oriented and highly ethical • Outstanding time-management skills with ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills. Able to work effectively with people from global, diverse cultures and different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds • Willingness to travel domestically or internationally occasionally to attend professional development and professional training. • Willingness to participate in University-wide calls across global time zones or occasional non-social hours. • Commitment to the balance of academic and athletic achievement and integration in a small university setting is essential.
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The mission of Salem University is to prepare global citizens with broad knowledge, marketable professional skills, and the ability to make decisions with integrity and an international perspective.