Francis Marion University, an NCAA Division II institution whose women’s soccer program competes as a member of the Peach Belt Conference invites applications for the position of Head Women’s Soccer Coach. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: directing all phases of a competitive soccer program in accordance with Francis Marion University and NCAA rules and regulations, with a commitment to student-athlete personal and academic welfare; implementing practice and game strategies; budget management; recruiting; and scheduling.
Essential Functions •Manage all day-to-day operations of the Women’s Soccer program. •Plan and implement daily training of Women’s Soccer players. •Lead and coach the Women’s Soccer team in contests. •Hire, supervise and assign responsibilities to the full-time Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach. •Plan for and supervise team travel. •Organize and coordinate all recruitment of Women’s Soccer players in close concert with the College’s Admission Office and within the guidelines and policies established by the NCAA. •Stay in close contact with the academic progress of Women’s Soccer players, and work with the Center for Academic Success and Advisement as appropriate. •Be responsible for citizenship and character development of Women’s Soccer players. •Work to be a strong campus contributor, working effectively with faculty, staff and administration. •Work collaboratively with sports information personnel, departmental support staff, athletic performance staff, and sports medicine personnel. •Develop, implement and maintain team policies and procedures. •Plan and administer the Women’s Soccer budget in a responsible manner. •Maintain positive professional relationships with game officials. •Maintain positive professional relationships with colleagues in the Peach Belt Conference and in the league office. •Develop and engage in outreach activities in the greater Florence, SC area. •Develop, engage and maintain relationships with alumni, parents and friends of the program. •Assists with public relations and fundraising activities, in addition to other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred. A minimum of three years coaching experience preferably at the collegiate level, with a demonstrated ability to recruit quality student-athletes and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. Experience working with diverse students and staff, strong organizational skills, and strong communication skills are also desired.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
1) Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 20-07);
2) copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate);
4) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; and
Send Application Packet to: Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration, Francis Marion University, PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502-0547 or FAX to (843) 661-1202.
Minorities and Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution
Internal Number: 20-07
About Francis Marion University
Francis Marion, a state supported comprehensive university with an enrollment of approximately 4,000 students, sponsors 14 intercollegiate sports, 13 of which compete in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference and one of which competes as a NCAA Division I independent. Florence, SC, is located in northeastern South Carolina at the intersection of Interstate Highways 95 and 20. It is 80 miles from the state capital, Columbia, and 60 miles from Myrtle Beach. Historical Charleston is 120 miles away.