Clark University’s Department of Athletics seeks to fill the position of Head Women’s Field Hockey Coach. Reporting to the Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the Field Hockey Program, including but not limited to: recruiting, eligibility, game and practice plans, budget preparation and monitoring, scheduling, supervising and monitoring assistant coaches, public relations and promotion of the sport, the department and Clark University
In addition, the Field Hockey Coach will be responsible for fundraising, supervision of student athletes and staff during practices, contests and trips to ensure they represent Clark University in a positive manner; will work collaboratively and collegially with fellow staff members, others duties as assigned (including secondary responsibility).
Duties and Responsibilities:
Identify and recruit student athletes who are capable of competing successfully on the NCAA Division III level and who are capable of succeeding academically.
Develop season practice and game plans.
Ensure that appropriate safety precautions are taken in practice, games and during team travel.
Discipline student-athletes for infractions of rules, regulations and policies.
Work with administrators to stay within fiscal and budgetary guidelines.
Maintain effective working relationships to ensure institution-wide teamwork.
Organize and administer the recruiting of prospective student-athletes in accordance with the NCAA, NEWMAC, and Clark University policies and procedures; organize recruiting materials and identify potential prospects; develop recruiting strategy and maintain contact with recruits.
Develop a conditioning program along with practices.
Meet with players during the season and conduct post season interviews.
Maintain accurate record keeping and transparency within the program.
Knowledge NCAA Division III rules and regulations.
Perform other functions as assigned.
All positions at Clark University share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging.
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred.
3-5 years of coaching experience, required.
Knowledge and passion for the sport of field hockey.
Possess valid driver’s license.
CPR, AED and First Aid certifications are required.
Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and communicate with student athletes.
Commitment and dedication to academic success
Strong organizational and developmental skills
Ability to work with a diverse population; prior experience working with and contributing to a diverse workplace with the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of constituents on campus.
Ability to conduct practices and manage game strategy
Prior experience working with and contributing to a diverse workplace with the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of constituents on campus
This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 10- month position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to email@example.com. Applicants must reference Job code 199008 in the subject line to be considered for this position.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Internal Number: 199008
About Clark University
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed to
scholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day.
Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change.
Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.