Department: Athletics Reports to: Associate Athletics Director Location: Main Campus Status: Exempt Time commitment: 40+ hours per week
The Head Women’s Soccer Coach reports to the Director of Athletics or his/her designee. The Head Coach is responsible for all phases of a highly competitive NCAA Division II women’s soccer program including, but not limited to, practice and game preparation, recruiting, hiring and supervision of assistant coaches, budget management, alumni and public relations, and adherence to the rules of the NCAA, the Pacific West Conference and Fresno Pacific University. The Head Coach must be committed to student-athletes’ academic, personal, and athletic growth and development, and demonstrate the ability to successfully recruit and motivate NCAA Division II student-athletes.
Be in agreement with the university's Confession of Faith, have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, be active in the life of the church and live a life consistent with a commitment to the Lordship of Christ. Embrace the mission, vision, and values of Fresno Pacific University. Be Christ-centered in all areas while working with staff, faculty, students, and guests. All FPU employees are called to exercise the gifts and calling of God through their daily life and role here at FPU. As ministers to students and other employees in daily life, FPU seeks to embody the ideals laid out in the FPU Idea.
Represent the University and manage a professional and active relationship with various University team members and outside community representatives.
Develops and maintains a women’s soccer program that is athletically competitive within the Pacific West Conference and NCAA Division II. Works to maintain an atmosphere within the FPU Department of Athletics that is consistent with the mission of Fresno Pacific University, including the active demonstration and modeling of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Operates the program within the mission, policies, bylaws, regulations, and interpretations of Fresno Pacific University, the Department of Athletics, the Pacific West Conference, and the NCAA Division II. Actively engages the members of the program in meaningful and verifiable community service and community engagement. Actively guides and mentors student-athletes into successful life patterns and choices including those represented by the faith and life commitments of the University. Actively supports and monitors the academic progress of student-athletes, resulting in high GPAs, graduation rates and retention rates. Is responsible for all administrative aspects of the program including scheduling, off-season conditioning, program equipment, program budget, and the direction of FPU-identified athletic/sport camps. Oversees, organizes, and conducts effective practice sessions including sessions involving individual work. Oversees, organizes, and conducts an effective recruitment strategy that, in good faith, focuses on student-athletes who are eligible under the NCAA Division II and the conference and who understand and agree to abide by the faith and life commitments of the University. Actively supports and engages in FPU fundraising efforts for the program, the Sunbird Club, plus other FPU fundraising efforts as appropriate, needed, or required. Engages in the promotion of the University, the Department of Athletics, and the program as requested by the Athletics Communications Office, the Director of Athletics, or the University President. Works in support of FPU staff, faculty, and administration in all areas including facilities, athletics administration, communications, sports medicine, student life, and academic efforts. Attends Department of Athletics meetings and major events (e.g. department meetings, workdays, athletics professional development sessions, Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet, Sunbird Golf Classic, and End-of-Year Athletic Awards Celebration) unless excused. Provides an annual, approved academic plan and professional development plan for the program. Demonstrates a professional commitment to involvement in local, regional, and national program-related organizations as needed or possible. Reviews NCAA rules with student-athletes when necessary and reinforces the importance of compliance. Facilitates the provision of all information necessary to determine prospective student-athlete eligibility. Provides complete off-campus contact and evaluation request logs and forms. Monitors the permissible number of contacts and evaluations per NCAA bylaws. Provides complete and accurate expense reports, and follows all University and Department of Athletics financial procedures. Declares playing and practice seasons and submits to the Director of Athletics for review and approval. Ensures team's compliance with NCAA rules related to playing and practice seasons including monthly athletically-related activity logs. In cooperation with the Director of Athletics, monitors the scheduling process, verifying that the schedule meets NCAA and conference scheduling requirements. Develops a competition schedule with the impact of athletic-related activity on class time and the overall student-athlete experience with Life in the Balance as a major focus. Develops an NCAA West Region competition schedule that will provide a reasonable opportunity for selection into post-season play. Educates student-athletes regarding NCAA regulations governing employment. Annually passes the NCAA Coach’s Certification Exam. Follows the established process for renewal and non-renewal of athletically-related financial aid. Annually declares and receives approval from the Director of Athletics and President for athletically-related income. Ensures compliance with NCAA Bylaws regarding uniforms, logos, complimentary tickets, and summer camps. Ensures compliance for student-athlete participation in exit interviews as needed and requested. Ensures that student-athletes and assistants abide by the University’s ethical conduct and sportsmanship requirements. Responds to requests for information from the Athletics Administration in a timely manner, especially when deadlines are indicated. Works diligently to ensure that roster size and discount rate goals are met Other duties as outlined in the FPU Athletic Employment Agreement.
Master’s degree from an accredited institution
Commitment to the Christian mission of the University
Fresno Pacific University is sponsored by the Pacific District Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. The school is deeply and intentionally rooted in the Anabaptist movement. As such, it is committed to Anabaptist and evangelical ideals, including the reconciling power of God's Spirit, an emphasis on voluntary discipleship, obedience to Jesus as Lord, the global mission of the church, the church as the community of the new covenant, mutual care and holistic concern for members of Christ's body and the call to address, in pastoral and prophetic fashion, the peace and justice concerns of the world.
FPU Athletics is a member of the Pacific West Conference within the NCAA Division II’s West Region. Along with the Pacific West Conference, the NCAA Division II West Region includes the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC). For select sports, FPU is also a member of the Pacific Collegiate Swim Conference (PCSC) and the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA). Founded in 1910, the NCAA is the governing body for more than 1,200 schools with more than 400,000 student-athletes.