The Head Coach is responsible for all aspects of leading, coaching, developing, and administering a nationally competitive intercollegiate women’s soccer program within Ivy League, NCAA, and institutional standards. The head coach must have the ability to foster team competitive success while maintaining a strong emphasis on the personal development and academic achievement of student-athletes.
Coaching/Mentoring – 50%
Plan, organize and conduct individual and team practices, training, and competitions.
Teach and implement soccer skills and strategies.
Set and communicate appropriate goals and expectations for individuals and team.
Maintain team discipline and the highest standards of ethics and sportsmanship.
Meet competitive goals for the women's soccer program.
Demonstrate a sincere interest in the academic, personal, and physical welfare of each student-athlete; counsel team members and consult with appropriate College staff as necessary for resolution of issues.
Contribute positively to the goals of the College and educational experience of student-athletes.
Recruiting – 25%
Work closely with department administrators to coordinate recruitment activity.
Communicate frequently and effectively with admissions representatives.
Develop and implement an overall recruiting plan, including, but not limited to identifying qualified student and talented athletes; building and maintaining prospect database; communicating with prospects by phone, mail, e-mail; raveling to evaluate prospects, meet parents and high school coaches, and organizing campus visits.
Maintain knowledge of the College’s programs and opportunities to effectively inform prospects.
Contribute to the recruitment goals of the College.
Administration – 15%
Know and comply with the rules and regulations of the NCAA and Ivy League, and work to stay abreast of rule changes, applications, and interpretations.
Actively seek to ensure that staff members, athletes, and athletics representatives are informed of and comply with NCAA and Ivy League rules.
Develop and maintain positive working relationships.
Train, supervise and evaluate assistant coaches.
Assign coaching, recruiting and administrative responsibilities to assistant coaches and other staff.
Coordinate the search for and hiring of assistant coaches.
Oversee all aspects of the fiscal management of the women’s soccer program. Prepare budget recommendations (allocated and Friend’s). Plan, monitor, verify and reconcile expenditures of all funds within confines of budget.
Work with travel coordinator to plan for competition, recruiting and professional travel.
Work with the Sport Administrator to develop an appropriate competition schedule.
Work cooperatively and effectively with numerous support areas and personnel: facilities and operations, business office, varsity athletics communications, marketing and promotions, athletic trainers, equipment staff, strength and conditioning coaches.
Alumni and Public Relations – 10%
Represent Dartmouth, the athletic department, and the women’s soccer program in a positive manner to various internal and external constituencies, including students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, fans, community, media, etc.
Work with Varsity Athletics Communications and Marketing/Promotions to develop informational/promotional materials and events.
Actively promote Dartmouth and the women’s soccer program through the media, speaking engagements, camps, clinics, and community involvement.
Develop alumni interest in and support for women’s soccer through “Friends” group, alumni events, regular communication, and other means.
Effectively encourage financial donations to the women’s soccer program.
Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
Performs other duties as required.
Bachelors plus 6 or more years experience or combination of education and experience
Advanced knowledge and understanding of technical and strategic aspects of the game of soccer.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents in a diverse community.
Ability to teach, lead, motivate and guide student-athletes.
Ability to recruit effectively with no athletic grants-in-aid and highly selective admissions standards.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population
Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts and Sciences and its four leading graduate schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.