Women's Lacrosse: Head Coach, Women's Lacrosse/Fall Sports Event Manager
Roger Williams University
September 22, 2017
October 23, 2017
USA - Northeast
Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In the five years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.
Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.
The Head Women's Lacrosse Coach/Fall Sport Event Manager is responsible for all aspects of the development and administration of a successful NCAA Division III Intercollegiate Women's Sport Program. The program will be conducted in accordance with all University and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules, regulations, and policies.
• Coaching/Teaching Duties
• Teach and develop sport-specific skills in a successful, safe and prudent manner.
• Create, present, and maintain records of up-to-date lesson plans for pre-season/season practice drills and procedures detailing the desired goals to be achieved.
• Schedule practice and game preparation sessions, conduct post game analysis and incorporate into lesson plans.
• Conduct an ongoing recruitment program through a variety of methods, both on and off the court with the goal to attract, select and encourage enrollment of high caliber student-athletes.
• Initiate new ideas and methods to improve the program in support of the University goal of a successful conference and attainment of a regional level NCAA ranking.
• Serve as the event manager for Fall sport home events including scheduling staff, managing outside resources, arranging for equipment and event setup/breakdown.
• Fundraise, when required, for the women's lacrosse program and coordinate and support fundraising efforts.
• Uphold NCAA and other conference affiliation rules and regulations.
• Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy.
• Perform other duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law.
For information on our Non-discrimination and Title IX policy, visit: rwu.edu/NDT9
• Bachelor's degree, preferably in a sports related discipline.
• Three to five years' experience in sports coaching and knowledge of the fundamentals, tactics and strategies of intercollegiate sports with the ability to recruit talented players for the program.
• Knowledge of conducting an intercollegiate program within the confines of the rules and regulations of the NCAA and other conference affiliations including eligibility, recruiting, and fundraising.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to function in a service and team-oriented environment.
• Ability to function independently, display strong attention to detail, work under pressure, meet deadlines and prioritize multiple projects.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and work collaboratively with a variety of individuals, University community including faculty, students, staff, parents, and alumni.
• Ability to advise and motivate student-athletes.
• Must be able to travel as required.
• Must have a valid driver's license.
• Available to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and some holidays.
• Master's degree in a sports related discipline.
At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.