Description: The Head Women's Soccer Coach is responsible for coordinating, directing, and administering all facets of the men's soccer program.
Minimum Qualifications: • Experience:
o Minimum of 3 years coaching experience in this specific sport (preferably at the collegiate level).
o Playing or participating in this specific sport at the collegiate level is also preferred and demonstrated ability and success in identifying and recruiting student athletes at a private, residential institution.
o Experience in the recruiting process at a Christian Liberal Arts Institution is desired.
o Possess a thorough knowledge of the game, a sophisticated understanding of coaching strategies, and a demonstrated ability to enhance player development
• Education: A bachelor’s degree is required.
• Leadership Skills:
o Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor student athletes on and off the field, with an understanding of the fundamental role that intercollegiate athletics, properly implemented, can play in the educational and personal development of our student-athletes.
o Work effectively as a member of a team with administrators, the support staff, and other coaches and programs within the Department of Athletics
o Have excellent organizational and people skills
• Level of independence: High level of ability to work independently and be able to properly prioritize the work to be done.
Responsibilities: • Supervise all activities related to the student athletes
o Recruit student/athletes that meet King University Admission guidelines:
? Attend as many club meetings, as possible
? Visit high schools games and tournaments
? Target successful coaches and teams
? Orchestrate recruiting days, in conjunction with Admissions
? Prepare recruitment materials, including but not limited to letters, questionnaires, etc.
o Provide academic, personal, and professional mentoring to student-athletes:
? Support and model to student-athletes the NCAA’s Life in the Balance initiative
? Monitor the academic progress of team members in keeping with the standards of King University, the NCAA and Conference Carolinas
? Provide appropriate discipline to help students excel
? Athletic conditioning and training as required, including, but not limited to implementing off-season speed, weight, and fitness programs
? Provide opportunities for spiritual growth of team members
o Establish the team’s competition and practice schedules, according to the Master Schedule provided by the Athletic Director, including but not limited to:
? Scheduling of opponents
? Athletic conditioning and training as required, including, but not limited to implementing off-season conditioning and fitness programs
? Oversee details for home matches, including, but not limited to:
? Facility set-up, preparation and clean-up, including locker room access
? Cash box preparation
? Contact and hire officials for all home matches
? Prepare and oversee all travel arrangements including but not limited to:
? Supervision of the team
? Transportation – If using University vehicles, the procurement and return of all credit cards, van keys and vehicles with the interior of all vehicles cleaned out
? Petty Cash
• Oversee all administrative functions of the Women’s Soccer Team, including but not limited to:
o Comply with all NCAA and Conference Carolinas rules and regulations
o Attend clinics and or meetings for continuing education or as required by the NCAA and Conference Carolinas
o Budget Management, oversight and accountability for all expenditures
? Procure and manage inventory of uniforms, equipment, supplies, etc.
? Prepare check requests and purchase orders as needed
o Work with the Athletic Sports Marketing and Development Manager for all marketing activities including but not limited to the following:
? Produce annual media guide
? Oversee press releases, media kits, and sports information packets including summer camp promotion
? Game day promotions and strategies
? Establish a relationship with the local media for personal interest stories, and game information such as scores, stats, etc.
? Raise money to supplement the Women’s Soccer Team budget in coordination with the Communications and Advancement departments
? Prepare and send NCAA and Conference Carolinas paperwork to the King University Compliance Officer as directed
? Update the website with game scores, articles, roster, schedule, etc.
? Maintain contact with Soccer alumni
• Hire, train and supervise Assistant Coaches and student staff, including but not limited to: Manager(s), Statistician, Scorers, Trainers:
o Create opportunities for advancement in the field of intercollegiate athletics
Language: Multilingual/Bilingual Candidates Preferred