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Interim Assistant Women’s Ice Hockey Coach

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This is an interim position. Employment period will be the 2017-2018 collegiate women’s ice hockey season. Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Interim Assistant Women’s Ice Hockey Coach
Department Athletics
Position Number 0000000
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Position Purpose

To participate as part of a decision making team (coaching staff) under the direction of the head coach in planning, coaching, recruiting, administering, and promoting the women’s ice hockey program within NCAA, Ivy League, and institutional standards. The Assistant Coach plays a critical role in achieving the overall goals of the women’s ice hockey program by providing important recommendations, suggestions and decisions regarding game strategies, line-ups, priority listing of recruits, etc. as well as offering initiative and independent judgment (e.g., in providing coaching instruction, evaluating and communicating with prospective recruits and their parents, and representing the women’s ice hockey program to constituents).

Skills & Knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of ice hockey skills and strategies.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in a diverse community.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to recruit effectively with no athletic grants and highly selective admissions standards.
Minimum Experience
  • Six years of experience playing or coaching ice hockey at the high school or collegiate level.
Minimum Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in sports management, organizational leadership or a related field.
  • Must possess and maintain valid driver’s license to accommodate recruiting and team travel driving responsibilities.
FLSA Exempt
Level Temp - Professional
Employment Category Temporary Part time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Wendy Bordeau
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This is an interim position. Employment period will be the 2017-2018 collegiate women’s ice hockey season.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Recruiting

  • Supports the program’s Recruiting Coordinator in the implementation of an overall recruiting plan, including but not limited to selecting recruiting events to attend, and setting admissions priorities. The assistant coach assumes a significant amount of independent responsibility for:
    a) identifying qualified students and talented athletes;
    b) communicating with prospects by phone, mail, e-mail;
    c) traveling to evaluate prospects, meet parents and high school coaches;
    d) organizing and participating in visits to campus by prospects;
    e) maintaining appropriate recruiting records as required by the NCAA, and
    f) staying abreast of the College’s programs and opportunities to effectively inform prospects.

Coaching/Mentoring

  • Contributes suggestions and recommendations to planning and implementing the conditioning, training and coaching programs for the women’s ice hockey team.
  • Independently seeks and develops new training concepts and sport specific knowledge to enhance the overall knowledge the coaching staff.
  • Prepares scouting reports and game plans for opponents.
  • During competition, makes recommendations to the head coach regarding adjustments to game plans and line-ups.
  • Teaches hockey skills and strategies to student-athletes during team practices, games, and individual/small group training sessions. Evaluates performance of athletes and offers technical, strategical, and mental instruction and advice.
  • Demonstrates a sincere interest in the academic, personal, and physical welfare of each student-athlete; counsels team members and consults with the head coach and appropriate College staff as necessary for the resolution of issues.

Administration

  • Actively seeks to ensure that athletes and athletics representatives are informed of and comply with NCAA, ECAC and Ivy League rules. Knows and complies with the rules and regulations of the NCAA, ECAC and Ivy League, and works to stay abreast of rule changes, applications and interpretations.
  • Provides input in administering the budget for the women’s ice hockey program which includes assessing needs for equipment, team travel, recruiting, etc.
  • Plans and reconciles recruiting and team travel expenses.
  • Identifies and negotiates with potential opponents in contributing to the development of a competitive schedule.
  • Works with the department’s travel coordinator to set team travel plans.
  • Communicates with alumni, parents and other supporters regarding the women’s ice hockey program.

Other

  • Works with others in department to maintain and oversee Thompson Arena (ice hockey rink).
  • Promotes Dartmouth and the women’s ice hockey program through participation in camps, clinics, speeches and community involvement.
  • Develops and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of constituents, including students, parents, faculty, department and College staff, alumni, fans, community members, the media, etc.
  • Represents Dartmouth, the athletic department, and the women’s ice hockey program in an exemplary fashion.
-- Performs other duties as assigned.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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