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Second Assistant Coach - Women's Lacrosse

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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 Second Assistant Coach - Women's Lacrosse
Department M&W Intercollegiate
Position Number 1011980
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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 lacrosse program within NCAA, Ivy League, and institutional standards. The Assistant Coach plays a critical role in achieving the overall goals of the women’s lacrosse 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 program to constituents).

Skills & Knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of women’s lacrosse 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.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
Minimum Experience
  • Experience playing and/or coaching women’s lacrosse at the high school or collegiate level.
Minimum Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Danielle Spencer, Head Coach
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

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

  • Participates in the development and implementation of an overall recruiting plan, including but not limited to, determining program needs by position and class, selecting recruiting events to attend, and setting admissions priorities. The assistant coach assumes a significant amount of independent responsibility for: Identifying qualified students and talented athletes, communicating with prospects by phone, mail, e-mail, traveling to evaluate prospects, meet parents and high school coaches, organizing and participating in visits to campus by prospects, maintaining appropriate recruiting records as required by the NCAA, and 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 lacrosse team.
  • 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 women’s lacrosse skills in one or more specialty areas (e.g., goalies, defenders, attack) 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.
  • Independently seeks and develops new training concepts and sport specific knowledge to enhance the overall knowledge the coaching staff.

Administration

  • Actively seeks to ensure that athletes and athletics representatives are informed of and comply with NCAA and Ivy League rules. Knows and complies with the rules and regulations of the NCAA and Ivy League, and works to stay abreast of rule changes, applications and interpretations.
  • Provides input in planning and administering the budget for the women’s lacrosse program which includes assessing needs for equipment, team travel, recruiting, etc.
  • Plans and reconciles recruiting and team travel expenses.
  • Assists in setting team travel plans.
  • Communicates with alumni, parents and other supporters regarding status of the program.

Other

  • Promotes Dartmouth and the women’s lacrosse 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 lacrosse program in an exemplary fashion.

Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.

-- Performs other duties as assigned

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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