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Head Coach - Men's Soccer

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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 Head Coach - Men's Soccer
Department M&W Intercollegiate
Position Number 0023900
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Dartmouth College seeks a Head Coach for Men’s Soccer. The Head Coach is responsible for all aspects of leading, coaching, developing, and administering a nationally competitive intercollegiate men’s soccer program within Ivy League, NCAA, and institutional standards. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to foster team competitive success while maintaining a strong emphasis on the personal development and academic achievement of student-athletes. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Six years’ experience coaching soccer at the intercollegiate level preferred. Excellent communication skills and the ability to recruit effectively within the Ivy League philosophy of no athletic grants-in-aid and highly selective admissions standards. Proven ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents in a diverse community.

Position Purpose

To lead, coach, develop and administer all aspects of the men’s soccer program within NCAA, Ivy League and institutional standards.

Skills & Knowledge
  • 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.
Minimum Experience
  • A minimum of 6 years experience coaching soccer or the equivalent.
Minimum Education
  • Bachelors Degree required; Masters preferred.
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Megan Sobel, Senior Associate Athletic Director
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

Coaching/Mentoring

  • Plan, organize and conduct individual and team practices, training and competitions.
  • Teach and implement 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 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

  • 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:
    – a) identifying qualified student and talented athletes;
    – b) building and maintaining prospect database;
    – c) communicating with prospects by phone, mail, e-mail;
    – d) traveling to evaluate prospects, meet parents and high school coaches, and
    – e) 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

  • 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 financial management of the men’s soccer program. Prepare budget recommendations (allocated and Friend’s). Plan, monitor, verify and reconcile expenditure of all funds within confines of budget.
  • Work with travel coordinator to make arrangements for competition, recruiting and professional travel.
  • Work with the Senior Associate Athletic Director 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.

Alumni and Public Relations

  • Represent Dartmouth, the athletic department, and the men’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 men’s soccer program through the media, speaking engagements, camps, clinics, and community involvement.
  • Develop alumni interest in and support for men’s soccer through “Friends” group, alumni events, regular communication and other means.
  • Effectively encourage financial donations to the program.
-- Performs other duties as assigned

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Document #1
  2. Additional Document #2

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