The University of Portland is a National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I institution and West Coast Conference (WCC) member located in Portland, Oregon. The purpose of the Head Coach is the training and development of high-performance student- athletes within the framework of a competitive, value-driven, Division I program. This position is primarily responsible for the design, implementation, and execution of the training for all members of the women’s soccer program. In support of this purpose, the Head Coach will work at the direction of the Vice President for Athletics or designee to lead, organize, and manage all aspects of the women’s soccer program.
Conduct individual and group instruction in sport-specific skills, as well as conducting instruction related to strength and conditioning training activities.
Develop and manage a competitive schedule for the team, including practice, training, conditioning and varsity competition.
Develop and oversee all aspects of training preparation, such as practice plans for team training and practice sessions; data analysis from practice and competition to include in individual and group instruction, etc.
Administer and direct student athletes and staff at all competitions in order to provide instruction; assist with athlete preparation and execution; including strategy, data collection and continual coaching.
Conduct individual, small group, and team meetings to provide skill and sport-related performance development instruction to students (video/data review).
Oversee and guide the instruction provided by the assistant coaches.
Understand, uphold, and champion the University’s academic standards, requirements, and
policies. In coordination with academic support staff, assist student athletes in identifying
academic resources, in satisfying graduation requirements and attaining degrees.
Understand, comply with, and monitor compliance by all assistant coaches, other staff, and
student athletes in the program with all applicable rules and regulations of the NCAA, the West Coast Conference (WCC), the University and any other applicable organization or conference. Immediately advise of known or suspected violations and cooperate in investigations as needed.
Develop and oversee all aspects of recruitment efforts to attract high quality student athletes with a commitment to academic success.
1 “Primary duties” means the principal, main, major, or most important duties performed by this position. More
than 50 percent of work time is spent on primary duties.
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Recruit, select, manage, and supervise coaching and other staff for the program, including assistant coach(es).
Manage all aspects of the program’s budget.
Other duties and responsibilities as relevant to the duties of the position or as assigned by
supervisor or supervisor’s designee.
Oversee procurement, management, and maintenance of necessary equipment and facilities.
Develop community support by maintaining and cultivating effective relationships with governing boards, associations, conferences, committees, institutional alumni, the media, the public, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University with respect to the program’s undertakings.
Engage in fundraising activities.
Engage in other activities related to future growth of the program.
Plan and implement programs to develop and enhance community and alumni support.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education and Experience
Required: Bachelor’s degree.
Required: Three years of directly relevant coaching experience.
Or equivalent education and/or experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Instructional knowledge and ability.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to manage multiple projects and
deadlines, and an excellent attention to detail.
Superb interpersonal skills; ability to lead, motivate and develop student-athletes and foster
a cooperative work environment.
Strong orientation towards continued learning and applying learning in the work setting.
Professional demeanor and the ability to work effectively with various constituencies
including prospective students, current students, their families, the general public, faculty,
staff, administrators, alumni, and other members of the UP community.
Competence with and commitment to diversity and inclusion; ability to be an effective
partner with diverse students, faculty, and staff.
Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
Ability to travel based on team/recruiting schedule and work irregular or late hours as
Certifications and Licenses
• First Aid/CPR Certified or ability to obtain certification.
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• Valid state driver’s license.
This position requires the physical ability to demonstrate sport activities, techniques, and skills.
This position requires frequent standing, walking, twisting, using fine manipulation, grasping, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects that weigh up to 50 pounds.
This position requires the ability to attend events and activities on and off campus and to interact and communicate with alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University.
The position requires the ability to travel by car and air.
Candidates must have the physical ability to drive team van to practices and competitions.
Hours of employment: position requires working flexible hours, including regular business hours, mornings, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary, as well as attendance at home and away events.
Work-related stress: stress from work-related situations such as those involving competitive, challenging, urgent, or time-sensitive matters.
Travel: travel to competitions and other events and activities will be required. Travel may be by ground transportation or air.
Promote culture of safety: demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Compliance with laws, policies, and procedures: subject to and expected to comply with all applicable laws and University, departmental, and other applicable policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel, business, and/or other policies of the University, NCAA, WCC, and/or other applicable organizations.
Promotion of integrity and reputation: all Athletics Department positions share responsibility for promoting and maintaining the integrity and reputation of the University of Portland and its intercollegiate athletics program. In fulfilling the responsibilities of this position, the person hired is required to comply with both the letter and spirit of all University policies and procedures, laws, and NCAA and WCC rules and regulations.
Compliance with driving related laws and requirements: when conducting university business while driving, must comply with the Oregon Vehicle Code and University of Portland driving requirements.
Interpersonal skills: demonstrates the ability to work professionally with all University of Portland community members, external organizations, and any other person or organization employee interacts with related to his or her University position.
Additional Salary Information: OTHER:
Classification: Regular, Administrative Staff, M1, Exempt.
Term & Hours: 12-month position & Full-time.
Benefits (as of November 8, 2017, but please see footnote below): medical and dental insurance, life insurance, sick time and vacation time consistent with University policies, long- term disability insurance, flexible spending account benefits, tuition remission benefits generally starting after 90 days (employee) or 2 years (spouse and children) of employment, retirement contributions generally starting after 2 years of employment, flexible spending account benefits, and eligibility for the University’s home purchase assistance program consistent with program requirements. (Benefits are subject to all relevant University policies, practices, contracts, and any other relevant materials. Eligibility for health benefits starts on the first of the month that comes after the start date of employment.)
Training: All mandatory trainings for athletics staff.
Immediate Supervisor: Vice President for Athletics or designee. Rev: SSC 11.8.17
For those requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: Applicants who have a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation regarding the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (503) 943-8484.
Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university with a mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service ...and leadership. The University of Portland is an Equal Opportunity employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The University of Portland does not discriminate in its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by and consistent with the law. Please see the University’s full Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy here: https://www1.up.edu/disclosures/nondiscrimination-policy.html.