It is the mission of the Department of Athletics and Recreation at Bridgewater State University to provide varsity, intramural, club and recreational activities to address the needs, interests and capabilities of our students, faculty and staff. All activities are conducted with fair sportmanlike principles for men and women as mandated by our various sports governing bodies. With service to our campus as a priority, our activities are intended to enhance and be a vital part of the total collegiate experience for all participants
Develop, implement and manage the overall day-to-day operations of the Field Hockey Program, including teaching skills and strategies for the specific sport during practice and games in the traditional and non-traditional seasons.
Oversee and coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Field Hockey team, including teaching skills and strategies for the specific sport during practice and games in the traditional and non-traditional seasons
Develop and implement a comprehensive recruiting plan to develop a highly competitive team.
Organize and direct a comprehensive student-athlete support program including promotion of the program, leadership development and student-athlete motivation through programs such as Peer Mentors and SAAC.
Coordinate team logistics with Athletic Department staff and other support personnel such as managers, scorekeepers, etc.
Monitor and oversee the academic development of field hockey student-athletes, ensuring academic progress to graduation
With appropriate certification from a national recognized governing body, develop an understanding of proper sports nutrition, personal health and safe strength development in field hockey student-athletes
Create a positive and healthy team culture that encourages learning and development
Hire, supervise and evaluate assistant coaches
Develop and implement team-specific community service and learning initiatives
Organize and direct team-specific fundraising initiatives as well as support program-wide fundraising initiatives such as the Crimson Pride Challenge and the Crimson Pride Classic Golf Tournament
Adhere to and support all rules, conditions and regulations as set forth by Bridgewater State University, Conference affiliations and the National Collegiate Athletic Association pertaining to all aspects of the team's management.
Assist the Office of Equal Opportunity /Title IX Coordinator office as a responsible employee with regard to incidents of sexual or gender-based harm or discrimination.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Three-four years in collegiate coaching and/or playing experience required.
Successful completion of the NCAA Division III Rules Test for Coaches by the 2nd full week of the playing and practice season
Strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences (i.e., students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, administration and community)
Experience with Word, Excel and Publisher
Current certification in First Aid / CPR (AED)
Ability to work evening, weekends, and holidays as playing and practice season schedule dictates
Ability to lift 25 lbs. with appropriate accommodation
Experience with FrontRush recruiting database management
Valid U.S. driver's license
Coaching activities are performed inside and outside, must be able to perform duties in various weather conditions. Coaching activities require incumbent to stand for varying lengths of time and travel moderate distance to perform work at the athletic event location; Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds with appropriate accommodations if needed. Must be able to move athletic event-related materials to and from athletic event sites.
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
*a minimum of one (1) employment history entry.
Internal Number: 14375
About Bridgewater State University
Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.