Under the direction of the Director of Fitness and Recreation, the Head Men’s Club Rugby Coach is a professional employee of the College with a primary duty of coaching, management and operations (including administrative functions) of the Curry College Men’s Club Rugby Team. The program will be conducted in accordance with all New England Rugby Football Union (NERFU), rules, regulations, and policies. The Head Coach will supervise and delegate certain functions to the Volunteer Coach.
This position is a part-time, temporary, academic year appointment with a mutual option for renewal annually.
Coach and manage Men’s Club Rugby team; assure skills and game strategies are effectively taught;
Create and maintain practice drills;
Coordinate the practice schedule with the Director of Fitness and Recreation;
Coordinate and schedule games with Director of Fitness and Recreation, USA Rugby and other institutions.
Maintain team rosters including contact, emergency and insurance information.
Coordinate student athlete CIPP memberships, registration with USA Rugby, completion of all Curry paperwork and ensures NERFU compliance;
Act as the primary liaison between Curry College and USA Rugby;
Develop and manage team budget in conjunction with Director of Fitness and Recreation;
Complete all paperwork in a timely manner (i.e., rosters; eligibility forms; purchase orders; reimbursements, end-of-season reports, etc.);
Coordinate with Club E-board and Director of Fitness and Recreation for transportation and food for away-games;
In charge of distribution, collection, and inspection of all related equipment.
Meet regularly with Director of Fitness and Recreation during season and in the off season.
Build student athletes’ respect for themselves, their teammates, their opponents, their coaches, and their sport. Communicate to student athletes in a positive manner.
With assistance from Club E-board, work to create positive team atmosphere and mediate disputes between players.
Develop commitment of team members to team success.
Work with Club E-board and Volunteer Coaches on game preparation, film review, practice scheduling.
Communicate regularly with team in person and via email.
Student Success and Retention:
Respond effectively to concerns expressed by student athletes about athletic and non-athletic issues, including keeping Director of Fitness & Recreation informed.
Support the colleges recruiting and retention program while maintaining a squad size of student athletes within the range of your sport, minimum 15.
Refer students to appropriate office on campus to address concerns (Academic Support, Counseling, Residence Life, Financial Aid). Follow-up when appropriate.
Attend Open House dates and Accepted Students Day, if no match is scheduled.
Comply with NERFU policy, rules, and department policy and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Fitness and Recreation.
Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy.
Minimum Level 200 USA Rugby Coach Certification
Experience playing Rugby at the collegiate level
Knowledge of the rules of Rugby as governed by USA Rugby.
Ability to handle emergency situations involving students.
Ability to travel.
Ability to work evening and weekends and some holidays.
Current CPR and First Aid certification.
At the College’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.
Additional Salary Information: part- time, non - benefit status
About Curry College
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Curry College offers 27 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as four graduate programs and a variety of continuing education certificates and programs.
Curry College is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity in the workplace and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations.
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