The Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, is a full-time position, responsible for the overall operation of the intercollegiate lacrosse program in accordance with Spalding University (SU) and National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) regulations. The Head Coach must have a commitment to the philosophy of providing a competitive NCAA Division III women’s lacrosse program that emphasizes the educational welfare of its student-athletes. The position has additional duties in the athletic department. Spalding University is committed to the education and personal growth of all our students. The Spalding University department of intercollegiate athletics, through an array of competitive opportunities for both men and women, will develop leadership qualities in student-athletes through spirited competition, fair play, thorough preparation, teamwork, dedication, and self-sacrifice. Duties of this position include all aspects of coaching and administrating a collegiate NCAA Division III program include, but is not limited to the following:
•On-site coaching in games and practices, including organization and implementation of daily practices
•Plan and prepare for games
•Collaborate with head strength and conditioning coach on strength and condition in program for student-athletes
•Monitor academic progress of student-athletes
•Recruit and retain talented athletes successfully
•Build relationships with prospective student athletes and their families through email, phone, social media and one-on-one meetings
•Understand NCAA rules, compliance, and laws
•Ensure safety and well-being of student athletes
•Serve as an effective role model for college-age students
•Collaborate effectively with other Department of Athletics’ team members
•Serve as a coordinator of team travel
•Assist with day-to-day operations of the women’s lacrosse program
Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience
Previous experience coaching and or/competing at the collegiate level is required
Committed to the values of a liberal arts education
Strong attention to detail and a commitment to delivering
This position has significant interaction with high school and college student athletes, their families, coaches, and administrators.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Operates on turf, grass, gymnasium, and training rooms. General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, movement, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds in coaching and training situations. Frequent travel and early morning/evening/weekend work is required
All applicants are subject to a pre-employment background check.
Non-Discrimination Policy: Spalding University is an equal opportunity educational institution. The University does not discriminate against otherwise qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, veteran status or other protected status. The Dean of Student Affairs is responsible for the coordination of the University’s efforts to meet its obligations under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title IX and their implementation regulations. The Dean of Student Affairs’ office is located in the Egan leadership Center Building; the Dean of Student Affairs may be contacted at (502) 873.4488.
About Spalding University
Spalding University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. The University complies with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws. It is the University’s policy not to discriminate against any individual or group of individuals and to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, veteran status or other protected status. All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen.Founded in 1814, Spalding University is the oldest university west of the Alleghenies to be steeped in the Catholic tradition. As a private, co-educational, independent, non-for-profit university, Spalding offers twenty-seven fully accredited degree programs, including several nationally recognized and highly competitive graduate degrees.Faculty, staff and students are united by the institutional mission: Spalding University is a diverse community of learners dedicated to meeting the needs of the times in the tradition of the Sister...s of Charity of Nazareth through quality undergraduate and graduate liberal and professional studies, grounded in spiritual values, with emphasis on service and the promotion of peace and justice.Spalding has always been a leader in serving populations who might otherwise have gone underserved by higher education – offering formal higher education to women at a time when it was a rarity, and later admitting African American students while many institutions were still segregated. Spalding is committed to serving students whose potential for success and drive to grow through education may be greater than their academic preparation or economic ability, and has developed an institutional model that works with each student to build on their capabilities, equipping them to compete professionally and academically.Spalding’s tradition of reaching underrepresented populations continues today, filling a critical educational niche in our community. Among Spalding’s student population of just over 2,400:• 39% of students identify as an ethnic minority (15-20% greater than other local universities) nearly half (46%) are first-generation college students• 59% (695 out of 1171 total undergrads) are eligible for Pell Grants (indicating an economically disadvantaged household).Spalding’s impact in our community extends far beyond the student body. Through students’ practicum, fieldwork and clinical assignments in conjunction with over 150 area health care and community-based agencies, Spalding touches over 25,000 adults and children each year. Considering over three quarters of Spalding graduates remain in the greater Louisville region following graduation, investment in our students today means continued investment tomorrow as they continue to play a significant role in growing the college-educated workforce in the area.