Head Womens Lacrosse Coach

Job Description

• Responsible for strategic leadership of all activities and outcomes for the Colgate Women's Lacrosse program. These will include sustained performance and execution in the following areas:
athletic instruction
student-athlete development
student-athlete welfare
competition preparation
team management
scheduling conference and nonconference competitions
roster management
competitive outcomes
responsible for hiring and oversight of assistant coaches

•Responsible for recruitment and management of student-athletes to include sustained performance in the following areas:
attracting and evaluating the best fit prospective student-athletes
strategic allocation of scholarship and admission resources, if applicable
ensuring student-athlete academic progress and well-being
ensuring student-athletes adhere to institutional policies and code of conduct

•Accountable for creating a culture of compliance within program to all relevant governing bodies to include:
specific conference
athletic department
university policies

•Responsible for budget development and management.

•Effectively support and contribute to athletics fundraising efforts

•Responsible for the effective supervision of staff as assigned. Ensures selection and hiring of high quality employees; ensures appropriate distribution of work assignments and high quality of employee work product; ensures fair and accurate performance assessments and feedback to include identifying areas for professional development and documenting and conducting disciplinary measures, as needed. Responsible for providing fair and accurate input to supervisor regarding employment status (hire, promotion, salary increases, termination); ensures the creation of effective opportunities and programs for employee mentoring, development and sustained performance.

•Ensures positive relationships and communication between the program and key stakeholders, to include alumni, local community, fans, parents, faculty and other University constituents. As directed, required to effectively support athletics fundraising efforts.

•Responsible for role modeling positive behaviors and leadership for student-athletes

Colgate Athletics Mission:

To be an inclusive community of competitive excellence

Athletics Department Values:

Thoughtful – Careful, reasoned, inclusive thinking

Driven – Relentless, energetic, focused pursuit of courageous goal

Enthusiastic – Passionate, positive, fun presence

Cohesive – Close—knit, collaborative, consistent teamwork

Bold – Creative, resourceful, fearless winners


Candidate must demonstrate a significant knowledge of lacrosse, proven success in coaching lacrosse at the collegiate or an equivalently high level, the ability to recruit, develop and motivate Division I student-athletes, a strong commitment to the academic success of student-athletes, knowledge and commitment to University, Conference and NCAA regulations, good communication skills, and strong leadership.

A current valid driver's license, in accordance with the University's Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Use Policy is required.

Bachelor's degree is required.
Master's degree is preferred.

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Application Closing Date: 
When filled.
Employment Type: 
Job Region: 
Job Location: 
Hamilton, New York, United States 13346
Job Degree Level: 
Bachelor's degree
Job Starting Date: 
As soon as filled.

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