Published
May 22, 2021
Location
4900 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, Maine
Category
Job Type

Description

The Colby College Department of Athletics is seeking an assistant women’s hockey coach beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022. The assistant women’s hockey coach’s responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all duties involved in running a competitive Division III hockey program. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • On-site coaching at games and practices, including organization and implementation of daily practices
  • Prepare video breakdown and analysis, and present analysis to team members
  • Plan and prepare for games
  • Contribute to strength and conditioning program, including one-on-one strength and conditioning work with student athletes
  • Provide support and encouragement to student athletes, including academic counseling and advising
  • Monitor academic progress of athletes
  • Recruit and retain talented athletes successfully
  • Research academic and athletic credentials
  • Build relationships with prospective student athletes and their families through email, phone, and one-on-one meetings
  • Organize and implement overnight visits
  • Understand NCAA rules, compliance, and laws
  • Ensure safety and well-being of student athletes
  • Serve as an effective role model for college-age students
  • Provide effective communication to head coach
  • 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 hockey program
  • Position will have a secondary assignment within the department
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience
  • Previous experience coaching and or/competing at the collegiate level is highly desirable
  • Committed to the values of a liberal arts education
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to delivering
  • Must be organized, take initiative, and utilize strong time management skills
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements
  • Ability to travel for team practices, competition, and scouting in and out of state
  • Strong positive communication and interpersonal skills with all levels
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to excel as a member of a diverse community

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

This position has significant interaction with high school and college student athletes and their families, as well as coaches and administrators.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Operates on ice surfaces, gymnasium, gyms, weight rooms, and training rooms. General open office and campus environment. Position involves both sitting, movement, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds in coaching and training situations. Frequent travel and early morning/evening/weekend work is required.

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Assistant Women’s Hockey Coach - Search Committee