College of the Holy Cross
May 22, 2023
Worcester, MA
Job Type


Assistant Coach Women's Soccer

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,200 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

Assist Head Coach with all facets of the women's soccer program; this includes practice and competition coaching, scouting opponents, recruiting student-athletes, designing and implementing game plans, and advising and mentoring our student-athletes. The assistant must understand and promote the mission, goals, values and educational ideals of the College of the Holy Cross.

Assistant coach must perform duties in compliance with all College, Patriot League, and NCAA rules and regulations.

Primary Responsibilities

Provide individual and team instruction to student-athletes on:

• rules & fundamentals
• skill attainment
• techniques and methods required to demonstrate satisfactory performance in a safe manner
• team concepts

Provide individualized coaching/instructing/mentoring to student-athletes, including preparatory work that includes:

• assessing student-athlete skill attainment demonstrated during practice, competition, and in films of both practice and competition
• determining specific daily practice activities that will be conducted by student-athletes
• coordinating video analysis of opponents performance and subsequently designing individualized and team instruction for Holy Cross student-athletes
• developing instruction for individual student-athletes and specific team needs
• determining pre-competition activities that will be conducted during days of competition
• attending workshops and training sessions for the purpose of researching methods to provide student-athletes with training and instruction on: rules, fundamentals, team concepts, physical health, safety, skill attainment, conference rules and regulations

Secondary responsibilities


identifying talented, academically qualified prospective student-athletes

Administrative duties as assigned, including, but not limited to:

• collaborating with coach to develop annual goals for the program
• maintaining records
• effectively communicating with coaches, prospects and parents
• tracking academic progress and providing counseling as appropriate
• assisting with fundraising, marketing and promotional activities
• administering sport camps as directed by head coach and/or Athletics Administration


• Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred
• Prior experience instructing and coaching - Goalkeeping experience preferred
• Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
• Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required
• Proficient in computer and video editing softwares - Instat, SportsCode, Vision, Spiideo

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt-level position. The College is committed to providing competitive market pay for its employees. The College also offers a competitive benefits package for full-time staff, including:

• 10% College contribution to the 403(b) Retirement Plan (1-year wait waiver available)
• NEW - condensed summer 4-day work week
• Tuition benefits
• Wellness programs & ongoing Training and Development opportunities
• Generous paid time off
• Free parking and free use of the athletic/fitness facilities.

To review our benefits in more detail, please visit: https://www.holycross.edu/human-resources/benefits

College Description

The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,200 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.

Region Description

Worcester is a city of approximately 200,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities https://livability.com/worcester-region/.

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: https://www.holycross.edu/human-resources/benefits

Holy Cross Benefits at a Glance PDF for download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vvUJ1aAP9VfP1ZU3yIaj_vYaUF22LqRQ/view

Application Instructions:

Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.

In your cover letter please address how your work supports the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/4207171

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)

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