Kenyon College
November 17, 2022
221 Duff St., Gambier, Ohio
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Kenyon College invites applications for the position of Women’s Assistant Soccer Coach. This is a full time, 10-month reporting position with benefits. Under the general direction of the Head Women’s Soccer Coach, this coach will assist with the responsibilities of the NCAA D-III Women’s Soccer program in accordance and compliance with NCAA, NCAC, and Kenyon College policies and regulations. The Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach will work with the head coach to fulfill the following responsibilities: assisting the Head Coach with recruiting, planning and running practice sessions, and game day responsibilities. Prior collegiate coaching experience along with goalkeeping coaching is preferred. Additional responsibilities will be assigned in game management, facility overview, teaching, and / or administration. 

It is also expected that the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach embrace the department mission of fostering learning and developing community with a focus on the values of citizenship, competition, resiliency, sportsmanship, and teamwork within Kenyon’s unique campus culture. Successful candidates will be able to show a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their support for students from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, religious, and national backgrounds. 

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors. 


Position Summary: 

The Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach serves the Department of Athletics, Fitness and Recreation in the Division of Student Affairs. This position reports to the Head Women’s Soccer Coach and supports the mission of the College in its focus on student development, outcomes and success. 

This is a ten (10) month position with benefits that includes morning, evening and weekend responsibilities. 

Title: Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach 

Status: Professional Exempt; Administrative 

Term: Full-time / 10 Months 

Immediate Supervisor: Head Women’s Soccer Coach 

Essential Functions: 

  • Provide assistance to the Head Women’s Soccer Coach 
  • Take charge of game film breakdown and preparation for team viewing; sharing video with NCAC teams in accordance NCAC policy; if a film breakdown company is being utilized, work with them to fulfill program needs 
  • Arrange accommodations for food and lodging for team travel, team events, and recruiting 
  • Recruit academically and athletically strong applicants for admission in the selective, highly competitive application pool at Kenyon College utilizing Front Rush software, including preparing promotional materials 
  • Planning and organizing on-campus recruiting visits for any student-athlete interested in women’s soccer 
  • Maintain excellent record keeping for all purchases and expenses for the program, to stay within the budget 
  • Inventory and safety check all uniforms and soccer-specific equipment 
  • Work in conjunction with athletic trainers to maintain student-athlete welfare 
  • Stay up-to-date with sport and coaching best practices in order to provide opportunities for all involved in the program to become students of the game by sharing knowledge of the sport 
  • Participate in the NCAC governance for women’s soccer at coaches meetings 
  • All coaches are assigned additional duties in the areas of facility and event /game management and teaching. These responsibilities are determined annually by Coordinator of Lifetime Fitness, Game / Event Manager, Facility Manager(s) and Director of Athletics, Fitness and Recreation 

Other Expectations: 

  • Serve as a member of the Athletics, Fitness and Recreation team, responsible for providing leadership, goals, and program implementation at a fully residential campus housing 1700 undergraduate students 
  • Develop and maintain mutually supportive and collaborative working relationships with student affairs colleagues, faculty, and other campus partners to accomplish shared objectives and tasks 
  • Lead and assist with designated departmental, divisional, and/or College committees, initiatives and processes 
  • Develop meaningful connections with students, staff and faculty by being available and visible on campus 
  • Assist with special projects and duties, as needed 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and compliance with the College’s and Department of Athletics, Fitness and Recreation policies and procedures as well as the North Coast Athletic Conference and NCAA constitutions, bylaws, legislation and regulations 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Department of Athletics’ student-athlete handbook, and the Student Affairs and College’s mission statements 

Success Factors: 

  • Collaborative mindset 
  • Knowledge of teaching technical skills 
  • Demonstrated support for students from diverse cultural backgrounds 
  • Community Relations experience 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Commitment to a Strength and Conditioning program as part of overall program 
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal growth and learning 
  • Demonstrated commitment to athletes as students 

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervisor for student workers in assigned game management role 
  • Hire, assign and train student workers 
  • Potential for timesheets 

Working Conditions:

  • Some heavy lifting / moving equipment is required. 
  • The working schedule is not traditional nor regular: early morning, day, late evenings, weekends are required, as may be work during college breaks and summers. 
  • Travel for athletic contests, recruiting, coaches meetings and convention/caucus attendance is required. 
  • The ability to obtain College driver certification is desirable. 


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred 
  • Demonstrated experience instructing on the rules and fundamentals of the sport 
  • Collegiate soccer playing and coaching experience; DIII experience preferred 
  • Experience in recruitment of academically focused-student athletes is preferred 
  • CPR, First Aid and AED Certification is required (and can be completed after hire) 


  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.