Willamette University Athletics
January 25, 2022
900 State St. Salem, OR 97301, Salem, Oregon
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Position Summary:

Directs all areas associated with the women's soccer program including: practice and competition preparation; student-athlete recruitment; student leadership development; and budget management.


  • Recruits qualified student-athletes for admission to a demanding academic environment
  • Provides leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student-athletes, including counseling team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters.
  • Prepares and manages program budget, including purchasing of equipment and other supplies as needed.
  • Makes team travel arrangements including accommodations, transportation and meals.
  • Observes all conference, NCAA and university rules and regulations.
  • Schedules competitions and practices within university, Northwest Conference and NCAA Division III guidelines.
  • Teaches the fundamental principles and techniques of soccer (i.e. competition, traditions and sportsmanship) as well as the philosophy of the sport.
  • Is proactive in all matters pertaining to safety among staff and participants.
  • Represents the department and university in public relations efforts.
  • Participates in department and Division planning and staff meetings, representing the women's soccer program and/or Willamette athletic department.
  • Cooperate with all coaches and administrative staff within the athletics program to enhance overall department operation and student-athlete experience.

Additional administrative responsibilities and duties will be assigned by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent required.

  • Five years' experience coaching high school, club or college soccer.

  • Thorough knowledge of all applicable rules as they apply to soccer.

  • Must be able to successfully articulate the values of a liberal arts education and the role intercollegiate athletics plays in the development of student athletes.

  • Ability to recruit outstanding student-athletes to a strong academic environment.

  • Possess strong leadership, organizational, communication and management skills; serves as a role model for student-athletes. Ability to effectively teach and coach students in both an individual and team setting.

  • Must demonstrate strong communication and organizational skills and must be able to work effectively with staff, faculty and other members of the university.

  • Knowledge of and ability to use computers and a variety of software applications.

  • Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of people in a manner that positively portrays the university and its programs, personnel, and philosophies.

  • Ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain harmonious relations with other staff, faculty and students.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Collegiate coaching experience.

  • Master's degree.