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.
Collegiate coaching experience.