Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.
Founded by abolitionists in 1855, Bates has been coeducational and has welcomed students regardless of race and ethnicity since its founding. The college’s commitment to academic excellence, intellectual exploration, inclusivity, and engaged citizenship defines its character.
Bates offers a rigorous and highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.
Bates has about 2,000 students from a wide variety of backgrounds. The student body represents 44 states and 53 countries; approximately 23 percent are domestic students of color, 7 percent of students are international, and 13 percent of all students are first generation to college.
The College has 210 faculty members and 750 staff and administrative employees. As one of the top employers in the state, Bates recruits its faculty and staff nationally, regionally, and locally. They consist of diverse individuals with a broad range of intellectual, professional, and personal experience.
Bates is proud of its deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, an urban center with a demographically diverse population of approximately 65,000 people. With a rich industrial past, Lewiston/ Auburn has seen great transition in the last 30 years and offers opportunities for cultural enrichment and meaningful community-engaged learning and leadership. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, a small city enjoying an exciting economic and cultural revitalization. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 340 miles north of New York City.
The Head Women’s Soccer Coach is a 12-month position working in the Department of Athletics. This position is responsible for supporting and coordinating all aspects of a competitive women’s soccer program, providing significant contributions to the development of student-athletes through mentorship, guidance, leadership opportunities, community building, and a commitment to social justice. This position is also responsible for the administration of all phases of varsity intercollegiate athletics with guidelines from Bates College, the NCAA, and NESCAC including compliance, scheduling competitions, travel planning, data management, practice scheduling, roster management, and recruiting. The Head Women’s Soccer Coach serves as an active and visible campus presence, serving on committees, holding day-time office hours, meeting recruits, and engaging with students outside of the Department of Athletics. The Head Women’s Soccer Coach will have significant night and weekend commitments. The Head Women’s Soccer Coach reports to the Director of Athletics.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization preferred.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Experience coaching a successful intercollegiate athletics program or equivalent experience required.
- Experience successfully recruiting student-athletes preferred.
- Fundamental understanding of sport skills, training, and strategies for high-level competition required.
- Commitment to supporting students from underrepresented groups, including students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, first-generation-to-college students, and low-income students.
- Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train or bus) domestically and internationally as needed for competition.
- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships with clientele such as students, staff, faculty and co-workers.
- Excellent communication (written, verbal & listening) skills.
- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information.
- Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
- Strong organizational skills for successful documentation, planning and execution.
- Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer software (e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel, Power Point, WordPress [website], Google docs, email and calendaring.)
- Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings, and other non-traditional schedules.
- Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
- Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity and commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
- Driver’s license and clean driving record required.
- Successful completion of a background check.
Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, paid time off, dependent care subsidy, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (References will not be contacted without your permission.)