The Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach directs and coordinates the planning, organizing and coaching of the Siena Heights University Lacrosse Team. The head coach is further responsible for providing a quality athletic program for student athletes through pre and postseason training/conditioning, intercollegiate competition, student athlete recruitment and monitoring of academic progress.
Recruiting student athletes for the Women’s Lacrosse program by establishing recruiting goals in conjunction with the Athletic Director and Dean of Admissions. Develops a relationship with the stakeholders in the sport of lacrosse and works to establish the Siena Heights University reputation in the community.Establishing networking through high schools, travel programs, junior colleges as well as parents and student athletes. Develop recruiting travel schedule to high schools and junior colleges.Maintain recruiting correspondence with high school and junior college coaches as well as prospective student-athletes.Plan, organize and administer lacrosse summer camps and tournaments for fundraising and recruiting purposes.Prepares the student-athlete for competition in the Women’s Lacrosse season by organizing daily practice plans, including pre and post season conditioning programs.Instructing athletes in game strategy and rules knowledge.Providing and maintaining necessary uniforms and equipment.Directing assistant coach(s) by assigning responsibilities with direct supervision, which includes scouting opponents, recruiting and coaching fundamentals. Schedules contests for the Women’s Lacrosse program subject to the approval of the Athletic Director and in accordance with the NAIA guidelines.Ensure that all travel arrangements for the team, including all transportation, overnight plans and meals are planned.Provide statistical data in an accurate and timely fashion to the Sports Information Director.Coordinates and manages the Women’s Lacrosse budget, including but not limited to travel, equipment and referee fees.Coordinating fundraising projects to benefit the lacrosse program.Monitoring student as athletes' academic progress by scheduling study sessions and communicating with academic advisors and faculty.Promote environment in which student athlete will establish purposeful and ethical characteristics. This position is institutionally authorized to accept financial aid documents and verify information.Other duties within the scope of division’s responsibilities as defined by the Athletic Director.
Requires Bachelor’s degree with a Master Degree preferred. Requires previous lacrosse coaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level, including player evaluation and recruiting. Must have excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to instruct and motivate athletes and assistant coaches. Must be able to communicate clearly in writing as well as have highly developed time management skills.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume, list of three professional references to email@example.com. In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. This position is classified as a full-time exempt position. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE
About Siena Heights University
Siena Heights University is committed to attracting, encouraging, and retaining a highly qualified workforce to support our mission of assisting people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all. Siena Heights University is a renowned liberal arts institution located in Adrian, Mich. Siena?s success is the result of a diverse workforce coming together to help shape the future. Siena Heights University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.The results, released today in The Chronicle?s fifth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities. In all, only 103 of the 294 institutions achieved ?Great College to Work For? recognition for specific best practices and policies. ?We are honored to be recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education,? said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. ?Siena Heights tries to build a sense of not only community ? but family ? for our employees. This honor reinforces our belief that Siena Heights is a great plac...e to be, not only for our students, but our faculty, staff and administration as well. We will continue to live our mission of being more competent, purposeful and ethical.?In addition, Siena Heights was only one of two institutions in Michigan to be placed on the Honor Roll, with the University of Michigan being the other. Only 42 institutions nationwide earned this special recognition for being ?the best of the best.? Those that make the Honor Roll are cited most often across all recognition categories. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions.Siena Heights won honors in five categories this year:Collaborative governance,Confidence in senior leadership, Respect and appreciation Supervisor or department chair relationship, and Work/life balance