College of the Holy Cross is a private institution that was founded in 1843 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Worcester, Massachusetts. With an enrollment of about 3,100 men and women from across the United States and abroad, offering academic concentrations in some 26 fields within a physical plant unmatched for its beauty and sophistication, the College of the Holy Cross stands as one of the finest undergraduate, liberal arts colleges in our nation. Faithful to its Jesuit tradition and character, religion in both scholarship and practice plays an important part in the curriculum and daily life of the College. With an agreed upon mission to educate men and women for others, Holy Cross students are urged to measure their personal successes in life by what they have done to better the lives of others, especially those less fortunate than themselves.
As a liberal arts college, Holy Cross pursues excellence in teaching, learning, and research. All who share its life are challenged to be open to new ideas, to be patient with ambiguity and uncertainty, to combine a passion for truth with respect for the views of others. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross seeks to build a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. Because the search for meaning and value is at the heart of the intellectual life, critical examination of fundamental religious and philosophical questions is integral to liberal arts education. Dialogue about these questions among people from diverse academic disciplines and religious traditions requires everyone to acknowledge and respect differences. Dialogue also requires us to remain open to that sense of the whole which calls us to transcend ourselves and challenges us to seek that which might constitute our common humanity. Detailed information about the College of the Holy Cross is available at: (https://www.holycross.edu/about-holy-cross)
Holy Cross enjoys a long and rich history in intercollegiate athletics. Athletic success has been achieved without compromising academic standards or goals. Student-athletes at Holy Cross are representative of the general student population at the College. The holistic development of every student-athlete remains the primary concern of the College and of the Department of Athletics. Educational experiences in the classroom are complemented by those in athletics, which promote discipline, teamwork, leadership, and good sportsmanship. Ultimately all these programs and support are seen as a means of developing the total person: intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, socially, and physically. Holy Cross student-athletes live out the call to be 'men and women for and with others' in places near and far.
The success of the athletics program is measured by its alignment with the mission of the College, defined in the College's mission statement. Integrating the goals of the College with the mandates established by the NCAA, Patriot League, IRA, Hockey East and Atlantic Hockey, the Department of Athletics recognizes a dual commitment to serve both the student-athletes and the College.
This position is responsible for leading a NCAA Division I women's soccer program by recruiting and developing qualified student-athletes, supervising assistant coaches, budget management, participation in alumni relations, fundraising and promoting sportsmanship in all phases of a successful intercollegiate soccer program.
The head coach must conduct the program in a manner that recognizes the primacy of academics by recruiting, supporting, and retaining student-athletes who will be competitive in the Patriot League.
The head coach must ensure that the women's soccer program operates in compliance with all College, Patriot League and NCAA rules and regulations.
Major Areas of Responsibility
Coach a competitive soccer program which meets annually established goals in a manner that promotes sportsmanship among athletes, and ensures compliance with all NCAA, Patriot League and institutional rules and regulations.
Identify talented, academically qualified prospective student-athletes by effectively communicating with high school coaches, club coaches, prospects and parents, and supporting key applicants within admissions and financial aid offices.
Participate in marketing, community service and fundraising initiatives through engaging in special events to generate interest within the College community, alumni, and region.
Responsible for administration of all phases of the program, including but not limited to monitoring team budget, completing expense reports, preparing annual evaluations for all direct reports and conducting sports camps and/or clinics.
Effectively supervise the activities of assistant coaches, student-athletes and other individuals associated with the program to result in a competitive, ethical and compliant program.
Provide leadership on a consistent basis that helps the team achieve academic and athletic success. Head coach monitors academic progress, develops training programs that are safe and effective for student-athletes, schedules games and practices in accordance with College policies, coordinates travel arrangements, oversees selection of team equipment and apparel, coordinates video analysis, develops game strategies, and maintains records as required.
Maintain an environment that reflects the department's commitment to excellence, integrity, respect and leadership. Collaborates with sport administrator and/or Director of Athletics to develop annual goals for program. Communicates program's needs and concerns responsibly and in timely manner. Attends workshops, training sessions and meetings required for head coaches by the College and the conference.
Perform other duties as assigned by sport supervisor and/or Director of Athletics.
Bachelor's degree required.
Previous coaching experience required, preferably at the Division I level.
Fundraising experience preferred.
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required.
Computer and video editing skills strongly encouraged.
This is a full time, exempt level position.
The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,000 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
College of the Holy Cross invites applications, letters of nomination, or expressions of interest for the position of Head Women's Soccer Coach to be submitted directly to the College. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. For full consideration, application materials should be submitted via the College's employment opportunities site.
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)
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ABOUT COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS: Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.