Head Men's Soccer Coach

Newman University, Wichita
March 18, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Occupational Summary:

The Head Men's Soccer Coach reports to the Director of Athletics and is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, evaluating, and administering all aspects of the Men's Soccer program. The Head Men's Soccer Coach will instruct student athletes in the rules and fundamentals of men's soccer.

Stewardship Statement: This position is responsible for cultivating and maintaining the institution's Catholic identity and its mission to empower graduates to transform society. As a member of the Newman community, the staff member will join with the institution's sponsors, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC Sisters), to witness God's love in Mission to empower others, foster oneness, celebrate life, form right relationships, and walk as compassionate companions. Additionally, this position contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other faiths, cultures, or backgrounds.

Work Performed:

  • Direct all aspects of the coaching and management of a competitive NCAA Division II men's soccer program.
  • Instruction of physical health, team concepts and safety to student athletes.
  • Oversee the recruiting and retention of qualified NCAA Division II student-athletes (in accordance with NCAA Bylaws).
  • Instruct 1 credit hour course(s) per semester within the Department of Athletics.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of and ability to comply with all NCAA Division II, GAC Conference, and institutional rules and regulations.
  • Monitor the eligibility status of student-athletes and mentor student-athletes in their academic progress to assure timely progress-toward-degree completion.
  • Manage the program within its established budget.
  • Schedule and conduct regular practice sessions and oversee the conditioning and weight training of student-athletes to ensure student-athletes are physically prepared for competition.
  • Arrange a competitive game schedule with approval by the Director of Athletics.
  • Submit all NCAA Division II compliance documentation, in accordance with deadlines, as requested by the Associate AD/Compliance and the Director of Athletics.
  • Develop strategies to motivate maximum level of individual and team athletic performance and appropriate personal and social conduct within the mission of Newman University.
  • Participate and assist with fundraising, promotional, and public relations events within the community including on-campus and off-campus events, specifically including booster club activities and community engagement/service projects.
  • Planning all team travel arrangements with approval of the Director of Athletics.
  • Plan, conduct, and manage soccer camps, clinics, or leagues, as appropriate, within the guidelines and regulations of NCAA Bylaw 13.12.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletics
  • Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's Degree preferred from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience as a successful soccer coach; preferably as a head coach at the college level.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and pass a motor vehicle check.
  • Ability to recruit and retain qualified NCAA student-athletes and to facilitate timely progress toward graduation.
  • Effective leadership and strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of NCAA Division II rules and regulations preferred.
  • Sound human relations skills in dealing with student-athletes, university personnel, and members of the off-campus community.
  • Ability to operate a program within budget parameters.
  • Ability to participate with fundraising within the community.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as necessary.
  • Must be willing to be certified in First aid and CPR, as required by NCAA rules.
  • Maintain and oversee soccer field maintenance and marketing.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Physical Requirements: (Indoor/Outdoor)

  • Position involves both inside sedentary work and outside work on the field in coaching and training situations with student athletes.
  • Demonstration of appropriate skills may involve strained muscles or orthopedic related injuries from soccer-related activities.
  • Major hazardous conditions can result from the operations of field maintenance equipment including, but not limited to, tractors, drags, and mowers.
  • Exposure to fertilizer, lawn chemicals, and weather conditions.
  • Position requires durability.
  • Conduct Expectations:

    Employees are expected to exhibit a high degree of personal integrity in support of the University's Mission.

    As a member of the NCAA, individuals employed by or associated with a member institution to administer, conduct or coach intercollegiate athletics shall act with honesty and sportsmanship at all times so that the intercollegiate athletics as a whole, their institutions and they, as individuals, represent the honor and dignity of fair play and the generally recognized high standards associated with the wholesome competitive sports. (See Bylaw 10 for more specific ethical-conduct standards that apply to all institutional staff members and student-athletes.)

    Institutional staff members found in violation of NCAA regulations shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension of pay or termination of employment for significant or repetitive violations, whether such violations occurred at the certifying institution or during the individual's previous employment at another member institution. It shall be the responsibility of the head coach to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the program and to monitor the activities regarding compliance of all assistant coaches and other administrators within the program who report directly or indirectly to the head coach (Bylaw 11.1.2).

    The previously mentioned statements and summary describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel in this job.

    Founded in 1933, Newman University is a liberal arts institution grounded in Catholic values and traditions, yet is respectful of all faiths. At Newman you'll find people, programs, organizations and activities designed to educate the mind and inspire the spirit. Our low instructor-to-student ratio and collaborative faculty contribute to a positive learning environment. We are a sponsored ministry of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, US Region. We invite you to join us in our work of empowering our graduates to transform society!

    Newman University is committed to hiring faculty and staff members that reflect the diversity of our region and to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees, according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies and agencies. In keeping this commitment, it is the policy of Newman University to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, familial status, public assistance status, local human rights commission activity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a qualified protected veteran.

    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Newman University will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with a disability in completing the application form or in the interview process. Please notify the Human Resources Office at (316) 942-4291, ext. 2202 or email [email protected] in advance so necessary arrangements can be made.

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