NFHCA

Head Coach

Title:Head Coach, Field Hockey
Date: 1/17/2019
Wheaton College, an NCAA Division III institution located in Norton, Massachusetts, is looking for a motivated, energetic, passionate and caring individual to lead our field hockey program. The Head Coach prepares the team for a full intercollegiate varsity season, including in-season and non-traditional practices, scouting of opponents and pre-season tryouts.

Responsibilities of the Head Coach include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Organize and conduct team practices to prepare for and compete in team competitions.
• Develop a recruiting plan and evaluate and recruit qualified student athletes. Travel locally, regionally and nationally to identify prospective student-athletes and coordinate all aspects of recruitment via mailings, telephone, travel and recruit visits.
• Travel locally, regionally and nationally for any regular-season events, championships, conference and/or national meetings, fundraising, alumni and community events.
• Prepare and manage operating, recruiting, and fundraising budgets.
• Oversee student-athletes academic progress and be available for consultation/support for student-athletes.
• Comply with all NCAA Division III, NEWMAC and Wheaton rules and regulations and ensure assistant coaches comply with the same.
• Work closely with the Athletic Communications Director to develop a media plan and be available for interviews and speaking engagements both internally and externally.
• Select and purchase all equipment necessary for the program.
• Work with facilities director on supervision and upkeep of Nordin Field and other relevant facilities.
• Serve in an administrative capacity as needed, including a secondary duty and game management assignments, as well as serving on department and campus-wide committees.
• Recruit, hire, supervise, train and evaluate assistant coaches and student workers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 2-4 years of collegiate coaching experience required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Master’s degree, collegiate field hockey playing experience, and 3-5 years of head coaching experience preferred.
• Valid driver’s license.
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends throughout the year to accomplish the tasks necessary for success in this field.
• Commitment to working and teaching within an environment that embraces the development of students around their education, cultural diversity and mental health awareness.

Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Phone Number: 508-286-8206
Location: Norton, MA
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