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Head Coach, Men’s Soccer and Fitness Center Coordinator

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The Office of Equity and Diversity
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University Mission
The University is a Catholic and Jesuit University animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding. All candidates must indicate how they would help communicate and support the Catholic and Jesuit identity and mission of the University. The University’s mission statement and a description of the history and concepts of the Ignatian teaching philosophy may be found at


Men’s Soccer

Job Purpose:

The Head Coach for Men’s Soccer is responsible for management and administration of all phases of varsity intercollegiate sport program and team, within the guidelines, rules, and regulations of The University of Scranton, Landmark Conference, and the NCAA.
The Fitness Center Coordinator for Recreational Sports will oversee the 14,000 square foot facility located in the Pilarz Fitness Center and assist with the equipment maintenance/ordering in the Giaquinto Weight Room in the Long Center.

Essential Duties:

Head Coach, Men’s Soccer:
– Schedule and conduct regular practice/training sessions in and out of season with guidelines of departmental policy
– Coach the team during all scheduled events
– Determine and implement the strategies necessary to motivate the team to maximum levels of individual and team performance
– Develop a comprehensive and functional knowledge of the sport while actively seeking new methods and strategies
– With approval of the Director of Athletics, be responsible for the search, selection and training of qualified assistant coaches in accordance with all proper University guidelines
– Direct and manage assistant coaches, delegating and prioritizing administrative responsibilities
– Maintain continuing and thorough familiarity with all applicable NCAA , Landmark Conference, and University of Scranton rules and regulations, and be responsible for compliance with all rules and regulations
– Present annual budget requirements to the Director of Athletics and be accountable for expense control compliance and administration of the sport’s budget
– Scout and recruit quality student-athletes and coordinate all recruiting activities with Associate Director of Athletics
– Demonstrate an active interest in the academic progress of student-athletes
– Work closely with all appropriate University and Department personnel to assure academic success of student-athletes
– Provide individual counseling to student-athletes when appropriate and direct the student-athlete to professional staff when needed
– Participate in any and organize all fundraising activities after consultation with the Director of Athletics
– Be responsible for all travel arrangements for team: including transportation to the contest sight and back to campus as well as to the practice site and back to campus, in accordance with all proper University guidelines
– Provide both a secure environment and appropriate supervision within the designated and approved practice and contest facilities for the student-athletes for all practices, competition, and traveling in addition to maintaining appropriate safety standards with all equipment and teaching aids used in all coaching/playing activities of the student-athletes
– Be responsible for management and development of staff, including annual performance evaluation for any and all staff reporting to head coach
– Complete NCAA required rules test
– Be responsible for scheduling of all contests while working closely with the Associate Director of Athletics to assist in both coordination and final approval of those schedules

Fitness Center Coordinator (Recreational Sports):
– Policy and procedure enforcement including dress code/attire, enforcement of no chalk policy, locker usage, wiping down machines
– Assisting with supervision and training of part-time attendant
– Assisting with work study recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, and supervision
– Daily facility monitoring (walk throughs, check ins, communication with work study students, ensuring wipes are filled)
– Equipment inventory, logging damaged/broken cardio/selectorized equipment
– Order accessories for fitness center (benches, bars, handles, mats, etc.
– Communication with maintenance companies and contractors for timely repairs of cardio and selectorized machines
– Communication with recreation staff regarding suggested improvements (policies, replacements of new equipment and accessories, etc.)
– Communication with University Physical Plant regarding daily cleaning of floors, locker rooms, mirrors, etc.; complete necessary work orders as needed related to issues like plumbing, physical fixture issues, water fountain filters replacement, etc.
– Monitoring inventory and ordering wipes for cleaning
– Maintain signage throughout facility (hours, policies, damages/out of order equipment)
– Ensure first aid supplies are stocked and accessible
– Assisting the director with setting facility hours and card swipe access during holidays and breaks
– Assisting full time recreation staff and part-time morning attendant with special projects and initiatives

Additional Skills Required:

– Attain certification in CPR , First Aid & AED and responsible for re-certification as needed on an annual basis (required for Head Coach; preferred for Fitness Center Attendant)
– Maintain a valid driver’s license
– Ability to work and display a cooperative attitude toward all other sports programs and other functions of the University and the Athletic Department
– Ability to develop a positive working arrangement with all support offices both in the department and on campus
– Stand for periods up to 6 hours
– Lift and carry up to 50 pounds
– Perform athletic fundamentals (running, jumping, kneeling, bending)
– Must be able to support the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture
– Must be able to respect, support and contribute to the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission

Minimum Education Requirements:

– Bachelor’s degree required

Preferred Education:

Minimum Job Experience Requirements:

– Minimum of three (3) years coaching experience required

Preferred Qualifications:

– Intercollegiate coaching experience preferred (Head Coach)

Years of Experience: 3

University Classification: Professional

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Schedule/Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additional hours as required.

Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time

Annual Schedule: 12

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Posting Number: S0826P

Open Date: 04/24/2024

Close Date: 05/08/2024

Open Until Filled: No

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