Seattle University is a highly selective, independent, Catholic, Jesuit institution adjacent to downtown Seattle, and is seeking a dynamic and proven athletics department professional to serve as its Assistant Coach, Women's Soccer.
Located on Capitol Hill, one of Seattle's most vibrant neighborhoods, Seattle University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and currently enrolls more than 7,400 graduate and undergraduate students within nine schools and colleges. Seattle University is among the most diverse independent universities in the West: 40 percent of its students are from ethnically diverse backgrounds and students come from 77 nations and all 50 states. Seattle University employs approximately 1,500 faculty and staff and has an annual operating budget of over $210M.
The university's athletic program fields 20 Division I intercollegiate teams (9 men's and 11 women's) and is comprised of more than 320 student athletes. The Redhawks, Seattle University's athletic teams, compete in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in all sports and have an excellent track record of achievement both on the field and court and in the classroom. In the five years with the WAC, the Redhawk teams have a combined 31 WAC conference titles, including both team and individual championships.
This 12 months per year position is responsible for planning and implementing a competitive and well-rounded intercollegiate Women's Soccer program to include the holistic development of individual student-athletes.
Essential Job Functions
Coordinate campus visits for prospective student athletes. Assist in developing and facilitating daily training regimens for student athletes. Develop daily practice schedules and secure facility space. Assist with development of competitive non-conference schedule. Coordinate all aspects of team travel and responsible for home meet management. Recruitment of potential high school and community college athletes. Organize and direct summer camps, clinics, masters programs and lessons.
Marginal Job Functions
Assist as directed in administrative responsibilities of fundraising for program. Organize team study table. Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and two years recruiting experience at the four-year level, preferably NCAA Division I level OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Must have a strong knowledge of, and commitment to, NCAA rules and guidelines and will be required to pass the Coaches Certification exam annually. All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university's mission, vision, and values. All positions at Seattle University require a criminal history background check.
Master's degree with two years' experience in recruiting at the NCAA Division I level. The successful candidate possesses the ability to recruit and retain high caliber student athletes; demonstrates the ability to handle organization of training, practice and game strategies; and have proven the ability to communicate constructively with student athletes. Individual must have the ability to communicate effectively with staff and faculty, must embody the highest of ethical standards and must demonstrate the willingness to respect the Catholic, Jesuit values of the University.