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Head Women’s Soccer Coach/Winter Home Events Manager

Monday, November 11, 2013  
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Date Posted: 11/11/2013
Primary Category: Staff
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's required; Master's preferred
Description & Details


The Head Women's Soccer Coach/Winter Events Coordinator is a member of the Intercollegiate Athletics program within the Enrollment Management division and reports to the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. The primary emphases of this position are to coach, recruit, and support the mission of Rockford University.

A. Functional/Coaching

1 . Head coach for soccer.

2 . Using an outcomes-based model, monitor the academic progress of student athletes.

3. Manage and maintain the budget for soccer.

4. Develop policies, programs and services that minimize University liability in collegiate soccer.

B. Administrative/Enrollment

1 . Provide administrative and analytical support to coaches, athletic administration, and the Enrollment Management Team as necessary.

2 . Participate in the development and implementation of a comprehensive, integrated Enrollment Management Team.

3 . Serve as a contributing member to University committees.

4 . Confer with and provide assistance to higher level University personnel.

5 . Provide articulation, advocacy, and problem resolution with students as they interact with each other, faculty, the University, and the community.

6 . Conceptualize staff development measures and competencies.

7 . Respond to other duties as assigned (statistics, reports, special projects).

Provide assistance to students and families as an affordability counselor.

8. A commitment to the Core Belief established by the Enrollment Management Division: We engage students and colleagues in the possibilities of what they can learn, how they can learn, and ultimately, how they can use what they learn as responsible citizens in a global society. We seek to realize these principles by placing students at the center of everything we do - from the classroom to the residence halls to student government to athletics.

C. Specific Responsibilities

1. Coach soccer (hire/supervise staff and GA's, recruit student athletes, develop schedules, attend conference meetings, etc.)

2. Establish goals for the four competencies of the program review process: 

Academics - player eligibility and graduation rates.

Mission - realization of the values, mission, and goals established for Enrollment Management and Athletics including support for orientation programs, students' leadership development, and problem resolution.

Enrollment -recruitment and retention goals.

Competitiveness - conference performance and professional image.

3. The coach is expected to consult and use information from professional associations such as National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCA).

4. The coach is responsible for special tasks assigned by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Vice President for Enrollment Management. The use of appropriate athletic and student development models and theories is necessary.

5. Professional development and involvement is highly encouraged.

6. Responsible for attending monthly athletic staff meetings.

7. Responsible for attending scheduled athletic retreats each year.

8. Assist with and take an active role in departmental fund-raising.

9. Participate and support ongoing efforts associated with overall recruitment and retention.

10. Organize one community service event with the soccer team each year.

11. Attend, support and take an active role within the Enrollment Management Division.

12. Oversee winter home events crew and serve as the NAC game administrator for winter home events.


• Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.

• Recruitment experience

• Principles and practices of soccer.

• Ability to use computers for recording student information and conducting research.

• Methods and techniques of program development and evaluation.

• Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

• Ability to market and to promote various services.

• Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population.

• Ability to evaluate, advise and counsel students on sport-related matters (sports nutrition, care, rehabilitation).

• Ability to gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.

• Ability to effectively develop, implement, and evaluate programs and strategies designed to provide effective student services.

• Ability to interpret and apply University policies, procedures, rules and regulations.


• A Master's Degree is preferred; however, a bachelor's degree will be considered if the candidate has appropriate experience.

• Division III recruitment experience preferred

• Experience working with student athletes (male and female) in a University setting.

• Experience with NCAA regulations.

Rockford University seeks candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our campus community.

Rockford University is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply / Contact

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Materials submitted for all positions should include a cover letter including salary requirements, resume, and the names and contact information of three references. Please email materials to:

Nichole Hoey, Human Resources


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