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Hobart and William Smith Colleges Assistant Coach, William Smith Lacrosse in Geneva, New York


The successful candidate will assist the head coach in the organization and management of a competitive NCAA Division III women’s lacrosse program. The position responsibilities will include teaching and coaching student-athletes for successful competition; supporting student-athletes’ academic success; recruiting prospective students; scouting opponents; fundraising; developing alumnae and parent relations; team travel planning; administrative tasks; and other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities:

· Teaching and Coaching:

o teach student-athletes all related principles and rules of the sport

o assist in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of practice and game plans

o operate digital platforms to develop training, practice and game plans

o maintain an exemplary standard of conduct, which reflects the highest level of professionalism and good judgment

o be knowledgeable of and compliant with all institutional, department, NCAA and conference policies, rules and regulations

· Counseling and Advisement of Student-Athletes:

o develop and maintain effective communication with student-athletes

o reinforce academic success as a priority

o encourage student-athletes to foster a positive relationship with faculty, deans and staff

· Recruiting:

o effectively recruit prospective student-athletes under the direction of the head coach and consistent with the Colleges’ mission

o maintain the sport-specific recruiting electronic database

o recruit student-athletes who coincide with the academic profile of HWS students

o maintain open communication with other William Smith coaches regarding shared prospects

· Professional Development:

o maintain active membership in professional sport organizations

o pursue formal and informal educational opportunities

o participate in department seminars

· Community Engagement/Fundraising

o promote the sport and William Smith Athletics in area communities

o maintain a positive relationship with interested constituents (e.g. youth groups, civic organizations, media)

o assist in the planning and management of fundraising activities

o develop a positive relationship with William Smith alumnae and parents

· Operational Team Responsibilities (approximately 30% of full time responsibilities):

o serve on Athletics Department operational teams, specifically game day management for other sports when not in season

o assist with special events (e.g. Awards Banquet, Heron Hall of Honor)

o assist with department initiatives

Other Information:

This is a full-time, 10-month, benefits-eligible position. This position description is not all-inclusive as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned. Evening and weekend work are required. Salary is $48,715 annually.

Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred. A minimum of four years lacrosse playing and/or coaching experience at the college-level required. Candidates must demonstrate strong potential to teach, lead and counsel college student-athletes and have enthusiasm for the recruiting duties of the position. The candidate must be a person of integrity, high ethical standards, have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to the NCAA Division III philosophy and mission of HWS Athletics. Competence with technology resources and a current U.S. driver’s license are vital to fulfilling the responsibilities of this position.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.