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About Vassar College Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.
Position Introduction Vassar College invites applications for the position of Head Womens Soccer Coach. This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty, benefit-eligible ten-month position. Weekend, holiday, early morning and/or late evening hours are required.
AA Statement Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.
Position Description The successful candidate will serve as the head coach in all aspects of a competitive and inclusive NCAA Division III women's soccer program including, but not limited to: The recruitment and retention of qualified student-athletes; Budget management; Game strategies and competitive coaching; On-field instruction for practices and games; Player and team development; Fundraising and community service; Equipment management; Travel; Competitive scheduling; Academic monitoring; Alumni engagement. Secondary duties in the department will be based on candidate interest and aptitude and could include teaching, facilities, student-athlete development, game management, SAAC, etc. Vassar College athletics programs and the Head Coach are conducted in compliance with policies, procedures and regulations of Vassar College, the NCAA and the Liberty League.
How to Apply Required QualificationsBachelors degree; coaching experience at the collegiate level, demonstrated interest in and commitment to student-athlete development and health and wellness. Certification in CPR, AED and First Aid is mandatory and can be obtained through Vassar College as needed. A valid drivers license, official academic transcript(s) and the successful result of a background check are mandatory.Preferred QualificationsMasters degree in a related field; minimum of 3-5 years coaching experience at the collegiate level; demonstrated ability to recruit and retain student-athletes who are committed to academic and athletic excellence; experience with fundraising and/or alumni relations; experience with student-athlete leadership programming or other athletics administrative responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills as well as demonstrated success as an assistant or head coach at the collegiate level.How to ApplyPlease apply online at https://employment.vassar.edu/postings/1903. Qualified applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, three references (with phone numbers and email addresses) and a diversity statement highlighting contributions to and/or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through coaching. No applications by email will be accepted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those applications received by June 4, 2021. For additional information please visit Vassar at www.vassar.edu.
Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.