Assistant Coach/Instructor, Women's Lacrosse

  University (PA)
  Northeast Region
  Posted/Updated: 07/10/19

Job Summary

Position Summary or Faculty Qualifications

  • Under the direction of the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach/Instructor will be responsible for designing skill development programs for student-athletes and overseeing all aspects of the NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse program. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •    Teach, coach, mentor and inspire student athletes up through graduation.
  •    Assist the Head Coach to identify and recruit student athletes who are capable of competing successfully on the NCAA Division I level and who are capable of succeeding academically and graduating.
  •    Attend all competitions and practices unless directed to other tasks by the head coach and teach student-athletes proper skills and skill development in their sport.
  •    Provide instruction in physical health, nutrition and safety.
  •    Provide instruction in team concepts and sports etiquette.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  •    The person who holds this position has been classified as a Campus Security Authority under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).
  •    Assume the duties of the Head Coach in his or her absence.
  •    In the absence of the Head Coach, oversee other Assistant Coaches and/or volunteer Assistant Coaches as assigned.
  •    Oversee graduate assistants and student managers as assigned.
  •    Assist in the development and oversee off-season conditioning programs for the team.
  •    Determine individual and team strengths and develop strategies to maximize performance.
  •    Scout opponents and develop scouting reports.
  •    Provide advice and counsel to the Head Coach in holding student-athletes accountable for infractions of rules, regulations and policies.
  •    Work with the Head Coach and administrators to stay within fiscal and budgetary guidelines.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

  •    Must have flexibility and be able to sustain long work hours including evenings, early mornings and weekends.
  •    Position requires frequent travel.

Minimum Requirements:

  •    Bachelor's degree.
  •    Minimum of 3 years of coaching or playing at a collegiate or professional level.
  •    Demonstrated knowledge of and adherence to NCAA and member conference rules and regulations.   
  •    Demonstrated self-direction and motivation with the ability to work independently and work under pressure.
  •    Strong administrative skills including the ability to prioritize organize and budget.
  •    Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification must be maintained.
  •    Valid driver's license and successful clearance of motor vehicle record check.
  •    Understanding of and commitment to the mission of Saint Joseph's University.
  •    Successful background check clearances to include a PA Criminal Records Check, FBI Fingerprinting Check and PA Child Abuse Clearance Check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  •    Master's degree.
  •    5 years of coaching experience at the collegiate or professional level.


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