Website DePauw University

Full Time, Field Hockey Assistant Coach

Job Description
DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All employees of DePauw University must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or request a religious, medical, or philosophical exemption.

This position will remain open until filled.


The assistant coach for field hockey is responsible for assisting the head field hockey coach in implementing and directing all phases of a competitive NCAA Division III field hockey program at DePauw University. This includes recruiting quality student-athletes, organizing and planning practices and game strategies, scouting, coaching, scheduling, budgeting and planning team travel in compliance with University, conference and NCAA rules and regulations. This position will have a secondary responsibility within the athletics department.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Essential Functions Statement(s)

Understand and comply with NCAA Division III conference and University rules and regulations
Demonstrate a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities for student-athletes
Demonstrate sensitivity to individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds and a commitment to a diverse community
Along with the head coach, implement a comprehensive recruiting plan for the identification and recruitment of qualified student-athletes
As directed by the head coach, develop and implement plans and strategies for practices and competition
As directed by the head coach, schedule games, make transportation and lodging arrangements for team travel
Assist with managing the field hockey operating budget
Assist with evaluating program effectiveness
Monitor student-athletes’ academic progression
Other duties as assigned by the field hockey coach and/or director of athletics
Competency Statement(s)

Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
Analytical Skills – Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
Adaptability – Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
Coaching and Development – Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas. Willing to receive constructive feedback and make adjustments that support efficiency, effectiveness and overall success.
Consensus Building – Ability to bring about group solidarity to achieve a goal.
Diversity Oriented – Commitment to valuing a variety of different experiences, encouraging input and collaboration from campus stakeholders, including being mindful of experiences related, but not limited to: age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, LGBTQ, and/or job type.
Leadership – Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
Relationship Building – Ability to effectively build positive relationships with students, co-workers, Alumni and community.
Safety Awareness — Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety and uphold safety standards.
Team Builder – Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal.
Training – Ability to develop a particular skill in others to bring them up to a predetermined standard of work performance.

Benefit Eligible
Required Supporting Documents:
Cover letter, resume, 3 references
Closing Date
Jan 28, 2022
Education: Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience: Collegiate or international playing experience in field hockey highly desirable. Coaching experience in field hockey highly desirable.

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Front Rush, Internet, Google Apps, other programs as determined by specific sport responsibilities.

Communication/Language: Basic: Ability to read, listen to and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write and communicate simple correspondence.

Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Certificates & Licenses: A valid US driver’s license is required. Certification in first aid/CPR/AED is required by first date of appointment and must be maintained throughout appointment.

Other Requirements:

Excellent communication skills
Commitment to and history of strong belief in mentoring students and demonstrated experience working with young adults
Desire to work in a rural, small-school environment devoted to providing liberal arts education, building community, and helping students prepare for their future careers

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