Widener University

POSITION SUMMARY: Assistant Field Hockey Coach (part-time)

Widener University has established a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all faculty and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Our goal is that all members of the Pride may safely experience Widener’s hands on, inclusive, and personalized learning environment in person.

Widener University is currently seeking a ASSISTANT FIELD HOCKEY COACH in the ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT. This role reports to, and supports the Head Field Hockey Coach.

Widener University is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The division of Academic and Student Affairs holds a deep commitment to an inclusive culture that supports the work of faculty and staff members across the institution, and works closely with the Chief Diversity Officer to facilitate that commitment. Faculty and staff are active participants in our work to enhance diversity, equity, & inclusion, including representation on the Faculty Council Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and the Diversity Leadership and Inclusion Council.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:
–       Assisting in practice and game day development
–       Recruiting at off-site events in compliance with NCAA Division III rules and regulations
–       On and off-site clinic instruction
–       Developing knowledge of the university and athletics history to give minimal tours to recruits

Secondary responsibilities:
–       Monitoring academic progress
–       Fulfilling travel arrangements (transportation, meals, scheduling)
–       Film breakdown/transfer
–       Fundraising
–       Vendor and equipment communication

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):

–       4-year bachelor’s degree
–       NCAA collegiate playing experience
–       Prior coaching experience (club, high school, collegiate)
–       Valid driver’s license
–       Strong interpersonal communication and basic computer skills

–       Collegiate coaching and recruiting experience (Division I, II, III)
–       Goal keeping experience preferred
–       Understanding of databases such as: Coach Packet, Front Rush, TeamXStream, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
–       Strong background in athletic fundraising and community service
–       USAFH coaching accreditation

–       Ability to perform field hockey demonstration strategies to desired level
–       Weekends and late afternoon/evening hours are required. Summer availability preferred (Regular season is mid-August through mid-November. Spring season late-March through late-April).
–       Long distance travel for prospective student-athlete recruitment
–       Potential campus vehicle driving to off-site practices and competitions

Qualified candidates must submit resume, cover letter, and references for consideration to Head Coach Melissa McCarthy (mlmccarthy@widener.edu).  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted.  Salary commensurate with experience (additional income opportunities through camps/clinics).

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener’s main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at www.widener.edu.


To apply for this job email your details to mlmccarthy@widener.edu

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