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Essential Duties

1. Develops a varsity sporting program within the parameters of the structure and regulations of the Ivy League, other athletic leagues, the N.C.A.A., and the University. 2. Develops and determines the recruitment program for and final selection of athletic talent for the University. 3. Formulates and sets policies governing the strategies of play and conditioning of athletes and ensures such goals are met. 4. Trains and conditions athletes; determines the mental and physical condition of athletes and changes training methods if warranted. Independently determines and shapes the strategy, technical aspects, and game preparation; teaches team concepts. 5. Oversees such areas as recruitment; fund-raising; performance of athletes; contest management; and administrative details required to carry out contests. 6. Supervises and directs activities of Assistant Coaches and support personnel. 7. Manages the team budget. 8. Promotes a positive image of the athletics program in the New Haven community, at the University, for alumni, and on a national level. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience; or the equivalent combination of education and experience and knowledge of NCAA regulations.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Knowledge of effective coaching techniques and best practices.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to work in a diverse work environment and to establish and maintain effective work relationships with school administrators, parent, students and alums.
Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to organize and manage all facets of the program includes recruiting, scouting, individual instruction, budget planning, monitoring academic progress and success of student-athletes, and general day to day operations.
Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to lead and work independently as well as within a team environment. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
Required Skill/Ability 5:

Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with student-athletes, coaches and athletic and university administration. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends. Travel required.

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