Assistant Coach, Men's Lacrosse

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 by Bates College

Lewiston, ME 04240
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Job Description

Bates is one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.

Since its founding by abolitionists in 1855, Bates has welcomed men and women from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. Bates was the first co-educational college in New England, and some of its earliest students were former slaves. The college continues to live that promise of inclusiveness.

Bates offers a rigorous and highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. Bates engages the forces - intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology - that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has 1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative employees.

The college is proud of it deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine's second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, a small city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.

The Position

The Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach is responsible for planning, organizing, coaching, advising and mentoring Bates College student-athletes and assisting the Head Coach and part-time Assistant coaches in all aspects of a NESCAC program. Duties also include the evaluation of, communication with and successful recruitment of Men's Lacrosse recruits. Other responsibilities include managing the staff created social media presence and engaging with staff, faculty, current parents and Alumni/Alumnae. Duties also include facilitating recruiting "prospect days."

This is a professional assistant coaching position and all of the duties of the position must be conducted in adherence with the policies, rules, and regulations of affiliated national, regional, and state intercollegiate athletic associations, the NESCAC Conference and the College.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree.

The ideal candidate will have:

Experience in college lacrosse coaching and recruiting.
Experience in video editing, facilitating HUDL tape exchange.
Experience in creating and managing the program's social media accounts.
Knowledge of goalie position, face-off position and defensive coaching expertise preferred.
Willingness to recruit throughout North America.
Knowledge of all Division III NCAA compliance rules.
Experience and/or demonstrated success in supervising young adults and managing programs preferred.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships. Must be flexible, collaborative and have a positive attitude.
Ability to establish rapport quickly with students and their families, while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
Knowledgeable about the skills and tactics of the sport
Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
Proficiency in basic data management systems, game film editing programs and basic computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train or bus) domestically and internationally as needed.
Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings and other non-traditional schedules.
Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
Driver's license and clean driving record required.
Successful completion of a background check.

Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 4 days of sick time, 12 paid holidays, dependent care subsidy, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.

Application Instructions
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (References will not be contacted without your permission.)

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college's policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, or via email at .

Reference: 561325670