Head Men's and Women's Squash Coach
Posted on Jan 22, 2019 by Colby College
The Colby College Department of Athletics seeks a full-time head coach of men's and women's squash beginning September 10, 2018. This is an adjunct faculty position with benefits. In the context of Colby's commitment to comprehensive excellence, the head coach is responsible for the direction, instruction, supervision, and coaching of a squash program with championship aspirations. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for the management and administration of an intercollegiate men's and women's squash program that competes regularly for NESCAC championships.
- Comply with all guidelines, rules, and regulations set forth by Colby College, the New England Small College Athletic Conference, and the NCAA.
- Create a dynamic and inclusive recruiting plan for the squash program. Identify prospective student athletes through scouting athletic events, film review, developing industry contacts, and analysis of various performance indicators. Supervise all correspondence with prospective student athletes, coaches, and parents.
- Monitor academic progress of squash student athletes. Understand academic needs, communicate with academic liaisons, identify any issues that may occur, and provide direction and guidance when necessary.
- Manage program budget, travel, and equipment logistics with department administration.
- Establish strong relationships with student athletes and maintain effective lines of communication.
- Analyze performance and instruct athletes in game techniques and strategies in preparation for and during athletics competition.
- Enhance ongoing engagement with internal and external entities, including Friends of Colby Squash, the C Club, and the greater Waterville community.
- Work with strength and conditioning staff, athletic trainers, and College physician as needed to implement team-conditioning programs.
- In conjunction with the Harold Alfond Director of Athletics and Colby's Office of Advancement, coordinate the program's fundraising activities.
- Promote the program in harmony with institutional mission and oversight of all phases of a competitive NCAA D-III squash program.
- Develop student athletes of character who are committed to fostering a campus environment of respect and inclusion.
- A secondary responsibility within the Department of Athletics will be added, depending on the qualifications of the applicant.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
KEY RELATIONSHIPS: The head squash coach has significant interaction with staff, students, faculty, parents, and alumni.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: General open office and campus environment. Position involves frequent movement. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Several weeks of domestic travel and frequent evening and weekend work required throughout the year. Heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs.) may be necessary.
TO APPLY: Materials should be submitted to Interfolio at Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran's status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution's education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby's Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. For more information about the College, please visit our website: colby.edu.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Experience working within a successful collegiate squash environment preferred.
- Successful track record of fostering and maintaining working relationships with various athletic constituents.
- Working knowledge of rules and regulations governing collegiate squash.
- Outstanding organizational, communication, writing, interpersonal, and analytical skills and the capacity to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate, and advance strategic planning.
- Ability to work independently and to exercise sound judgment and discretion.
- Demonstrated commitment to supporting the development of student athletes from varied backgrounds.
- Ability to work weekends and nights.