The Head Men’s Soccer Coach is a 12-month position working in the Department of Athletics. Joining a dedicated team of educators, the successful candidate will strive to promote student success both on and off the field.
- Provide leadership, supervision, and development for the men’s soccer team to support student-athletes in the areas of athletic competition skills, conditioning, personal development and professional growth.
- Attend and serve as head coach at all scheduled team practices, competitions, and additional team functions/events.
- Motivate students and staff to participate in an atmosphere of sportsmanship, professionalism, and respect among student-athletes, coaches, and other intercollegiate athletic teams.
- Provide training necessary through skills and conditioning to enable students to compete safely and competitively.
- Develop a comprehensive and systematic recruitment plan with a focus on recruiting and retaining highly qualified student-athletes.
- Stay in frequent communication via email, zoom, and in-person with prospective student-athletes in the recruitment process.
- Travel frequently during the recruitment season to identify and evaluate talent of prospective student-athletes.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Master’s degree preferred.
- Experience successfully recruiting student-athletes.
- Fundamental understanding of sport skills, training, and strategies for high-level competition required.
- Commitment to supporting students from underrepresented groups, including students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, first-generation-to-college students, and low-income students.
- Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train or bus) as needed for competition.
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.