The Head Coach, Women's Soccer oversees and operates a Division I soccer program including recruiting student-athletes; organizing and training student-athletes for competition; monitoring and supporting the academic success of student-athletes; planning comprehensive pre-season and post-season conditioning programs; hiring, supervising and evaluating personnel; preparing and managing budgets and records; undertaking public relations and promotional activities appropriate to the position; and carrying out other relative administrative duties.
- Actively supports the academic integrity of the University, keeping academics and achievement as the highest priority for the student-athlete;
- Utilizes sound teaching techniques in the conduct of games and practice sessions;
- Establishes a written set of aims, goals, objectives, and values for the program in consultation with the Sport Administrator and Athletic Director with an update and review each year;
- Establishes written policies, guidelines, and rules for the student-athletes that will be administered;
- Establishes written criteria on the process for team selection and retention;
- Develops a system of self-evaluation and evaluation of the student-athlete;
- Maintains a safe and healthy environment for the student-athletes;
- Effectively prepares and organizes pre-season conditioning programs, practice sessions, and game plans.
- Master’s degree, or any combination of bachelor’s degree, training, certification and work experience that equates to the advanced degree;
- Working knowledge of NCAA and Conference (A10) rules and regulations;
- Experience organizing, developing, and executing recruitment plans;
- Physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push heavy objects or materials;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators, parents, and students;
- Ability to travel and work weekends and holidays;
- Valid Driver’s License; must currently possess an appropriate, active, valid motor vehicle operator’s license that meets all of GMU’s requirements for operating state vehicles and equipment under Mason’s Vehicle Use Policy 1411 https://universitypolicy.gmu.edu/policies/vehicle-use/. The Office of Risk Management reserves the right to review the driver’s licenses and Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs) of all candidates selected with employment contingent upon a favorable review.