PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Stanford University men's lacrosse program, a member of the MCLA Division I and the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL), has opened its search for head coaching candidates.
The Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) is currently accepting applications for the position of Head Lacrosse Coach. This position will report to the Associate Director of Competitive Sports. The Head Coach position is a contract position and is responsible for the administration and growth of a highly competitive MCLA and Western Collegiate Lacrosse League team.
The Head Coach is responsible for all on the field operations, as well as all institutional policies. Essential duties include player and team development; planning and administration of practice and game day requirements; design and implementation of practice schedules and training schemes; directing and supervising assistant and volunteer coaches; and assisting with team management, recruiting, budget management, scheduling, team travel, personnel management, equipment/apparel management, and alumni/friends of the program relationship management.
The philosophy of the Club Sports program is to emphasize student leadership and participation. The coach/instructor/volunteer should limit his/her contributions to those involving coaching skills and knowledge and are encouraged to assist with team leadership and membership development.
1. Implement team philosophy and strategy for excellence on the field.
2. Work closely with the rest of the coaching staff to instruct players on team concepts.
3. Assist with daily practice planning, game preparation, coordinating games, film and film exchanges, recruiting and team fundraisers
4. Attend all practices and games, including travel.
5. Assist team captains in developing a preseason training regimen, including fall practices
6. Support a team atmosphere that emphasizes both athletics and academics.
7. Assist club officers in managing logistical and planning details of team activities and competition.
8. Constructively instruct members on skills and technique.
9. Ensure safety of all team members, coaches and equipment is the top priority at all times
10. Work collaboratively with team officers and the Club Sports administrationors to develop and achieve program priorities
11. Assist officers and team members in achieving recruiting goals
12. Support fundraising efforts for ongoing operation of the club sports program
13. Represent the team in regional or national meetings with other coaches or organizations
14. Enforce and comply with all policies and procedures established by Stanford University policy and procedures, Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) Student Activities and Leadership (SAL), and Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) policy and procedures, while serving as a positive role model for the program and Stanford University.
15. Responsible for the enforcement of rules, policies, and procedures as outlined in theClub Sports Handbook as well as all duties associated with coaching a collegiate club program.
16. Report any policy violations to supervisor immediately
17. Interface regularly with Stanford Club Sports and other offices of the University.
18. Represent the University in a positive fashion.
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES
• Current CPR, AED and First Aid
• All coach specific trainings and certifications required by DAPER.
• Any certifications required by the league or national governing body.
• Physical requirements include but are not limited to: walking, walking over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, climbing, and working in confined space, lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying loads.
• Depending on job tasks, physical demands may require standing and walking for extended lengths of time and may require lifting, pushing, pulling, moving and carrying items up to 50 pounds (unassisted) and 75 pounds (with assistance), and using ladders.
• Routine work during evenings and weekends. May need to work occasional extended hours.
High School Diploma and a minimum of three years collegiate or professional coaching and/or playing experience required; Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred; head coaching experience preferred.
• Integrity and Values - Can be trusted to act in a manner that is truthful and values direct, honest, and professional communication within all levels of the organization.
• Interpersonal Confidence – Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills in dealing with student-athletes, peers, and the general public; creates and builds positive and productive relationships. Manage collaborative and positive relationships with support services, such as athletic training, recreation and wellness programs, other club sports coaches, intercollegiate athletics teams and intramural sports staff.
• Adaptability – Responds quickly and effectively to changing trends and circumstances; embraces change and welcomes fresh/different perspectives; learns from situations and adjusts accordingly for future.
• Managing People and Processes – Strong abilities to organize people, projects, and processes. Provide constructive feedback with goal of professional and personal development.
• Strategic Thinking – Strong ability to set short and long term program goals and articulate a plan for continued program growth and development.
• Administrative Proficiency - Computer literacy with common office applications as well as appropriate use of social media required.
All Athletic Department positions share responsibility for promoting and maintaining the integrity and reputation of Stanford University and its club sports program. In fulfilling this responsibility of this position the person hired is required to comply with both the letter and spirit of all University policies and procedures, laws, and league and national governing body rules and regulations.
Compensation is commensurate with experience and is competitive with other top MCLA D-I programs.
Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to team president Alex Haigh at firstname.lastname@example.org. Final offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check that includes employment history, national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, a credit check and/or driving record.
Your application will be reviewed and qualified applicants will be interviewed. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We are not able to provide relocation costs for this position.