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Head Women's Field Hockey Coach

April 17, 2017


Earlham College is accepting applications for the position of Head Women's Field Hockey Coach in the Department of Athletics. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative faculty appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a full benefit package.

The Head Women's Field Hockey Coach reports to the Director of Athletics, and is responsible for the conduct and overall supervision of the program. Intercollegiate athletics is valued as an integral part of the liberal arts education at Earlham.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Conduct all aspects of a program that complies with all NCAA, Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC), and Earlham College rules and regulations.

  • Demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship and mature conduct as the head of the program.
  • Positively represent Earlham to all on- and off-campus constituency groups.
  • Positively represent Earlham in conference, regional and national coaching associations.
  • Develop a team that is competitive in the HCAC.
  • Work closely with Admissions and other campus offices to recruit outstanding student-athletes.
  • Support the academic achievement and personal growth of team members for purposes that include retention and graduation.
  • Help orient student-athletes to the policies and regulations of the College and the NCAA.
  • Effectively teach individual skills, team concepts and competitive values.
  • Prepare and execute practice and game plans.
  • Oversee the conduct and discipline of student-athletes.
  • Prepare team competition schedules guided by the Earlham Scheduling Principles that meet NCAA and HCAC regulations.
  • Prepare and administer the operating budget.
  • Inventory, purchase and maintain equipment and uniforms.
  • Hire, train and supervise assistant coach.
  • Work with the Sports Information Office to aid in the promotion of the team and Earlham College.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.

Meet all of the expectations of a Department of Athletics member.

  • Attend all athletics staff meetings and the annual athletics staff retreat.
  • Support all other athletics programs.
  • Serve on departmental committees.

Meet all the expectations of an Earlham Faculty and Student Development member.

  • Understand and support the basic mission of the College as a Quaker institution and a liberal arts college.
  • Attend faculty meetings.
  • Support students through attendance at campus events and activities.
  • Support student development activities by working at events.
  • Serve on campus committees.

Teach courses in the Athletics, Wellness and Physical Education (AWPE) curriculum.

  • Staff members teach four activity courses each year or teach the Lifetime Wellness course.

Experience & Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred.
  • Previous collegiate coaching experience, preferably at a NCAA Division III school, or success as a head coach at the high school level.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional leadership and a commitment to, and understanding and appreciation of, NCAA Division III athletics and wellness in a private liberal arts college.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working on a campus with a diverse student body.
  • A current and valid driver’s license is required.

Application Instructions

Please send a letter of application addressing the responsibilities of the position and qualifications of the applicant; resume; and the name, position title, email address and phone number of three professional references in a single PDF or MS Word file to:

Human Resources Office
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095

Phone:  765-983-1393

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

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