Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
Niagara University - Lewiston, NY

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Assists the head men’s soccer coach in the development and management of the soccer program under the regulations of the university, the NCAA and MAAC.
· Supervises student-athletes in practice, and during travel.
· Assists in the monitoring of the weight training and conditional program.
· Assists in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes.
· Assists in the preparation of recruiting letters; contacts prospective student-athletes; prepares mailings and evaluates prospects.
· Performs scouting, travel planning, practice planning, meal planning, and scheduling.
· Equipment distribution, game preparation, filing, report preparation (NCAA compliance), laundering uniforms, organizing community service events, etc.
· Instructs student-athletes in the athletic program.
· Assists in the organization of team community service projects
· Takes over all necessary duties performed by the Head Coach in his/her absence. This includes the planning and running of practice and game coaching.
· Faculty and staff are expected to maintain the confidentiality of all confidential and proprietary information (including but not limited to: student personal information, student grades, employee personal information, etc.) , both during and after their employment with the University. If a faculty or staff member has a question about the confidentiality of a particular matter, he/she should consult their supervisor. Any violation of this rule shall subject the faculty/staff member to disciplinary action, up to and including immediate termination of employment. Please refer to your Employee Guide for the University’s complete statement on complete statement on confidentiality.
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Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
45% Assists the head men’s soccer coach in the development and management of the soccer program under the regulations of the university, the NCAA and MAAC; monitor academics, supervises practice of student-athletes; implements the weight training program.
30% Recruits, calls and writes prospects, prepares mailings and evaluates prospects, assists during campus visits; performs scouting, travel planning, practice planning, meal planning, and scheduling.
10% Oversees academic progress such as evaluating progress reports; running study hall, assisting with class schedules, etc.
10% Equipment distribution, game preparation, filing, report preparation (NCAA compliance), laundering uniforms, ordering of equipment, etc.
5% Assists in the coordination of Community Service projects performed by the Men’s Soccer Team and Coaching staff.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to: typewriter (if applicable) and/or computer keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, copy machine and fax.
  • Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone.
  • Knowledge of and conformity to NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Working knowledge of recruiting techniques and the ability to effectively use them.
  • Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university business.
  • Successful completion of NCAA recruiting exam within one year of start.
  • ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENTS:
    The functions of the position usually performed standing, but may require some amount of time sitting. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a typewriter and/or computer keyboard, computer software applications, and calculator, involve extensive wrist and hand movement. This position requires traveling. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.
    QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:
    1) Bachelor degree required.
    2) A minimum of three to five years of experience performing similar tasks is required.
    3) Valid driver’s license required. License must meet insurance company rules and regulations for driving underwriting criteria.
    Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:
    The University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all employees an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national origin, age, marital status, predisposed genetic disorder, Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status, disability or other category protected by law. The University also does not tolerate any actual or attempted reprisals or retaliation against an employee who raises a sincere and valid concern regarding harassment or discrimination. All such discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation is, therefore, strictly prohibited. This policy protects and covers the conduct of all employees, without regard to job title or status. Anyone engaging in the above mentioned conduct is subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge or termination of any other status.
    Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety

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