Job Details

College of Wooster
  • Position Number: 5395973
  • Location: Wooster, OH
  • Position Type: Athletics/Coaching

Head Field Hockey Coach


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Location:Wooster, OH


The Head Field Hockey Coach is responsible for leading the NCAA D-III Field Hockey program in compliance with NCAA, North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) and The College of Wooster policies. Key duties include coaching, scouting, recruiting, instructing, strength training, arranging travel, budget management, equipment tracking, fundraising and alumni engagement. The head coach will also have a teaching assignment in the Physical Education minor. This role supports the mission of the College in its focus on preparing students to become leaders of character and influence in an interdependent global community.

Essential Departmental Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plans and directs all training, conditioning, and competition schedules, ensuring the program's competitive leadership in the NCAC and NCAA Division III.
  • Recruits academically and athletically strong applicants for the selective and competitive applicant pool at The College of Wooster in partnership with the Office of Admissions.
  • Manages administrative operations including budgeting, team travel, room reservations, meals, and equipment procurement (in coordination with Purchasing).
  • In partnership with the Office of Advancement, develops and maintain a strong alumni and parent support system and assist with fundraising efforts.
  • Maintains team statistics and establishes a strong social media presence in partnership with the Office of Athletic Communications.
  • Stays current with sport and coaching best practices to support student-athlete welfare in conjunction with athletic trainers.
  • Builds a strong relationships with our campus partners.
  • Participates in the NCAC governance for Field Hockey at coaches' meetings.
  • Fulfills additional duties in teaching, committee work, and administration as determined annually by leadership.
  • Serves as an active member of the athletic department's team, which provides leadership, goals, and program implementation to our nearly 2,000 undergraduate students.
  • Develops and maintains mutually supportive and collaborative working relationships with student affairs colleagues, faculty, and other campus partners to accomplish shared objectives and tasks.
  • Develops meaningful connections with students, staff and faculty by being available and visible on campus.
  • Engages team members in community service activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Three to five years related experience highlighting a successful record of coaching and recruiting at the intercollegiate level.
  • Knowledge of NCAA regulations and guidelines governing the recruitment and retention of student-athletes.
  • The ability to obtain College driver certification is preferred.
  • Community Relations experience.
  • CPR, First Aid, and AED Certification is required (and can be completed after hire).

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Expertise in teaching technical Field Hockey skills.
  • Commitment to supporting students from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Proficiency in building relationships for fundraising purposes.
  • Strong commitment to a comprehensive strength and conditioning program.
  • Dedication to personal and professional growth.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting athletes as students.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are required.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety procedural documents.
  • Proficiency in writing reports and professional correspondence.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety regulations.
  • Skilled in solving practical problems and handling diverse situations with limited standardization.

  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
  • Experience with managing multiple projects under pressure while maintaining composure.
  • Flexibility to respond to changing priorities.

  • Adheres to College, Department of Athletics and Physical Education, NCAC and NCAA policies and regulations.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the priorities and ideals of The College of Wooster and the Department of Athletics and Physical Education.
  • Must have the ability to interact in a sensitive, courteous, and understanding way with members of a diverse academic community, including students, faculty, staff, and the general public.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive matters confidentially.

Work Environment:
  • Required to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, or holidays.
  • Regularly travels in outside weather conditions, is exposed to wet or humid conditions, extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, and is occasionally exposed to fumes, smoke and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Travel for athletic contests, recruiting, coaches meetings and convention/caucus attendance is required.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Physical Demands:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the coach is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Regularly lifts and/or moves up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Additional Information:
The College of Wooster does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, political affiliation, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, disability, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law. All offers of employment are subject to verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law. The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information see our nondiscrimination policy.

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