Job Details

Western Carolina University
  • Position Number: 5413120
  • Location: Cullowhee, NC
  • Position Type: Athletics/Coaching

Head Women's Golf Coach - 001634

Western Carolina University

Department: Office of Athletic Programs

About WCU: Western Carolina University continues to rank high on Forbes Best Employers lists each year. Including: 2024 - Ranking in the top 8.5% on Forbes Americas Best Midsize Employers list, WCU was ranked 34 out of the top 400 employers across all industries. 2023 - Ranked in the top 20% on Forbes Americas Best Midsize Employers list, WCU was ranked 97 out of the top 500 employers across all industries. 2022 - Ranked 14th in the top 100 employers in North Carolina in Forbes Americas Best Employers by State list.Western Carolina University is the UNC systems westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the top 15 public regional institutions in the South.Employees of WCU are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other resources, policies and programs to ensure a happy and healthy work/life balance. Benefit eligible employees have access to dental, vision and health insurance plans - eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.Eligible employees have access to tuition waivers for up to three courses per academic year; employee may enroll at any of the constituent UNC System campuses. Also offered are free group exercise classes multiple times per week, a discounted membership to the campus recreation center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays and 24 hours of paid community service leave each year. Paid vacation and sick leave accrual begin after first month of employment. Paid parental leave after 12 months of continuous service.WCU offers an abundance of training and development programs, certifications, workshops and conferences - many of which are offered free of charge.

Position Summary: Planning, Development and Administration of all phases of a NCAA Division Iwomen's golf program. Coordinate the overall operation and management of the university's intercollegiate athletics women's golf program, including but not limited to recruitment and retention of qualified student-athletes, individual and team preparation, practice, competition scheduling, fundraising, and alumni and community relations. Plan, monitor, and be accountable for the administration of the program's budget and for the assignment of athletics scholarships. Assume responsibility for the success of team performance and for student-athlete academic performance, the NCAA Academic Performance Rate (APR), and behavioral conduct and other duties as assigned. Commitment to the responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Western Carolina University, The Southern Conference, and the NCAA.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for this position:

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution and two years of collegiate golf coaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Four years of experience in collegiate coaching.

Position Type: Permanent Full-Time

Special Instructions to Applicants: On-line applications only. Hard-copy application materials will not be considered. Please submit a cover letter indicating interest in position, a current resume and a list of three references - include complete contact information with phone numbers. Review of all applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. For questions or additional information, please contact: Kyle Pifer

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at

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