Assistant Coach, Women's Soccer

Pennsylvania, United States
29 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
29 Aug 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Assistant Coach, Women's Soccer

Job Profile Title
Assistant Coach, Women's Soccer

Job Description Summary

This position is responsible for assisting the Head Women’s Soccer Coach in the administration and teaching of the women’s soccer program. This includes, but is not limited to, an extensive amount of administrative duties, recruiting, teaching, and advising of student athletes. Receives direct administrative supervision and guidance from the Head Coach Women’s Soccer.

Job Description


  • Coach and teach sport specific skills and strategies to current student athletes at practice and competition, including preparation for said practice and competition.  Educate team members on proper training techniques, exercises and any sport specific needs.  Prepare and execute practice and competition plans.  Provide instruction and advice before, during and after competition in both group and individual settings.
  • Consistently recruit national caliber athletes for enrollment at the University through mail, phone, and in-person contact.  Identify and properly vet prospects of strong character, academic ability, and athletic skill.  Evaluate recruits at competition.  Organize and coordinate official and unofficial visits.  Communicate with athletic liaison to financial aid regarding top prospect academic viability.
  • Effectively work with staff members in the areas of compliance, student development, external operations, facilities/operations, equipment operations, internal operations, and athletic development.  Comply with all NCAA, Ivy League, University, and divisional rules and policies.  Assist in organizing team and coach travel, compliance paperwork, and other administrative responsibilities.
  • Serve as role-model and adviser for student-athletes in a general capacity. Connect student athletes to necessary resources within and outside of Penn Athletics as needed. Provide support system to all student-athletes on the team.
  • Assist the head coach in building strong relationships with alumni, fans, campus partners and the broader community.

Position Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience coaching soccer, preferably at the collegiate level required.  The ability to motivate recruits, student-athletes, and alumni to support the program enthusiastically.  Working knowledge and compliance of NCAA/Ivy League policies and procedures.  Ability to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and travel with the team or when recruiting as required.  Valid driver’s license required.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Division of Recreation & Intercollegiate Athletics

Pay Range
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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