Head Women's Golf Coach
Description of Work Unit
The Colorado State University Department of Athletics sponsors 16 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports and competes as a member of the NCAA Division I-FBS and the Mountain West Conference. The University is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, 65 miles north of Denver. More information on the University and its intercollegiate athletics program can be found at www.csurams.com and www.colostate.edu.
This position is responsible for the overall coaching, teaching, administration, planning, management and direction of an NCAA Division I-FBS Women’s Golf program competing as a member of the MW Conference.
Required Job Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in HPER, HES, Sports Management, Recreation, Business, Education, Marketing, Kinesiology, Psychology, Communications, Liberal Arts, Sociology or any other field related to duties and responsibilities and/or the mission of higher education
- Previous coaching experience required, preferably at the NCAA level
- NCAA recruiting experience required
- Knowledge of NCAA rules/regulations required, preferably DI
- Ability to work evenings, weekends, holidays and travel
- Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.
- Strong organizational and leadership skills
- Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills
- Proficiency in designing/implementing effective teaching/coaching techniques
- Ability to demonstrate/instruct/coach highly competitive student-athletes
- Computer and social media technology competency
- Strong understanding of academic, admissions and eligibility requirements
- Ability to lead/supervise/evaluate assistant coaches/staff
Preferred Job Qualifications
- Master’s degree preferred
- Head collegiate coaching experience preferred
- Competitive collegiate or professional playing experience preferred
Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse community and advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Job Duty Category Coaching/Teaching/Skill Development/Team Management Duty/Responsibility
- Oversee all coaching/teaching functions of the program and establish a philosophy and method of coaching that will result in winning records, conference championships and opportunities for post-season competition
- Demonstrate a wide variety of ability and knowledge in coaching the sport including pre-season, in-season and off-season programs designed to maximize the athletic and competitive success of student-athletes
- Provide leadership, development and direction to assistant coaches and staff
- Evaluate individual strengths and weaknesses of student-athletes; develop strategies to enhance performance
- Evaluate performance of assistant coach(es) and staff; develop strategies to enhance performance
- Assume responsibility for the conduct of coaches, players and related staff during practices and games including travel
- Demonstrate an ability to influence and motivate student-athletes on and off the field
- Partner w/internal and external entities as necessary to support the total physical, mental and emotional development of student-athletes including nutrition, injury prevention and management, academic success, mental health, life skills, etc.
Percentage Of Time 50 Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Recruiting Duty/Responsibility
- Develop and implement appropriate recruiting strategies to research and select a qualified pool of prospective student-athletes including assessing individual talent, academic strengths and character
- Communicate effectively with prospects, their parents/families, coaches and teachers through a variety of methods
- Be responsible for effective use of resources and methods in off-campus recruiting as well and official and unofficial visits
Percentage Of Time 30 Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Public Relations/Media Relations Duty/Responsibility
- Support and contribute to the overall public relations efforts of the Athletics Department and the University
- Perform all media relations responsibilities in a professional and cooperative manner that reflects a positive image for the program, the Department and the University
Percentage Of Time 10 Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Program Oversight Duty/Responsibility
- Assume oversight for all budget expenditures, team travel, equipment and uniform needs, etc. as required for the efficient and effective functioning of the program
- Develop a competitive schedule, working in conjunction with MW as may be required for conference competition
- Attend meetings as required by the NCAA, MW and University administration
- Assume an active role in all practice and event management issues as necessary and appropriate for the successful conduct of practices and games
- Conduct summer camps as necessary and desirable for the overall development of the program
- Be knowledgeable of and fully comply with all appropriate rules and regulations of Colorado State University, the MW Conference and the NCAA
- Create a culture of compliance within the program and among staff and student-athletes
- Provide support for the Department’s overall rules education and compliance efforts
- Report any knowledge of rules violations
- Prepare, record and retain documentation as required
- Work effectively with a culturally diverse community and advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
- Support and enhance the Department’s commitment to academic success (including APR and Graduation Rates) and character development by reinforcing and supporting the efforts of Student-Athlete Academic Support Services including class attendance, structured study, learning assistance, orientation and life skills programming, student code of conduct, etc.
Percentage Of Time 10
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a cover letter which addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications, a resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
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