Under the direction of the Head Coach, the purpose of this position is to use athletics as a tool to educate college students. By using inter-collegiate competition and all activities related to such competition, this position serves as a teacher and mentor to help build student character, prepare students for a constructive and effective life, and teach valuable life lessons including work ethic; discipline; resilience; persistence; teamwork and selflessness; goal-setting and goal achievement; overcoming adversity; and leadership. This position typically influences student-athletes for their entire four years at Harvard and plays a key role in shaping their personal development.
This position assists in planning, directing, and coaching the women’s inter-collegiate Lacrosse program. Typically works with all student-athletes in the program.
This position typically requires experience coaching at the collegiate level or comparable experience. Comparable experience may include coaching/teaching at the professional level. Particularly for sports that are more prominent on an international level than in the United States, comparable experience may include playing in a professional or other high-performance environments, such as for a national team or at the Olympic level.
This is a .92 FTE.
Basic Qualifications :
Requires at least 1 year of coaching at the collegiate, professional or National team level and/or 4 years of collegiate playing experience.
Additional Qualifications and Skills :
Requires substantial sport-specific knowledge and knowledge of relevant issues.
Understands the philosophy, principles, and policies of college athletics (including the University Conflict of Interest and Commitment policy).
Harvard is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission is to educate citizens and citizen-leaders for our society. The College is a residential institution of nearly 7,000 undergraduates and is located in Cambridge, MA. Harvard is deeply committed to the intellectual, social and personal transformation of its undergraduates during their four years at Harvard. The Department of Athletics offers 42 varsity programs for men and women, more than any other Division I school in the United States.
Cambridge is a lively, multi-cultural city adjacent to Boston, which is an undisputed hub of college and university life in the U.S.
We believe that creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace allows employees from all backgrounds and walks of life to achieve their fullest potential. We also believe an inclusive culture is one that accepts, values and views the differences we all bring to the workplace as strength. We actively seek and welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups and from those with a demonstrable commitment to a more inclusive society.