Under general supervision, the Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach assists the head coach in developing student-athletes academically and athletically for the lacrosse program and contributes to the educational mission of the University by offering direction and instruction in the area of lacrosse athletics.
Recruit student-athletes for the women's lacrosse program Provide academic support for student-athletes Provide motivation, counseling, and supervision for student-athletes Monitor study hall, day-to-day class attendance, Early Advantage Program reports, and maintain contact with faculty regarding student's academic progress Instruct methods and strategies and coach student-athletes in the sport Assist with the operation of the program under the rules and regulations of the university, the NCAA, and the MAAC; understanding that a coach can be suspended for a period of time without pay or terminated if found to be involved in significant or repetitive violations of NCAA regulations Maintain confidentiality of information (including but not limited to: student and employee personal information, student grades, etc.), both during and after their employment with the University. Any question regarding the confidentiality of material should be referred to the supervisor. Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Strong interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communication skills. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. Working knowledge of coaching and teaching techniques and the ability to effectively use them. Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary. Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries, and communicate with others by telephone. Ability to travel when necessary.
Knowledge of recruiting techniques and the ability to effectively use them. Proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to: computer keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, copy machine, and fax. Knowledge of academic eligibility rules. Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university business.
Bachelor's degree or high school diploma with high-level amateur or professional playing and/or coaching experience required.
At least one year of experience coaching women's lacrosse at the high school, college, or higher competitive level.
Must take NCAA recruiting exam within 30 days, must pass within 120 days of hire.
A valid New York State driver's license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. Must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.
Niagara University is a private Roman Catholic university in the Vincentian tradition in Lewiston in Niagara County, New York. It is run by the Congregation of the Mission. Niagara has 3,300 undergraduate students in 50 academic programs.