Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Support a competitive NCAA Division I golf program by instructing student-athletes in practice and competition, assisting with the recruitment and development of qualified student-athletes, and organizing practice and competition schedules and logistics.
The assistant coach must support the Director of Golf in operating the program in a manner that recognizes the primacy of academics by recruiting, supporting and retaining student-athletes who will uphold Holy Cross' high academic tradition.
Major Areas of Responsibility
Assists the Director of Golf in all aspects of student-athlete support: developing training plans that account for the specific needs of student-athletes, including practice plans and simulator sessions; designing and running tryouts and qualifiers; meeting with and developing clear communication channels with student-athletes; supporting academic success; selecting and ordering team equipment and apparel; and maintaining records and statistics.
Assists in the scheduling of contests and practices in accordance with College policies. Available for practices and overnight travel to competitions. Helps to organize competition strategy and transportation, meals, and lodging for travel.
Participates in promotional and fundraising initiatives. Effectively engages in special events to generate interest within the College and local community, including networking and playing golf with alumni and donors and exploring community service opportunities. Candidates must provide examples of their commitment to the Jesuit mission of engaging people of all cultures, values systems, faiths and traditions.
Oversees publicity and social media, working with athletic communications and team members to produce photographs, video, and social media posts and provide information on schedules and student-athlete performances.
Understands emerging golf technologies, including Flightscope, TrackMan, and similar products and shows ability to use science and data to inform decisions when appropriate.
Assists with overseeing operational activities of volunteer assistant coach.
Collaborates with Director of Golf, sport supervisor and/or Director of Athletics to develop annual goals for program. Communicates program needs and concerns responsibly and in timely manner.
Performs other duties as assigned by Director of Golf.
To mitigate the spread and effects of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, College of the Holy Cross requires that all successful applicants show proof of full, up-to-date vaccination (including a booster dose once eligible) by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an accommodation exempting the applicant from this policy has been granted. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation based on a disability or sincerely-held religious belief should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information in your application materials.
Bachelor's degree required.
Coaching experience preferred, especially at the collegiate level or in a club or professional setting. PGA/LPGA certified professionals strongly preferred.
Knowledge of NCAA Division I rules and regulations preferred.
Experience recruiting or working with high school athletes preferred.
Management or team building experience preferred.
A network of relationships with regional golf contacts preferred.
A valid driver's license is required. Must be capable and comfortable with transporting student-athletes to competitions and practices as needed.
Understands student-athlete work-life balance and commitment to supporting academic success and student-athlete well-being.
Understands unique strengths and weaknesses of individual student-athletes and can provide focused, constructive goals and expectations.
Understands, values, and respects diversity within the team and fosters an inclusive and supportive environment.
Understands how to communicate professionally and conduct themselves properly around student-athletes and staff.
Understands how to maintain a fair and equitable approach to working and communicating with student-athletes and selecting competition lineups.
Flexibility and reliability - position requires a commitment to working and traveling on nights and weekends.
Demonstrates problem solving abilities and innovative, creative solutions.
This is a seasonal, part-time, exempt position. Individuals in this role will be expected to be available for most competitions and practices for a ten-week period in the Fall season (September/October) and a ten-week period in the Spring season (March/ April). Additional support of the program outside of these time periods is permitted on a voluntary basis.
The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.
In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please provide examples of any past work that illuminate your commitments in these areas. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.
Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)
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ABOUT COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS: Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.