HEAD WOMEN'S GOLF COACH As an integral member of the Athletic program, the Women’s Golf Coach is primarily responsible for coaching and instructing the Women’s Golf team of Spartanburg Methodist College. The Coach also recruits and manages this team in accordance with the rules of the NJCAA and the mission and values of Spartanburg Methodist College and serves as an advisor to the Athletic Director in all issues pertaining to the Women’s Golf team. The Coach must execute all the responsibilities of this position with unfailing integrity, a commitment to excellence and an emphasis on the academic success and growth of the student-athletes in the program.
Primary Responsibilities: Plan and implement a program of intercollegiate Women’s Golf in accord with the standards and goals set by the College. Train and develop student-athletes into a Women’s Golf team of at least 8 women who will represent the College with skill and sportsmanship. Develop and implement strategies for motivating student-athletes to perform at maximum levels both as individuals and as a team. Instruct student-athletes on personal and athletic development, including counseling team members in academic and disciplinary matters when appropriate. Work closely with all College departments to advance student-athlete academic progress and potential. Schedule and conduct training of student-athletes during regular practice sessions. Create long-term player development plans for the technical, tactical, and physical development for individual members of the team. Oversee conditioning and training of student-athletes in conjunction with the Athletic Trainer to ensure that student-athletes are physically prepared for competition. Evaluate and recruit qualified student-athletes. Develop a recruitment plan with the Admissions Office and Financial Aid Office to attract excellent student-athletes to meet the recruiting goals of the College and participate fully in implementing the plan. Schedule games, practice times, facility, and vehicle usage. Participate in fundraising efforts that benefit the athletic programs of the College. Supervise all aspects of the work of volunteer coaches. Attend staff meetings involving members of the Athletic Department. Attend games and provide support to other coaches. Perform other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director and President of the College. Manage the budget for the Women’s Golf program.
Working Conditions: Work is performed indoors and outdoors. While performing the duties of this position, the employee will work a schedule set by the needs of the position. The coach will be required to travel with the team.
Education & Experience: Education: Master's Degree preferred; Bachelor's Degree required. Experience: Coaching experience at the college level or participation in intercollegiate athletics.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of and ability to adhere to all policies, rules and regulations of the College, Region X and the NJCAA. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information discretely. Ability to work well with individuals with diverse backgrounds. Excellent organizational skills and efficiency in recordkeeping. Ability to establish positive working relationships with members of the College community and members of the public. Attention to detail and follow through. Ability to work independently to perform assigned tasks.
Required Physical Abilities: Ability to bend, stoop, reach, stand, and move around the campus. Manual and physical dexterity and visual acuity are needed to operate a computer keyboard and handle paper documents. Sufficient near vision acuity to read information appearing on a computer display screen, in hand written form, and printed on paper. Adequate hearing and verbal abilities to communicate effectively in person and by telephone. Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
About the College:? Founded in 1911, Spartanburg Methodist College is a private residential liberal arts institution serving a diverse student population (38% first generation, 52% minority, 59% Pell) within the United Methodist Connection. Since its founding as the first co-op school in the nation, SMC has remained dedicated to its mission to connect education and employment. After over 100 years as an Associate Degree granting institution, the college launched its first bachelor’s degree in 2019. SMC is growing significantly, adding new programs, and consistently evaluating operations as a result of a campus-wide commitment to innovation and a passion for designing all campus programs to serve its student population intentionally. Today, the college’s emphasis on education and employment includes a unique professional development concentration comprised of eight required courses for students seeking associate and bachelor’s degrees. SMC is committed to its student demographic and believes that global impact is possible through their success.
Spartanburg Methodist College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, d...isability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status in any personnel action regarding the recruiting, hiring, and promotion of faculty and staff member. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of a background investigation. SMC participates in the federal E-Verify program.