Primary Duties and Responsibilities The following information is not meant to be all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.
Organize and operate an effective program based on integrity and focused on student-athlete welfare, retention, and recruitment. Instruct all aspects of the sport. Teach student-athletes sport techniques, game management and strategies, teamwork, leadership, sportsmanship, importance of proper nutrition and strength and conditioning methods. Evaluate and recruit prospective student-athletes in a concerted effort to help expand student-athlete enrollment.
•Attend and plan all practices, competitions, and events for assigned sport. •Develop player’s skill level and increase their knowledge of the sport by implementing effective practice plans. •Meet with players individually and/or as a team for self-assessment. •Assure that the athletic activities are conducted in accordance with Alverno College, Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference and NCAA policies. •Evaluate talent, contact prospects, and recruit new student-athletes to Alverno College in collaboration with Admissions to help achieve College enrollment goals. •Coordinate travel and meal arrangements as well as safely transport athletes to and from all practices and competitions. •Maintain inventory of equipment, uniforms, and supplies and purchase equipment if necessary. •Assign duties and supervise assistant coach. •Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with student-athletes, staff, faculty, alumnae, volunteers, and fans. •Must be able to communicate effectively.
· Significant experience organizing and supervising a sports program is required.
· Requires previous teaching/coaching and/or playing experience in assigned sport to indicate substantial knowledge of technical aspects of the sport including knowledge and NCAA regulations.
· Strong communication skills with faculty, staff, students, coaches, officials and the general public.
· Demonstrated leadership abilities and an understanding of student development, in including the ability to balance student needs and take on an institutional perspective.
· Requires the ability to work in a team setting and work effectively with a variety of audiences and departments.
· Requires strong organization skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
· Must be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary to attend practices and events.
· Must have a current driver’s license and meet the qualifications of an Alverno driver.
· Ability to move freely, including the ability to frequently walk, stand, stoop and bend.
Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment and must be willing to contribute to the College’s strategic plan of inclusion.
About Alverno College
Alverno College, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a private liberal arts college with an internationally acclaimed ability-based program and diverse student body. A Catholic College founded by the School Sisters of Saint Francis, we are dedicated to the undergraduate education of women while serving men and women in our adult and graduate programs. Our low instructor-to-student ratio and collaborative faculty contribute to a positive learning environment. We provide students with real-life, hands-on experiences in the classroom, in study abroad opportunities and in professional internships related to their major. These experiences, among others, have resulted in Alverno College being recognized as the “Most Innovative School” among Midwest Regional Universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 America’s Best Colleges guidebook. For the seventh consecutive year, Alverno was also ranked in the top four in the Midwest in the “Strong Commitment to Teaching” category.
Alverno is an equal opportunity employer and committed to workplace diversity.