Grand Canyon University (GCU) is currently seeking a Head Coach for Women’s Soccer. The Head Women's Soccer Coach is responsible for the management and administration of all phases of the Women’s Soccer program in a manner that upholds the philosophy and objectives of the GCU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, including adherence to all department policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, Western Athletic Conference, and the NCAA.
The Women's Soccer Head Coach is responsible for carrying out coaching and administrative duties for the women's soccer program including, but not limited to:
Preparing and organizing practice sessions to enhance team's performance
Scouting and recruiting prospective student-athletes to build competitive team
Demonstrated ability to motivate student-athletes toward competitive and academic success;
Managing budget and awarding scholarships
In conjunction with the Sports Performance and Sports
Medicine staff, developing training and conditioning program
Hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating coaching staff
Communicating with media, alumni, and friends of the University
Serving as a mentor to student-athletes helping them develop academically, physically, and socially
Attendance, participation, and promotion at Athletic Departmental and University Meetings as scheduled.
May perform duties which require irregular hours, out of town and/or overnight travel.
Promotes good sportsmanship.
Operates with the utmost integrity to ensure the staff and student-athletes adhere to university, conference, and NCAA rules and regulations as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required;
Minimum of three years related post-undergraduate experience; Three years of NCAA D1 coaching experience preferred;
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record and occasionally operates University vehicles.
CPR, First Aid and Coaches’ Safety Training certifications required; AED helpful.
Must be authorized to work in the United States. This job is not eligible for sponsorship.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills including ability to establish and build a good rapport and effective working relationships with student athletes, coaches, assistant coaches, administrators, college faculty and staff, alumni, professional colleagues, the community or general public and representatives of local and national affiliations.
Understanding and adherence to the University mission.
Student and diversity oriented.
Advanced knowledge of the fundamentals of assigned sports including game rules, regulations and officiating; well versed in game development strategy.
Strong leader who can effectively motivate staff to deliver performance results.
Knowledgeable of University, NCAA Division I rules and regulations.
Certification in NCAA off-campus recruiting or ability to pass the testing requirements.
Sound judgment, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Proficiency with MS Office Suite software and familiarity with sport applicable software preferred.
Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.
Internal Number: R000024182
About Grand Canyon University
Why Grand Canyon University?
History of Grand Canyon University
More Than 65 Years of Excellence
Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s premier, private Christian university where students find their purpose in pursuit of their dreams. GCU was founded in 1949 as Grand Canyon College in Prescott, AZ.
During its early years, Grand Canyon developed a strong reputation for quality education in teaching, nursing, health care and fine arts. After transitioning into Grand Canyon University and relocating to Phoenix, the university rapidly grew in the higher education landscape.
GCU now serves as a leading non-profit institute where students thrive academically, personally and spiritually on the university’s vibrant campus with state-of-the-art facilities and online through its innovative digital platform. With a $1 billion investment, GCU has been able to build new technology infrastructure, offer in-demand STEM programs, expand academic offerings and more, while committing to its mission based on a Christian worldview.
Exciting Growth & Expansion
GCU is experiencing an era of transformation and rapid growth that’s exciting not only for our students and local community, but for... our faculty and employees too! Our vibrant campus in the heart of Phoenix continues to grow with new classroom buildings, amenities and state-of-the-art facilities like GCU Stadium and Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark for game days like no other. We continue to expand our catalog of online and campus offerings in high-demand fields, impact the community with our GCU enterprises and focus on our commitment to service by revitalizing the community.
Thriving Work Environment
We welcome new talent to explore rewarding opportunities and the chance to be a part of something great. Here, you’ll join a fast-paced culture that values our Christian principles and work among teams enthusiastic about making a difference. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues who share your drive, push to raise the bar and exceed expectations within an energized and innovative work setting. Whether you’re pursuing a faculty or a position at one of the enterprises, you will play an important role in our mission to elevate higher education and help GCU students find their purpose, as your find yours at GCU too.
Generous Benefits & Special Perks
Take advantage of GCU’s full range of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) savings plan, team-building activities, discounted event tickets, gyms in every location, financial planning services and worship events.
Working at GCU offers more than just a paycheck and generous benefits, it offers the opportunity to contribute toward the greater good and experience something greater than yourself. In addition to four weeks of paid time off within the first year, employees may take up to two additional paid days off to volunteer. Many employees choose to volunteer with GCU’s partner Habitat for Humanity and support this great cause benefitting our neighborhoods. GCU has currently renovated over 170 homes with a goal to rehabilitate 700 homes, and employees have volunteered 6,400 hours of their time.
Our commitment to education also extends to our employees and their families. We create pathways for employees to progress their career here, as well as continue their education for career advancement. Full-time employees may participate in an Education Tuition Discount Program that offers up to 100% of tuition costs for themselves and/or two family members.
We invite you to be a part of this exciting, unprecedented era of transformation! Help shape the futures of our students, university, community—and your own. Find Your Purpose at GCU. For more information, visit gcu.edu