Position Summary: The Assistant Coach for Women’s Soccer is responsible for assisting the Head Soccer Coach in coaching highly competetive NJCAA women’s soccer program, recruiting student athletes, assisting in coordinating practices and activity travel, and promoting events and activities.
Essential Functions: As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.
Note: Cochise College requires a post offer, pre-employment background screening of all employees.
Salary is dependent upon qualifications. Minimum rate is Bachelors' degree prepared no experience. Maximum rate is Masters' degree prepared and five or more years of full-time, professional relevant experience.
Position is open until filled with applications reviewed upon receipt and may close at any time.
Duties and Responsibilities: Within the scope of college policies and procedures, this position:
Assists the Head Soccer Coach in planning, directing, and coaching intercollegiate Women’s Soccer program; develops student/athletes’ fullest potential while being regionally competitive and ethically run; ensures NJCAA rules and regulation compliance
Provides quality coaching and instruction to students participating in the women’s soccer program; develops, implements, and teaches related program curriculum as assigned
Assists in the supervision and coordination of women’s soccer events and activities; attends scheduled women’s soccer practices, classes, and all competitions; enforces safety regulations and procedures
Assists with the recruitment of student athletes; supports student athletes in realizing individual, team and academic goals
Assists Head Soccer Coach in providing ongoing oversight of student athlete’s conduct both on and off the field; assists with conflict resolution, development of positive interpersonal relationships including campus integration with other students and faculty
Attends assigned college, department, and division meetings as required
Performs related duties as assigned
General Expectations: Employees are expected to accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner and to strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Additionally, employees must understand the comprehensive role of the community college and cooperate and work harmoniously with students, faculty and staff, and the public. Employees will follow all college policies, rules, regulations and guidelines as they relate to this position.
Work Environment: Work is primarily performed under limited supervision on an athletic field with varying climatic conditions and in a classroom or office setting with appropriate climate control. Travel, early morning, evening, and weekend work is required.
Physical Requirements: Essential functions of this position require: lifting, manual dexterity, ability to communicate.
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body; involves sitting only occasionally, walking and standing are required regularly, incumbents may be required to kneel, crouch/squat, crawl, climb, stoop, turn/twist, balance, reach, or handle
Mental Application: Utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, critical thinking, adaptability and creative problem solving skills are important
Reports to: Head Soccer Coach
Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of Education Three years’ experience coaching and/or playing soccer Prior college coaching experience preferred CPR and First Aid Certification or ability to obtain certification required Valid driver’s license and the ability to be insured to drive college vehicles required
An equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved may be considered.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of and ability to follow college policies and procedures Knowledge of intercollegiate Women’s Soccer programs Knowledge of and skill in use of computers and software applications, specifically Microsoft Office Effective organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills Ability to relate to a diverse population in a professional and helpful manner Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks to completion Ability to work in adverse conditions, weekends, and evenings Ability to promote a positive atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation both within the College and the community Ability to effectively supervise the work of others Ability to effectively identify and resolve problems while maintaining confidentiality Strong personal work ethic and high level of personal integrity Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students and the public
Additional Salary Information: Salary is dependent upon qualifications. Minimum rate is Bachelors' degree prepared no experience. Maximum rate is Masters' degree prepared and five or more years of full-time, professional relevant experience.
About Cochise College
Cochise College provides accessible educational opportunities that are responsive to a diverse population and lead to constructive citizenship, meaningful careers and lifelong learning.
Cochise College soccer has enjoyed much success since the program’s inception in 1998. The Apaches have had players named NJCAA All-Americans, to NJCAA First Team All-Region teams, and to numerous ACCAC first and second teams. Former Cochise players have also played in the Women’s Professional Soccer League. Cochise College is an environment that fosters athletic, academic and personal growth through the game of soccer. The soccer field on the Douglas Campus is used by the Apaches for summer pre-season training and the regular season in the fall, but students and athletes also use the field for pick-up games throughout the year thanks to moderate temperatures and sunny Southern Arizona weather.
*65 players played at the 4 year-level
*12 NCAA Division 1 players, 28 NCAA Division 2 players, 4 NCAA Division 3 players, and 21 NAIA players
*3 continued to play professionally.
*ACCAC Conference Champions in 2019
*Ranked Nationally at number 20 in 2019
*Coach of the Year: 2019 – Bobby Peters