FDU-Metropolitan is seeking applicants for its first Head Coach, Women's Lacrosse. The new NCAA Division I women's lacrosse program is set to play its first game in the spring of 2023.
The Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach is responsible for all facets of the lacrosse program which include but are not limited to: recruiting, fund-raising, coaching, preseason conditioning, budget formulation, analysis and management, equipment purchases, public and community relations, parental relations and health and safety. Directs and manages staff of Assistant Coaches. The Head Coach, Women’s Lacrosse reports to an Associate Athletic Director, who serves as Sports Administrator.
This position requires the willingness and ability to work a nontraditional schedule including early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays.
Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the NCAA and Northeast Conference.
For questions regarding the position, please email Associate Athletic Director, Jen Quirk, firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred. 2. Five-plus years of women’s lacrosse coaching experience at the intercollegiate level, preferably Division I. 3. Valid driver’s license. 4. Communicates effectively in one-to-one, small groups and public speaking contexts; writes precise, well-organized emails, letters and proposals while using appropriate vocabulary and grammar. 5. Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive manner; anticipates contingencies and demonstrates flexibility. Excellent organizational skills and pays attention to detail. 6. Valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record in accordance with the university’s Motor Vehicle policy. A MVC check will be required at the time of hire and thereafter as deemed appropriate by the university. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the MVC check. 7. Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the background check and produce a Social Security number.
About Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan located in Teaneck, NJ is home to 21 NCAA Division I teams. A member of the Northeast Conference, the Knights have had tremendous success in the classroom, in athletic competition, and giving back to the Bergen County community.
In 2019-20 year, FDU won NEC championships in men's soccer and women's indoor track & field. FDU student-athletes were also recognized for their efforts in the community by winning the NEC Building Communities Award with over 3,000 community service hours. Other recent milestones include men's basketball winning the 2019 NEC championship and going on to win the first NCAA Tournament game in school history. In addition to recent championships, FDU also holds two NCAA National Championships in the sport of bowling (2006, 2010).