Under the general supervision of the Head Women's Hockey Coach, the Assistant Women's Hockey Coach will provide support and assistance with all aspects of the intercollegiate Women's Hockey program. The Assistant Coach will work to provide optimal playing conditions for Mercyhurst University Women's Hockey athletes which will include activities such as the supervision of the maintenance of the Hockey rink and the maintenance and security of all Women's Hockey related equipment and supplies. The Assistant Coach will provide information and evaluations regarding recruits, roster development, and game personnel.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•In cooperation with the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach develops and maintains a system to identify potential recruits and to work closely with area high school coaches and parents to recruit quality student athletes to Mercyhurst University
•Under the direction of the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach is assigned to work with selected athletes on various game day situations
•Works with the Head Coach in developing line-ups, game strategies, and individual work-out and practice needs for various student athletes
•Serves as a role model for the student athletes by exhibiting ethical and professional conduct at all times
•Provides oversight of athletes residing in campus housing during camps; reports damage(s), needed maintenance, security issues, etc. to Head Coach, Athletic Director, Chief of Police and Director of Residence Life.
•Represents Mercyhurst University at various civic events, throughout the community
•Occasional public speaking engagements to promote the program may also be required
•Maintains confidentiality of information exposed to in the course of business regarding students, supervisors or other employees
Other duties as assigned
•Planning, organizing, and coordinating travel arrangements for the team and staff
Mercyhurst University values diversity and is committed to the goal of achieving equal opportunity for all. For that reason, Mercyhurst abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided.?
Mercyhurst does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, citizenship status, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, age, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic or because of any individual’s legally protected activities.
Mercyhurst complies with federal, state and local legislation and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. This policy applies to faculty, administration and staff, applicants for employment, students and applicants for educational programs and activities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred)
Experience competing at the collegiate level is preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum two years coaching high level hockey: professional, collegiate, or high school
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to evaluate physical performance related to the inter-collegiate Women's Hockey program
Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Ability to effectively communicate both within and outside the College including, but not limited to, student athletes, parents, recruits, coaches, civic and business leaders required
Ability to work as a support individual within a group setting
Ability to provide effective leadership to student athletes to encourage both successful academic development and competitive performance
Must possess the physical skills necessary to demonstrate hockey techniques
Must have valid driver's license
Ability to work evenings and weekends
Must have current training in first aid and CPR
Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment
Candidates must be currently eligible to work in the United States
About Mercyhurst University
Mercyhurst is a four-year, Catholic, liberal arts university founded in 1926. More than 50 undergraduate majors, with 67 concentrations, as well as unique adult programs and eight graduate degrees are available at the university.