Central Washington University is accepting applications for a Head Women’s Rugby Coach.
The Head Women’s Rugby Coach will be responsible for all operational aspects of the women’s varsity rugby program, these duties include but are not limited to: day-to-day operations; the recruitment and retention of student-athletes; game strategy including practice and match coaching; fiscal planning and budget development; supervising and evaluating rugby assistants and staff; scheduling; assisting with donor fundraising; maintain positive and professional relations with students, athletes, alumni, media, and fans; and ensure the women’s rugby program, its student-athletes, and the coaching staff are active and collaborative members of the Department of Athletics. The Head Women’s Rugby Coach must conduct a Rugby program in compliance with all applicable NCAA, USA Rugby, Conference, Association, State, National, and Institutional rules and regulations. It is also critical that the women’s and men’s rugby programs work collaboratively in the best interest of both programs are in concert with the University’s mission and goals, and which student-athletes graduate and achieve competitive success. Coaches will integrate CWU’s commitment to diversity and create a learning environment that is welcoming, accessible and inclusive for all students
Job duties include but are not limited to: -Oversee the day-to-day operations of the women’s program including game scheduling and those duties outlined below:
*Develop game strategy, including practice, game coaching, and skill development. *Seek out best practices and innovative approaches in rugby; provide a positive performance impact to enhance individual and team player development. *Develop and oversee the off-season training program *Supervise and hire staff; establish job performance standards; evaluate job performance; take corrective action; train; assign and schedule work; act upon leave requests.
-Recruitment: *Develop and execute a plan to recruit student-athletes of high character who have the athletic talent to compete at the collegiate varsity level with the academic aptitude to earn a degree. *Guide student athletes to be successful as an athlete and a student *Build a large network to ensure successful recruiting
- Budget Management: *Plan yearly budgets; make recommendations to administration *Account for all expenditures and monitor spending *Stay within established scholarship award limits
-Media and External Relations: *Participate in radio and television appearance to promote the university and the rugby programs as necessary *Participate in speaking engagements *Develop positive relationships with key rugby correspondents and extend relationships with donor relations. *Active involvement in an upcoming capital campaign.
Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years Professional or Collegiate Coaching OR an equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong computer competency skills (MS Word, Excel, email, etc.)
Experience recruiting athletes and fundraising for various athletic programs
Experience working with the media to promote an athletic program
Research, teaching/coaching, service or other experience that has prepared the candidate to contribute to CWU’s commitment to the engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students.
Experience working at a NCAA institution
Knowledge of all applicable individual association rules and regulations
Experience or interest in mentoring students from a variety of backgrounds.
Demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students through teaching and/or mentoring activities.
Internal Number: 4205
About Central Washington University
Year-in and year-out, Central Washington University fields one of the strongest Division II college athletics programs in the Pacific Northwest region and is concluding its fifteenth year as a member of the NCAA Division II. Wildcat athletic teams are perennially in the top half of the conference standing on the court and in the field, where they compete as a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Off the court, CWU ranks among the elite schools in the conference academically.The mission of the Intercollegiate Athletics program of Central Washington University is the growth of individuals through intercollegiate competition regardless of gender or race. The program provides educational benefits not otherwise fulfilled in the University curriculum: decision-making skills, citizenship, and a sense of self-worth, team affiliation, and emotional growth may be realized, while student-athletes learn to evaluate their performances in competition. Additionally, Intercollegiate Athletics encourages its student-athletes to take full advantage of educational opportunities at the university—to achieve intellectual goals while acquiring the experiences necessary to function in a diverse society.