Trinity College in Hartford CT, an NCAA Division III, liberal arts college in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), is seeking to fill a full-time assistant coach for our Women’s Lacrosse program. Trinity has been a consistent leader in the prestigious NESCAC conference. The Women’s Lacrosse program has had one of the best records in the highly competitive NESCAC conference over the past ten years. Candidate will be expected to help the program continue to grow and compete at the highest in NCAA division III lacrosse. There are also opportunities for growth through professional development and workshops such as the NCAA Coaches Academy and IWLCA Convention.
The Trinity College Department of Athletics is committed to creating a community of belonging, acceptance, respect, and understanding of differences for our entire athletic family. In addition to the Athletics Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Committee, which meets on a weekly basis and is comprised of administrators, coaches, student-athletes, and other campus partners, the department focuses affecting change in our community and the broader Trinity student body in order to create safe spaces for underrepresented and marginalized groups, dismantle systemic racism, and develop allyship through dedicated education, training, dialogue, and action.
Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.
Responsibilities Responsibilities include assisting the head coach in the development of leading and organizing all facets of a Division III Women’s Lacrosse program, knowledge of and adherence to NESCAC and NCAA rules, recruiting, practice planning and execution, teaching responsibilities and mentoring student-athletes. The assistant coach will also have administrative duties within the Department. The assistant coach will be expected to help promote and facilitate the College and Athletic Department’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. This position also requires both night and weekend availability throughout the academic year and summer.
Qualifications Bachelor’s degree required. Proven successful college Lacrosse coaching experience and/or college lacrosse experience. Strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and advanced social media skills. Strong writing, public speaking and excel skills. Passion for community service and/or engaging the greater community. Candidate should be considering a career in college coaching.
Benefits Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance plans and tuition remission to graduate courses at Trinity or consortium schools.
All applicants must apply online by submitting their resume and cover letter as well as list 3 references. In your cover letter, please also address how you would foster and promote an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Review of applications will begin July 25, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
Trinity College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any accommodation in order to participate more fully in the application process. All offers are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
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