Texas Lutheran University invites applications for the position of Head Women’s Soccer Coach. The Head Coach reports to the Director of Athletics and has full responsibility for all functions related to the program, including but not limited to, recruitment, budget preparation, scheduling, and travel arrangements. The Head Coach is recognized as a master teacher who is responsible for the conduct of a highly regarded program, the maintenance of an exemplary student-athlete concept, and the personal development of student athletes. This is a full-time position with some evening and weekend hours.
•Evidence the highest professional standards and behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA and SCAC rules and regulations and the program’s code of ethics.
•Recruit quality athletes capable of pursuing the baccalaureate degree in accordance with the rules and regulations of the governing bodies and in such a manner that reflects the best interests of the program and the university.
•Participate in annual continuing education pertaining to NCAA and SCAC rules.
•Design a competitive schedule that maximizes athlete development and performance.
•Relate in a positive and effective manner with officials, opponents’ coaching staff, high school coaches, parents, the media, and the public.
•Demonstrate sincere interest and provide strong leadership in the personal, athletic, and academic development of student-athletes.
•Prepare and submit to the AD a cost-effective and administratively efficient budget.
•Assist the AD in finalizing all arrangements for home contests, including court/field preparation and personnel.
•Assume responsibility for ordering and caring for all equipment and uniforms.
•Coordinate with the AD and the food service manager the dates, times, and any special meals that may be required for the team.
•Coordinate with the Office of Campus Living any special housing arrangements that will be needed when the university is not in regular session.
•Provide information relating to the accomplishments and endeavors of the team and individual team members to the Director of Sports Information & Sports Marketing.
•Assist the AD and the Head Athletics Trainer with administering the athletics insurance program by:
a) Ensuring that each participant has physician clearance prior to any participation
b) Submitting a team roster and any changes that occur, for insurance purposes
c) Ensuring that all injured players receive proper medical care and rehabilitation
•Assist the AD and the Administrative Assistant in preparing eligibility documentation by submitting an accurate and complete roster well in advance of the first playing date or scrimmage. The Registrar’s Office has requested at least three weeks advance notice to properly process eligibility certification.
•Submit transportation requests at least two weeks in advance of departure date •Submit a roster of the traveling squad and trip particulars at least one week in advance to the Administrative Assistant for distribution to the faculty.
•Recommend team members who qualify for a letter award.
•Prepare and submit an annual report to the AD by May 15 of each year.
•Be willing to serve as an official or committee member as may be requested by those organizations with which TLU is affiliated.
•Assist in special events, tournaments, championships, fundraisers, and/or clinics.
•Contribute to the maintenance of good working relationships with all athletics staff members and student-athletes through a positive and constructive approach to all tasks, respect for the competencies of others, and appropriate conflict resolution behavior.
•Monitor TLU’s athletic facility for purposes of safety and facility security. •Make hiring and firing decisions.
•Provide supervision, development, and evaluation of staff.
•Participate in formulation of budgets and ensure that department operates within approved budgetary parameters.
•Ensure compliance with institutional policies and procedures
•Understand and support the mission of Texas Lutheran University
Benefits are competitive. Texas Lutheran University, an accredited university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is located 35 miles from downtown San Antonio. For more information about TLU, consult our web site at www.tlu.edu. Please submit an application (available on www.tlu.edu/jobs), a resume, and the contact information for at least three professional references to:
Texas Lutheran University
1000 W. Court Street
Seguin, Texas 78155
FAX: (830) 372-6409
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Texas Lutheran University is a Hispanic Serving Institution and has been consistently recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education and has been featured in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” selection among regional colleges in the West, ranking first on the list for “Best Value,” and fifth overall. This is the seventh consecutive year TLU has been featured on the “Best Value” rankings, once again returning to the No. 1 spot. Other notable recognitions include TLU’s acknowledgment as a top 20 regional college for Social Mobility — the third year the university has appeared in this category. TLU is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and also is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the University. Candidates who are interested in contributing to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required; a master’s degree is preferred
Four years of related experience with head coaching experience preferred
Strong interpersonal skills
Some independent judgment is required to analyze facts to determine actions to be taken within the limits of standard practice
Ability to work toward general results, devising new methods, modifying or developing standard procedures to meet new conditions
Must be able to maintain confidentiality
A working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Requires a high level of emotional and physical stamina, a level of physical conditioning to be able to demonstrate essential skills, and endurance level sufficient to motivate team members for the duration of practice sessions/games
Demanding and fast-paced, stressful environment. Work is performed indoors and outdoors, often in hot, humid conditions.
WORKING AT TEXAS LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY
First and foremost, Texas Lutheran University faculty and staff work with students to ensure they receive an exceptional education embedded with new challenges and personal connections that prepare them to go out and serve the world with meaning and purpose. When we hear from our alumni, they tell us over and over again how much of a difference a professor made in their lives and gave them confidence at critical times during their college experience. This is what we mean by Learn Boldly and Live to Inspire.
What is Important to us:
We are inclusive. Our diversity is our strength
We serve a diverse student body – 40% Hispanic, 10% African-American, and nearly 40% first-generation college students – with a wide range of political and social views. Our diverse and inclusive campus is the perfect environment to prepare students for the world they will work in.
We are deeply committed to serving our community
We partner and connect students with local organizations and employers so we can develop ongoing and meaningful interactions that allow us to serve and be served by our community in the fullest sense.
We prepare students for... roles they haven’t yet envisioned
We know today’s students will change jobs, even careers, many times throughout their lives and many of the jobs they will hold do not yet exist. For this reason, we teach our students to be adaptable and make sure they understand how to transfer and apply what they learn in their math class to their psychology or history class as well.
We offer a holistic education of mind, body, and spirit
As a community of learning and faith, we instill in our students a sense of what it means to be part of a diverse, faith-based university. Our Lutheran heritage connects us to tenets of academic freedom, critical inquiry, inclusivity, joy, and a holistic education of mind, body, and spirit.
We believe all students should be able to afford a small, private college experience.
Generous academic and need-based aid coupled with a high value experience are vital components of an education that is worth the investment and is therefore affordable for students and families. We reward students for their academic achievements through The TLU Promise and also support students who have financial need through millions of dollars awarded in institutional grants each year.
The TLU Academic Experience
We offer 27 majors, 37 minors, more than 60 specializations, four graduate programs, and 12 pre-professional programs. Our most popular majors are Business, Accounting (5-year master’s program), Education, Kinesiology, Athletic Training (5-year master’s program), Biology, Physics and Applied Physics (Pre-Engineering), Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, Math, Computer Science, Music, and Dramatic Media (Theatre & Film).
We have a proven track record in preparing students for health-related graduate programs and careers. Our health-related pre-professional programs include Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Science, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy.
With classes averaging 19 students, our professors challenge, mentor, and form personal connections with their students.
Undergraduate research opportunities are readily available for students – even as early as freshman year – who want to pursue research with a professor and present at professional conferences or our annual Student Academic Symposium in the spring.
Our general education curriculum, Compass, provides an important foundation for students to explore different disciplines and majors. At TLU, students apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to outside activities while also focusing on competencies that employers look for in college graduates – Creative Thinking, Effective Communication, Engaged Citizenship and Ethics.
Serving our community is a core value for us. We place special emphasis on service learning and civic engagement, and the Jon and Sandra Moline Center for Servant Leadership coordinates a wide variety of activities to allow students to serve the larger community.
TLU Facts and Accolades
Private, four-year, liberal arts and sciences university
Located in the heart of South Central Texas just 35 miles from San Antonio and 50 miles from Austin
27 majors, 37 minors, 4 graduate programs, and 12 pre-professional programs
Approximately 1,400 students
Hispanic-Serving Institution with a Latinx student population of nearly 40%
14:1 student-to-faculty ratio with average class size of 19
Over 90% of full-time faculty have a Ph.D. or terminal degree
Over 95% of students receive financial aid
Over 40% of freshmen are first generation
One-third of students participate in athletics
18 men’s and women’s Division III sports teams
2020 U.S. News & World Report ranking as No. 2 “Best Value” for Colleges in the Western region
The Princeton Review: 2019 Best Western College
Great Colleges to Work For® by The Chronicle of Higher Education every year since
As a Lutheran institution of higher learning which serves a diverse community, our heritage grounds us in a belief that all people are beloved and fallible, that our lives are for the common good, and that we are called to be part of the unfolding justice and mercy of God. We are Committed To:
Equality - We promote a culture of mutual respect and strive to create opportunities for all.
Inclusion - We are committed to fostering a welcoming atmosphere that respects and celebrates contributions made by our diverse community members and their cultures.
Social Justice - We are called to work alongside people on the margins to empower them and to improve their quality of life.
Freedom - We value dialogue, difference, and debate in pursuit of knowledge and understanding that encourages growth and discovery.
Leadership Through Service - We value opportunities for growth as global citizens and leaders through service learning and civic engagement.
President’s Action Plan for Racial Justice
The President’s Cabinet is committed to initiating and leading meaningful change and tangible actions to address racial justice on our campus. Like the national movement taking place before our very eyes, TLU’s Action Plan for Racial Justice requires ongoing commitment and attention, beginning immediately. It will be revised and expanded as needed. It will intersect with TLU’s Strategic Plan for 2020-25 and the TLU Diversity Committee’s Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Driven by a moral rather than political imperative, our work will be organized in three main categories:
Community Engagement and Conversation
Changes in Institutional Structure and Leadership
Focused Education and Programming