Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Soka University of America
Soka University of America
Location: Aliso Viejo, California
Coaching - Soccer
4 Year Degree
Soka University of America is seeking a full-time Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach. The Assistant Coach of Men’s Soccer reports directly to the Head Coach as well as the Director of Athletics and Recreation. The Assistant Coach has responsibilities as assigned by the Head Coach which may include, but is not limited to, individual and team coaching; planning and implementing training schedules and practices for student-athletes; assisting with Soka Men’s Soccer social media accounts; using film/video for scouting, game planning and feedback for student-athletes; scouting, identifying and recruiting potential student- athletes; planning and budgeting for team travel; purchasing and issuance of equipment; communication with potential student-athletes during all phases of the Soka application process; and assisting in all aspects of team and individual meetings with Soka men’s soccer student-athletes.
Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.
Essential duties include but are not limited to:
Be knowledgeable of modern soccer coaching philosophies and tactics.
Assist in the design, planning and implementation of modern and effective tactical and technical training programs and practice sessions, including effective soccer periodization.
Assist in tactical and technical aspects of match/game planning, preparation, coaching and debriefing.
Utilize game/practice film and video for scouting, preparation and individual/team feedback.
Assist in all aspects of Soka Men’s Soccer social media engagement.
Scout, identify and recruit potential student-athletes at local, regional and national events.
Communicate and correspond effectively with potential student-athletes.
Research, plan, book and manage all aspects of team travel.
Assist in purchasing of team equipment and gear.
Assist in all aspects of individual and team meetings.
Coordinate match/game-day information.
Be available to travel out of state for recruiting as needed.
Be available on evenings and weekends as needed.
Be responsible for the inventory, maintenance, repair, safety, distribution and disposal of all equipment.
Assist in the implementation of camps and clinics.
Organize and complete all required paperwork including, but not limited to, payment approval forms and purchase request documentation.
Attend departmental meetings, events, and functions.
Attend seminars, conferences, and professional development opportunities as needed.
Organize community outreach and volunteer opportunities and events.
Accept other assignments from the Men’s Head Soccer Coach.
Soka University of America offers excellent benefits and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary range for this position is $40,000-$45,000.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
Minimum of three (3) years progressive soccer coaching experience.
Minimum of two (2) years of experience in scouting and identifying individual player/talent levels.
Trained in CPR, First aid.
Effective oral, written and interpersonal skills.
Ability to create and support a work community that allows a diverse group of students, faculty and staff to grow and develop individually and collectively as part of a collegiate athletic program.
Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment as needed.
Ability to organize and manage complex college record keeping function; prepare, maintain, and interpret statistical data with competency.
Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
High Proficiency in computer technology utilizing databases, word processing, graphics, spreadsheets, to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, Access, and other applications.
Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to discern the urgency of appropriate decision making processes.
Commitment to mutual respect, service, orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence.
High ethical, moral and professional standards.
Employment is contingent upon the completion of a successful background check. Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated (including booster) for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.
Application review will begin immediately. The position will remain open, and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references.
Please apply on the Interfolio site by clicking on this link: apply.interfolio.com/120161.
Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.