Bucknell University is seeking applications for a Head Women's Lacrosse Coach within the Department of Athletics and Recreation. Bucknell is a highly selective, privately endowed comprehensive university of 3,400 students that is a member of the NCAA Division I (FCS in Football) and the Patriot League for 23 of 27 varsity sports. The University is located in Lewisburg on a 450-acre campus in central Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River Valley. New York City, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia are each within a 3 ½ hour drive from Lewisburg.
The Head Women's Lacrosse Coach is responsible for management and administration of all phases of a varsity intercollegiate sport program and team, within the guidelines, rules and regulations of Bucknell University, the NCAA, and the Conference. Responsibilities include:
1. Schedule and conduct regular practice sessions (traditional & non-traditional seasons). Coach the team during scheduled events. Determine and implement the strategies necessary to motivate the team to maximum levels of individual and team performance. 2. Conduct coaches preparation meetings and coordinate teaching procedures for members of coaching staff. 3. Develop a comprehensive and functional knowledge of the sport actively seeking new methods and strategies. 4. Be responsible for the search, selection, and training of qualified assistant coaches with the approval of the Director of Athletics, in accordance with all proper University regulations. 5. Direct and manage assistant coaches; delegating and prioritizing administrative responsibilities, as appropriate. Be responsible for annual performance evaluations for any and all staff reporting to head coach. 6. Maintain continuing and thorough familiarity with all applicable NCAA rules and the rules and regulations of Bucknell University, and be responsible for compliance with all NCAA rules. 7. Present annual budget requirements to the Director of Athletics and be accountable for expense control compliance and administration of the sport's budget. 8. Work with proper departmental personnel in regard to all arrangements for team travel, practice, and competition. 9. Scout and recruit quality student-athletes and coordinate all recruiting activities with appropriate athletics administration. Develop a working relationship with the faculty and University staff to assist in the recruiting process. 10. Demonstrate an active interest in the academic progress of student-athletes. Work closely with all appropriate departmental personnel to assure academic success of student-athletes. 11. Provide individual counseling to student-athletes when appropriate and direct the student-athlete to professional staff when needed. 12. Establish and ensure communication and enforcement of rules and regulations regarding student-athlete conduct, appearance, and behavior. 13. Assist in enforcement of departmental policies on study programs and require class attendance and completion of work missed due to intercollegiate competition. 14. Demonstrate support for all other sports programs, intramural programs, and other functions of the University and the department. 15. Participate in fundraising activities as assigned by the Director of Athletics. 16. Perform other duties as assigned. 17. Work collaboratively with all support offices both in the department and on campus (i.e. Sports Information, Athletic Training, Admissions). 18. Teach in department wellness program as assigned. 19. Be responsible for all travel arrangements for team; including insuring safe transportation to the contest site and back to campus.
Minimum Qualifications: 1. Bachelor's degree 2. Three years of collegiate coaching experience 3. Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and student-athletes having a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives 4. Current CPR and First Aid certifications
All Athletics staff members are expected to contribute to Bucknell's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Physical Demands: 1. Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. 2. Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds. Requires standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.
Bucknell University believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America's best small towns.
Bucknell is a NCAA Division I (FCS) and Patriot League member institution, that sponsors 27 varsity athletics programs.