The University of Minnesota Morris Cougars compete in the NCAA Division III and Upper Midwest Athletic Conference with 19 sports for men and women. Cougar Athletics offers a competitive intercollegiate athletics experience advancing the UMN Morris commitment to academic excellence, diversity, service, and community; fostering the core values of integrity, respect, unity, commitment, and excellence; and furthering students’ success in athletics, learning, and life. One in five UMN Morris students is a varsity athlete.
The Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach is responsible for supporting all aspects of building a competitive NCAA Division III women’s soccer program that advances the mission of intercollegiate athletics and the University. The assistant coach assists the head coach in student recruitment and retention; coaches student athletes and fosters their skill development; assists in coaching plans and implementation at practices and competitions; provides for students’ safety, health and wellbeing; complies with NCAA, UMAC and university policies; provides sound fiscal management; assists in equipment oversight, scheduling, travel planning, and summer camps; assists in off-season programs and athlete development; and assists in program communication and fundraising efforts with the Head Coach. The assistant coach will work with the head women’s soccer coach to build a shared vision, work collaboratively with the Office of Admissions, build and retain a diverse and talented team, foster good sportsmanship and a climate of respect, and provide an environment that supports students in achieving their athletic, academic and life goals.
This is a 85% time, 10-month, annually renewable appointment. Assistant coaching positions carry an additional appointment within Cougar Athletics in a second sport or other opportunity depending upon qualifications. Starting salary is competitive and negotiable with experience and a record of success. The position carries excellent fringe benefits.
Essential knowledge, skills and abilities: A Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated effectiveness playing and/or coaching soccer is required. A Master’s degree, college coaching experience and/or participation at the collegiate level are preferred. Required qualifications include: excellent organization, oral and written communication skills, an appreciation for the philosophy of the NCAA Division III, strong program management skills, the ability to recruit and retain qualified and talented student athletes, a demonstrated commitment to students’ athletic and academic success, the demonstrated ability to build, motivate, and retain a diverse, inclusive, successful team with sensitivity to individuals of all cultural backgrounds, and the capacity to be a visible and engaging leader. The successful candidate will demonstrate an appreciation for the mission and value of a public liberal arts college, be self-directed and motivated, work with integrity, and bring skills and abilities needed to advance Cougar women’s soccer, the athletic program, and the University.
Internal Number: 340569
About University of Minnesota, Morris
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) provides a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education, preparing its students to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship.As a public land-grant institution, UMM is a center for education, culture, and research for the region, nation, and world. UMM is committed to outstanding teaching, dynamic learning, innovative faculty and student scholarship and creative activity, and public outreach. Our residential academic setting fosters collaboration, diversity, and a deep sense of community.