The University of Portland is a National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I institution and West Coast Conference (WCC) member located in Portland, Oregon. This regular, full-time position will be responsible for supporting the Head Women?s Soccer Coach in developing high-performance student athletes. The primary duties of this position consist of instructing student-athletes in the skill development for their sport, as well as physical health, teamwork, safety, and other instructional areas related to student-athlete sport development.
This is a full-time, exempt, 12-month position with benefits. Benefits include: medical and dental insurance, life insurance, sick time and vacation time consistent with University policies, long-term disability insurance, flexible spending account benefits, tuition remission benefits generally starting after 90 days (employee) or 2 years (spouse and children) of employment, retirement contributions generally starting after 2 years of employment, and eligibility for the University?s home purchase assistance program consistent with program requirements. (Benefits are subject to all relevant University policies, practices, contracts, and any other relevant materials.)
The full job description is available at: www.bitly.com/acws218
This posting was posted on February 18, 2019, and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Conduct individual and group instruction in sport-specific skills, as well as conducting instruction related to strength and conditioning training activities.
Conduct individual, small group and team meetings to provide skill and sport-related performance development instruction to students (video/data review).
Prepare/assist with preparation of instruction, i.e., practice plans for team training and practice sessions; analyze data and results from practice and competition to include in individual and group instruction.
Attend all competitions in order to provide instruction; assist with athlete preparation and execution; including strategy, data collection and continual coaching.
Other instructional duties as assigned by supervisor or designee.
Assist with recruitment efforts to attract high quality student athletes with a commitment to academic success.
Assist with administration of team equipment and travel arrangements.
May assist with administrative activities to support the function of the Women?s Soccer program, such as maintaining contact information, preparing recruitment materials, performing alumni and community outreach, and any other duties deemed necessary for program operation.
Assist with driving vans to team practice and competitions.
Other duties as relevant to the duties of the position or as assigned by supervisor or designee.
Please note that the above list of duties is not comprehensive but generally demonstrates the types of matters under this position?s purview and responsibility.
Education and Experience
Required: Bachelor?s degree.
Required: Three years of directly related club or collegiate coaching experience.
Or equivalent education and/or experience.
Certifications and Licenses
Required: Valid state driver?s license.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent leadership, team-building and motivational skills; including determination, patience, and enthusiasm.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
The ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
Excellent attention to detail.
Strong ability to exercise good judgment.
Ability to work independently but also to constructively receive supervisory direction and work effectively in a team setting.
Strong orientation towards continued learning and applying learning in the work setting.
Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
Ability to quickly learn and use new technologies and applications in depth at level of proficiency appropriate for the position?s duties.
Professional demeanor and the ability to work effectively with various constituencies including prospective students, current students, their families, the general public, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and other members of the UP community.
Competence with and commitment to diversity and inclusion; ability to be an effective partner with diverse students, faculty, and staff.
This position requires the physical ability to demonstrate soccer-related activities, techniques, and skills.
This position requires frequent standing, walking, twisting, using fine manipulation, grasping, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects that weigh up to 50 pounds.
This position requires the ability to attend events and activities on and off campus and to interact and communicate with alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University.
The position requires the ability to travel by car and air.
Candidates must have the physical ability to drive team van or bus to practices and competitions.
Hours of employment: position requires working flexible and irregular hours, including mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary, as well as attendance at home and away events.
Work-related stress: stress from work-related situations such as those involving competitive, challenging, urgent, or time-sensitive matters.
Travel: travel to local and domestic away competitions, and other events and activities will be required.
Environment: will be subject to outside weather conditions, including cold and hot weather, sun, rain, and inclement weather conditions.
Please see full job description (link above) for information about work standards and statement about reasonable accommodations.
1. What is it about this position at the University of Portland that interests you?
2. What are your areas of work-related strength? What are work-related areas that you would like to improve?
3. Please describe your coaching and educational philosophy for collegiate student-athletes.
4. Please describe a difficult situation you faced as a coach and how you addressed the situation.
5. What efforts have you engaged in to support diversity, inclusivity, and equity in athletic programs?