Assistant Coach - Field Hockey

Updated: about 1 month ago

15-Apr-2024

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

65582BR


Job Summary

Under the direction of the Head Coach, the purpose of this position is to use athletics as a tool to educate college students. By using inter-collegiate competition and all activities related to such competition, this position serves as a teacher and mentor to help build student character, prepare students for a constructive and effective life, and teach valuable life lessons including work ethic; discipline; resilience; persistence; teamwork and selflessness; goal-setting and goal achievement; overcoming adversity; and leadership. This position typically influences student-athletes for their entire four years at Harvard and plays a key role in shaping their personal development.

This position assists in planning, directing and coaching the women’s inter-collegiate Field Hockey program. Typically works with all student-athletes in the program.

This position typically requires experience coaching at the collegiate level or comparable experience. Comparable experience may include coaching/teaching at the professional level. Particularly for sports that are more prominent on an international level than in the United States, comparable experience may include playing in a professional or other high-performance environment, such as for a national team or at the Olympic level.

This is a one-year term position, with an end date of January 31st, renewable at the discretion of the Head Coach and the Athletics Director. This role is full-time with a partial year schedule of 11 months.


Position Description

1.     Athlete Team Management

  • Focuses on developing student-athlete skills, helping to plan and execute practices, supporting in-game management, and coordinating a portion of team programming of particular importance. Helps team perform at competitive levels.
  • Typically has some impact on developing the skills for a portion of student-athletes.
  • Requires the ability to effectively communicate with students by generating enthusiasm through credible coaching.
  • Assists in analyzing video for scouting opponents and team development.
  • Assists in recruiting and retaining talent consistent with values of excellence and inclusion; assists in developing team enthusiasm for recruitment and retention.
  • Supports culture of education through athletics. Assists in academic integration with team, as appropriate.

2.      Operational Complexity

  • Typically assists in the execution of strategy, logistics and operational direction of the team, with greater supervision. Where expenditures are permitted, operates within budget.
  • Participates in professional activities, as appropriate. With instruction, follows trends and embraces innovation opportunities.
  • Problems faced may be moderately complex.
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively with the coaching staff and athletics administrators.

Essential Functions:

In addition to the duties listed above, this Assistant Coach will help run the inter-collegiate Field Hockey program at Harvard. The Assistant Coach will handle administrative responsibilities associated with the program operations, including, but not limited to, recruiting logistics and planning, team travel details, game day operations and event management. This position will also assist with donor relationships and fundraising efforts as appropriate.  


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Requires at least 1 year of either field hockey coaching experience or field hockey playing experience at the professional or Olympic level, OR 4 years of field hockey playing experience at the collegiate or international level.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Requires substantial sport-specific knowledge and knowledge of relevant issues.
  • Understands the philosophy, principles and policies of college athletics (including the University Conflict of Interest and Commitment policy).
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills
  • Preferred goalkeeping coaching knowledge
  • USA Field Hockey Coaching Certification (Level 2) or willingness to attend coaching courses to achieve this. 

Certificates and Licenses

  • Valid driver's license needed.
  • CPR and First Aid required.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift equipment associated with the sport.

Working Conditions

  • Evening and weekend work required.
  • Frequent travel required.
  • Job requires work in extreme environmental conditions, including extreme heat and cold, rain, and high levels of noise.

Work Format: On-Site

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.


Additional Information

Harvard is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission is to educate citizens and citizen-leaders for our society.  The College is a residential institution of nearly 7,000 undergraduates and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Harvard is deeply committed to the intellectual, social and personal transformation of its undergraduates during their four years at Harvard.
The Department of Athletics offers 42 varsity programs for men and women, more than any other Division I school in the United States.  We also offer extensive recreational and intramural programs.
Harvard employees have access to a competitive benefits package that includes multiple options for the health and well-being of our employees as well as ongoing professional development.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.  We regret that, due to the number of responses we typically receive, we may be unable to respond to phone calls or contact personally those applicants not selected for an interview.
We actively seek and welcome applications from diverse candidates and from those with a demonstrable commitment to a more inclusive society.


Work Format Details

This position is based primarily on-campus, in Massachusetts. This may include in-person during emergency situations (if applicable). Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. Certain visa types may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.


Benefits

We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website (https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards ) to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Department Office Location

USA - MA - Boston


Job Code

AT2000 Assistant Coach


Union

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary


Appointment End Date

31-Jan-2025


Pre-Employment Screening

Criminal, DMV, Education, Identity


Schedule

  • Evening and weekend work required.
  • Frequent travel required.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.


EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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