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Posted Job Title
Assistant Coach, 2nd Men's and Women's Squash
Job Profile Title
Assistant Coach, 2nd Men and Women Squash
Job Description Summary
This position is responsible for assisting the Head Men's and Head Women's Squash Coaches with all aspects of program management. In addition to coaching duties, extensive recruiting responsibilities, administrative duties and planning are involved. Ability to motivate prospective and current student-athletes. Required to advise and act as role-model for current student-athletes. The work is to be performed under the general supervision of and reports to the head coach. A Bachelorâ™s Degree and 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Coaching - Coach and teach sport specific skills and strategies to current student-athletes at practice and at competition, including preparation for said practice competition. Educate team members on proper training techniques, exercises and any sport-specific needs. Prepare and execute practice and competition plans. Travel with team to all away competitions. Provide instruction and advice before, during and after competition in both group and individual settings.
Recruiting - Consistently recruit national caliber athletes for enrollment at the University through mail, phone and in-person contact. Identify and properly vet prospects of strong character, academic and athletic ability. Travel to evaluate recruits at competition. Organize and coordinate official and unofficial visits. Communicate with athletic liaison to admissions and financial aid regarding top prospect academic viability.
Administrative Duties - Effectively work with staff members in the areas of compliance, student development, external operations, facilities/operations, equipment operations, internal operations and athletic development. Comply with all NCAA, Ivy League and Penn rules and policies. Assist in organizing team and coach travel, compliance paperwork, and other administrative responsibilities.
Counseling/Mentoring - Serve as a role-model and adviser for student-athletes in a general capacity. Connect student-athletes to necessary resources within and outside of Penn Athletics as needed. Provide a support system to all student-athletes on the team.
Alumni/Community Relations - Assist the head coach in building strong relationships with alumni, fans, campus partners and the broader community.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
A Bachelorâ™s Degree and 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Demonstrated knowledge of Squash skills and strategy and the ability to effectively teach them; ability to motivate and effectively communicate with student-athletes; willingness and ability to actively recruit qualified candidates to Penn; commitment to being a positive member of the Athletics Department, the Penn community and the ability to influence his/her athletes to do the same; working knowledge of NCAA and Ivy rules and an understanding of the philosophy behind them. Administrative skills such as prioritization, organization, and budgeting are needed. Strong writing and communication skills as well as familiarity with video technology are preferred. The coach must be self-directed and motivated and be able to work independently and work under pressure.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Division of Recreation & Intercollegiate Athletics
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00002361
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