The successful candidate will assist the Hobart football head coach in the organization and management of a competitive NCAA Division III football program. The position responsibilities will include teaching, guiding and coaching student-athletes for successful competition; executing the duties of a defensive coordinator or position coach; supporting student-athletes’ academic success; recruiting prospective students; scouting opponents; fundraising; developing alumni and parent relations; administrative tasks; and other duties as assigned.
Coaching, Counseling and Guiding Student Athletes:
Responsible for providing instruction and training necessary to create skills, techniques, and physical conditioning sufficient to enable each participant to compete safely and competently. Must exhibit a high level of expertise in the sport. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for assisting in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of practice and game plans, and operating related digital platforms.
Responsible for representing the Colleges on the highest professional level with dignity, integrity, and strength of character and to exhibit ethical behavior.
Through effective rapport and communication with student-athletes, reinforces academic success as a priority. Encourages student-athletes to foster positive relationships with faculty, deans and staff.
Effectively recruit prospective student-athletes under the direction of the head coach and consistent with the Colleges’ mission, while maintaining open communication with other Hobart coaches regarding shared prospects
Maintain the sport-specific recruiting electronic database
Recruit student-athletes who coincide with the academic profile of HWS students
Stay informed on current trends and strategies and be knowledgeable of/compliant with all instructional, department, NCAA and Liberty League policies, rules and regulations. Continuously seek self-improvement and development by attending clinics, workshops and other related developmental programs. Participate in Hobart Athletics Napier Leadership seminars.
Promote the sport and Hobart Athletics in area communities; assisting in the planning and management of fundraising activities. Maintain a positive relationship with interested constituents (e.g. youth groups, civic organizations, media) and develops positive relationships with Hobart alumni and parents.
Operational Team Responsibilities
Serve on Athletics Department operational team, assisting with departmental initiatives
Assist with special events (e.g. Annual Awards Banquet, Hobart Hall of Fame)
Represent the department on campus committees
Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred. A minimum of four years combined football playing and/or coaching experience at the college-level required. Candidates must demonstrate strong potential to teach, lead and counsel college student-athletes and have enthusiasm for the recruiting duties of the position. The candidate must be a person of integrity, high ethical standards, have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to the NCAA Division III philosophy and mission of Hobart and William Smith Athletics. Competence with technology resources and a current U.S. driver’s license are vital to fulfilling the responsibilities of this position. CPR and First Aid certification required.
This is a full-time, 10-month, benefits-eligible, administrative position. Evening and weekend work are required. This position description is not all-inclusive as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.
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About Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Located on 195 acres in the heart of New York States Finger Lakes Region, Hobart and William Smith are independent liberal arts colleges distinctive for providing highly individualized educations. Guided by an interdisciplinary curriculum grounded in exploration and rigor, the Colleges prepare students to think critically. In partnership with the Geneva and global communities and through robust programs in career development, study-abroad, service, leadership and athletics, the Colleges foster an environment that values global citizenship, teamwork, ethics, inclusive excellence, and cultural competence.Under the mentorship of faculty, Hobart and William Smith students gain the necessary clarity to be competitive when seeking employment. They win prestigious fellowships like the Rhodes, Gates Cambridge, Udall, Fulbright and Goldwater. They gain admittance to the best graduate programs in the country. They go on to lead lives of consequence.