The Graduate Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach will assist in all aspects of a competitive men’s soccer program and is responsible for, but not limited to: the integration of Christian faith, and the recruitment, retention and academic success of student-athletes. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in recruiting, player development, and/or with collegiate/professional playing experience. In addition to coaching, this position requires assistance in multiple aspects of team management, including budgeting, logistics, facilities management, academic support, recruiting and retention of quality student athletes. This position will be responsible to maintain compliance with all Montreat College, Appalachian Athletic Conference, and NAIA rules and regulations.
- Assist the head coach with recruiting efforts for the men’s soccer program; recruiting student athletes for the athletic team who will represent the mission of Montreat College.
- Assist with the organization and lead practice/training sessions for student-athletes in assigned discipline(s).
- Plan comprehensive training plans for student-athletes in assigned discipline(s).
- Assist in operational procedures including scheduling, travel, budget management, and statistics.
- Attend departmental meetings upon request.
- Be familiar with and adhere to departmental policies and procedures as well as NAIA and AAC regulations.
- Participate in the college and departmental activities as needed.
- Be responsible for the conduct of athletes, both on and off the playing field.
- Actively participate with all athletic fundraising programs as needed.
- Communicate the needs and maintenance of facilities and equipment to the head coach.
- Assist with travel and facilities management for the soccer program.
- Other duties as assigned by the head coach and/or athletic director.
Essential Job Functions
- Excellent writing skills
- Excellent oral communication and relationship skills
- Excellent recruiting skills to meet annual roster expectations
- Efficiency in computer applications (Microsoft Office, Excel, etc.)
- Ability to read, understand, and apply instructions
- Hear and understand telephone conversations
- Ability to coordinate different tasks simultaneously
- Move about the campus freely (including all facilities)
- Use soccer equipment
- Working knowledge of game/facility preparation
- Ability to multi-task
- Work closely with the Admissions and Financial Aid office.
- Articulate a clear vision for the soccer program
- Set goals and objectives based on the needs and capabilities of the population served
- Articulate and promote student learning and development in the following areas:
- Athletic Excellence
- Prescribe and practice ethical behavior
- Where appropriate, recruit, select, supervise, and develop others in the organization
- Manage financial resources
- Plan, budget for, and evaluate personnel and programs