Assistant Coach, Women's Soccer

  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Fort Myers, FL, USA
  • 12 Feb, 2024
Full time Coaching Soccer Coach Womens Football

Job Description

Job Summary

The Assistant Coach I, Women’s Soccer assists with all activities related to the Women’s Soccer program including recruitment, player development, monitoring academic performance, discipline, and social development.

FGCU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity and Access Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, veteran status, and any other protected class(es), as required by applicable state and federal law, as well as University regulations and policies.



Job Description

Typical duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assists with the recruitment and retention of student-athletes.                    
  • Prepares and conducts practice sessions.  Teaches individual and group game skills and techniques, including goalkeeping.
  • Assists with game strategy and position assignments.
  • Monitors academic progress and status of team members, implementing action plans when needed.
  • Monitors and maintains discipline and conduct of athletes to support the image and reputation of the athletics program.
  • Promote the athletic program through community events, public speaking, fundraising, and marketing.
  • Complies with all University, ASUN or CCSA (Coastal Collegiate Sports Association) regulations, as well as all NCAA rules and regulations.  Remains current with all changes in NCAA, as well as changes to University, ASUN and CCSA rules and regulations regarding intercollegiate athletics.  This includes the requirement for self-reporting any possible rule violations and participation in the annual NCAA continuing education programs including passing the NCAA certification test, if applicable.
  • Coordinates team travel arrangements and logistics.                                     


Other Duties:

  • Travels throughout the country and internationally as assigned.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:

  • This position requires either four years of directly related full-time experience or, as an alternative, a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization.
  • Experience operating a personal computer and proficient in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • One year of full-time professional coaching experience in a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I institution.
  • Experience in goalkeeping training.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of all aspects of the sport and the ability to teach/coach collegiate student-athletes toward acquisition of those skills.
  • Knowledge of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules and regulations and a strong commitment to maintain compliance with those rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of intercollegiate recruiting practices and an ability to identify athletic and academic talent.
  • Knowledge of student-athlete intellectual, emotional and social development and an ability to guide athletes toward successful completion of an undergraduate degree while participating in intercollegiate athletics.
  • Knowledge of and ability to administer first aid and CPR/AED.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to use independent judgment and remain flexible while prioritizing tasks.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of staff, faculty, students and the community in a service-oriented environment.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing student needs and maintain consistent communication with supervisors and support staff in Athletic Department.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times.
  • Ability to work evenings, nights, weekends as necessary.
  • Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes an equitable environment.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the sport and the ability to teach/coach collegiate student-athletes toward acquisition of those skills.