Assistant Men's Soccer Coach

  • Colorado Christian University
  • Lakewood, CO, USA
  • 06 May, 2024
Full time Coaching Soccer Coach

Job Description

About the Job

The Assistant Men's Soccer Coach is responsible, along with the head coach, to help student-athletes in their spiritual development. In addition, key duties consist of teaching and developing skill, organization of academics, administration, practice, team travel, and games, player recruitment, promotions, primary programs maintenance, and scouting. The ideal candidate must be able to work in a detail-oriented and highly-structured work environment.

About Us

Colorado Christian University is the premier interdenominational Christian university in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, delivering world class education to thousands of students. The fully accredited, nonprofit University is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.

Colorado Christian University was founded in 1914 on two principles — grace and truth. CCU’s scriptural foundation comes from John 1:17: For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (ESV)

CCU's mission is Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth.

A leader in higher education, the University has been consistently ranked in the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide for its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. CCU has had nine consecutive years of enrollment growth and has been named one of the five fastest-growing master’s granting universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

CCU offers more than 200 degree program options for traditional and adult students through its College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies. More than 9,000 students attend the University on the main campus, in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online.

Scripture states all Christians are called to serve Christ and to minister to others. Because Christians are individuals with different gifts and callings, we serve Christ in a variety of ministry vocations. CCU invites you to explore how you may use your calling and gifts at the University.

What is most appealing about working at CCU?  

  1. Live out your calling: We are a traditional evangelical university where you can invest your God-given talents and abilities alongside coworkers and teammates, while having a profound influence on students as they deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
  2. Impact students for Christ: Our mission is to provide Christ-centered higher education, transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth.
  3. Equip students for kingdom work: You can be a part of preparing students for positions of significant leadership in the church, business, government, education, and other professions, as a key part of our University's Strategic Priorities.
  4. Contribute to our vibrant culture: CCU’s culture is unique to higher education. Where else can you read the Holy Bible, pray with teammates and students at work, and impact our culture in support of Christian values?

We’re looking for candidates who have:
 

  1. Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience required. A minimum of two to five years coaching experience at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) level is preferred.
  2. Positive attitude and ability to work effectively with a variety of personalities. Able to effectively motivate and supervise student-athletes using a traditional, evangelical Christian approach, and willingly support the CCU athletic department.
  3. Accomplishments in developing soccer skills and bringing out the potential in student-athletes – both in the classroom and on the field.
  4. Demonstrated initiative and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  5. Knowledge of and adherence to all rules and regulations pertaining to the soccer program as established by the NCAA, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC), and CCU.
  6. Strong analytical, problem-solving, detail-orientation, and organizational skills.
  7. Strong technology skills, particularly in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

 

Key Job Duties

Mission Contribution

CCU’s mission is Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. The Assistant Men's Soccer Coach is responsible, along with the head coach, to foster Christ-centered community and spiritual development among student-athletes, invest in the team’s ability to succeed in their individual academic goals, and provide opportunities for the team to engage with the world through meaningful service.

Teaching and Mentoring  

  1. Develop student-athletes in their spiritual walk in Christ by setting a positive example, leading devotions, and developing other social programs to further a traditional, evangelical Christian ministry.
  2. Counsel and aid student-athletes with attaining career or educational/post college goals, and organize a team retreat.
  3. Spend significant time teaching techniques to develop skills that will improve individual athletes and the team as a whole. Assess opportunities for improvement through observation of practices and games and provide feedback and coaching to improve individual and team success.
  4. Mentor student-athletes with their academic success by assisting with planning class schedules, collaborating with the Life Directions Center, monitoring academic progress, communicating with professors, and providing follow up with effective and clear communication.

Recruitment  

  1. Identify student-athletes for review by head coach who fit CCU’s model of an evangelical soccer program.
  2. Compile and maintain records and needed information about all prospects, including all transcripts, clearinghouse forms, test scores, game schedules, and game film.
  3. Coordinate communications and organize home visits, campus visits, and on-campus meetings for prospective student-athletes.

Travel Coordination  

  1. Gather all travel information including times, dates, costs and other information as needed.
  2. Secure travel arrangements and provide trip itinerary to team including room assignments, practice times, curfews, meetings, etc.
  3. Establish study hall while on the road.
  4. Coordinate with the transportation coordinator to set up vans or buses for local games, reserve vans for all departures and arrivals, and assign drivers.

Soccer Program Coordination
 

  1. Oversee team equipment and needed supplies, work with others to arrange for visiting tournaments – on and off-campus, and scheduling of individual physicals. Assist in finding sponsors for CCU tournaments or other programs.
  2. Organize team practices for CCU team needs, opposing coaches, and others who may need assistance with the CCU facilities. Maintain knowledge of effective soccer workouts and consistency with the head coach’s philosophies.
  3. Responsible for meet management and determining meet strategy in collaboration with the head coach. Utilize statistics and other analytics to assist with strategy preparation and communication with team.
  4. Assist head coach with promoting and running events.
  5. Promote the head coach’s philosophy, implement the head coach’s system, and support the head coach to athletes and the community.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. You will be required to work irregular hours, including some nights and weekends. Local and regional travel is expected. National travel may occur. Colorado Christian University expects all faculty and staff to become a part of the University community by participating in activities and events that occur on the campus throughout the year, which may occur during evenings and weekends.

What we offer our employees:
 

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages to all employees. Our benefit package includes: a tuition waiver program, excellent healthcare, generous paid time off, matching 403(b) retirement plan, and additional organizational paid benefits and voluntary benefit offerings.       
         
Pay is assigned by reviewing a combination of job-related factors that may include: internal/external pay equity, the salary structure/pay grade, or a candidate’s qualifications/experience for the job. A wage range posted is not a guarantee of a specific wage and CCU reserves the right to make pay decisions based on economic and equity considerations. CCU does not determine pay based on sex or any other protected status. Pay and benefits will be discussed in more detail as candidates progress through the interview process.        
  
Application Deadline                
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.