Connecticut College – Head Men’s and Women’s Squash Coach

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Job Summary:

Connecticut College, a highly selective private liberal arts college in New London, CT, and a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), ), is conducting a national search for an experienced head coach for the intercollegiate Division III Men’s & Women’s Squash programs. This is a full-time appointment with adjunct faculty status for the academic year.  Compensation in addition to pay includes a full benefits package. The Connecticut College Athletic Department is committed to creating a community that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages allyship through education, training, and dialogue. We will create a community of belonging, acceptance, and respect for our entire athletic family. By doing so, the Connecticut College Athletic Department will be a safe place for all marginalized groups as we work to stand against racism, discrimination and hate.

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of a Division III men’s & women’s squash program competing in the most competitive D3 conference in the nation. Requirements include planning for daily practice, preparing for competition, recruiting prospective student-athletes capable of succeeding at a highly selective liberal arts institution competing at the highest level of Division III , supervising the teams in intercollegiate events on and off campus, and performing outreach to team parents and alumni.  The successful candidate will also have the highest ethical standards with regard to NCAA and NESCAC rules.

The successful candidate will join a committed department dedicated to providing for our students an environment that allows them to strive for excellence in the classroom and in intercollegiate competition. Our coaches are faculty members who have coaching, teaching, and administrative responsibilities in the Department of Physical Education & Athletics. Their commitment to the mission of the College is demonstrated by their full integration into the life of the campus community. 

General Duties & Responsibilities:

The Head Coach of Men’s & Women’s Squash will develop and implement daily practice, conditioning regimen and skill development; roster management and daily affairs for Men’s & Women’s Squash, make lineup decisions; report results; perform periodic outreach to team parents and alumni.  The Head Coach will handle all NCAA, NESCAC and department administrative responsibilities for the men’s & women’s squash teams; adhere to all College, NESCAC, and NCAA regulations; plan, coordinate, supervise and execute all team travel with approval from the Director of Athletics; attend all department functions; develop and implement an effective recruitment plan in collaboration with the Office of Admission; actively participate in program fundraising in collaboration with the Office of Advancement; care for the overall development and the well-being of each student-athlete; must have the ability to drive 12 passenger and 7 passenger vans for team travel. This position requires both night and weekend availability throughout the academic year.

Qualifications:

Master’s degree preferred in an appropriate area of specialization and at least 3 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified required; current certification in CPR and First Aid; ability to interact well with a variety of people from all aspects of the College and community; posses a valid state issued driver’s license; strong written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of common coaching practices and the ability to properly instruct collegiate athletes; high integrity to manage confidential information, especially Personal Private Information (PPI); knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations; ability to react calmly and effectively in an emergency situation; travel is required; and have the availability to work weekends in order to fulfill the obligations of the position.

Required Documents:

Cover letter, resume, diversity statement, and three professional references with contact information.

Submit materials through Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/114260.

Applicant Credentialing:

Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check will be conducted on the selected applicant.  Connecticut College requires employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This includes the booster vaccine. New employees must present their COVID-19 vaccination record to Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. Individuals who have a medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may confidentially request an exemption through the office of Human Resources. Additional COVID-19 safety protocols such as participation in weekly testing will be required of faculty, staff and students who have approved vaccine exemptions. 

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. We recognize that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion. AA/EOE