Assistant Coach – Men’s Ice Hockey
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Assistant Coach - Men's Ice Hockey
Dartmouth College, a member of the ECAC Hockey League and the Ivy League, seeks an Assistant Coach for Men's Ice Hockey. This is a 12-month, full-time position with benefits. The successful candidate will assist with all areas of the program including recruiting, practice/game planning and coaching, individual skill development, and administrative tasks. Requirements: Bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience; six years experience playing and/or coaching at the college level or higher; excellent organization and communication skills, and the ability to recruit effectively within the Ivy League philosophy of no athletic scholarships and highly selective admissions standards. Applicants can view a full job description and complete an online application by visiting https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu. A letter of application, resume, and names of at least three professional references are required.
To participate as part of a decision making team (coaching staff) under the direction of the head coach in planning, coaching, recruiting, administering, and promoting the men's ice hockey program within NCAA, Ivy League, ECAC and institutional standards. The Assistant Coach plays a critical role in achieving the overall goals of the men's ice hockey program by providing important recommendations and suggestions to the head coach (regarding game strategies, line-ups, priority listing of recruits, etc.) as well as offering initiative and independent judgment (e.g., in providing coaching instruction, evaluating and communicating with prospective recruits and their parents, and representing the men's ice hockey program to constituents).
Not an SEIU Position
Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter
Reid Cashman, Head Men's Ice Hockey Coach
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
• Serves as the program's Recruiting Coordinator and facilitates the development and implementation of an overall recruiting plan, including but not limited to, determining program needs by position and class, selecting recruiting events to attend, and setting admissions priorities. The assistant coach assumes a significant amount of independent responsibility for:
a) identifying qualified students and talented athletes;
b) communicating with prospects by phone, mail, e-mail;
c) traveling to evaluate prospects, meet parents and high school coaches;
d) organizing and participating in visits to campus by prospects;
e) maintaining appropriate recruiting records as required by the NCAA , and
f) staying abreast of the College's programs and opportunities to effectively inform prospects.
• Contributes suggestions and recommendations to planning and implementing the conditioning, training and coaching programs for the men's ice hockey team.
• Independently seeks and develops new training concepts and sport specific knowledge to enhance the overall knowledge the coaching staff.
• Prepares scouting reports and game plans for opponents.
• During competition, makes recommendations to the head coach regarding adjustments to game plans and line-ups.
• Teaches hockey skills and strategies to student-athletes during team practices, games, and individual/small group training sessions. Evaluates performance of athletes and offers technical, strategical, and mental instruction and advice.
• Demonstrates a sincere interest in the academic, personal, and physical welfare of each student-athlete; counsels team members and consults with the head coach and appropriate College staff as necessary for the resolution of issues.
• Actively seeks to ensure that athletes and athletics representatives are informed of and comply with NCAA , ECAC and Ivy League rules. Knows and complies with the rules and regulations of the NCAA , ECAC and Ivy League, and works to stay abreast of rule changes, applications and interpretations.
• Provides input in planning and administering the budget for the men's ice hockey program which includes assessing needs for equipment, team travel, recruiting, etc.
• Plans and reconciles recruiting and team travel expenses.
• Identifies and negotiates with potential opponents in contributing to the development of a competitive schedule.
• Works and directs the department's travel coordinator to set team travel plans.
• Communicates with alumni, parents and other supporters regarding the men's ice hockey program.
• Works with others in department to maintain and oversee Thompson Arena (ice hockey rink).
• Promotes Dartmouth and the men's ice hockey program through participation in camps, clinics, speeches and community involvement.
• Develops and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of constituents, including students, parents, faculty, department and College staff, alumni, fans, community members, the media, etc.
• Represents Dartmouth, the athletic department, and the men's ice hockey program in an exemplary fashion.
-- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. -- Performs other duties as assigned