Head Coach, Women's Ice Hockey

Dartmouth College Hanover, NH

About the Job

Job Description
Coaching/Mentoring Plan, organize and conduct individual and team practices, training and competitions. Teach and implement skills and strategies. Set and communicate appropriate goals and expectations for individuals and team. Maintain team discipline and the highest standards of ethics and sportsmanship. Meet competitive goals for program. Demonstrate a sincere interest in the academic, personal, and physical welfare of each student-athlete; counsel team members and consult with appropriate College staff as necessary for resolution of issues. Contribute positively to the goals of the College and educational experience of student-athletes.

Recruiting Work closely with department administrators to coordinate recruitment activity. Communicate frequently and effectively with admissions representatives. Develop and implement an overall recruiting plan, including, but not limited to: a)identifying qualified student and talented athletes; b) building and maintaining prospect database; c) communicating with prospects by phone, mail, e-mail; d) traveling to evaluate prospects, meet parents and high school coaches, and e) organizing campus visits; Maintain knowledge of the College's programs and opportunities to effectively inform prospects. Contribute to the recruitment goals of the College.

Administration Know and comply with the rules and regulations of the NCAA, ECAC and Ivy League, and work to stay abreast of rule changes, applications and interpretations. Actively seek to ensure that staff members, athletes, and athletics representatives are informed of and comply with NCAA, ECAC and Ivy League rules. Develop and maintain positive working relationships. Train, supervise and evaluate assistant coaches. Assign coaching, recruiting and administrative responsibilities to assistant coaches and other staff. Coordinate the search for and hiring of assistant coaches. Oversee all aspects of the financial management of the women's ice hockey program. Prepare budget recommendations (allocated and Friend's). Plan, monitor, verify and reconcile expenditure of all funds within confines of budget. Work with travel coordinator to make arrangements for competition, recruiting and professional travel. Work with the Senior Associate Athletic Director to develop an appropriate competition schedule. Work cooperatively and effectively with numerous support areas and personnel: facilities and operations, business office, varsity athletics communications, marketing and promotions, athletic trainers, equipment staff, strength and conditioning.

Alumni and Public Relations Represent Dartmouth, the athletic department, and the women's ice hockey program in a positive manner to various internal and external constituencies including students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, fans, community, media, etc. Work with Varsity Athletics Communications and Marketing/Promotions to develop informational/promotional materials and events. Actively promote Dartmouth and the women's ice hockey program through the media, speaking engagements, camps, clinics, and community involvement. Develop alumni interest in and support for women's ice hockey through "Friends" group, alumni events, regular communication and other means. Effectively encourage financial donations to the program.

Advanced knowledge and understanding of technical and strategic aspects of the game of ice hockey. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents in a diverse community. Ability to teach, lead, motivate and guide student-athletes. Ability to recruit effectively with no athletic grants-in-aid and highly selective admissions standards. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community.

Internal Number: 0558300