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TITLE:Head Men's Soccer Coach
Athletics
 
DATE POSTED: Friday, December 8, 2017
LOCATION: Longview
REPORTS TO: Athletic Director

SCHEDULE:

 Office hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities require additional hours and flexibility that will include many evenings and weekends.  

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

LeTourneau University is seeking a qualified, industrious and enthusiastic professional to lead the Men’s Soccer program to conference and national prominence.  The Head Men’s Soccer coach is responsible for the teaching, management, conduct and supervision of all phases of the NCAA DIII intercollegiate men’s soccer program in a manner that upholds the Christian philosophy and objectives of the University.  Through leadership and the establishment of sound coaching strategies and teaching methods, the coach will provide instruction in the spiritual, academic, athletic, and personal development of student-athletes at LeTourneau University.

Primary responsibility is to provide instruction to student-athletes in skills of the game of soccer and to prepare them spiritually, academically and athletically for success.  These duties include:
  • Establishing coaching strategies and teaching methods to develop student athlete’s skills and teamwork.
  • Planning, organizing and coaching the LeTourneau University men’s soccer team.
  • Preparing men’s soccer student-athletes in the analyses of opposing teams and plans strategies accordingly.
  • Instructing men’s soccer student-athletes in game management
  • Preparing student-athletes physically and mentally by instructing proper strength and conditioning
  • Instructing student-athletes in sportsmanship and ethical behavior
  • Monitoring and supporting student-athlete academic progress
  • Counseling team members in disciplinary, academic, and personal matters while consulting with LETU administration on matters requiring resolution of problems
  • Providing ongoing teambuilding activities
  • Developing mental toughness in student-athletes
  • Developing the spiritual, academic and athletic aspects of student-athletes
Secondary duties include:
  • Directing, coordinating, and supervising the men’s soccer staff
  • Ensuring compliance with the University, Conference and NCAA policies and regulations
  • Recruiting and retaining highly skilled student-athletes consistent with the LETU philosophy and standards
  • Meeting annual recruiting goals
  • Determining fiscal requirements and budgetary recommendations while monitoring, verifying and reconciling expenditures of budgeted funds
  • Coordinating the scheduling, planning and management of contests with the Director of Athletics
  • Creating and providing documents, reports and information required for program and department functions
  • Participation in department and team fundraising
  • Coordination of and working with student-athletes to provide service opportunities on campus and in the community
  • Performing other duties as requested by the Director of Athletics

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the sport of soccer
  • Ability to effectively teach soccer during practice sessions
  • Demonstrate competitive coaching skills in area of expertise
  • Skill to recruit and retain highly skilled student-athletes
  • Ability to utilize information technology and display computer skills
  • Skill in communicating effectively in oral, written and electronic means
  • Knowledge of NCAA, Conference and Conference regulations and guidelines
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management
  • Ability to effectively counsel student athletes on requirements for personal, academic, and athletic success
  • Ability to prepare, submit, and maintain accurate reports, records, and documents required by the Department
  • Skill in public relations that build, support and promote the program to the internal and external community

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Ability to conduct practices on the field and in practice environment is required.  Physical demands are moderate to high based upon practice requirements.  Standing, walking, and possibly some running for extended periods are common.  Job includes considerable travel during the week and weekends over the course of the season and recruiting period.  Evening and late night hours are common to the position.

CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE:

Masters or above preferred, Bachelor’s degree required. Soccer coaching experience at the college, university, and/or professional level or playing experience at the collegiate or professional level is required. A proven record of integrity, high moral principles, and demonstrated skill will be considered. Successful recruitment of high skill level players with acceptable graduation rates will be necessary. 

 

DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: Immediately

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:

Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled.  In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.

 
Applications are required and are available from www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX.  Send completed application, and a current resume to:  
LeTourneau University
ATTN:  Human Resources
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX (903) 233-4103
E-mail address:  HumanResources@letu.edu

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community.

LETU is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 85 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, aviation, business & technology, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, psychology & counseling and theology & vocation. LETU's 2,700 students represent nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries, and around 50 different denominational groups. In addition to residential programs at the main campus in Longview, Texas, students are enrolled in a robust suite of online programs, as well as innovative hybrid programs in the Dallas and Houston areas.

LETU is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges," and the engineering program is ranked nationally. LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.

The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of over 190,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

See http://www.letu.edu for more information.

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