Assistant Athletic Director for Business Operations/Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college with approximately 1,500 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York City. Our beautiful 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River is just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan. 

Job Description
Founded by the Sisters of Charity of New York, the College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, independent liberal arts college. Committed to the Catholic tradition and ecumenism, the College combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and, within the tradition of liberal education, selected professional fields of study. The Department of Athletics seeks to provide a student’s education that extends beyond knowledge, skills and preparation for work. We seek the development of the whole person. In the spirit of Vincent de Paul and Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Department of Athletics believes that building relationships and respect for others will lead to team unity, cohesiveness, confidence and better human relations.  We seek to foster an understanding of our common humanity, a commitment to human dignity, and a full appreciation of our obligations to each other.

Responsibilities: Assistant Athletic Director for Business/Special Events

  • Acts as a key decision-maker instrumentally involved in the Department of Athletics
  • Participates in the Department of Athletics senior management team activities
  • Advocates issues important to female and male student athletes, coaches, and staff
  • Oversees SAAC, educates, and addresses student athletes on issues pertaining to the successful student athlete experience and works to promote game day events
  • Works cooperatively with the Director of Athletics to serve as the liaison between coaches, faculty, and staff to generate academic progress reports twice a semester and leads student athletes in successfully balancing academics and athletics
  • Coordinates guest speakers to assist with student athlete development and special events (Hall of Fame/Student Athlete Banquet)
  • Oversees all fundraising deposits and ensures that paperwork is complete
  • Processes all purchase orders and check requests
  • Oversees official payments
  • Coordinates other athletic special events (Special Olympics, Division III Week, etc.)
  • Assists the Director of Athletics in day-to-day operations in the main athletics office
  • Responsible for main athletics phone and email
  • Coordinates athletic interns
  • Game management duties as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director
  • All responsibilities assumed as Head Coach of the Women’s Lacrosse Program

Responsibilities: Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach

  • Provides leadership and supervision in all aspects of the Women’s Lacrosse Program including recruitment, retention, academic support, practice preparation, game strategy, alumnae/i development, fundraising, and community service
  • Recruits student athletes who meet the College’s admission requirements. Meets annual recruitment goals as developed annually by the Director of Athletics and Assistant Athletic Director/Admissions Liaison
  • Full participation in monthly staff meetings, attendance at annual Open House, Accepted Student Day, and Division III celebration week activities
  • Coordinates and outlines a complete recruiting agenda within recruiting budget, to identify quality student athletes
  • Mandatory attendance at all monthly staff meetings, admission open houses, and scheduled orientations. Ensures compliance with all College, Skyline Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations related to recruiting and academic monitoring for student athletes
  • Collaborates with the Sports Information Director for the positive promotion of the Women’s Lacrosse Program. Areas included should be individual and team statistics, media guides, reports to NCAA, Skyline Conference, individual accolades on and off the field, and website updates
  • Ensures Department of Athletics and College regulations are understood by and complied with by student athletes and coaching staff
  • Works closely with the Department of Athletics in any fundraising activities that assist with Women’s Lacrosse Program and/or the Department of Athletics in general
  • Represents the College at athletics meetings including Skyline Conference meetings/conference calls and NCAA coaches’ convention
  • Schedules competitive non-conference game schedule annually
  • Monitors the academic status of student athletes
  • Passes annual NCAA recruiting exam
  • Coordinates a minimum of two (2) community outreach projects for the promotion of College of Mount Saint Vincent athletics
  • Develops and manages an annual operating budget and oversees the purchasing, distribution, and collection of all equipment
  • The Head Coach will also be responsible for working with the athletics and College staff to support the philosophy, goals, and mission of both the College and its’ Department of Athletics
  • Displays a commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct as per the NCAA Constitution
  • Works closely with the Director of Athletics on long- and short-term planning for the Women’s Lacrosse Program
  • Hires, supervises, and trains the Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach(es) and team manager

Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and Recreation. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Qualification and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Current CPR/AED certification
  • Minimum of two years’ experience at the collegiate level
  • Strong knowledge of NCAA rules, regulations, and recruiting practices
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license with proven driving record in good standing
  • Availability on weekends and nights are essential

Application Process
All qualified applicants are subject to a background check as part of the final approval process. Applicants must include a letter of application, resume and contact information for at least three references. Please send all application materials by email to HR@mountsaintvincent.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. 

We thank all applicants for their interest in the College of Mount Saint Vincent, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

AA/EOE
College of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to provide equal opportunity, employment, and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The College of Mount Saint Vincent does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.