Head Field Hockey Coach - SEARCH EXTENDED

at University of Maine at Farmington in Farmington, Maine, United States

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Head Field Hockey Coach – SEARCH EXTENDED Campus: Farmington Department: Athletics – FATHL Bargaining Unit: UMPSA Salary Band/Wage Band: Maximum Salary for this 10-month position is mid to high $30’s Location: Farmington ME Statement of Job: The University of Maine Farmington’s Department of Athletics, in the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, is seeking a colleague who shares our vision of student success and one who wants to assure a positive experience for student athletes at a public regional campus, where athletics has been a key component of campus life for many decades. The Department of Athletics is home to fifteen (15) men’s/women’s NCAA Division III and six (6) USCSA Ski and Snowboard sports and a coaching, sports medicine, sports information, compliance, and instructional staff required to support the current roster of varsity programs. UMF is seeking applicants for the position of head field hockey coach. This is a full-time, ten (10) month position with a typical work year from August 15th through June 15th. This position reports to the Director of Athletics. The Head Field Hockey Coach at UMF provides leadership for and management of all aspects of the competitive intercollegiate sport which centers the student athlete experience / supports the various identities that student athletes hold, and serves the Department of Athletics staff, the UMF campus, and the greater community consistent with the University’s mission and compliant with all applicable laws, University policies, and member organization policies and requirements. The employee must be committed to fostering and supporting the academic and athletic achievement of student athletes, as part of their holistic development. They must foster a culture of trust and respect that values diversity and fosters inclusion and well-being. They must build positive student relationships and meaningful student experiences while demonstrating the utmost professionalism and integrity. Coaches at UMF are teachers in the most dynamic sense. Skill, strategy and character/leadership development are all part of the curriculum. The successful candidate will need to be an adept and competitive recruiter and fundraiser. Additional duties may include but are not limited to: strength and conditioning support, admissions work, athletic alumni relations/development, out-of-season event management, special events/projects/initiatives, possibly instructing a course in the coaching minor. Be a great team player within the department who is eager to work collaboratively with all programs, staff, and administration who share facilities, resources and common goals, values and mission. Sincere interest and flexibility to assist and adjust responsibilities that support evolving department/university needs is required. The University of Maine at Farmington is an NCAA Division III institution and a member of the North Atlantic Conference. Additional program information can be found at our official website: ESSENTIAL DUTIES

+ Develops and manages program’s budget and scheduling within parameters.

+ Operates program in a manner consistent with NCAA and NAC bylaws

+ Develops and manages fundraising

+ Develops and maintains alumni support for the program

+ Recruits and supervises assistant coaches and student workers (manager/other support)

+ Practices efficient, appropriate, and effective recruitment activities as well as appropriate use of resources and engagement for performance and culture development, resulting in a culture of inclusion, belonging, health, well-being and academic success through graduation

+ Monitors and promotes the academic and personal growth of student-athletes

+ Conducts high quality teaching

+ Additional duties as assigned


+ Excellent organization skills

+ Strong attention to detail

+ Ability to prioritize and to handle multiple projects

+ Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

+ Ability to interact with all levels

+ Strong customer service skills

+ Ability to work in a student-oriented training environment

+ Ability to inspire and motivate

+ The ability to establish strong and effective personal and professional relationships

+ Energetic, flexible, and a high degree of initiative

+ Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

+ Ability to work with and support adolescents and young adults

+ Ability to work irregular/extended hours, including night and weekend duties as required

+ Adept at learning and using technology and various software programs

+ Assure a positive and purposeful experience for the athletes; assure robust involvement, community engagement, and leadership development opportunities; assure these opportunities address diversity, equity, and engagement priorities.

About University of Maine at Farmington: The University of Maine at Farmington has earned a national reputation for excellence, gaining stature as one of the finest state-supported liberal arts colleges in the northeastern U.S. Additionally, UMF is rated 5th in U.S. News & World Report Top Regional Public College North for 2023 and has been rated one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News 25 times since 1998. The campus is in historic downtown Farmington, just a short walk away from coffee shops, funky stores, restaurants, banks, bookstores, a multi-screen movie theater and a whole lot more. Our perfect location combines the active outdoor lifestyle with the arts & smarts of a small college town. With enrollment at around 1,600 full-time students, UMF is about the same size as many of New England’s most selective private colleges and offers many of the same advantages, yet at a very affordable price – providing a tremendous college value in a spectacular natural setting. Established in 1864 as Maine’s first public institution of higher education, the University of Maine at Farmington is a founding member of The Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) an exclusive national group of public colleges and universities committed to providing superior liberal arts and sciences education Who is the University of Maine at Farmington?

+ A Nationally Ranked ( public university, recognized for its academic excellence, educational value and inclusion.

+ An Outdoorsy College ( located in the heart of world class skiing and snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking, kayaking and rafting.

+ An Affordable, high-quality, residential, liberal arts college ( .

+ A school that offers challenging and innovative Academic Programs ( in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and other pre-professional fields.

+ A small, friendly campus where Students ( are the center of the universe.

+ A place where caring Professors ( work side by side with students – in research, creative endeavors ( , in the classroom and outside.

+ An institution that offers unparalleled research opportunities – often at the level and depth found at graduate school.

+ A campus of 1,600 bright, creative, independent-minded students ( who thrive on challenges.

+ A college where students work hard but also enjoy kicking back and having Fun – lots of fun ( .

+ A quirky yet warm-hearted, accepting community where it’s OK to be you .

We may not be for everyone, but we just might be the perfect place for you.
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Job Posting: JC231352944

Posted On: Dec 31, 2022

Updated On: Feb 13, 2023

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