Human Resources

Head Women's Soccer Coach

Apply now Job No: 20142
Work Type: Staff Full-time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Athletics/Recreation

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

Oversee all aspects of the women’s varsity soccer program at the NCAA Division II level. Responsible for recruitment, scheduling, practice/game preparation, competition coaching duties, budget management, fund raising and promotion. Assist the Athletic Director in a leadership role in enhancing the internal and external visibility and recognition of the Michigan Tech Soccer program. Teach activity courses in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Plan, organize and administer all aspects of the university’s varsity soccer program.
2. Direct the recruitment of soccer student-athletes on a national basis.
3. Develop and implement soccer practice sessions, coordinating soccer staff to determine needs for individual and team improvement.
4. Evaluate own and opposition team capabilities to determine game strategy and manage/prepare team for competition.
5. Enhance and promote the internal and external visibility and recognition of the university and team to a variety of alumni, campus and off campus groups.
6. Actively organize and participate in fund raising activities.
7. Provide necessary resources to monitor and promote the academic success of student-athletes.
8. Plan, develop and administer budgets; budget reporting.
9. Represent and act on behalf of the university as directed by the Athletic Director.
10. Teach activity classes in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology.
11. Supervisory Responsibilities: Administrative supervision is exercised over graduate student assistants.

12. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

• Bachelor’s Degree.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• Experience playing and/or coaching soccer at the collegiate level.
• Experience planning, developing, and administering budgets.
• Experience using personal computers and basic software packages.
• Athletic Recruiting experience.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Head coaching experience
• Fund raising experience
• Familiarity with recruiting area
• Master’s degree

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Demonstrated ability to foster a positive and enthusiastic team attitude and a commitment to university values and expectations
• Demonstrated commitment to comply to all NCAA and conference rules and regulations
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and public relations skills
• Superior organizational and prioritization skills
• Superior supervisory skills
• Demonstrated excellent decision making capabilities

• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

12 months

Pay Rate/Salary


Title of Position Supervisor

Athletic Director

Posting Type

Internal & External Posting

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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