Human Resources

Head Women's Soccer Coach

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Department: General Athletics
Work Type: Staff - Full Time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Athletics/Recreation

Department: Athletics

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

The Head Women’s Soccer Coach will oversee the direction of the Varsity Soccer Program at the NCAA Division II level. Duties of the position include areas such as recruitment, scheduling, practice/game preparation, budget management, fund raising and promotion. The coach works in a collaborative fashion with the Athletic Department and serves in a leadership role to enhance the internal and external visibility and recognition of the Michigan Tech Women’s Soccer Program.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

• Plan, organize and administer the university's varsity women’s soccer program
• Direct the recruitment of soccer student-athletes on a national basis
• Develop and implement soccer practice sessions, coordinating soccer staff to determine needs for individual and team improvement
• Evaluate Michigan Tech and opposing team capabilities to determine game strategy and manage/prepare team for competition
• 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
• Actively participate in fund raising and alumni activities
• Provide necessary resources to monitor and promote the academic success of student-athletes
• Plan, develop and administer budgets
• Represent and act on behalf of the University as directed by the VP for Athletics and Recreation
• Teach activity classes in the Department of KIP
• Supervisory Responsibilities: Administrative supervision is exercised over graduate student assistants.
• Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.
• Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

● Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

● Experience playing and/or coaching soccer at the collegiate level
● Recent Midwest collegiate and (or) club soccer experience (Within last 3 years) GLIAC, GLVC, GMAC, NSIC,
● Soccer recruiting experience, specifically within Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, and Ohio.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

● Master's Degree
● Experience using personal computers and basic software packages such as google docs.
● Head coaching experience
● 3 years experience coaching at the NCAA DI, DII, DIII or NAIA level
● US Soccer C License or higher (or equivalent licensure with NSCAA and UEFA)
● Familiarity with Midwest collegiate and club soccer. Especially in Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota.
● Experience planning, developing, and administering budgets
● Experience with fundraising, camps and clinics

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

● Demonstrated commitment to holistic development of student-athletes at the youth or collegiate level ensuring a positive experience where student-athlete welfare is paramount
● Superior written and oral communication and public relations skills
● Demonstrated commitment, knowledge and experience with the recruiting process
● Experience with film editing, office software and soccer specific video analysis software
● Excellent professional, interpersonal, communication and organization skills
● Demonstrated commitment to academic achievement
● Demonstrated ability to foster a positive and enthusiastic team attitude
● Mental agility and dedication to ingenuity
● Exceptional organizational and administrative skills
● Demonstrated strong work ethic
● Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to comply with all NCAA rules and regulations
● Demonstrated excellent decision making capabilities
● Ability to create positive relationships throughout the program
● A passion for the success of student-athletes
● Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff
● Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

● Commitment to continued personal and professional development
● Experience being a goal-oriented charismatic, self-disciplined, willing risk­ taker with a genuine interest in the success of all students
● A positive attitude towards innovation and creativity

● Demonstrated success in, or potential future contributions to, working with persons from diverse backgrounds, creating a sense of belonging, and fostering a fair, objective, welcoming place to work for persons with a wide variety of personal characteristics and viewpoints. 

Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills


Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

The work environment and/or physical demands described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Work will be done in an office environment where noise levels are usually low to moderate
Frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 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 

  • Annual Title IX 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.

Other Conditions of Employment:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of an employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of your appointment, and maintain eligibility without sponsorship throughout your appointment.


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

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


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

12 months



Pay Rate/Salary

Negotiable, No less than $50,000

Title of Position Supervisor

Vice President for Athletics and Recreation

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on Funding


Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)


Additional Information


Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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