Head Women’s Basketball Coach
About College of the Holy Cross:
College of the Holy Cross is a private institution that was founded in 1843 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Worcester, Massachusetts. With an enrollment of about 3,100 men and women from across the United States and abroad, offering academic concentrations in some 26 fields within a physical plant unmatched for its beauty and sophistication, the College of the Holy Cross stands as one of the finest undergraduate, liberal arts colleges in our nation. Faithful to its Jesuit tradition and character, religion in both scholarship and practice plays an important part in the curriculum and daily life of the College. With an agreed upon mission to educate men and women for others, Holy Cross students are urged to measure their personal successes in life by what they have done to better the lives of others, especially those less fortunate than themselves.
As a liberal arts college, Holy Cross pursues excellence in teaching, learning, and research. All who share its life are challenged to be open to new ideas, to be patient with ambiguity and uncertainty, to combine a passion for truth with respect for the views of others. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross seeks to build a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. Because the search for meaning and value is at the heart of the intellectual life, critical examination of fundamental religious and philosophical questions is integral to liberal arts education. Dialogue about these questions among people from diverse academic disciplines and religious traditions requires everyone to acknowledge and respect differences. Dialogue also requires us to remain open to that sense of the whole which calls us to transcend ourselves and challenges us to seek that which might constitute our common humanity. Detailed information about the College of the Holy Cross is available at: (https://www.holycross.edu/about-holy-cross)
Holy Cross Athletics
Holy Cross enjoys a long and rich history in intercollegiate athletics. Athletic success has been achieved without compromising academic standards or goals. Student-athletes at Holy Cross are representative of the general student population at the College. The holistic development of every student-athlete remains the primary concern of the College and of the Department of Athletics. Educational experiences in the classroom are complemented by those in athletics, which promote discipline, teamwork, leadership, and good sportsmanship. Ultimately all these programs and support are seen as a means of developing the total person: intellectually,
emotionally, spiritually, socially, and physically. Holy Cross student-athletes live out the call to be “men and women for and with others” in places near and far.
The success of the athletics program is measured by its alignment with the mission of the College, defined in the College’s mission statement. Integrating the goals of the College with the mandates established by the NCAA, Patriot League, IRA, Hockey East and Atlantic Hockey, the Department of Athletics recognizes a dual commitment to serve both the student-athletes and the College.
The Holy Cross women’s basketball program is the most successful women’s basketball program in the history of the Patriot League. The women’s basketball program has won 11 Patriot League championships and 11 Patriot League regular-season championships. The College seeks an innovative and dynamic leader of its women’s basketball program, who will work with students, staff, and alumni across the College to build and maintain excellence in its women’s basketball program. The head coach is expected to recruit and retain a diverse group of exceptional coaches and student-athletes, while promoting academic and athletic excellence for the program. The head coach will work with the Director of Athletics and other administrators to support the overall goals and objectives of the College.
Responsibilities & Expectations for the Position
The head women’s basketball coach will provide a clear vision for the program that is consistent with the traditions and mission of the College and the athletics department. Success in all the following areas will be crucial to meeting these expectations, and applicants should describe experiences and achievements that demonstrate, in a compelling way, the capacity to be successful in each of the following areas:
- Maintaining the College’s commitments to academic and athletic excellence, personal growth and development and full participation in all aspects of college life.
- Responsible for the management and administration of an intercollegiate women’s basketball program that regularly competes for Patriot League championships.
- Hiring, motivating, supervising, evaluating and developing assistant coaches.
- Ability to identify and recruit top-level student-athletes, along with a strong desire to teach, coach and mentor a group of diverse young women.
- Managing program budget, travel, and equipment logistics with department administration.
- Representing the program internally and externally with entities including, but not limited to, faculty and staff, admissions and financial aid, friends and family of Holy Cross basketball, fans, donors, and the greater college community.
- Organizing, managing, and directing the women’s basketball program effectively and providing for full compliance with all applicable College, NCAA and Patriot League rules.
Specific Qualifications for the Position
- A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred.
- Previous experience and success with Division I athletics programs is highly desirable; success as a Division I, II or III head coach is also highly desirable.
- Proven commitment to excellence in academics and athletics.
- An understanding of the recruitment process and the ability to collaboratively work with Admissions staff in the enrollment of student-athletes to an academically rigorous institution.
- Demonstrated commitment to understand, value and respect diversity as an individual, in a team and within groups while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment.
- Evidence of high ethical standard as well as personal and professional integrity.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with both internal and external constituencies.
- Entrepreneurial and optimistic mindset in regard to resource management and evaluation. Experience, ability and willingness to be involved in fundraising.
- Affiliation and active engagement with professional organizations appropriate to the position.
- Commitment to exemplify the values and mission of the College of the Holy Cross.
This is a full time, exempt level position.
The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,000 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: https://www.holycross.edu/human-resources/benefits
College of the Holy Cross invites applications, letters of nomination, or expressions of interest for the position of Head Women’s Basketball Coach to be submitted directly to the College. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. For full consideration, application materials should be submitted via the College’s employment opportunities site and/or sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your cover letter please address how your work supports the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)
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