Manchester University Head Coach

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Reports to the Director of Athletics and is fully responsible for his/her sport including all aspects of coaching, eligibility, budget, scheduling, and recruiting.
Essential Job Functions

Represent the Department of Athletics in an appropriate and professional manner at all times.
Ability to communicate professionally and effectively.
Abide by the rules of the NCAA, HCAC, and Manchester University at all times.
Fully responsible for coaching designated athletic team, including the traditional season and non-traditional season, if applicable.
Attendance at athletic staff meetings, mandatory student-athlete programs, admissions events, sports banquets and athletic fundraising activities.
Recruiting, including:
Taking the NCAA Division III Rules Test.
Recruitment of student-athletes with a commitment to academic success.
Supervises and coordinates athletic recruiting efforts with assistant coaching staff and admissions counselors.
Provides annual recruitment plan to athletic recruiting liaison.
Team Management, including:
Determines goals and objectives for sport within the philosophy of the institution.
Organizes and conducts practice sessions.
Insure appropriate safety precautions during practice, games and team travel.
Cooperation with the Athletic Training staff by submitting practice schedules, game schedules, and complete roster information in a timely fashion.
Works with the Sports Information Director in regard to internal and external publicity.
Works with Director of Athletics or Assistant Director of Athletics on scheduling and travel details.
Works with Director of Athletics on field or court preparations and insures facilities are set up.
Establishes guidelines for proper conduct of student-athletes.
Evaluates assistant coaches yearly and recommends any changes to Director of Athletics.
Provides adequate feedback and evaluation to student-athletes as to potential, progress, and performance.
Responsible for driving University owned vehicles to away competitions.
Eligibility, including:
Furnishes a list of team members for eligibility clarification before preseason, after preseason and at the end of the year.
Monitors student-athletes’ eligibility during season.
Budget, including:
Prepares the initial budget request.
Orders equipment through established procedures.
Arranges team transportation and makes hotel reservations and organizes team meals on off-campus trips.
Completes a yearly inventory. Issues, collects and stores all equipment. Arranges for equipment repair.
Conducts fundraising activities under the guidelines of the Department of Athletics.
Enhance professional growth by attending clinics and workshops as well as belonging to national and state coaching associations.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.


Master’s preferred, bachelor’s degree required.
Experience in NCAA Division III preferred as a coach or student-athlete.
Five-years coaching experience preferred.
CPR/AED First Aid Certification required (available on-site)
General Information: Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master’s programs and 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy, where graduates are awarded the Pharm.D. Doctoral degree.

Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.

Work Schedule: This is a full-time position that requires hours Monday through Friday and weekends.

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

To Apply: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume, three references, and completed employment application to:

Preferred method of application:

E-mail questions to [email protected]