The Men’s Head Soccer Coach at Colorado Christian University (CCU) is responsible for the overall administration, team and player development, and academic integrity of the Men’s Soccer program. The coach will give primary attention to partnering with the CCU student-athletes in their efforts to gain a Christ-centered education and positively represent the University through a competitive NCAA Division II Athletic program. The Men’s Head Soccer Coach must understand the dynamics of a small university setting and have the ability to manage tasks within and outside of the coaching arena toward the success for the Athletic Department as a whole.
Duties and Responsibilities
Demonstrate a vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ and the ability to share your faith in various settings.
Implement a discipleship/mentorship program within the team for all men’s soccer student-athletes that helps lead them into a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ and encourages them to share that relationship with others.
Fulfill the mission, vision, and strategic plan of the CCU Department of Athletics as it pertains to the men’s soccer program.
Supervise and evaluate all assistant coaches to the standards set forth for each employee of the CCU athletics department and mentor them as they develop personal coaching skills and talents.
Recruit athletically-talented Christian student-athletes, whose faith and lifestyle align with the broader mission and vision of Colorado Christian University.
Develop and supervise practices, game planning, schedule arrangements, as well as a strong off-season training and conditioning program.
Support and motivate each men’s soccer student-athlete in reaching his full athletic potential to perform at the highest possible level.
Effectively manage the program budget and all fundraising.
Maintain high academic standards for student-athletes and focus on retaining students in program and at CCU.
Meet NCAA compliance regulations, complete the NCAA Recruiting Module, and maintain CPR and First Aid certifications.
Demonstrate a willingness to collaborate with coaches throughout the CCU Athletic Department, as well as other University departments.
Be involved with community development, public relations, promotion of competitions, camp development, mission trips, and outreach.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
A minimum of five years of college coaching experience at an NAIA or NCAA university required, with head coaching experience preferred.
Master's degree preferred.
Experience in a similar private Christian institution desirable.
Strong discipleship/Christian mentorship skill required and the ability to evangelize through the context of athletics.
Ability to develop healthy departmental and player relationships.
Strong player/student recruiting experience.
Successful and competitive track record with a comprehensive knowledge of coaching and the ability to successfully lead a program to perform at the NCAA Division II level. Able to motivate and develop a “winning attitude” among players and staff.
Strong discipline skills and consistency with communication & structure required.
Good driving record – ability to drive University mini vans and obtain a Commercial Driver's License ( CDL) through athletics department to drive University vehicles.
Nature of Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. You will be required to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends. Colorado Christian University expects all faculty and staff to become a part of the University community by participating in activities and events that occur on the campus throughout the year, which may occur during evenings and weekends.
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About Colorado Christian University
With a heritage dating back to 1914, Colorado Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. Just a few minutes from downtown Denver, CCU is uniquely positioned to offer students a distinctive variety of educational opportunities and experiences.