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The Athletics Department at Messiah University has a full-time opening for the position of Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach & Camps and Clinics Assistant Coordinator/Game Day Management.
Responsibilities: As the program leader for men’s lacrosse, the head coach is responsible for operating a program for student-athletes, with differing abilities and skills, that pursues Messiah Athletics’ complementary goals of striving for athletic excellence and developing Christian character. This position will also have responsibility for assisting with the administration for camps and clinics and game management responsibilities. This is a full-time, 10 month position (work dates are August 1 – May 31 annually).
Qualifications: Master’s degree and minimum of 3 years coaching experience at the college or high school level; playing experience. 2 years of head coaching experience at the college or high school level preferred.
Skills and Characteristics: Ability to administer NCAA Division III intercollegiate program, including recruiting, scheduling, budgeting, travel, and practice plans; ability to coach, teach, and train student-athletes in skills and strategies specific to lacrosse to make them as competitive as possible; ability to establish appropriate and effective mentoring relationships with student-athletes; ability to clearly articulate why inclusive excellence and cultural intelligence matter; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the stages of student development and the importance of holistic education; ability to be a team player within the Athletics Department and the University; ability to work cooperatively with other campus departments (such as Buildings and Grounds, Conference Services); excellent judgement, problem solving, planning, and organization skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated commitment to continued learning/professional development (i.e., presentations, publications, serving on regional or national committees); ability to effectively supervise student workers.
Applications: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position has been filled. All materials must be submitted electronically using this link: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/18956
Location: Messiah University is located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and is 12 miles from the state capital of Harrisburg, PA. There is quick access to major metropolitan areas such as Baltimore, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and New York City.
Messiah University’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The university has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their position.
Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The University is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.
In accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975), Messiah University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the University does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University. All employees are to abide by this policy in order to provide a work environment free from discrimination. The University does not tolerate harassment by vendors, contractors or guests.