Sports & Recreation
Head Coach Women's Rugby
Duties & Responsibilities
With an eye towards creating a championship caliber program, and with a commitment to student-athlete success both on the athletic field and in the classroom, you will lead and manage all aspects of a Division I women's intercollegiate Rugby program. You will coach and develop student athletes; plan and direct the overall training strategy for the program; establish practice, training and competition schedules; oversee strength and conditioning of the athletes; develop and implement a student athlete recruiting strategy; spearhead fundraising efforts and alumni engagement; and supervise Assistant Coaches .
Bachelor's degree required. At least 3 years' experience playing and/or coaching rugby.
Outstanding technical, tactical and strategic knowledge of rugby.
Strong leadership, interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to work with and relate well to a diverse group of athletes, administrators, and University constituents.
Must be able to establish yourself as a respected coach to students, University administration and faculty, alumni, and media representatives.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and a database.
Basic video filming, editing and analytical ability.
The ideal candidate is smart and willing to work hard.
You should also have strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to work independently.
Able to respect and comply with guidelines set forth by Harvard, the Ivy League, and the NCAA.
Valid drivers' license required.
A DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) check is required because you will be driving student-athletes during out-of-town travel.
Ability and willingness to work in extreme weather conditions (heat, rain, cold).
NOTE: ALL DOCUMENTS that are part of your application should be combined in a SINGLE DOCUMENT and uploaded where the on-line application tells you to "Upload my resume/ CV from my computer." YOUR RESUME MUST BE THE FIRST DOCUMENT. Then include your cover letter, references and any other attachments. Then skip the cover letter section and click "Continue."
The Athletics Department offers a fun, team-oriented work environment. We are committed to providing competitive and recreational athletics to all students as an integral part of their educational process and experience. Harvard offers first-class benefits and provides access to a wide range of educational offerings, including world-class museums, tuition assistance, and professional development opportunities.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources. We regret that, due to the number of responses we typically receive, we are unable to respond to phone calls or contact personally those applicants not selected for an interview.
Please submit your resume and cover letter on line:
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