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Head Women's Soccer Coach

Apply now Posting Number: 492837
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration


Position Title:

Head Women’s Soccer Coach


Department of Athletics

Job Summary:

The Department of Athletics at Marist College invites applications for a full-time, 12-month position as Head Women’s Soccer Coach. This position will report to the Director of Athletics. Marist College is an NCAA Division I program and member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). The Head Women’s Soccer Coach is responsible for leading all phases of the program in accordance with all rules and regulations of the NCAA, MAAC and Marist College. The Head Coach’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, recruiting qualified student-athletes who can compete in a highly selective academic environment; coaching, hiring and managing assistant coaches, scheduling of games, supporting the academic progress of student-athletes; preparing and managing the budget; scheduling and conducting practice sessions; and, implementing strategies for developing and motivating student-athletes to perform at maximum levels.    

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree required. 3-5 years’ experience playing college soccer and/or coaching Division I soccer.  Knowledge of NCAA rules and guidelines required. 


Essential Functions:

  • Evaluation and recruitment of qualified student-athletes with the potential for academic and athletic success.
  •  Oversee the plan for each woman’s soccer season, including competitive schedule and practices, i.e., scheduling facilities, administration of practice schedule
  • Oversee travel arrangements for away competition, any necessary communication with officials
  • Ensure compliance of the program with all NCAA, MAAC, and Marist College rules, regulations and policies
  • Supervise and evaluate assistant coaches and other staff as assigned
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of assistant coaches in recruiting, team management, and practice and game planning
  • Manage operating budget
  • Determine fiscal requirements and prepare budgetary recommendations; monitor, verify and reconcile expenditures of budgeted funds
  • Assist as needed to raise funds to support the women’s soccer program and Department
  • Annually pass the NCAA off-campus recruiting exam
  • Attend and participate in full regalia, the undergraduate commencement and ceremonies at the end of each academic year 


Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required.  Doctoral/advanced degree or Master’s Degree preferred.  Previous experience, 3-5 years, in Division I college athletics strongly preferred.  

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, 3 Professional References

Special Instructions:

Certification in CPR, first aid and AED will be required prior to the completion of probation period.

About the Department:

A conference leader in athletic and academic success, the Marist College Department of Athletics sponsors 23 Division I sports that compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and the Pioneer Football League (PFL – Football Championship Subdivision).  In its history, Marist is the MAAC all-time leader in conference championships and overall Commissioner’s Cups, an award that celebrates overall excellence and athletic achievement.  The Red Foxes have led the conference in MAAC Academic Honor Roll for 17 straight seasons. 

The Athletics Program is committed to be competitive at the NCAA Division I or other member conference level, to offer equitable opportunities to all students and staff, and to advance their welfare, health, and safety.      

About Marist College:

Marist College is an independent and comprehensive Master’s granting institution grounded in the liberal arts located in New York's historic Hudson River Valley. The College enrolls over 5,000 traditional undergraduate, over 900 full and part-time graduate, and over 300 continuing education students. The College also has a branch campus in Florence, Italy, site locations in Dublin, Paris, and other locations, and an Executive Center in New York City for corporate, graduate, working professional, and undergraduate education.  Marist has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, TIME Magazine, The Princeton Review's The Best 376 Colleges, and Barron's Best Buys in College Education and is noted for being a pioneer in the area of online degree programs. Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect and character required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st Century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, the importance of community, and the principle of service.  Please see for more information.

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Marist College Main Campus, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.




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