Rivier University, located in Nashua, New Hampshire, seeks a dynamic leader to join the Athletics department as our Head Coach of Men's Soccer. Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Head Coach will be charged with the administration and oversight of an NCAA Division III soccer program that participates in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. This is a full-time position with the additional responsibilities associated with game management and creating a comprehensive student-athlete experience. The successful candidate should have a proven ability to recruit and develop student-athletes and have a strong commitment to the Division III philosophy and the Rivier mission.
Duties and Responsibilities: - Direct all aspect of coaching varsity men’s soccer team - Recruit qualified student-athletes in cooperation with Admissions staff - Plan and conduct practice sessions - Coach soccer team at all home and away games - Become familiar with and adhere to all NCAA and Great Northeast Athletic Conference rules - Assume primary responsibility for first aid when a trainer is unavailable - Attend Athletic Awards Ceremony and other department functions as assigned - Coordinate all department student work study positions - Game Manager when assigned - Assist the Director of Athletics with NCAA and GNAC compliance - Assist with all conference business as needed - Assist with administration of recreation/intramural activities as needed - Other Athletic Department and University duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree, required. Master’s preferred.
Previous coaching at the collegiate level and/or playing experience required.
Willingness to work with Admissions staff to actively recruit qualified student-athletes.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Energy and motivation to develop and maintain a quality program.
Demonstrated organizational skills.
Commitment to Rivier mission, NCAA Division III philosophy, GNAC philosophy
Willingness to contribute as a team member to the athletics staff and to the Rivier University community
Valid Driver’s License
Please note travel is required to and from games with occasional overnight travel. Travel is also expected for recruitment purposes. Physical demands of the position include eye-hand, mind-eye coordination, physical dexterity, and the ability to bend, stoop, walk, talk, and sit.
Rivier University is a four-year, Catholic institution that welcomes students from all backgrounds and provides a transformative and supportive educational experience.
Located in Nashua, New Hampshire, Rivier was founded by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary and Sister Madeleine of Jesus in 1933. Throughout its history, the University has been dedicated to providing a learning environment that educates the whole person—mind, body, and spirit. Our graduates excel professionally, academically, and in service to their communities.