DePauw University
  • 23-Jun-2017 to 22-Aug-2017 (EST)
  • Athletics
  • IN, USA
  • Other


The Volunteer Assistant Coach for Men's Lacrosse is responsible for assisting the head Men's Lacrosse coach in implementing and directing phases of a competitive NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse program at DePauw University. Responsibilities includes assisting with practice, competition and recruiting of prospective student-athletes.

The volunteer coach works under the direct supervision of paid staff when working with student-athletes. Every volunteer will have a criminal background check done prior to them volunteering. The volunteer coach has the ability to come and go freely and not at the discretion of any member of the staff.


 Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Understand and comply with NCAA Division III, conference and University rules and regulations
  • Demonstrate a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities for student-athletes
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds and a commitment to a diverse community
  • Along with the head coach, implement a comprehensive recruiting plan for the identification and recruitment of qualified student-athletes
  • As directed by the head coach, develop and implement plans and strategies for practices and competition
  • Other duties as assigned by the head Men's Lacrosse coach and/or Director of Athletics

 Competency Statement(s)

  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Coaching and Development - Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas. Willing to receive constructive feedback and make adjustments that support efficiency, effectiveness and overall success.
  • Consensus Building - Ability to bring about group solidarity to achieve a goal.
  • Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with students, co-workers, Alumni and community.
  • Team Builder - Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal.
  • Training - Ability to develop a particular skill in others to bring them up to a predetermined standard of work performance.


Education: High school diploma or GED required.  Bachelor's degree preferred.

 Experience: Collegiate playing experience in Men's Lacrosse highly desirable.

Computer Skills:  FrontRush, Microsoft Office Suite, Internet, Google Apps, other programs as determined by specific sport responsibilities

Certificates & Licenses:  A valid US driver's license is required.  Certification in first aid, CPR and AED must be current at all times.

 Other Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to and history of strong belief in mentoring students and demonstrated experience working with young adults
  • Desire to work in a rural, small-school environment devoted to providing liberal arts education, building community, and helping students prepare for their future careers
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