Arcadia University, Domestic

Head Coach, Women's Lacrosse

Regular Staff Full-Time


The person in this position will manage all aspects of the sport program, including, but not limited to, practice planning, game preparation/scouting, in-game coaching, recruiting, budgeting, scheduling, team travel, equipment/apparel purchasing, staff supervision (if applicable), academic monitoring, fundraising, alumni engagement, community service efforts, and general supervision of student-athletes.


Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia and promises a distinctly global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. A national leader in study abroad and international education, Arcadia has been named #1 in undergraduate study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education's Open Doors Report for the past seven years. Approximately 3,900 students attend Arcadia, and the University's 2,500 undergraduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study.


Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to hiring manager.


For additional information and to apply, please visit: and submit a cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references.


Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.


Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.


Essential Functions:

  • Oversees all aspects of the sport program. Recruits qualified prospective student-athletes.
  • Conducts training sessions to aid in the skill development of team members.
  • Manages game-day preparation and scouting of opponents.
  • Coordinates development of a competitive and balanced schedule.
  • Manages team within framework of established budget by purchasing equipment/apparel, uniforms, supplies, and other services.
  • Monitors eligibility status and promotes academic progress of student-athletes.
  • Hires, supervises, and mentors assistant and volunteer coaches.
  • Serves as a role model for team members with regards to personal and professional conduct.
  • Counsels and mentors team members as needed. Monitors health, wellness, and safety of team members.
  • Works in conjunction with the athletic training staff and head strength/conditioning coach to support the development and recovery of student-athletes.
  • Enforces department and team expectations regarding general standard of behavior for student-athletes.
  • Transports team members to away contests as required.
  • Engages with key university staff and offices as necessary for matters related to sport program and Athletics Division.
  • Coordinates team fundraising and community service efforts.
  • Promotes alumni engagement with sport program through various programming and outreach.
  • Performs administrative tasks and completes requests for information as assigned.


Marginal Functions:

  • Contributes to a positive work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the Athletics Division and sport program by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Supervision: Received: Position reports to the Assistant Director of Athletics. Given: Supervises assistant and volunteer coaches as well as student-athletes, student workers, and team managers.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Collegiate playing experience strongly preferred.
  • Previous coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, and/or club level preferred. Ability to demonstrate and teach sport-specific skills required.
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule and travel for both games and recruiting expected.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills, whether dealing with individuals or groups, and an ability to work well with different constituents.
  • Ability to learn and apply University policies and procedures to ensure operational compliance and reliable judgement.
  • Basic computer competency required.
  • Experience with Front Rush or similar recruiting software preferred. Ability to successfully complete a background check, motor vehicle check, and drug test.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required; master's preferred.


Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license required.
  • Current CPR, AED, and first aid certifications required.
  • Training and recertification can be provided if necessary.
  • Compliance with NCAA Division III rules and regulations required.


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