URBANA, Ohio — Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, has an opening for a full-time Head Women’s Water Polo Coach.
Urbana is starting a Women’s Water Polo program and is looking for a head coach to establish and recruit for this key new initiative. The head coach is responsible for all aspects of the program to include successfully managing, developing, and implementing all aspects of the Urbana University, Division II Women’s Water Polo Program. Key responsibilities include recruiting, budgeting, fundraising, alumni relations, community engagement, planning, evaluating, organizing, scheduling, promoting, training and conditioning, skill instruction, student-athlete and staff development, academic support, compliance, and game plan preparation and strategy. Additional duties may be assigned by the Executive Director of Athletics.
A Bachelor’s degree is required with a Master’s degree being preferred. Prior collegiate experience as a student athlete in the sport of Women’s Water Polo is preferred with demonstrated success building and promoting a program also being preferred. The successful candidate will have prior recruiting experience as well as experience with athletic fundraising, alumni relations and community engagement in addition to previous budgetary management experience. We seek someone with well-established recruiting networks, particularly within Ohio and the Midwest who is adept at social media. Candidates should have familiarity and working knowledge of women’s water polo rules and commitment to a strong compliance culture. The selected individual should possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills and a commitment to the academic and life skills development of student-athletes. Finally, we seek someone with effective administrative skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office.
The selected individual must have a satisfactory motor vehicle report as part of his/her background check process and this must be maintained throughout employment at Urbana in this position as driving student-athletes will part of the responsibilities of this role.
About Urbana University
Founded in 1850, Urbana University serves more than 1800 students from around the world from its 128 acre campus nestled in the historic city of Urbana, Ohio. Known for innovative academic programs that feature personal attention from faculty, the University offers more than 30 undergraduate programs and several graduate degrees, delivering course work in class, online, or a combination of both. Blue Knights athletics includes 15 NCAA Division II sports along with intercollegiate bowling, cheerleading, and shooting sports.
Urbana University is committed to providing a safe workplace and learning environment for all employees, students, and visitors, as well as committed to protecting University property and operations. It is the intent of the University to ensure a safe and secure environment by conducting criminal background checks on all individuals who have received an offer of employment with the University, and to comply with all relevant state, federal and local laws governing employment and background screening in its administration of this policy.
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