Dartmouth Seeks Men’s and Women’s Assistant Squash Coach

Title: Assistant Coach – Men’s and Women’s Squash                                              Position #: 0614200
Department: Athletics – M&W Intercollegiate                                                      FLSA: Exempt
Reports to: Head Coach
Date: June 2022

Position Purpose

To participate as part of a decision-making team (coaching staff) under the direction of the head coach in planning, coaching, recruiting, administering, and promoting the squash program within NCAA, Ivy League, and institutional standards. The Assistant Coach plays a critical role in achieving the overall goals of the squash program by providing important recommendations, suggestions and decisions regarding game strategies, line-ups, priority listing of recruits, etc. as well as offering initiative and independent judgment (e.g., in providing coaching instruction, evaluating and communicating with prospective recruits and their parents, and representing the squash program to constituents).

Key Accountabilities

Coaching/Mentoring – 60%

  • Contributes to planning and implementing the training, conditioning and coaching programs for the squash teams.
  • Assists head coach in conducting team practices, training, conditioning, and competitions.
  • Prepares scouting reports and game plans for opponents.
  • Teaches squash skills to student-athletes.
  • Demonstrates a sincere interest in the academic, personal, and physical welfare of each student-athlete, counsels team members and consults with the head coach and appropriate College staff as necessary for the resolution of issues.

Recruiting – 25%

  • Assists head coach in developing and implementing an overall recruiting plan, including, but not limited to: a) identifying qualified students and talented athletes; b) communicating with prospects by phone, mail, e-mail; c) traveling to evaluate prospects, meet parents and high school coaches.
  • Organize and participate in visits to campus by prospects and maintaining appropriate recruiting records as required by the NCAA.
  • Maintains knowledge of the College’s programs and opportunities to effectively inform prospects.

Administration – 10%

  • Knows and complies with the rules and regulations of the NCAA and Ivy League, and works to stay abreast of rule changes, applications and interpretations; actively seeks to ensure that athletes and athletics representatives are informed of and comply with NCAA and Ivy League rules.
  • Assists the head coach in planning and administering the budget for the squash program which includes assessing needs for equipment, team travel, recruiting, etc.
  • Plans and reconciles recruiting travel expenses.
  • Assists head coach in planning and developing competitive schedule.
  • Assists head coach in coordinating team travel.
  • Assists the head coach in keeping alumni, parents and supporters informed of the program’s status through newsletters, brochures, talks, etc.

Other – 5%

Assists head coach in promoting Dartmouth and the squash program through camps, clinics, and community involvement.

Develops and maintains positive relationships with a wide range of constituents, including students, parents, faculty, department and College staff, alumni, fans, community members, the media, etc.

Represents Dartmouth, the athletic department, and the squash program in an exemplary fashion.

Strings racquets.

Performs other duties as required.

Position Requirements

  • Six years’ experience playing and/or coaching squash at the elite level.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong knowledge of squash skills and strategies.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in a diverse community.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to recruit effectively with no athletic grants and highly selective admissions standards.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license for off-campus recruiting efforts.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Coaching certification preferred.
    Please note that required minimum qualifications:
  • Should not be so restrictive in that they exclude candidates who might reasonably can do the job
  • Should not present artificial barriers to employment
  • Need to be practical in the sense that they are obtainable in the general labor market
  • Should address Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) and the “soft skills” (i.e., characteristics, values, and work ethics) required at the time of hire. KSAs that can be obtained on the job should not be factored into the required minimum qualifications
  • Need to be tied directly to the key accountabilities

 Interested candidates may apply online here.