Bowdoin College Seeks Assistant Men’s and Women’s Coach

Job Summary

The Bowdoin College Athletic Department supports 31 varsity programs, two club programs and a variety of intramural sports. More than one-third of the student body participates in a varsity athletic program and multi-sport participation is encouraged. Bowdoin participates in NCAA Division III competition and is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). The College and the Athletic Department seeks passionate and culturally diverse coaches and staff, welcoming applicants from varying backgrounds and/or professionals with experience working collaboratively with diverse populations.

The Assistant Coach, Men’s and Women’s Squash assists in all aspects of the intercollegiate Squash team including coaching, recruiting, scheduling, program administration and budgeting. Additional responsibilities may include performing administrative duties as assigned at the discretion of the Director of Athletics.

Benefits and Pay:

  • The targeted hiring range for the role based on the position requirements is $40,000 – $42,000.
  • A variety of health insurance plans
  • Life insurance, disability insurance, and a generous retirement plan
  • Paid time off – Vacation, Personal, and Holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Access to many of the College’s facilities including the gym and pool
  • And more:

Education/Skills Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (Physical Education or related field) preferred OR a minimum of 2 years of coaching experience at the post-secondary level and/or professional competitive experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of squash skills and strategy and the ability to effectively teach them.
  • Ability to motivate and effectively communicate with student-athletes.
  • Willingness and ability to actively recruit qualified candidates to Bowdoin.
  • Commitment to being a positive member of the Athletics Department, the College community and the ability to influence his/her athletes to do the same.
  • Working knowledge of NCAA and NESCAC rules and an understanding of the philosophy behind them.
  • Administrative skills such as prioritization, organization, and budgeting are needed. Strong writing and communication skills as well as familiarity with video technology are preferred.
  • The coach must be self-directed and motivated and be able to work independently and work under pressure.
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to meet the standards of the College’s current Motor Vehicle Policy are required.
  • Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification must be maintained.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in coaching Squash is required.
  • At least two years experience coaching at the secondary or post-secondary level or one year experience working in a competitive collegiate environment is required.
  • Successful recruiting to a highly selective institution is preferred.

Standard Work Days and Hours

  • Variable depending on season.
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings. *Coaches are expected to be on campus during the academic year (late August – Reunion Weekend in June) and are expected to keep hours during this time that make them readily available to students. *It is expected that coaches will recruit during the summer months requiring possible additional travel. *Frequent overnight travel with student athletes is required during the Squash season.
  • This position is part-time working 26 hours/40 weeks (0.50 FTE). Hours may vary to support the season, team, and department. This is an exempt position requiring the time commitment necessary to satisfactorily complete all job requirements.

EEO Information          

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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Job posting number S01288JP