Yale University is looking for a Field Hockey Coach New Haven, CT


  • University Job Title : Head Coach
  • Bargaining Unit : None – Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
  • Time Type : Full time
  • Duration Type : Regular
  • Compensation Grade : athletics
  • Compensation Grade Profile Head Coach (27)
  • Work Location :Central Campus
  • Worksite Address : 20 Tower Parkway
    New Haven, CT 06511
    Work Week
  • Flexible or Non-Standard (for anything other than Standard) :Searchable Job Family


  • Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5
  • Position Focus: Serves as Head Coach for a Division 1 Intercollegiate Women’s Field Hockey Program.

Essential Duties

  • Develops a varsity sporting program within the parameters of the structure and regulations of the Ivy League, other athletic leagues, the N.C.A.A., and the University.
  • Develops and determines the recruitment program for and final selection of athletic talent for the University.
  • Formulates and sets policies governing the strategies of play and conditioning of athletes and ensures such goals are met.
  • Trains and conditions athletes; determines the mental and physical condition of athletes and changes training methods if warranted. Independently determines and shapes the strategy, technical aspects, and game preparation; teaches team concepts.
  • Oversees such areas as recruitment; fund-raising; performance of athletes; contest management; and administrative details required to carry out contests.
  • Supervises and directs activities of Assistant Coaches and support personnel.
  • Manages the team budget.
  • Promotes a positive image of the athletics program in the New Haven community, at the University, for alumni, and on a national level.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience; or the equivalent combination of education and experience and knowledge of NCAA regulations.

  • Required Skill/Ability 1: Knowledge of effective coaching techniques and best practices.
  • Required Skill/Ability 2: Ability to work in a diverse work environment and to establish and maintain effective work relationships with school administrators, parent, students and alums.
  • Required Skill/Ability 3: Ability to organize and manage all facets of the program includes recruiting, scouting, individual instruction, budget planning, monitoring academic progress and success of student-athletes, and general day to day operations.
  • Required Skill/Ability 4: Ability to lead and work independently as well as within a team environment. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Required Skill/Ability 5: Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with student-athletes, coaches and athletic and university administration. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends. Travel required.
  • Required Licenses or Certifications

Professional certification in water safety, advanced life-saving, health services, first aid, CPR or other areas may be required for some positions.

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