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Head Coach, Men’s Rugby

Bowdoin College

Job Summary:
The Head Coach of Men’s Rugby works closely with student leaders of the Club to direct all aspects of the Club Men’s Rugby Team including coaching, match strategy, scheduling, program administration, budgeting and associated student leadership roles and responsibilities within the Club. Additional responsibilities may include performing administrative duties as assigned at the discretion of the Director of Athletics or their designee. The Head Coach reports to the Associate Director of Athletics and works closely with the Associate Director of Student Activities.

Education/Skills Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree (Physical Education or related field) preferred OR a minimum of 5 years of coaching experience at the post secondary level and/or professional competitive experience. Required skills include: Knowledge of Rugby 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 NCAANESCAC and USA Rugby rules and an understanding of the philosophy behind them. Administrative skills such as prioritization, organization, and budgeting are needed. The coach must be self directed and motivated and be able to work independently and work under pressure. Valid driver’s license and ability to meet the standards of the College’s current Motor Vehicle Policy is required Current CPRAED, and First Aid certification must be maintained. Subject to a pre-placement criminal background check.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents:
Demonstrated effectiveness coaching Rugby is required. 4-6 years’ coaching at the secondary or post secondary level or 4-6 years’ experience working in a competitive collegiate environment is required. World Rugby Coaching Level 200 certification is required. Strength and Conditioning and overseas tour planning experience is preferred.

Standard Work Days and Hours:
Currently (and historically) there are formal coach-led practices three days a week, informal player led fitness and skill sessions on the other days. 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. For full time coaches, this may involve greater than 40 hours per week in season of primary sport and varied weekly hours out of season. Overnight travel with student athletes is required during the Rugby season.

How to apply:
Please submit your application to our job posting – https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/9117