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Head Women's Soccer Coach

Apply now Posting #: 4783
Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Administrator, Athletics

Position Title & Department:

 Head Women's Soccer Coach; Athletics
Posting #


Department Description:

As part of the University of San Diego, a Roman Catholic University, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to advancing academic and athletic excellence and enhancing students' lives while promoting the University of San Diego.

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

The Head Women’s Soccer Coach is responsible for all administrative and organizational aspects of the NCAA Division I Soccer Program within the mission of the University and its philosophy of Intercollegiate Athletics. The head soccer coach will hold academic requirements and pursuits as a matter of highest priority and will actively encourage student-athletes to succeed academically and acquire a degree. The head soccer coach directly supervises all assistant coaches, players, and managers. The coach also has overall responsibility for budget development, adherence, and administration; recruitment and retention of student-athletes; adherence to NCAA, conference and University regulations in regard to recruiting, admission standards and eligibility; monitoring student-athlete academic progress; the scheduling of athletic practices and contests; and the establishment of effective media relations. The head coach will assist in sports promotional and fundraising activities and serve as a representative of the University to the outside community when appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities:

As Head Soccer Coach, direct involvement with all administrative and organizational aspects of NCAA Division I program under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Athletics. 

  • Supervision of assistant coaches with delegated responsibilities for the overall maintenance of the program.
  • Supervision of all student-athletes in a coordinated and planned program of practices and competition, with a concern for the players’ health and welfare, physical and psychological preparation.
  • In cooperation with the Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance and the Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Services, uphold all University academic policies and assist, when appropriate, in counseling student-athletes relative to academic success, progress and eligibility.
  • Maintain APR scores above NCAA requirements.
  • Enforce University and athletic department policies and regulations regarding the use/abuse of alcohol and drugs by team members.
  • Foster and maintain positive student body and faculty relations with student-athletes.
  • Recommend to the Assistant Director of Athletics and the Associate Director of Athletics for Business, an annual budget for the program and operate within the approved budget.
  • Work closely with the Equipment Manager to purchase, distribute, and manage inventory of uniforms and equipment.
  • Responsibility for all team and individual travel, meals, and lodging with prompt resolution of accounts.
  • Prepare and organize a representative schedule for approval by the Assistant Director of Athletics and Director of Athletics. Consideration should be given to the academic life of student-athletes, i.e., missed class time, examination periods and other factors that would adversely affect their academic success as per department policy.
  • Participation in public relations, promotion and fund-raising activities as conducted by the University and/or department.
  • Maintain professional growth through attending meetings, coachescoaches’ clinics, workshops, etc.
  • Assist in conference, regional and national events hosted by the University.
  • Assist in the organization of any team and/or department awards presentations to student-athletes
  • Establish and maintain positive relations with the media.

Responsibility for recruiting academically and athletically qualified student-athletes for admission to the University with adherence to admissions and athletic department policies and procedures. 

  • Knowledge of and adherence to all University, NCAA and Conference Rules and Regulations, Policies and Procedures with special attention to recruiting, eligibility, admissions, and financial aid.
  • Annually make recommendations to the Associate Director of Athletics for Business and Director of Financial Aid for the awarding of Athletic Grants-in-Aid for both new and continuing students-athletes

Overall responsibility for girls’/women’s soccer camps and clinics. 

  • Work with Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities and Operations and with Assistant Director of Sports Camps in setting of prices for camps. Responsible for all hiring and conduct of staff.
  • In conjunction with Assistant Director of Camps, set all camp dates and reserve all sites.
  • Complete all necessary Human Resource paperwork, including background checks.
  • Ensure safety of campers while on campus and consult directly with Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities and Operations on any behavior or safety concerns.
  • Responsible for recruitment of campers and overall budget for camps.

Special Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be able to travel for extended periods of time for athletic and recruiting events.

Effective June 1, 2023, based on CDC guidance, the University strongly encourages all campus members to stay up to date with Influenza and COVID-19 vaccination recommendations.  For more regarding information USD's COVID-19 protocols, please visit sandiego.edu/onward.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Heartsaver CPR / AED / First Aid certification required. Must have this certificate within 6 weeks of employment.
  • Must pass NCAA Division I Coaches Recruiting Test, (yearly). Must complete this within 6 weeks of employment.
  • California driver’s license required within 6 weeks of employment.

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. 


Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 5 years of related experience, which could include a combination of college coaching, high school, AAU or club experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of NCAA rules and regulations strongly preferred.

Performance Expectations - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to recruit and develop student-athletes academically and athletically.
  • Possess effective communication and organizational skills.
  • Understanding of the NCAA, West Coast Conference and USD rules and regulations and academic expectations of the University.
Posting Salary:

$7916.67 - 9166.67 per month; Excellent Benefits

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.  USD: Human Resources: Benefits

The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position.  Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.

Special Application Instructions:
Resume and Cover Letter Required

Click the 'Apply Now' button to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at jobs@sandiego.edu.

Additional Details:

Hours: 40 hours per week

Closing date: Open until filled 

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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