Assistant Coach, Women’s Lacrosse in Ithaca, NY for Cornell University - Ithaca, NY (2024)


Posted: 03-Jun-24

Location: Ithaca, New York

Type: Full-time

Salary: $60,000-$68,000 for 11-month



Coaching - Lacrosse


Collegiate Sports

Required Education:

4 Year Degree

Student and Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. We provide support and services to roughly 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on multiple campuses in the U.S. and abroad.

Cornell University is a NCAA Division I institution and a member of the Ivy League. The university fields teams in 37 intercollegiate sports and provides a comprehensive physical education program. The university is committed to the following: excellence in academics and athletics; gender equity and diversity in its programs; a well-balanced and broad-based intercollegiate athletics program. Athletics and Physical Education offers a diverse program of intercollegiate athletics competition, physical and outdoor education, recreational services, and intramural sports, plus wellness programs for faculty and staff and fitness centers for the entire Cornell community.

The Assistant Coach for Women’s Lacrosse assists the Head Coach in the planning and operation of the women’s lacrosse program at Cornell University. The candidate is expected to assist the head coach in the day-to-day administration of a Division I intercollegiate women’s lacrosse program. Duties include, but are not limited to: budgeting, equipment ordering, compliance paperwork, video editing, practice planning and game preparation, on field player instruction, leadership development, scouting, alumni communication, team travel, and camps and clinics. Candidate will identify, encourage and evaluate prospective student athletes and help facilitate application and acceptance at Cornell in accordance with the Ivy League, NCAA and University policies. This position will play a key role in the development of our program’s culture and identity as we strive for Ivy League titles and National Championships.

This is an 11-months per year, full-time position. Starting salary range is $60,000-$68,000 for this position; final offer will depend on relevant experience, skills, and qualifications. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. While position responsibilities vary, every member of our community is expected to foster a culture of belonging and a psychologically healthy work environment by communicating across differences; being cooperative, collaborative, open, and welcoming; showing respect, compassion, and empathy; engaging and supporting others regardless of background or perspective; speaking up when others are being excluded or treated inappropriately; and supporting work/life integration of oneself and others.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with up to 2 years lacrosse experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Credentials should reflect proven success and potential in coaching, recruiting and in working with student-athletes.
  • A highly motivated individual with an outstanding work ethic who takes pride in being a relentless recruiter.
  • Detail oriented and organized, with an ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be confident when interacting with student-athletes, administration, alumni, recruits, and parents.
  • Shows strong evidence of leadership skills and an ability to lead in a group setting.
  • Excels in working in a team environment and work in concert with staff to make decisions across all positional areas of the team (offense, defense, goalkeeping, specialized units, etc.).
  • Knowledgeable of NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products.
  • Experience with video editing software.
  • Experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing.
  • Ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous collegiate coaching or playing experience, especially in NCAA Division I.
  • Prior experience with Hudl and ARMS software.

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