USA Field Hockey

USA FIELD HOCKEY is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of field hockey in the USA. USA Field Hockey has over 23,000 members and oversees the junior national and Olympic teams and is responsible for the development and promotion of the game

Available job openings at USA Field Hockey (scroll below for job descriptions and how to apply): 

USA Field Hockey openings:

- Medical Manager, USA Field Hockey Women’s National Team

- Regional Development Manager - USA Field Hockey (Region 8)

- Regional Umpire Coordinator - USA Field Hockey (Region 8)

- Strength and Conditioning Intern – USA Field Hockey (Lancaster, Pa)

- Administrative Intern – USA Field Hockey (Chula Vista, Ca.)

Regional openings: 

- Assistant Coach - Wheelock College (Boston, MA) 

- Head Field Hockey Coach - Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.)

- Head Girls Field Hockey Coach - The Kincaid School (Houston, TX)

- High School Head Varsity Field Hockey Coach - Hershey High School (Hershey, PA)

- Women's Head Varsity Field Hockey Coach - Huron High School (Ann Arbor, MI)

- Head Varsity Girls Field Hockey Coach - St. Luke’s School (New Canaan, CT)

- Assistant Coach, Women's Lacrosse and Field Hockey - Wittenburg University (Springfield, OH)


Medical Manager, USA Field Hockey Women’s National Team

Reports to: Director of Performance Sciences, Women’s National Team

Role Purpose: 

USA Field Hockey (USAFH) is the National Governing Body for the sport of field hockey in the USA.

USAFH has over 23,000 members and oversees the junior national and Olympic teams and is responsible for the development and promotion of the game throughout the USA.

As part of the continuing drive to achieve and maintain international excellence, USA Field Hockey is looking to recruit a Medical Manager to oversee all aspects of the athletic training needs of the Women’s National Team (practice and administration).  The Medical Manager will also manage and administer the Athletic Trainer needs for the Junior High Performance Teams.

        Primary Duties:
  • To serve as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Women’s National Team. This will involve liaising with the relevant Women’s National Team High Performance Staff, Athletes, Medical Partners and USAFH departments in all matters relating to the physical, medical and associated administrative needs of the Women’s National Team.
  • To travel with the Women’s National Team to all tournaments and events and attend all Women’s National Team training.
  • To coordinate Athlete Trainer coverage for USAFH High Performance events, including U16, U17, U19, U21 indoor and outdoor events and Women’s National Championship events as required.
  • To assist in the continuing development of a proactive high performance culture across all USAFH National Team Programs.

        Treatment & Guidelines:

  • To treat the physical needs and injuries athletes of the Women’s National Team as required
  • To assist the Director of Performance Sciences as required
  • To administer concussion testing assessments and retain records as required
Ensure close communication with USAFH High Performance Staff and consistent adherence to 
  • return to play protocols and injury and health management guidelines

        Anti-Doping:

  • Liaise with USADA and WADA and disseminate relevant information to the medical staff, USAFH high performance staff and athletes to ensure athlete compliance
  • To work with USADA, WADA, and the USOC in the delivery of anti-doping and medical insurance seminars to national team athletes as relevant

        Medical Administration:

  • Maintain an inventory of medical supplies for all USAFH National Team Programs, including costs
  • Liaise with USAFH, USOC, and health insurance providers in relation to the payment of athlete medical bills, copays, prescriptions and deductibles
  • Develop and maintain a tracking system for medical and insurance payments and ensure timely payment
  • Develop a network of medical professionals in Lancaster, PA for additional or alternative ATC support
  • Develop processes and procedures in relation to arranging additional or alternative ATC support (including emergency situations)
  • Develop and maintain a database of national team athlete medical records, including pipeline players (generally and for the purposes of USADA testing).
  • Coordinate medical teams and required supplies for women’s national team tournaments
  • Coordinate travel immunization requirements for national team athletes

Meetings & Appointments:

  • Liaise with women’s national team athletes in relation to the scheduling of appointments for all medical matters.
  • Be available as required as the first point of contact for women’s national team athletes in relation to a physical or medical enquiry
  • Be available, as required and as appropriate to accompany athletes to orthopedic or other scheduled appointments.
  • Attend weekly women’s national team High Performance Staff Meetings and provide updates on relevant athlete status in support of athlete management for training, competition and selection.

In competition & Athlete Management:

  • Work closely with the women’s national team staff to ensure all athletes are as physically prepared as possible for training and competition
  • Treat and manage all acute and chronic injuries
    • Coordinate all team medical and ATC supplies
    • Coordinate ice baths and any other recovery strategy in line with the Director of Performance Science’s planning
    • Maintain medical records and injuries
    • Attend staff meetings
    • Be available for athletes as required in relation to medical and physical needs
    • Communicate closely with the Head Coach and players in the dissemination of information
    • Ensure correct kit for international competition
    • Liaise with appropriate medical staff in relation to follow up treatment required post competition
    • To carry out hydration testing
    • To work closely with the women’s national team staff in relation to In-Competition Return to Play Protocols
    • To assist with any other duties as reasonably required by the Head Coach

    Other duties as directed:

    • Work with the Women’s High Performance Teams to ensure effective integration of support services and communications
    • Offer a positive role model for athletes and staff
    • Assist in USAFH activities where required, including sponsor or media events
    • Adhere to internal administrative processes as required
    • Conduct other duties as reasonably assigned 

    Person specification

    The Medical Manager must demonstrate through their behavior the values of the Women’s National Squad:

    • Commitment
    • Accountability
    • Collective effort
    • Pride & Passion
    • Exciting & aspirational environment

    Minimum Qualifications Required:

      Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree in athletic training is required

    Licensure & Certification:

    • Certificate as a certified athletic trainer is required
    • License to practice as an ATC in Pennsylvania
    • Current CPR, AED and first aid certificate

    Experience:

    • Minimum 3 years’ high performance athletic training with an NCAA Division 1, Professional or International sports team.
    • Field hockey experience is preferred
    • Minimum 3 years’ administrative experience

  • Must have outstanding communication skills – verbal and written
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be efficient and organized, and strong awareness of self and self-regulation
  • Demonstrated success in managing individual differences and group dynamics
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, observe confidentiality and use discretion and initiative
  • Excellent observational and analytical skills
  • Excellent planning and organization skills
  • Strong and accurate administration skills with an eye for detail
  • Well-developed interpersonal and people management skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and remain calm under pressure
  • Outstanding communication skills – verbal and written
  • Demonstrated ability to meet competing demands through effective prioritization in a results oriented environment
  • Driven by achieving results, a passion to succeed
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook programs

  • Tools, Equipment, & Conditions:

  • This is primarily a field position, although some office work will be required. Incumbent will need to be able to successfully operate basic office equipment with ease.  Incumbent should also be able to lift up to 85lbs, be able to stand for long periods of time, crouch, reach and bend.  Office work may require sitting for long periods of time.  Noise level may be high especially in enclosed environments such as indoor field hockey arenas and medical offices.  Incumbent must be flexible and able to adapt to immediate work needs, have the ability to work effectively and safely in a pressured environment of irregular and long hours.  Traveling great distances and work on holidays/weekends are required.

      Work Location:

  • The role will be based predominantly at Spooky Nook Sports, Manheim, PA but will involve extensive team travel

         Salary Range:

  • Commensurate with experience and qualifications

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in light of the changing needs of the organisation.

How to apply: Click here

Closing Date: 21st July 2014. 



Assistant Coach - Wheelock College (Boston, MA)

Wheelock College is seeking applications for a part-time Assistant Field Hockey Coach. 

Wheelock College is an NCAA Division III institution competing in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC). 

Duties will include, but are not limited to: assisting at all practices, games and various team activities; recruiting prospective student-athletes; game preparation/scouting, and assisting in all other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's Degree required. 

To apply, and to view a full job description and minimum qualifications required visit the following website: http://wheelock.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=51748 Submit the following: Resume, cover letter and a list of three references. Only online applications will be accepted...no phone calls or email please.

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Head Field Hockey Coach - Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.)

The Head Field Hockey Coach is responsible for the recruitment, retention, supervision and coaching of NCAA Division I Field Hockey student-athletes under the guidelines of the BIG EAST and the NCAA.

Responsibilities:

  • Carries out duties within the stated philosophy of Georgetown athletics and its educational mission, and will adhere to all institutional, BIG EAST and NCAA regulations to ensure the University’s compliance
  • Makes the decisions required for successful achievement of department goals and objectives, and be accountable for the development of team policy and goals
  • Oversees and leads all practices and competitions, including, but not limited to: game preparation, practice planning, individual skills and video sessions, scouting, scheduling, weight training and fitness programs
  • Evaluates prospective student-athletes, analyzes and determines their abilities and whether or not they may succeed athletically and academically at Georgetown
  • Working with the Academic Coordinator for Student-Athletes and the Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Leadership and Development, monitors student-athlete academic performance and conduct, and identifies and addresses student-athlete welfare issues
  • Represents the University in donor/alumni public relations and community programs
  • Works with the Associate Athletics Director for Business and Finance to develop an annual budget for the Field Hockey program
  • Runs the program within budgetary guidelines set forth by the Athletics Department.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, though Master’s preferred
  • One to three years of experience related to duties and responsibilities specified, preferably at a college or university
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status or disability. We are committed to diversity in the workplace.

Georgetown University conducts pre-employment screening for all positions. The screening may include, but is not limited to, a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Georgetown utilizes an online system which will require a valid email address. Offers of employment are conditional, based on satisfactory completion of the pre-employment background check process.

Only applications submitted online will be considered. Screening will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, click here and search for Job Requisition #20140036.


Head Girls Field Hockey Coach – The Kincaid School (Houston, TX)

The successful applicant will coach girls’ varsity field hockey and head the entire girls’ field hockey program. Additional Upper School or Middle School coaching assignments in the winter and spring, as well as teaching in the Lower School or Middle School physical education program to be determined based on previous experience.  A bachelor’s degree and coaching and teaching experience are required.  College playing experience is preferred.  At Kinkaid, head coaches must be dynamic and energetic leaders who enjoy working with young people, emphasize the positive, demonstrate a winning attitude, model exceptional sportsmanship, and are skilled teachers of fundamentals, strategy, sportsmanship, and character.  With over one thousand athletes on 80-plus teams in 23 sports, Kinkaid is a member of the Southwest Preparatory Conference (http://www.spcsports.org)

Send cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts and letters of recommendation to:

Jim Dunaway, Dean of Faculty
The Kinkaid School
201 Kinkaid School Dr.
Houston, TX  77024
713-780-1640
jim.dunaway@kinkaid.org


High School Head Varsity Field Hockey Coach - Hershey High School (Hershey, Pa.)

  • Derry Township School District (Hershey High School) has an immediate opening for a high school varsity head field hockey coaching position and district program manager.
  • The successful candidate will head coach high school field hockey and manage the Derry Township School District field hockey program.
  • The position is effective upon School Board approval for the 2014/15 school year.
  • Applicants should have proven successful high school varsity field hockey coaching experience. Field hockey playing experience at the collegiate level is preferred.
  • Email letter of interest and resume w/contact information for three references to: DTSD athletic director, Dan Serfass at dserfass@hershey.k12.pa.us

Derry Township School District is a nationally recognized and award-winning public school system located in Hershey, PA. The district serves approximately 3,500 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade residing in Derry Township, Dauphin County.  EOE

Deadline:  May 6, 2014


Strength and Conditioning Intern – USA Field Hockey (Lancaster, Pa.)

Job Description

The USA Field Hockey Performance Science Program is accepting applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Intern.  This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to be embedded into the US Olympic field hockey team as the team prepares for the 2015 Season at their training facility at Spooky Nook Sports, Lancaster, PA.

Position is available to start July 2014 and will end Jan 2015.  Duties include assisting the Director of Performance Science in all aspects of the USAFH Performance science program including but not limited to warm ups, strength training, conditioning, collection of performance data, athletic assessments, GPS collection, management of technical equipment and facility maintenance.  The successful applicant will report to David Hamilton as Director of Performance Science.

The candidate will be required for a minimum time commitment of 20 hours per week.  The position is voluntary and will not be compensated.  Send cover letter and resume to David Hamilton, Director of Performance Science, USAFH, Spooky Nook Sport, 2912 Spooky Nook Rd, Manheim, Lancaster, PA 17545 dhamilton@usafieldhockey.com

Qualifications

Essentials

  • Bachelors degree in an exercise science related field
  • CSCA certification
  • CPR & First Aid certification

Desirable

  • MSc in Exercise Science or Strength and Conditioning
  • An excellent understanding of Excel.
  • Field Hockey knowledge
  • Experience with Time Motion Analysis Technologies

Compensation

The position is voluntary and will not compensated.  However food and meals will be provided around training.

The closing date for applications is 16th June 2013.  


Assistant Coach to the Men’s National Team, and Program Manager - USA Field Hockey (Chula Vista, CA)

USA Field Hockey (USAFH) is the National Governing Body for the sport of field hockey in the USA. USA Field Hockey has over 21,000 members and oversees the junior national and Olympic teams and is responsible for the development and promotion of the game throughout the USA.

As part of its continuing drive to achieve and maintain international excellence in the men’s game, USAFH is looking to recruit an Assistant Coach to the Men’s National Team. Reporting to the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach/Program Manager will be responsible for working with the USA Field Hockey senior Men’s Program for the current Olympic cycle with a view to achieving international success as well as leading the direction of the junior high performance teams.

The priorities for the role are:

  • To work with the Head Coach on the selection, preparation, coaching and performance of the USAFH Men’s National Senior Squad
  • To lead the Junior Men’s National Teams programs and the direction of the Junior Regional High Performance Programs
  • To manage all aspects of the administration for National Program and liaise closely with the relevant Men’s National Team High Performance Staff and USAFH departments in all matters concerning the dissemination of information relevant to the Men’s Program.
  • To be responsible for the continuing development and leadership in the long term plan of a high performance culture within the Men’s Senior and Junior programs

Reports:
The Assistant Coach/Program Manager reports to the Head Coach and may be responsible for some USAFH staff and/or support service staff that work within the performance program. 

Key Responsibilities:Performance Coaching

  • Primary responsibility shall lie with the coaching and preparation of the USAFH National Men’s Squad as directed by the Head Coach, with secondary responsibility for the U21 program and the direction of Junior High Performance Programs.
  • Coach nationally identified athletes in both a team environment and individual sessions.
  • Administration of the Men’s National Program
  • Planning and monitoring
  • Support the Head Coach on annual and cyclical plans for:
  • USAFH Men’s National Program Individual athletes

To be responsible for annual and cyclical plans for:

  • USAFH Junior Men’s National Teams
  • Monitor and evaluate athlete performance and record relevant data to ensure standards are met and potential is maximized 
  • Utilize coaches throughout the system to assist with the monitoring and skill development of athletes through the talent pathway/athlete development pipeline and across the High Performance regions.

Administration – out of competition

  • Work with the high performance team to ensure effective integration of technical coaching and support services and communications across the Men’s National Squad and Men’s Junior High Performance Program
  • Liaise with the Head Coach to ensure the smooth running of the Men’s National Team Program
  • Act as the first point of contact for any administrative enquiries relating to the Men’s National Team and Men’s Junior High Performance Program
  • Organize all travel, travel documentation, venues and transport for team as necessary
  • Organize all training and competition equipment for Senior and Junior High Performance Teams
  • Liaise with the Jr Team Managers in relation to training and competition schedule and details
  • Manage the budget for training and competition equipment for Senior and Junior High Performance Teams
  • Liaise directly with equipment sponsor(s) and players to ensure timely order, delivery and correct allocation of equipment on budget
  • Assist with organization and ordering of playing equipment such as game/practice balls etc
  • Administer team expenses
  • Compile tour call up letter details and disseminate to squads
  • Maintain database of player caps & records
  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate stationery and office stocks in USAFH office at the OTC

Administration – in competition:

  • Coordinate all team travel and equipment
  • Complete, submit and sign team sheets
  • Attend managers’ meetings
  • Communicate closely with the Head Coach and players in the dissemination of information
  • Ensure correct equipment for international competition including names, numbers, blood shirts etc
  • To assist with any other duties as reasonably required by the Head Coach
  • The Olympic Training Center
  • Liaise with The OTC in relation to Men’s National Team needs surrounding trainings, events, matches and coaching opportunities
  • Coordinate meeting room and facility usage
  • Other duties as directed
  • Contribute to the leadership and development of the wider high performance programs 
  • Assist in USAFH activities where required. 
  • Conduct other duties as reasonably directed by the Head Coach or Performance Director

Qualifications, knowledge and experience:

  • Experience of successful performance achievements at international level in a coaching capacity.
  • High performance field hockey coaching qualifications (Level 3 and above or equivalent)
  • Preferred goalkeeping expertize/experience.
  • Experience and proven capability in the holistic development of athletes and programs
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, organizing and implementing a comprehensive high performance coaching program for elite teams and athletes
  • Knowledge of leading trends in coaching, including coaching science, practices and the appropriate application of leading technology tools
  • The ability to effectively work with and apply expertise from support services to ensure team success 
  • The ability to attain excellence from players, coaches, staff and all stakeholders through the establishment of a culture of performance
  • A minimum of 4 years of high performance coaching experience that has achieved demonstrable results

Qualities and Skills:

  • Outstanding technical knowledge of individual and team principles including techniques, tactics, coaching trends and international developments. 
  • In-depth understanding and application of the principles of coaching, sport science, medicine and technology within a high performance program
  • Well developed liaison, interpersonal, oral and written communication, and people management skills 
  • High level of influencing skills 
  • Outstanding communication skills – verbal and written
  • Sound administration skills 
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Demonstrated ability to meet competing demands through effective prioritization in a results oriented environment
  • Efficient and organized, and strong awareness of self and self-regulation 
  • Demonstrated success in managing individual differences and group dynamics 
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, observe confidentiality and use discretion and initiative. 
  • Excellent observational and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to thrive in a pressured environment of irregular and long hours, and capacity to travel domestically and overseas for extended periods 
  • Driven by achieving results, a passion to succeed

Compensation: $40,000 - $44,999.

Click here to apply. Application cycle closes 5/31/14.


Regional Umpiring Coordinator - Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia - USA Field Hockey (Region 8, AR)

Objective

USA Field Hockey seeks a Regional Umpiring Coordinator to direct, manage and develop an umpiring staff for Region 8 (AR, LA, MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, VA) to achieve our organizational mission to grow and sustain the sport of field hockey. The continued introduction of field hockey to athletes, umpires and coaches and their retention in the sport is integral to the future success of our sport and our organization. The Regional Umpiring Coordinator is responsible for meeting goals across a series of programs by working in partnership with the National staff of USA Field Hockey. The Regional Umpiring Coordinator will report directly to the Director of Umpiring.

A summary of the duties are listed below: (This is not a complete list of duties)

In Region 8:

  • Be the liaison on the local level to the existing umpire groups.
  • Provide assistance to the Umpire Coaches / Managers in promoting officiating within their assigned geographical area.
  • Organize and assist with regional umpire development opportunities.
  • Assist with the staffing of USA Field Hockey tournaments / events within your region, utilizing the event for continuing development of Umpires
  • Coordinate umpires and assign for Regional Futures Tournaments
  • Assist with all rating events.
  • Attend one organizational meeting per year and be available for conference calls monthly
  • Maintain a database of umpires in region and update USA Field Hockey as necessary.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree is preferred

Licensure & Certification:        

  • A certified level III USA Field Hockey Umpire or retired as a certified level III USA Field Hockey Umpire within the last 5 years is preferred.
  • Minimum level II certified USA Field Hockey Umpire
  • Must be a current USA Field Hockey Umpire Member and maintain membership throughout employment

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years’ prior professional field hockey umpiring experience with USA Field Hockey.
  • Experience in managing a team of umpiring professionals is preferred
  • Experience in managing a budget 

Skills:

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Must demonstrate organizational skills
  • Have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Flexible schedule, including the ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.
  • Willingness to travel regionally

Other Information: This is a part-time position. It is based and will operate out of Region 8 (AR, LA, MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, VA).  No relocation assistance available for this position.

To apply, click here. Application cycle closes 5/31/14.


Regional Development Manager - Virginia, NC, SC, states South (Region 8) - USA Field Hockey (Colorado Springs, CO)

Objective

USA Field Hockey seeks a Regional Development Manager to manage our development programming in Region 8 (Virginia, NC, SC states South) to achieve our organizational mission to grow and sustain the sport of field hockey. The continued introduction of field hockey to athletes, umpires and coaches and their retention in the sport is integral to the future success of our sport and our organization. The Regional Development Manager is responsible for meeting goals across a series of programs by working in partnership with the National staff of USA Field Hockey. The Regional Development Manager will report to the National Development Director.

Duties include but are not limited to:

In Region 8:

  • Implement the USA Field Hockey Youth Development program Fundamental Field Hockey meeting program and athlete targets.
  • Implement the USA Field Hockey Diversity and Inclusion program You Go Girl meeting program and athlete targets
  • Organize, recruit and lead Boys Regional Clinic meeting program and athlete targets
  • Organize and recruit Coach Education opportunities to ensure minimum of 
  • Recruit umpire members to the sport and compliment the work of the Regional Umpire Coordinators by facilitating training opportunities
  • Seek and support partner event organizers to operate adult events
  • Seek and support partner event organizers to operate sanctioned youth events
  • Organize, market and lead all aspects of USA Field Hockey Camps
  • Organize, market and lead all aspects of USA Field Hockey Futures program
  • Responsible for the securing and scheduling of all sites, managing trials, allocating athletes, securing coaches, securing selectors
  • Responsible for ensuring the Futures curriculum is followed and ensuring the talent identification process within the region is held at the highest standards.
  • Is responsible for organizing and handling all details of the Regional Futures Tournament.

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall support for all field hockey constituency in the region; provide advice, support and opportunities to athletes, coaches, umpires and volunteers
  • Create, strengthen and maintain ‘hockey partnerships’ with schools, clubs, universities and MSOs in the Region
  • Attend online and in person training on USA Field Hockey’s programs and services
  • Represent USA Field Hockey’s programs in the Region, champion the initiatives
  • With the Commercial Manager deliver partner obligations
  • Ensure all programs and services are delivered consistent with USA Field Hockey policies and protocols including Safe Sport
  • Maintain database of all field hockey contacts in region
  • Provide quarterly reports on progress towards goals and other reports as required to National Development Director 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned 
Requirements:
  • Field Hockey experience
  • Passion for sports development, particularly for field hockey
  • Ability to work independently
  • Level II coach or willing to work toward Level II coach certification
  • Flexible schedule, including the ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary.
  • Willingness to travel regionally
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Computer proficiency
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to multi-task, handle frequent interruptions and competing priorities, manage time efficiently and meet deadlines.

Other Information:

  • This position is based in Region 8 (South) 
  • Compensation: $40,000 - $44,999. Salary based on experience

To apply, click here.


Administrative Intern – USA Field Hockey (Chula Vista, Ca.)

Job Description

The USA Field Hockey Men's National Program is accepting applications for the position of Administrative Intern.  This is an opportunity for an individual to be involved with the US National Men's Field Hockey Team and their summer training and competition block at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Ca.

The position will be available June 23rd - August 30th. Responsibilities will include day to day management of the squad working alongside the Assistant Coach/Program Manager with duties such as logistics, equipment issue, filming trainings/games, transportation, and various other responsibilities. The successful applicant will report to Chris Clements, National Men’s Team Head Coach.

The candidate will be required for a minimum time commitment of 20-30 hours per week with some weekends.  The position is voluntary and will not be compensated.  Send cover letter and resume to Chris Clements - cclements@usafieldhockey.com

Qualifications

Desirable

  •          Working towards or completed a degree related to sports.
  •          Sports background
  •          Sports administration experience
  •          An excellent understanding of all Excel, Word/Pages
  •          Experience with video cameras

Compensation

The position is voluntary and will not compensated. Food and meals will be provided around training.

The closing date for applications is June 5, 2014 


Womens Head Varsity Field Hockey Coach – Huron High School (Ann Arbor, MI)
                   
SEASON:  8/13/14 - 11/1/14
SALARY:    $4359.40 - $5667.82 (Depending on Experience) 
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: This position reports directly to the Athletic Director.
      
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Knowledgeable about the rules and fundamental techniques required of the sport.
Ability to obtain current CPR / First Aid/ Lifeguard Certification when applicable.
Ability to work effectively with sport coaching staff parents and school staff

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The following is a list of qualifications for the position, any of which may be waived by the Board of Education in exercising its prerogative to determine qualifications.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Complies with M.H.S.A.A. policies and department / district policies.
Maintains consistent communication with Athletic Director
Develop positive self image with athletics
Attends clinics / workshops related to sport.
Utilize sound teaching methods to develop skills / techniques.
Demonstrate public support / loyalty for coaches.
Demonstrate positive team sportsmanship toward opponents and officials.
Demonstrates effective management of pre-contest details.
Other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Add, subtract, and multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY:
Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Work with parents and children of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Develop effective working relationships with students, staff, and the school community.
Perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk and stand.  Occasionally the employee will sit and or run.  The employee will frequently bend or twist at the trunk while performing the duties of this job.  The employee will frequently squat, stoop, kneel, reach above the head, reach forward and repeat the same hand motion many times while performing the duties of the job.
The specific vision requirements of the job include good depth perception and occasionally being able to see objects/persons at a distance.  While performing the duties of the job the employee frequently is required to hear conversation and a quiet as well as a noisy environment and be able to tell where a sound is coming from.  The employee must be able to communicate to the team in order to give directions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will continuously work inside or outside depending on the sporting event.   Occasionally the employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints and interact with public and other workers.  The employee has direct responsibility for the safety, well-being and work output of others.  The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:

All applicants must apply online at www.aaps.k12.mi.us, "Employment"


Head Varsity Girls Field Hockey Coach – St. Luke’s School (New Canaan, CT)

St. Luke’s School is searching for the next Varsity Head Coach for our field hockey program. Head Coach/Program Director must be knowledgeable in field hockey. They must also have strong communication skills.

St. Luke’s is a co-ed, secular day school of more than 500 students located in New Canaan, CT.  The school competes locally in the Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA) and regionally in the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC).

We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:

  • Strong communicator with students, parents and administration
  • Proper working knowledge and experience within the sport of field hockey
  • Manage and assign duties to assistant and JV coaching staffs
  • Work with Athletic Director on scheduling of games
  • Oversee two week preseason training sessions
  • Manage equipment inventory for the team in conjunction with administration
  • Communicate with local press and media
  • Attend all athletic league meetings as required
  • Be a leader for young student-athletes
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by Athletic Director
  • Oversee the development of the middle school program
  • Manage personal
  • Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Jennifer Besgen, Interim Director of Athletics, by email at besgenj@stlukesct.org.

St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of every member is respected.


Assistant Coach, Women’s Lacrosse and Field Hockey – Wittenberg University (Springfield, Ohio)

About Wittenberg University:

Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 2,000 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.

Wittenberg is a NCAA Division III institution participating in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) and offers a broad-based intercollegiate athletics program with 23 varsity teams - 11 for men and 12 for women - and numerous club and intramural opportunities. Annually, Wittenberg places among the top four in the North Coast Athletic Conference All-sports standings including a first place finish in 2009-2010.

Job Description:

Wittenberg University is seeking applications for an Assistant Coach for Women’s Lacrosse and Field Hockey.  This is a full-time, 10-month position and responsibilities include all aspects of assisting with a Division III Lacrosse and Field Hockey program.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Assist in planning practices, game strategies, scouting, and recruiting activities.
  • Perform specific recruiting duties as assigned.
  • Operate within budget constraints.  Coordinate all expenditures and commitments with the Head Coach and/or Administrative Assistant to ensure fund approval and availability.
  • Coach practice sessions or workouts as assigned (may be assigned to work with specific groups or student-athletes on regular basis.)  Assist in coaching during athletic events, in maintaining statistics, and in coordinating officials.
  • Maintain and have a thorough knowledge of NCAA, conference, and institutional rules and regulations.
  • Adhere to departmental procedures relative to purchasing and travel expenditures.
  • Report any alleged violations of NCAA, NCAC, or institutional rules and regulations.
  • Assist in the implementation of team academic programs, including monitoring of individual student-athletes’ progress to ensure academic eligibility. Assist with study hall and routing referrals to appropriate Wittenberg resources.
  • Work with student-athletes and monitor their adherence to rules and regulations concerning conduct, appearance, and punctuality.
  • Speak to service groups and alumni organizations as assigned.
  • Attend all staff and assistant coach meetings.
  • Be responsible for one or more administrative functions as assigned by the head coach.
  • Participate in special projects and additional duties as assigned by the head coach, Director, or Associate Director of Athletics.
  • Perform a significant supplementary duty and/or other minor duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Candidates must have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills and must be available to work some evenings and weekends. Additionally, candidates must be able to interact effectively and appropriately with student-athletes, possess the skills to evaluate prospects and maintain and ensure student-athlete academic integrity.

Requirements:

For this position, we require that candidates have a Bachelor's degree; Master’s degree preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with some coaching experience and with collegiate lacrosse and field hockey playing experience. Candidates must have good organization skills and have the ability to work with a broad cross section of constituents.


Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The position is expected to begin August 1, 2014.

Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. We believe it is educationally imperative to further our students' appreciation and understanding of a culturally diverse society, and we are committed to ensuring a diverse environment for all individuals, regardless of race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, or disability. In that spirit, we are especially interested in receiving applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our community.


Application Instructions:

To apply, please set-up an account and make application through our online system via the following link:

http://wittenberg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=50205

Then, upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format:

  • A cover letter
  • Resume
  • Names, address and phone numbers of three professional references

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at (937) 327-7517.