Paul Smith's College

Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

Paul Smith's College


New York

Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Aug 10, 2021

Role description

The College:

Paul Smith’s College is a small, private institution located on a 170-acre campus adjacent to Lower St. Regis Lake in the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park of northern New York State. In addition, the college owns 14,400 acres of adjacent lands composed of forest and lakes. We are famous for our extraordinary location and our hands-on degree programs. We are a sustainable residential campus just a short drive from Lake Placid, home of the 1980 Winter Olympics and we are seeking a part-time Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach.

Job Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Director of Athletics, the Assistant Men’s Soccer coach assists the Head Coach with the duties of developing and managing a successful and men’s soccer program at Paul Smith’s College. Approximately August 15 – November 15; other dates as requested.

Essential Functions:

Assists in the development and maintenance of an effective program to identify student-athlete prospects for the soccer program.
Assists with recruiting activities to include attendance and participation in Open Houses and Orientation which adheres to College and USCAA policies and procedures.
Provides effective supervision of soccer student-athletes in the practice areas, competition, and life management, including travel.
Assists in maintaining a system to provide accurate records regarding individual and team performance for the college, regional and national conferences.
Assists in the coordination of team travel and similar responsibilities for out-of-town soccer matches.
Assists head coach in recruiting efforts.
Actively participates in the Student – Athlete Recognition Event.
Serves as a role model for student athletes.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements:

Minimum of bachelor’s degree.
Minimum of two years’ experience coaching, preferably on the college level.
Working knowledge of rules and strategies related to intercollegiate soccer.
Effective planning and organizational skills.
Ability to effectively communicate with student athletes, faculty, staff, and the community.
Ability to work cooperatively with cooperatively with faculty, staff, student, and constituent groups outside the college to support the continued enhancements and development of the men’s and women’s soccer program.
Ability to develop an organized program of training to ensure success in intercollegiate soccer completion.
Ability to provide leadership to student athletes to encourage both successful academic development and competitive performance.
Possesses, or is willing to obtain current CPR and First Aid certifications.
Is willing to work evenings and weekends.
Possesses valid NY driver’s license and has a motor vehicle record that meets the College’s approved driver standard.
Preferred Requirements:

Experience in recruitment and team management of an intercollegiate athletic program.
To Apply:

Applicants should complete the on-line application and submit a letter of intent, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

It is the policy of Paul Smith’s College to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V