Christopher Newport University

Head Women's Soccer Coach

Christopher Newport University



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Jun 18, 2021

Role description

Working Title
Head Women's Soccer Coach

Position Number


Appointment Type
Full Time

Sensitive Position

Sensitive Position Statement
A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history check. This is NOT a sensitive position.

Campus Security Authority

Campus Security Authority Statement
This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority

Designated Personnel

Designated Personnel Statement
A “designated position” means the position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.
This is NOT a “designated position.”

Statement of Economic Interest

Statement of Economic Interest Statement
This position does NOT require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.

Restricted Position

Restricted Position Statement
A restricted position would be subject to availability of funding. This is a restricted position.

Chief Objective of Position
Christopher Newport University invites applications for the position of Head Women’s Soccer Coach, with an effective position start date on or after August 1, 2021.

The chief objective of this position is to support the successful development of student athletes both in the classroom and on the field.

Work Tasks
1. Provides leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student athletes at Christopher Newport University.

2. Directs and provides the planning, organizing and coaching of the Christopher Newport University Women’s Soccer team.

3. Collects and analyzes tactical and statistical data of opponent teams; Designs game plans and strategies; analyzes performance of Women’s Soccer team and adjust strategies as needed. Establishes games schedules.

4. Counsels team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters; consults with University administration and faculty for resolution of problems as required.

5. Responsible for the hiring and firing decisions as appropriate.

6. Oversees all financial aspects of the Women’s Soccer program including budget development and management.

7. Utilizes independent judgment and renders decisions on a daily basis regarding Women’s Soccer with little or no supervision on matters of importance.

8. Develops and implements operational guidelines and procedures per area of expertise.

9. Screens and evaluates athletic qualifications of prospective Women’s Soccer recruits; coordinates with University Undergraduate Admissions Office to establish academic eligibility and arranges meetings between prospects and the University. Coordinates campus tours for visiting prospective players. Assists with new student orientation activities.

10. Compiles and analyses game statistics for Christopher Newport University Women’s Soccer team performance.

11. Plans and administers the off season physical training program; provide special training for individual Women’s Soccer members as required.

12. Studies, evaluates and implements innovations in Women’s Soccer strategy and equipment. Authorizes purchases of Women’s Soccer related equipment.

13. Promotes the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program to include adhering to all departmental policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the university and the NCAA. Responsible for safety rules and regulations regarding use of equipment to reduce liability and to ensure NCAA compliance.

14. Represents the Christopher Newport University Athletic Department in professional, civic, charity, and alumni events. Participates in professional associations.

15. Performs public relations and marketing activities to promote the athletic program; performs community relation activities.

16. Coordinate coach’s clinic; supervises dress code any support staff and all team members.

17. Works a variety of schedules and hours consistent with the needs of the position.

18. This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

19. Develop and maintain very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and employees. Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude and treat everyone with dignity and respect. Fully support the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service.

20. Review and communicate safety issues to assure a safe and healthy workplace and a reduction in work related absence.

21. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required
Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with NCAA rules and regulations. Ability to learn and work with Conference rules and regulations.
Skill in training or instructing student athletes; excellent interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills. Demonstrated skills using a personal computer. Ability to analyze situations and develop solutions; travel and work non-traditional hours; manage people and projects. Ability to foster positive internal and external public relations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) preferred
Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with NCAA Division III rules and regulations.

Required Education
A Master’s Degree in a related field, or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and training and experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree

Preferred Education

Experience Required
Significant and successful demonstrated head coaching experience at the collegiate level. Demonstrated skills with personal computers. Knowledge and demonstrated experience with National Collegiate Athletics Association and Conference rules and regulations. Skill in training or instructing student athletes. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated experience in team management to include assistant coaches and others.

Experience Preferred
Proven experience in recruiting successful student athletes consistent with NCAA guidelines. Experience in fostering positive internal and external public relations. Experience in recognizing, supporting and referring student athletes for needed academic and personal support.

CNU Information
Selected by The Princeton Review for The 386 Best Colleges: 2021 Edition, and highly ranked for its quality of life and innovative leadership, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience — great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A “student-first, teaching-first” community, Christopher Newport is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located between Williamsburg and the Virginia beaches in Newport News, and enrolls 5,100 students. Academic programs encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has a new and technologically advanced campus, has generated over 7,300 applications for a freshmen class of 1,155 and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as fourth among public regional universities in the South and seventh among all regional universities in the South. In addition, Christopher Newport is ranked third among all public schools for having "the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students.” Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We seek exceptional and diverse candidates and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit

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Application Instructions
Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application. Review of applications will begin June 18, 2021. Applications received after June 18, 2021, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

This position will have an effective start date on or after August 1, 2021.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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