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Job ID: 136609

Head Coach Men's Soccer
Tufts University

Date Posted Jan. 20, 2020
Title Head Coach Men's Soccer
University Tufts University
Medford\/Somerville, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coach
  • Athletics and Recreation Services

Located five miles from downtown Boston, Tufts University is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the highly-competitive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Tufts students participate in 30 varsity sports, 20 club sports and a number of intramural sports. Tufts Athletics has won eleven NCAA team championships since 2010 and has finished in the top 10 of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup in each of the last eight years, including a program-best 3rd place finish in 2016-17. Tufts Athletics oversees the Physical Education Department and manages all athletics facilities, including the Steve Tisch Sports & Fitness Center that opened in 2012. The Department of Athletics provides student-athletes a dynamic, transformational experience on and off the field. They experience the joy of personal growth inherent in high level competition, while cultivating lifelong connections with teammates, the Tufts community and the world around us.

The Tufts Men’s Soccer program has established a tradition of excellence and a history of success both nationally and in the NESCAC. Recent program milestones include back-to-back NCAA National Championships in 2018 & 2019, as well as NCAA titles in 2014 & 2016. In addition, from 2014-2019, the men’s soccer program posted a 95-16-18 record while also earning two NESCAC Championships.

The head coach for men’s soccer is responsible for effectively operating all aspects of an NCAA Division III men’s soccer program. This includes, but is not limited to, recruiting successful high school athletes, leading and managing the student-athletes and assistant coaches, organizing and running practices, maintaining a cultural atmosphere for student-athletes which supports the Tufts mission, building a competitive schedule, operating the program within budgetary limits, managing administrative tasks effectively, and actively engaging in program and department fund-raising activities.


Basic Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree; a minimum of three (3) years coaching experience.
Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated ability to effectively coach the sport of soccer, develop and relate to student-athletes in an extremely competitive academic environment.
Knowledge of NCAA and NESCAC rules and a commitment to abide by them at all times.
Ability to actively recruit academically qualified and athletically talented student-athletes to Tufts.
Dedication to the full academic, athletic and social development of student-athletes.
Thorough knowledge of the sport and a sophisticated understanding of coaching strategies with a demonstrated ability to enhance student-athlete development.
Ability to communicate effectively and foster positive relations with fellow athletics department staff members, student-athletes and other members of the Tufts community, including faculty, staff, donors, alumni, and local community members.
Commitment to gender equity, rules compliance, diversity and inclusion and the mission of Tufts University.
Valid US driver’s license and ability to travel are required.
Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree.
Competitive collegiate playing experience.
Fund-raising experience.

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