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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Responsibilities*

  • The primary role is to provide instruction and coaching.
  • Assist with recruitment of club members from local high schools, travel teams and as appropriate for the specific sport.
  • Assist with maintaining the roster, all waivers and required forms have been completed, and all dues are collected, etc.
  • Ensure player attendance at practice is a priority. Actively develop and improve the skills of new and returning club members. This includes supporting off-season conditioning and participating in pre-season conditioning and team-building.
  • Attend all practices and games on time unless discussed previously with the team leadership.
  • Be prepared for all games and practices, sets goals with the team, and strives to reach the goals.
  • Assist with the Sponsorship Package Program and conducting fundraisers.
  • Be familiar with and enforce all club, university, and league policies and procedures.
  • Be familiar with and enforce the University of Michigan-Flint Student Code of Conduct and comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations including those related to Title IX and is recognized a ‘Campus Security Authority’ under the Clery reporting guidelines.
  • Be familiar with and enforce cash handling guidelines and ensure compliance with annual budget.
  • Be approachable, willing to listen and act as a role model and mentor to team members.
  • Promote good sportsmanship at both practices and in competition and ensure that all team members positively represent the University of Michigan-Flint at all times.
  • Comply with the UM-Club Sports concussion program, employ safety practices and follow all procedures set forth for emergencies.

Required Qualifications*

  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have 2-5 years’ experience coaching High School or Club level or equivalent
  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Must be able to interact and communicate with all individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Must be skilled in student leadership development, team-building and athletic skill/performance advancement.

Additional Information

The Coach position is considered a Personal Service Provider and requires a signed agreement.

The Coach reports to Associate Director for Club Sports. The Coach meets regularly with the Associate Director for Club Sports and the club’s student leaders to determine the items necessary for proper functioning of the team including team philosophy, conditioning, practice plan, games, rosters, required forms, dues collection, fund raising, etc.

The Coach is required to attend annual training meetings and maintain current CPR/AED certification, commercial general liability insurance and automobile liability insurances.

Compensation is in the form of a stipend at the conclusion of the season.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of three calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.