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Athletics Recruiter & Head Men’s Soccer Coach

TAKOMA PARK, MD
Job Title:                  Athletics Recruiter & Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Department:           Athletic
Reports To:              Athletic Director
Organization:          NAIA | Continental Athletic Conference
FLSA Status:            Exempt

OVERVIEW OF THE UNIVERSITY

Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued. Nestled in a desirable residential community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued, and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students.  Regardless of the title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.

SUMMARY
The Athletic Department within Washington Adventist University is hiring an experienced professional for the position of Athletics Recruiter & Head Men’s Soccer Coach. Washington Adventist University seeks to “produce graduates who bring competence and moral leadership to their communities” and is grounded on the six pillars of excellence; quality, people, service, finance, growth and community. The Athletic Department pursues to uphold the vision and values of Washington Adventist University in strong alignment that WAU is the “Gateway To Service”.

The Athletics Recruiter collaborates with multi-disciplinary team members that include but not limited to members from the Athletic Department, Communications Department, Student Life, Financial Aid, Student-Professionals, WAU Administration such as the University President and University Provost, the Association of Independent Institutions and the NAIA.
 

ATHLETICS RECRUITER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serves as the Athletic Department representative dedicated to the recruitment of traditional, transfer, and non-traditional student-athletes
  • Answers all potential student-athlete inquiries regarding admission standards, policies, programs, financial aid, and general information regarding WAU and the Athletic Department
  • Serves as the representative of the Athletic Department in recruitment affairs to include but not limited to Open-Houses, tournaments, expos/conferences, college fairs, etc.
  • Actively focuses on the recruitment of student-athletes primarily for Cross Country, Softball, Women’s Soccer, Volleyball, and Acro-Airs programs
  • Outreaches specifically to Seventh-Day Adventist communities that include but are not limited to Seventh-Day Adventist middle and high schools, other SDA universities and SDA Academy Tournaments
  • Serves as the point of contact for interested student-athletes; to include providing education around WAU’s mission, vision and values; NAIA eligibility, scholarship resources and application process
  • Coordinates on and off-campus recruitment events for prospective students ranging in size from personal appointments to larger open houses with a focus on a Prospective Combine for the aforementioned sports
  • Reviews all student-athlete applications to determine their eligibility to participate in their athletic program with NAIA standards
  • Maintains regular communication with prospective student-athletes to assist in the transition of their status of applicant to enrollee
  • Collaborates with the Athletic Director to continue the development of the WAU Brand while working closely with Corporate Communications, Admissions, Alumni & Advancement, and other WAU departments, local high schools, community colleges and community organizations.
  • Actively pursues and engages in relentless effort to maintain the Target Goal Of Recruitment as follows: 34 Student-Athletes (5 Softball, 7 Volleyball, 7 Women’s Soccer, 5 Women’s Cross Country, 5 Men’s Cross Country, 5 Acro-Airs) each year.
 

Head Men’s Soccer Coach

This position requires someone who must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Regular and predictable attendance is essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Develops a competitive intercollegiate athletic program, consistent with the values and core pillars of WAU;
    • Coaches and supervises Assistant Coaches and support staff;
    • Ensures compliance with rules and regulations of all conference and national athletic affiliations;
    • Responsible for all aspects of program recruiting within Washington Adventist University and NAIA guidelines;
    • Manages the program’s budget within assigned funding levels;
    • Monitors academic progress of team members;
    • Collaborates with the Sports Information Director to ensure profile information on all players is accurate and up-to-date, student-athletes are nominated for applicable awards, schedules are updated and accurate, and post-competition statistical reporting is complete;
    • Communicates regularly with Athletic Training staff to ensure the health and well-being of student-athletes;
    • Arranges travel plans and coordinates scheduling with the Director of Athletics;
    • Ensures student-athlete’s compliance with WAU policies applicable to all students;
    • Mentors and develops a positive and welcoming culture for student-athletes;
    • Related duties as assigned by the Athletic Director or other administrators.
 

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE


Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree preferred. At least two to four years of experience working in collegiate athletics. Strong consideration will be given to applicants with demonstrated recruitment experience. This individual will be required to travel both regionally and nationally within the specified recruitment boundaries.

Title VII Exception Notice: 
Washington Adventist University is committed to equal employment opportunities, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, age, race, color, or national origin. The University reserves constitutional and statutory rights as a religious institution and employer to give preference in employment to members of the Seventh-day Adventist church, and claims specific exemption from Title IX provisions as set forth in 34 CRF (and subsections), insofar as they conflict with the Seventh-day Adventist teaching and practices.


 

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