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Assistant Coach, Women's Lacrosse

Bates College | Lewiston, ME

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Bates is one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.

Founded by abolitionists in 1855, Bates has been coeducational and has welcomed students regardless of race and ethnicity since its founding. The college's commitment to academic excellence, intellectual exploration, inclusivity, and engaged citizenship defines its character.

Bates offers a rigorous and highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. Bates engages the forces - intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology - that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

Bates has about 2,000 students from a wide variety of backgrounds. The student body represents 44 states and 53 countries; approximately 23 percent are domestic students of color, 7 percent of students are international, and 13 percent of all students are first generation to college.

The College has 210 faculty members and 750 staff and administrative employees. As one of the top employers in the state, Bates recruits its faculty and staff nationally, regionally, and locally. They consist of diverse individuals with a broad range of intellectual, professional, and personal experience.

Bates is proud of its deep roots in the Lewiston\/Auburn community, an urban center with a demographically diverse population of approximately 65,000 people. With a rich industrial past, Lewiston\/ Auburn has seen great transition in the last 30 years and offers opportunities for cultural enrichment and meaningful community-engaged learning and leadership. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, a small city enjoying an exciting economic and cultural revitalization. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 340 miles north of New York City.

The Position

The Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach assists the head coach during competitive lacrosse practices and games. This position is responsible for assisting with practice design, development and implementation to help prepare student-athletes for competition. Assist the head coach in recruiting highly skilled players. Provides assistance with ensuring departmental compliance with NCAA guidelines. Works with numerous departments within athletics to help promote and support the student-athletes. Supports the public relations initiatives of the department while maintaining positive relationships with alumni, students and parents. Encourage community involvement and promote pride in the college.

This is a professional assistant coaching position and all of the duties of the position must be conducted in adherence with the policies, rules, and regulations of affiliated national, regional, and state intercollegiate athletic associations, the NESCAC Conference and the College.

This is a half-time position working about 30 hours per week during the academic year. The assistant coach may need to work more hours in-season.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of (3) three-year lacrosse coaching and\/or playing experience.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Solid understanding of player development.
  • Experience in college lacrosse coaching and recruiting.
  • Experience and\/or demonstrated success in supervising young adults and managing programs preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships. Must be flexible, collaborative and have a positive attitude.
  • Ability to establish rapport quickly with students and their families, while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
  • Knowledgeable about the skills and tactics of the sport
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Proficiency in basic data management systems, game film editing programs and basic computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train or bus) domestically and internationally as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings and other non-traditional schedules.
  • Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
  • Driver's license and clean driving record required.
  • Successful completion of a background check.


Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 4 days of sick time, 12 paid holidays, dependent care subsidy, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (References will not be contacted without your permission.)

Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college's policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA\/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at

Job Code: 59254
Posted On: 2019-01-28 11:00:06
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Categories: Fitness, Recreation and Sports
Job Type: School Year
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