Assistant Coach, Womens Ice Hockey - #19528818

Dartmouth College

Date: Feb 23, 2021
City: Hanover, NH
Contract type: Full time
Dartmouth College

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Posting date 11/10/2020 Application Review date 02/11/2021 Closing date Open Until Filled Yes Position Number 0613001 Position Title Assistant Coach, Womens Ice Hockey Department this Position Reports to M&W Intercollegiate Hiring Range Minimum Please inquire. Hiring Range Maximum Please inquire. SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position FLSA Status Exempt Employment Category Regular Full Time Scheduled Months per Year 12 Scheduled Hours per Week 40 Schedule Location of Position

Davis Varsity House, Alumni Gym, Thompson Arena

Hanover, NH 03755

Is this a term position? No If yes, length of term in months. Is this a grant funded position? No Position Purpose

To participate as part of a decision making team (coaching staff) under the direction of the head coach in planning, coaching, recruiting, administering, and promoting the women's ice hockey program within NCAA, Ivy League, ECAC and institutional standards. The Assistant Coach plays a critical role in achieving the overall goals of the women's ice hockey program by providing important recommendations and suggestions to the head coach (regarding game strategies, line-ups, priority listing of recruits, etc.) as well as offering initiative and independent judgment (e.g., in providing coaching instruction, evaluating and communicating with prospective recruits and their parents, and representing the women's ice hockey program to constituents).

Division Description Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp Bachelors plus 6 or more years experience or combination of education and experience Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • 6 years relevant ice hockey experience at the collegiate level or higher.

  • Strong knowledge of ice hockey skills and strategies.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people in a diverse community.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to recruit effectively with no athletic grants and highly selective admissions standards.

  • Significant recruiting experience.

  • Must possess and maintain valid driver's license to accommodate recruiting and responsibilities.

  • Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a Division I player or coach.

  • Successful recruiting experience at the Division I level.

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title Morgan Illikainen, Interim Head Women's Ice Hockey Coach Talent Acquisition Consultant Rabia Gandhi (646-2901) Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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Key Accountabilities



  • Serves as the program's Recruiting Coordinator and facilitates the development and implementation of an overall recruiting plan, including but not limited to, determining program needs by position and class, selecting recruiting events to attend, and setting admissions priorities. The assistant coach assumes a significant amount of independent responsibility for:

a) identifying qualified students and talented athletes;

b) communicating with prospects by phone, mail, e-mail;

c) traveling to evaluate prospects, meet parents and high school coaches;

d) organizing and participating in visits to campus by prospects;

e) maintaining appropriate recruiting records as required by the NCAA, and

f) staying abreast of the College's programs and opportunities to effectively inform prospects.

Percentage Of Time 25 Description


  • Contributes suggestions and recommendations to planning and implementing the conditioning, training and coaching programs for the women's ice hockey team.

  • Independently seeks and develops new training concepts and sport specific knowledge to enhance the overall knowledge the coaching staff.

  • Prepares scouting reports and game plans for opponents.

  • During competition, makes recommendations to the head coach regarding adjustments to game plans and line-ups.

  • Teaches hockey skills and strategies to student-athletes during team practices, games, and individual/small group training sessions. Evaluates performance of athletes and offers technical, strategical, and mental instruction and advice.

  • Demonstrates a sincere interest in the academic, personal, and physical welfare of each student-athlete; counsels team members and consults with the head coach and appropriate College staff as necessary for the resolution of issues.

Percentage Of Time 60 Description


  • Actively seeks to ensure that athletes and athletics representatives are informed of and comply with NCAA, ECAC and Ivy League rules. Knows and complies with the rules and regulations of the NCAA, ECAC and Ivy League, and works to stay abreast of rule changes, applications and interpretations.

  • Provides input in planning and administering the budget for the women's ice hockey program which includes assessing needs for equipment, team travel, recruiting, etc.

  • Plans and reconciles recruiting and team travel expenses.

  • Identifies and negotiates with potential opponents in contributing to the development of a competitive schedule.

  • Works and directs the department's travel coordinator to set team travel plans.

  • Communicates with alumni, parents and other supporters regarding the women's ice hockey program.

  • Works with others in department to maintain and oversee Thompson Arena (ice hockey rink).

  • Promotes Dartmouth and the women's ice hockey program through participation in camps, clinics, speeches and community involvement.

  • Develops and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of constituents, including students, parents, faculty, department and College staff, alumni, fans, community members, the media, etc.

  • Represents Dartmouth, the athletic department, and the women's ice hockey program in an exemplary fashion.

Percentage Of Time 15

    • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. -- Performs other duties as assigned

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Optional Documents

  • Additional Document #1

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