University of Vermont

Human Resource Services and Operations

Athletic Head Coach

Athletic Head Coach—Job Standard

Job Family: Professional
Series: Student/Academic Services Professional
Job Code: 3381
FLSA: Exempt
Union Status:

This job standard is part of a two-tier career progression within the Student/Academic Services Professional Series. The progression for Athletic Assistant Coach is to either Athletic Head Coach or Athletic Head Coach Senior.

Job Overview

Provide coaching, instruction, and administrative oversight in support of a specific University student athletic program.

Typical Functions

The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individual employees may vary.

Provide coaching, instruction, and administrative oversight in support of a specific University student athletic program; use judgment in prioritizing work and selecting and applying methods and organizational procedures; develop and implement organizational strategies, annual goals, and  objectives to promote progressive, independent, and team physical/cognitive skills development; establish, implement, and ensure compliance with policies, guidelines, and rules of conduct for student athletes involved in competitive conference or regional-level intercollegiate teams; coordinate and implement pre-season conditioning programs, practice sessions, and game plans; develop evaluative procedures and assess individual and team progress.

Provide leadership in departmental activities; provide accurate sports and athletic information to internal and external media; develop criteria for team selection and retention and perfom competitive recruitment searches following University and external regulatory guidelines; meet with alumni groups and community and regional organizations to promote University athletics and enhance public relations and community support based on a thorough knowledge and understanding of University policies and procedures.

Provide guidance, counseling, and instruction to student athletes; meet with students during scheduled times; oversee instructional, staff, student, and course evaluation processes; may organize and implement strength and conditioning programs for varsity athletic teams; collaborate with medical staff to assess athletic rehabilitation needs, protocols, and exercise plans. 

Ensure compliance with NCAA, conference and institutional athletic regulations. Violation of such rules and regulations shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth by the provision of NCAA enforcement policies, up to and including the possibility of suspension without pay or termination.

Oversee data management functions: monitor student records, recruitment files, financial aid distribution records, travel and operating expenditures, inventory and equipment; monitor operating budget.

Provide functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates.

Minimum Qualifications 

Education and experience equivalent to: 

Bachelor's degree in a specific or related field and two to four years' experience required. Specialized certification may be required. Knowledge of and adherence to all applicable rules, regulations and policies stipulated by the NCAA, the affiliated conference and institutional athletic regulations required.

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