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Assistant Field Hockey Coach

Position Details

Position Information

Working Title Assistant Field Hockey Coach
Position Number 1023
Posting Number F1071
Position Type Administrative and Professional Faculty
Position Status Full Time
College/Division Intercollegiate Athletics
Department 300046 - Field Hockey
Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience
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Is this a JMU only position? No
Is this a grant-funded position? No

Position Summary Information

About James Madison University

We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

To be the national model for the engaged university: engages with ideas and the world.

Who We Are
Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.

General Information

James Madison University, a Division I member of the NCAA and Colonial Athletic Association, is accepting applications for an Assistant Field Hockey Coach to work within a highly competitive program. This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities for the Assistant Field Hockey Coach include assisting the Head Coach in technical aspects, administration and coaching of the Women’s Field Hockey Program including, but not limited to, recruiting student-athletes, game strategy, practice strategy, player development, scheduling, purchasing, travel coordination, fund raising, alumni development, media relations, public relations and supervision of assistant volunteer coaches and support areas. Applicants must be committed to the academic and athletic development of all student-athletes.


Required qualifications include:
- Bachelor’s degree
- Division I playing and/or coaching experience
- Ability to ensure compliance with all NCAA, CAA and Institutional rules and regulations
- Positive demeanor
- Excellent work ethic
- Strong organizational, administrative and communication skills
- Ability to work effectively with student-athletes, athletic staff, the university and community personnel and alumni

Preferred qualifications include:
- Experience coaching or playing at the International or Olympic level
- 2 to 4 years of intercollegiate coaching experience and/or international playing experience
- Goalkeeper training experience
- Expertise in technical aspects of the sport
- Expertise in film analysis and presenting film to the team

Criminal Background Check and E-Verify Notice

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 11/07/2017
Beginning Review Date 12/08/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Starting Date 01/01/2018
EEO Statement

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you learn about this position?
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    • JMU JobLink
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