Concordia University - Irvine Ca
  • Lacrosse
  • Irvine, CA, USA
  • Full-Time


The Head Coach is responsible for providing Christian leadership principles to a successful program within the framework of the mission of the University and the Intercollegiate Athletics Department. In addition, the head coach is to establish an environment in which student-athletes develop as well as mature spiritually, academically, socially and athletically with the purpose/goal of each performer and team reaching their maximum potential. The Head Coach will also embrace NCAA rules education and develop an environment where documenting rules compliance is a part of the culture. All activities of this position are to make a contribution to the fulfillment of the mission of the University and the Athletics Department.


 RESPONSIBILITY A: To lead and develop the program within the framework of the mission of the University and the Athletics Department.

  1. Read and follow all provisions as outlined by the Policies and Procedures Manual of the University

     and the Athletics Department.

  1. Submit a projected yearly budget and stay within the budgeted allotments as set by the

    Director of Athletics and Institution.

  1. Know the rules and regulations of the applicable national governing body and conference to ensure

    compliance with departmental, University, conference and national policies.

  1. Recruit student-athletes in accord with University, department, and conference requirements

     and policies.

  1. Ensure assistant coaches and student-athletes are positive Christian representatives of the University

     at all times.

  1. Promote unity within the Athletics Department by working in corporation together and by supporting

     all University personnel


RESPONSIBILITY B: To establish an environment in which student-athletes develop as well as grow spiritually, academically, socially and athletically.

  1. Maintain the development and welfare of the student-athlete as the number one priority of the program.
  2. Ensure academic success, focusing on classroom achievement and graduation requirements.
  3. Provide leadership that promotes positive Christian attitudes and good sportsmanship with all


  1. Work with student-athletes in a fair, understanding, tolerant, sympathetic, and patient manner.


RESPONSIBILTIY C:  To develop, establish, and maintain a successful program within the framework of the mission of the University and the Athletics Department.

  1. Develop teamwork, morale, sportsmanship, courtesy, fair play, academic excellence and strict

     adherence to rules of training and conduct.

  1. Demonstrate teaching excellence.
  2. Conduct yourself in all facets of your work according to the highest standards of the profession.


RESPONSIBILITY D:  Perform all other duties and/or responsibilities as needed and/or as assigned by the Director of Athletics and/or University administration.

  1. Supervise home events as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
  2. Fundraise.


Specific responsibilities include:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High degree of interpersonal skills to represent the university, train and administer in a warm and effective manner
  • Able to anticipate ebb and flow of office work and delegate work accordingly
  • Capable of supervising the work of others
  • Willingness to attend coaching seminars and to improve coaching related tasks
  • Capable of working without supervision
  • Ability to inspire others to work together to get the work done
  • Ability to supervise assistant coaches or other employees
  • Awareness that behavior and dress should be appropriate for the environment of a Christian university
  • Ability to explain national eligibility guidelines to coaches, students, parents and prospective families
  • Ability to lift, pull, grasp, stoop and reach to utilize coaching aides and sports equipment
  • May require climbing stairs and walking to various offices on campus



  • Exemplify Christian philosophy of the Concordia University Irvine mission statement in all aspects of day-to-day duties and responsibilities assigned to this position
  • Communicate with others with warmth, understanding and helpfulness when interacting with students, staff, faculty and the general public
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with all who come into contact with this department
  • Exhibit a cheerful, positive, loyal, team member attitude toward the purposes, programs, policies and goals of the university
  • Maintain confidentiality on matters pertaining to this office and the campus as a whole
  • Be able to organize existing resources to strengthen the quality of Concordia University Irvine
  • Have an open outlook, be future oriented and innovative
  • Manifest loyalty to the other personnel of Concordia University Irvine
  • Respect lines of communication
  • Constantly strive to improve performance


Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university; or at least two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will possess a strong knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, and a demonstrated proficiency in understanding and interpreting NCAA compliance rules and regulations. Knowledge of operational characteristics, services, and activities of a comprehensive compliance program, and demonstrated proficiency using NCAA Compliance Assistant (CA) software and Legislative Services Database (LSDBi) a must.

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