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Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Head Coach, the purpose of this...
position is to use athletics as a tool to educate college students.
By using inter-collegiate competition and all activities related to
such competition, this position serves as a teacher and mentor to
help build student character, prepare students for a constructive
and effective life, and teach valuable life lessons including work
ethic; discipline; resilience; persistence; teamwork and
selflessness; goal-setting and goal achievement; overcoming
adversity; and leadership. This position typically influences
student-athletes for their entire four years at Harvard and plays a
key role in shaping their personal development.

This position assists in planning, directing and coaching the men’s
inter-collegiate ice hockey program. Typically works with all
student-athletes in the program. May supervise other Assistant
Coaches, Coaching Assistants, and/or Volunteer Coaches.

This position plays a key leadership role for the Men's Ice Hockey
program. Will fill in when the Head Coach is absent. Typically has
a significant role as liaison with Athletics administrative
departments. Requires experience coaching at the collegiate level
or comparable experience, which may include coaching/teaching at
the professional level. Particularly for sports that are more
prominent on an international level than in the United States,
comparable experience may include playing in a professional or
other high-performance environment, such as for a national team or
at the Olympic level.

This is a one-year term position renewable at the discretion of the
Head Coach and the Athletics Director.

Auto req ID

65968BR

Job Code

AT2000 Assistant Coach

Department Office Location

USA - MA - Boston

Business Title

Assistant Coach - Men's Ice Hockey

Sub-Unit

Athletics

Appointment End Date

30-Apr-2025

Salary Grade

000

Time Status

Full-time

Union

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree required.
• Requires at least 5 years of ice hockey coaching, professional
or Olympic experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills
• Requires substantial mastery of sport-specific knowledge and
relevant issues.
• Understands the philosophy, principles, and policies of college
athletics (including the University Conflict of Interest and
Commitment policy).
• Requires moderate management and leadership knowledge.

Additional Information

Harvard is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission is
to educate citizens and citizen-leaders for our society. The
College is a residential institution of nearly 7,000 undergraduates
and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard is deeply
committed to the intellectual, social, and personal transformation
of its undergraduates during their four years at Harvard.

The Department of Athletics offers 42 varsity programs for men and
women, more than any other Division I school in the United States.
We also offer extensive recreational and intramural programs.

Harvard employees have access to a competitive benefits package
that includes multiple options for the health and well-being of our
employees as well as ongoing professional development.

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources. We regret
that, due to the number of responses we typically receive, we may
be unable to respond to phone calls or contact personally those
applicants not selected for an interview.

We actively seek and welcome applications from diverse candidates
and from those with a demonstrable commitment to a more inclusive
society.

Department

Athletics

Pre-Employment Screening

Criminal, DMV, Education, Identity

Schedule
• Evening and weekend work required.
• Frequent travel required.

Job Function

Athletics

Position Description

1. Athlete Team Management
• Assists Head Coach in developing, coordinating, and planning
practices and competition to develop student-athlete skills and
helps team perform at competitive levels.
• Develops, coordinates, and plans assigned portions of practices
and game management consistent with Head Coach’s strategic
vision.
• Analyzes video to scout opponents and develop strategies for
team development.
• Executes a student-athlete talent recruitment plan and
retention strategy consistent with values of excellence and
inclusion.
• Effectively leads and communicates with students by generating
enthusiasm for the team through credible coaching.
• Supports culture of education through athletics. Assists in
academic integration with team.

2. Operational Complexity
• Assists in the development and execution of team strategy,
logistics and operational direction.
• Operates within budget.
• Maintains compliance with University, Ivy League, NCAA and
other rules and regulations.
• Coordinates with less-experienced coaches in implementing
objectives.
• Participates in professional development activities, follows
trends and embraces innovation opportunities.
• Assists head coach in problem resolution.
• Requires the ability to communicate effectively with the Head
Coach and athletics administrators.

3. Communication & Influence
• Assists Head Coach in maintaining and building viewership, and
maintaining and creating positive media interest, consistent with
the applicable sport.
• Supports the Head Coach in influencing public interest where
applicable.

Essential Functions:

Under the direction of the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach will
help run the inter-collegiate Men's Ice Hockey program at Harvard.
This role will help instruct and develop student athletes; assist
in making strategic decisions in contest situations; oversee the
strength and conditioning of the athletes; assist in developing and
implementing the overall recruiting strategy; and handle
administrative responsibilities associated with the program
operations, including recruiting logistics and planning, team
travel details, and equipment ordering. This position will also
assist in donor relationships and fundraising efforts, as
appropriate, as well as running special events.

School/Unit

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected
veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and
pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected
by law.

Certificates and Licenses
• Valid driver's license needed.
• CPR and First Aid required.

Physical Requirements
• Must be able to lift equipment associated with the sport.

Working Conditions
• Evening and weekend work required.
• Frequent travel required.
• Job requires work in extreme environmental conditions,
including extreme heat and cold, rain, and high levels of
noise.

Work Format: On-Site

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: The health of our workforce is a
priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly
encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended
vaccines.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and
Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and
belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and
fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to
create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of
talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing
individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities,
life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

Benefits

We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards ) to learn more
about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
• Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and
vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with
voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start
date.
• Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care
resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee
Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress
management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
• Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with
contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age
and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
• Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program
including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced
tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
• Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90%
reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses
taken at other accredited institutions.
• Professional Development: Programs and classes at little
or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace
Development and LinkedIn Learning.
• Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options
handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking,
half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit
passes, biking benefits, and more.
• Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access
to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus
events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various
types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure
activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format

On-Site

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Work Format Details

This position is based primarily on-campus, in Massachusetts. This
may include in-person during emergency situations (if applicable).
Additional details will be discussed during the interview process.
Certain visa types may limit work location. Individuals must meet
work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment
Boston MA United States

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