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Under the direction 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
women’s inter-collegiate Lacrosse program. Typically works with all
student-athletes in the program.

This position typically requires experience coaching at the
collegiate level or comparable experience. Comparable experience
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. Full-time, partial year (11

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Job Code

AT2000 Assistant Coach

Department Office Location

USA - MA - Boston

Business Title

Assistant Coach - Women's Lacrosse (full-time, partial year)



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Salary Grade


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00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Requires at least 1 year of coaching at the collegiate,
professional, or National team level and/or 4 years of collegiate
playing experience.

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

Additional Information

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

We will not provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship for
this position.

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, MA. 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.

Harvard employees have access to a wide range of educational
offerings, including world-class museums, tuition assistance, and
hundreds of web-based learning programs. Our benefits package is
superior and provides multiple options for the health and
well-being of our employees. Being located in Cambridge is a
distinct advantage since Cambridge is a lively, multi-cultural city
adjacent to Boston, which is an undisputed hub of college and
university life in the U.S.

We believe that creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace
allows employees from all backgrounds and walks of life to achieve
their fullest potential. We also believe an inclusive culture is
one that accepts, values, and views the differences we all bring to
the workplace as strengths. We actively seek and welcome
applications from members of underrepresented groups and from those
with a demonstrable commitment to a more inclusive society.



Pre-Employment Screening

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

Job Function


Position Description

1. Athlete Team Management
• Focuses on developing student-athlete skills, helping to plan
and execute practices, supporting in-game management, and
coordinating a portion of team programming of particular
importance. Helps team perform at competitive levels.
• Typically has some impact on developing the skills for a
portion of student-athletes.
• Requires the ability to effectively communicate with students
by generating enthusiasm through credible coaching.
• Assists in analyzing video for scouting opponents and team
• Assists in recruiting and retaining talent consistent with
values of excellence and inclusion; assists in developing team
enthusiasm for recruitment and retention.
• Supports culture of education through athletics. Assists in
academic integration with team, as appropriate.

2. Operational Complexity
• Typically assists in the execution of strategy, logistics and
operational direction of the team, with greater supervision. Where
expenditures are permitted, operates within budget.
• Participates in professional activities, as appropriate. With
instruction, follows trends and embraces innovation
• Problems faced may be moderately complex.
• Requires the ability to communicate effectively with the
coaching staff and athletics administrators.

In addition, the Assistant Coach will be responsible
• Helping to instruct and develop student-athletes;
• Assisting in making strategic decisions in contest
• Overseeing the strength and conditioning of the athletes;
• Assisting in the development and implementation of the overall
recruiting strategy;
• Handling administrative responsibilities associated with the
program operations, including recruiting logistics and planning,
team travel details, and equipment ordering;
• Assisting in donor relations and fundraising efforts, as
appropriate, as well as running special events.


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 environment conditions, including
extreme heat and cold, rain, and high levels of noise.

Work Format: On-site

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

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.


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
• 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.

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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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