Women's Club Lacrosse Coach

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Recreation / Kennedy Mountain Campus
Division: Recreation and Wellness

Position Summary

The University of Denver is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to serve as the Women's Club Lacrosse Coach.
Responsibilities include overseeing the development and administration of the club team, providing quality coaching to student-athletes, while promoting the values of sportsmanship and teamwork. This position includes practices during the week, games on the weekends and some travel. 

This is a non-benefited part time position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

Coaching and Training

  • Develop and implement effective training programs, practice sessions, and game strategies specific to the assigned club sport.
  • Provide skill instruction, guidance, and constructive feedback to enhance individual and team performance.
  • Foster an inclusive and supportive environment that promotes the personal and athletic development of student-athletes.

Team Management

  • Conduct regular team meetings to discuss team goals, expectations, and upcoming events.
  • Coordinate practice schedules, facility reservations, and game schedules in collaboration with the club sports office and executive board.
  • Ensure compliance with University policies, rules, and regulations related to club sports.

Competition and Event Management

  • Attend competitions, matches, and tournaments with the team and provide coaching and support during games.
  • Collaborate with the club sport executive board to organize and execute club sports events and fundraisers.

Student-Athlete Development

  • Foster a positive and respectful team culture that emphasizes sportsmanship, academic success, and personal growth.
  • Serve as a mentor and advisor to student-athletes, providing guidance on balancing academic and athletic commitments.
  • Encourage and support student-athletes' participation in leadership and community service opportunities.

Administrative Duties

  • Maintain accurate records of team rosters, attendance, and performance statistics.
  • Assist with equipment inventory, maintenance, and procurement.
  • Collaborate with the club sports office on fundraising initiatives, and compliance with university policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications 

  • Coaching experience in the specific club sport or a closely related sport.
  • Knowledge of coaching techniques, strategies, and rules for the specific club sport.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to motivate and inspire student-athletes.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of student-athletes, coaches, and University staff.
  • Familiarity with University club sports programs and the unique challenges and opportunities they present.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with coaching at a high school or collegiate level.

Work Schedule

The duration of this part-time position is from January 2024 to May 2024. This position includes practices during the week, games on the weekends and some travel. 

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) January 8, 2024. 

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Rate

The hourly rate for this position is $25.00.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation rate that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation rate. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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