Arcadia University

The person in this position will be involved in many aspects of the sport program, including, but not limited to, practice planning, game preparation/scouting, in-game coaching, recruiting, administrative work, and general supervision of student-athletes.

Following the recent addition of esports, track & field, and ice hockey to Arcadia's Athletics Department, the University now sponsors 26 varsity sports (13 women, 12 men, one co-ed). Arcadia teams have captured several conference championships in recent years, including softball, men's basketball, and men's volleyball in 2019. Arcadia is a member of the Middle Atlantic Conference and competes primarily in the MAC Freedom.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion)- and values-based educational experience that keeps students at the center of all its efforts. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 11 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" from 2017 to 2021. The University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report, which ranks Arcadia among the top 25 percent in its category and cites Arcadia for being among the "most innovative" and "best value" colleges. Approximately 3,700 students study at Arcadia, with 2,300 undergraduate students choosing from more than 65 fields of study. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Visit

Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to the hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.

For additional information and to apply, please visit: and upload a cover letter, resume, and names and phone numbers of three professional references.

Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

At Arcadia University, our JEDI principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are the foundation of our highly-regarded, values-based learning community, which reflects the world in which we want to live. As such, Arcadia actively seeks and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, gender identity, military or military veteran status, disability, family medical or genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. All offers of employment are conditional based on the successful completion of a background check. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background check.

Essential Functions:

  • Helps supervise and manage all aspects of the sport program in conjunction with the head coach. Recruits and retains qualified student-athletes.
  • Conducts training sessions to aid in the skill development of team members.
  • Keeps informed of contemporary trends, tactics, techniques and strategies, which includes developing a philosophy of what to teach and how to implement.
  • Assists with game-day preparation and scouting of opponents. Promotes and helps monitor academic progress of student-athletes.
  • Provides in-game assistance and support to the head coach.
  • Serves as a role model for team members with regards to personal and professional conduct.
  • Counsels and mentors team members as needed.
  • Monitors health, wellness, and safety of team members.
  • Enforces department and team expectations regarding general standard of behavior for student-athletes.
  • Transports team members to away contests as required.
  • Performs administrative tasks and completes requests for information as assigned.

Marginal Functions:

  • Contributes to a positive work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the Athletics Department by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education: Associate's degree from accredited college or university is required Bachelor's degree preferred. Combination of degree completion and professional work experience will be considered in absence of associate's degree.

Experience: Collegiate playing experience strongly preferred. Previous coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, and/or club level preferred.

Skills: Demonstrated success in scouting, talent assessment, and recruitment of qualified student-athletes. Excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills, whether dealing with individuals or groups, and an ability to work well with different constituents. Strong initiative, detail, and follow-up skills with student-athletes, staff members, and administration. Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities. Ability to set and achieve or exceed goals and meet deadlines. Ability to learn and apply University policies and procedures to ensure operational compliance and reliable judgement. General computer knowledge with a proficiency in Word and Excel. Experience with Front Rush or similar recruiting software preferred.

Special Requirements: Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel for both games and recruiting expected. Evening and weekend availability is required. Flexibility with an evolving work environment is important. Valid driver's license required. Ability to successfully complete a background check, motor vehicle check, and drug test. Current CPR, AED, and first aid certifications required. Training and recertification can be provided if necessary. Compliance with NCAA Division III rules and regulations required. Compliance with athletic conference rules and regulations required.

Physical Requirements: Ability to demonstrate and teach sport-specific skills required. Ability to move about campus and other locations. Physical ability to include standing and/or walking for long periods, bending, kneeling and stooping, manual dexterity, and ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds. Supervision Received: Position reports to the Head Coach. Given: Supervises student-athletes and team managers.

Arcadia University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine by your employment start date. Arcadia will consider requests for exemptions from the vaccination policy due to medical condition or religious belief. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination at the time of hire and/or on your first day of employment. Our vaccination protocols are subject to applicable laws and will be updated from time to time to reflect evolving conditions and federal, state, local, and other applicable health and safety guidelines.

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