Bethel University

Head Men's Hockey Coach and Rec Sports Supervisor

Posted Date 4 days ago(3/13/2018 9:42 AM)
Position Number
# of Openings
Athletic Department
Months per year
Benefit Eligible
Benefit Eligible

Job Summary

Position is responsible for recruiting, training, and coaching members of the men’s hockey team and overseeing all functions of all student recreation sports programs. The head coach is expected to mentor student athletes in their holistic development, including nurturing their spiritual formation, giving attention to their physical well-being, monitoring their academic progress, and facilitating a team culture that produces vitality resulting in a high level of student athlete satisfaction and competitive success.


Head Men’s Hockey coach:

  • Oversee practice planning and implementation including organizing and scripting a practice plan, utilizing staff and team film sessions, and scheduling in-season weight room and conditioning sessions
  • Recruit student athletes who are a good fit to the institution and have the capacity for high caliber play within the NCAA DIII arena and maintain expected roster sizes. Mentor and nurture the development of admitted athletes in all areas of their growth.
  • Oversee competition events by developing game strategy and establishing a focused approach for excellence in competition
  • Foster and engage in harmonious departmental relationships and responsibly steward the budget and adhere to NCAA, MIAC and institutional rules, policy and expectations
  • Hire and supervise part-time assistant coaches, collaborating well with them in coaching the team


Rec Sports Supervisor:

  • Recruit, hire, train and oversee student workers who officiate and administer daily rec sports programming
  • Provide guidance for rec sports sponsored by the Bethel Athletic Department. Design the schedule for rec sport programming.
  • Effectively recruit, promote and communicate with the student body about rec sports opportunities
  • Budget for and be responsible for the purchase, care and storage of equipment and securing rental facilities for off campus venues
  • Collaborate with the SRC Supervisor and Grounds Crew Supervisor to schedule events

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated effective leadership and communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to the Student-Athlete concept
  • Demonstrated effective recruitment strategies
  • Ability to organize and implement effective game and practice strategies
  • Working knowledge of NCAA, MIAC and institutional rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of sports management
  • Demonstrated ability to work alongside of students in a cooperative and collaborative style
  • Self-motivated and detail oriented
  • Demonstrated organizational and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with multiple constituents

Required Experience

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in hockey. Playing and coaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred.

Required Education

Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.

Additional Information

This is a 12-month position. Rec Sports role includes ability to work outdoors in cold weather, move and carry equipment and occasional late evening and weekend hours.


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