Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Job Summary

The Head Women’s Soccer Coach and Director of Compliance provides leadership and direction for the college’s women’s soccer team, including but not limited to program budgeting, student recruitment, training and development of staff and players. This position also serves as the NCAA compliance officer. The Head Women’s Soccer Coach is responsible for the development of student-athletes both on and off the field and supports the mission of Division III athletics, and the mission of the college. This position reports to the Director of Athletics.

Job Duties

  • Recruit and evaluate high school and college athletes within college admissions and NCAA Division III guidelines;
  • Comprehend the NCAA Division III philosophy emphasizing academic, athletics;
  • Coordinate information exchanges with conference & non-conference opponents;
  • Provide on field coaching of athlete skill development;
  • Coordinate the planning of practice sessions;
  • Monitor academic progress by student athletes involving grade reports, study skill development, and counseling;
  • Coordinate team travel and logistics, including vehicles, lodging, and meals;
  • Coordinate scouting opponents;
  • Coordinate fund-raising programs to augment operations budget;
  • Maintain parent and alumnae communication;
  • Manage and maintain equipment inventory;
  • Oversee actions and development of assistant coaches;
  • Comply with all NCAA Division III, Southern Athletics Association (SAA), and Millsaps College guidelines;
  • Act as liaison between SAA compliance office and Millsaps Athletic Department on all matters concerning NCAA compliance;
  • Educate and train members of Millsaps Athletic Department on all matters concerning NCAA compliance;
  • Complete yearly student-athlete compliance certification and education requirements;
  • Create and foster an atmosphere of NCAA compliance department wide;
  • Partner with the Department of Athletics and Division of Student Life to find new and exciting ways to energize the scholastics-sports environment at Millsaps College;
  • Accept game-day administrator obligations each semester, if necessary;
  • Organize community service activities for team members and coaches;
  • Participate in various other areas of interest for the College, Student Life, and Athletics;
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Athletics Director.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in physical education, kinesiology or a relevant field, or an equivalent mix of education and experience; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Two to five years of college varsity coaching experience or related experience;
  • College or professional playing experience preferred;
  • Desire to continue fostering a strong academic and athletic program through creative and educational means;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Able to work in team environments and individually;
  • Proven ability to promote a positive team environment and cultivate good morale;
  • Highly organized, creative problem-solver who takes initiative;
  • Collaborative team member who can proactively work with a broad range of stakeholders, including students, coaches, parents, faculty, staff, and executive administrators;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools. Ability to quickly learn new technologies and adapt to varying technological environments.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift and carry up to 35 pounds without assistance
  • Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license
  • Must be able to traverse college campus and climb stairs
  • Occasional stooping, bending, lifting and reaching are required
  • Manual dexterity needed for demonstrating proper form and technique, participating in team practices and other repetitive tasks

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should email a copy of their resume and a letter of interest to aaron.pelch@millsaps.edu. No phone calls please.

About Millsaps

Millsaps College is a selective institution of higher education located on 100 beautiful acres in the heart of Jackson, the capital of Mississippi — a progressive southern metropolitan city of nearly half a million. Millsaps is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation and the innovative shaping of the social, economic and cultural progress of the region. The college was founded in 1890 by members of the Methodist Church and is consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education.

Millsaps has an enrollment of approximately 750 students and employs 80 full-time faculty members. The faculty/student ratio at Millsaps is 1:9, and the average class size is 14. Millsaps has graduated 25 Fulbright Award recipients, seven Rhodes Scholars, six Goldwater Scholars and two Truman Scholars. Millsaps is a member of the NCAA Division III and Southern Athletic Association and competes in 18 intercollegiate sports.

EEO Statement

Millsaps College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Millsaps College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.

All offers of employment will be contingent on successful completion of a background check and verification of employment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Millsaps College provides a competitive benefits package.

It is the policy of Millsaps College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact humanresources@millsaps.edu.

Additional Information

For additional information about Millsaps College please visit Millsaps.edu

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