Head Club Men's Rugby Coach

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Position type: part-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Athletics & Recreation

The Head Coach, Men's Club Rugby will serve as the Office of Recreations Services day-to-day supervisor of the men's club rugby program. The position reports directly to the Coordinator of Recreation Services, with oversight by the Director of Athletics and Recreation. The Head Men's Rugby Coach will keep the Coordinator of Recreation Services aware of progress and issues related scheduling, maintenance, preparation, and event management issues for all club activities.The position is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the rugby program, establishing policies, methods and standards in the administration and operation of the Club Rugby Program. The position will require travel with the team to and from games, and all club functions.

All Athletics staff members are expected to contribute to Bucknell’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Responsibilities include:

•Lead practice sessions, ensuring that all appropriate safety guidelines and standards are maintained. Perform specific coaching responsibilities during scheduled events.
•Work closely with the club sport athletic training staff to insure the safety of all student-athletes.
•Maintain continuing and thorough familiarity with all applicable sport rules and the rules and regulations of Bucknell University.
•Work with the Associate Athletic Director for Recreation Services and the club officers in regards to all arrangements for team travel, practice and competition.
•Participate in any and all fundraising activities as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director for Recreation Services.
•Must possess and maintain current CPR certification.
•Represent the sports program to various institutional programs and externally to the students, parents, faculty, and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications: 
•Knowledge of the rules and safety requirements for Men’s Rugby. This includes, but is not limited to, teaching techniques and safety measures for student-athletes to compete at the collegiate level.
•Experience coaching student-athletes in a collegiate setting.
•Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to interact with diverse groups.
•Certification by USA Rugby. Must maintain certification at appropriate level to meet the current and future levels as defined by the league.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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