Head Coach, Men's Soccer

Johnson University Florida invites applications for the part-time position of Head Coach for the men’s soccer team.  Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references via email to .  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Position Title: Head Coach, Men’s Soccer
Administrative Area: Athletics
Reports to: Athletic Director, JUFL
Classification: Part-time, salary, no benefits

Job Summary

The appointee will plan, organize, direct, and monitor all activities of the intercollegiate men’s soccer program in compliance with National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) guidelines. This includes the recruitment, conditioning, and training of the student-athletes. The coach is responsible for student-athlete behavior/conduct and academic eligibility.

Education and Experience

The standard minimum qualifications for coaching are a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; one to two years of related work experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of both education and experience.

For the discipline of coaching the ideal experience is paid, full-time. However, consideration will be given to a combination of other coaching/playing experiences including a minimum of 50% coaching adult athletes in intercollegiate, club, semi-pro or professional competition.

Remaining experience may include a combination of:

  • playing experience at the college level
  • coaching at the HS/Club level

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in physical education; education with an emphasis in physical education, kinesiology, physiology of exercise, or adaptive physical education, physiology, health education, recreation administration, business; OR Bachelor’s degree in any of the above

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Technical knowledge in all aspects of coaching men’s soccer.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with demonstrated success in recruiting student-athletes.
  • Awareness of various learning styles.
  • High standards of professional and ethical conduct.
  • CPR certification.
  • Valid driver’s license with ability to drive vans for tournaments, games, team events, etc.


  • To read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively and write routine reports and correspondence.
  • To add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • To apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • To coach and/or play college-level men’s soccer.


  • Models, promotes, and encourages the development of individual Christian character, personal integrity, fair play, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and leadership skills among participating student-athletes.
  • Organizes and participates in team Christian service projects.
  • Recruits and retains student-athletes for each academic year.
  • Supervises assistant coaches, athletic assistant student workers assigned by the athletic director, and game volunteers.
  • Ensures compliance with all regulations, rules, procedures, and policies for the program as established by the NCCAA and Johnson University Florida.
  • Trains student-athletes in conditioning, skills, and strategy development.
  • Schedules practices and competitions.
  • In conjunction with the director of athletic operations, arranges for travel with team to off-campus competitions; travels with team.
  • Works closely with men’s soccer coaches from district-area schools to develop rapport and enhance recruitment of student-athletes.
  • Submits travel & reimbursement requests and other communications in a timely manner.
  • Attends athletic department meetings as required.
  • In conjunction with the director of athletic operations, manages the budget for the men’s soccer program.
  • In conjunction with the director of athletic operations, analyzes equipment needs and inventory; orders equipment and uniforms as necessary.
  • Maintains regular contact with the director of athletic operations during the full term of the contract, including the off season.
  • Works with students of diverse skill levels and socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Follows up with the student-athletes academic expectations.
  • Communicates effectively with students and colleagues.
  • Organizes and supervises assistant coaches and students.
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

Equal Employment Opportunity Provider

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for “Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions based on religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.