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Position Detail - Ice Hockey Club Sport Coach

Ice Hockey Club Sport Coach

Apply now Job no: 492806
Work type: Staff Temporary
Location: South Hadley, MA
Categories: Physical Education/Athletics, Student Life/Involvement

Position Type: Staff Temporary

Hours per week: 15   

Weeks per year: 16

Work Schedule: nights and weekends 

Department Summary & Job Purpose:

Mount Holyoke College Club Ice Hockey is seeking a coach for the upcoming 2021-2022 season. The team is part of the Independent Women’s Club Hockey league and competes in the Adirondack-West Division. We are an all-inclusive team and expect coaches to be respectful of the diversity within our player’s skill level as well as their gender identities.

On-ice practices are held two nights a week. They have previously been held at the Fitzpatrick Arena in Holyoke, however, we are currently exploring contracts with other nearby rinks. Any rink chosen will be within 20 minutes of our campus. A total of 10-12 games are scheduled for the season, all games being played on either Saturday or Sunday. The season begins roughly mid-October and the end of our season is roughly mid to late February. We also hold an end-of-the-year alum game in late February. Applicants are also expected to attend the start of the season meet-n-greet for new players as well as the end of the year banquet.


Core Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Organizing and running on and off-ice practices - (Essential)
  • Building skill development and game preparation - (Essential)
  • Attending all scheduled home and away games - (Essential)
  • Communicating with captains and other teams in a respectful and timely manner - (Essential)
  • Scheduling and administrative duties - (Essential)

Qualifications: - College-level playing experience
- In-depth knowledge of hockey-specific training or USA Hockey Coaching Certification
- Strong leadership qualities and work ethic
- Understanding of team management and player development
- Excellent communication and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications: -Ability to teach students how to skate on the ice


Compliance Requirements: 

Physical Demands: Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force
frequently to move objects
Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on
narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount of
balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
• Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is
important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities
and back muscles.
• Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
• Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
• Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

Working Conditions: Cold- Working in an ice skating rink. Temperatures typically below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.


Background Checks:

Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified
employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully
carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate
background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as
the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver

Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and
Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.

Special Instructions for Applicants: 

Apply online by application deadline. Application materials must include 1) a cover letter summarizing
interests and qualifications, 2) a complete resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for 3
professional references. 

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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