Job Description

Grand Canyon University is searching for an Assistant Coach for Women’s Soccer.  This position exercises considerable independent judgment in the management and coaching of the assigned sport, and assists the Head Coach in planning, directing and strategizing game tactics for developing winning teams in assigned specialty. The Assistant Coach also assists in organizing, recruiting, coaching and administering sports activities to individuals or groups at the University’s recreational facilities.


  • Player Development/Coaching
    • Under the Direction of the head coach, provide coaching in both a team and individual setting to improve sport specific skills.
    • Participate in the creation of practice plans, assist in game preparation, advise on game strategy, and provide direct coaching and assistance during games.
    • Run practice in the absence of the head coach.
    • Research and identify the latest trends and techniques in coaching and playing.
  • Recruiting
    • Under the direction of the head coach, research, evaluate, contact and recruit players of high character, scholarship and athletic ability to compete for the designated sport program.
    • Market the designated sports program to prospective recruits, community members, and club members both domestically and internationally.
    • Travel extensively to evaluate talent and market the GCU designated sports program to potential recruits.
  • Operations
    • Assist the head coach with competition scheduling.
    • Assist the head coach in the planning, marketing and operation of sports camps.
    • Ensures all aspects of the designated sports program complies with University standards and conference and national affiliation rules and regulations.  Identifies potential risk and helps in establishing criteria and plans for correction.
    • Promotes good sportsmanship behavior and enforces discipline, establishes and oversees penalties for breach of standards by members of the team.
    • Participate actively in promotion of GCU athletics and campus events.
    • Other duties as assigned by the head coach, athletic director/athletic director designee.
    • May perform duties which require irregular hours, out of town and/or overnight travel.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least 3 years of intercollegiate and/or elite level sport specific coaching and/or playing and training experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Division 1 sport specific program and NCAA rules.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record.
  • CPR, First Aid and Coaches’ Safety Training certifications required..
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Must be able to lawfully accept employment in the U.S.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree.
  • Experience coaching in NCAA Division I.
  • AED certification.


GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

Only candidates who submit a resume and complete the full application will be considered - anyone without a resume will be declined automatically. For assistance with your job application please use our External Candidate Job Application Guide.

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Posted 25 Days Ago

Full time


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