Bridgton Academy is a wonderful community of people who work together to provide our students with a year that makes the difference. This community is characterized by a culture that respects ethics and diversity, and practices caring, collaboration, trust, civility, and fairness. Its success, and that of our students, depends on our motivation, perseverance, and commitment to teamwork and respect.
HEAD SOCCER COACH
Bridgton Academy’s Soccer program, in alignment with the Academy’s mission, aspires to develop young men into mature, independent, decision-making student-athletes who are prepared for college and beyond. Traditionally, the Head Soccer Coach position has been based out of the Office of Admission, but the Academy is willing to explore primary duties in other offices as well.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY AND DUTIES:
The Head Soccer Coach is responsible for year-round program, staff, and game scheduling. Responsibilities also include all aspects of leading, coaching, presenting and, in partnership with the College Counseling Office, placing student-athletes at academically, residentially, and athletically appropriate colleges and universities.
Director of Athletics & Director of Institutional Advancement. The position works with the Academy Director of Athletics on oversight of all program management, operational, and budgetary concerns, while also collaborating with the Academy Director of Institutional Advancement to annually recruit and build a team of twenty (20) student-athletes, each of whom ideally reflects the Academy’s focus on attracting high character, mission-appropriate young men. As such, admissions-related travel is a necessary component of the position. Applications for the position will be accepted January 2nd – February 1st, with a new coach named by February 15th. Interviews will be held throughout January. The position is full-time, and features a comprehensive benefits package. The position’s start date is immediate. In addition to a competitive salary, both on-campus housing options and school-calendar meals are offered.
At a minimum – a Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of demonstrated college level coaching experience as well as a verifiable and strong network of New England and northeastern college and high school coaches.
- Demonstrated ability to recruit high character, high quality student-athletes
- Demonstrated success in building a soccer program
- Exceptional organizational skills, including excellent computer skills
- Understanding of independent school culture, or a willingness to work toward that understanding
- Empathy, patience, tact, and a sense of humor
Qualified candidates should send a statement of interest and qualifications, resume, and three letters of reference to Mr. Aaron Izaryk, Director of Athletics. All documents should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. PDF file format attachments are preferred. If necessary, documents may be mailed c/o Mr. Izaryk to Bridgton Academy, P.O. Box 292, North Bridgton, ME 04057.