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Assistant Soccer Coach/Assistant of Athletic Communications

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution SD School of Mines
Working Title Assistant Soccer Coach/Assistant of Athletic Communications
Posting Number NFE00045P
Department SDSMT-Intercollegiate Athletics
Physical Location of Position (City) Rapid City
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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is searching for an individual to fill a combined position of Assistant Soccer Coach/Assistant of Athletic Communications. This is a 12 month benefited position at 100% effort from July 22 to May 21 and 50% effort from May 22 to July 21. This individual will serve under the supervision of both the Head Men’s Soccer Coach and the Assistant Athletic Director of Athletic Communications.

Expectations for this position as it relates to soccer include the ability to plan and operate soccer practices; serving as liaison for the soccer program to officials, visiting teams, coaches and others as assigned; previous soccer playing experience at the collegiate level and a minimal soccer licensure; recruiting as assigned by Head Soccer Coach; the ability to demonstrate soccer skills; possession of a valid driver’s license; a thorough knowledge of soccer skills and strategies; tracking academic progress of soccer team members; and other soccer duties as assigned.

Within the area of athletic communications, the necessary attributes are a basic understanding of journalism and the ability to write press releases; knowledge of appropriate computer skills to run applicable game statistic programs for a variety of sports; a willingness to learn basic photography skills; the ability to communicate effectively with media personnel; a basic understanding of a variety of athletic sports in order to operate/call stat programs; and other duties as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director of Athletic Communications.

The successful candidate will possess an earned bachelor degree. Prior collegiate soccer playing experience is strongly preferred.

Established in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, South Dakota. South Dakota Mines is a public university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in engineering and science. Known for our academic rigor, we maintain a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our graduates have a 96% placement rate and an average starting salary of nearly $63,000. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering.

South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,800 students from 44 states and 30 countries. Rapid City is the state’s second, largest city (with an urban population of 74,048 and metropolitan population of 199,656) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, the Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the University. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking, bicycling, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit: and

South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous vacation and sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin December 20, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

Posting Date 11/21/2017
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Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 12/20/2017
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Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
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Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires Travel, Overnight stays, Weekends/Holidays, Valid Drivers License
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South Dakota Mines does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment or the provision of service.

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