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Appointment Type: Temp Part-time
Department: Student Activities
Categories: Temporary

Work Days: Varies based on the business need.
Shift Start/End Time: Varies based on the business need.
Hours Per Week: 5-10
Weeks Per Year: 20

Men’s Club Rugby Coach

Pay Status and Classification: Non-exempt, temporary 

Supervisor: Director of Student Activities
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Position purpose: The Men's Club Rugby Coach coaches, manages, and develops a competitive Club Rugby team (non-varsity, New England Rugby Football Union independent league member). Maintains and demonstrates a positive, collaborative spirit to work with the team, and a passion for the sport. 

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Coaching: Demonstrates effective teaching methods and possesses excellent leadership. Designs coaching strategies and develops cohesive team mentality. Builds and maintains strong relationships with student athletes. Ensures the medical safety of all participants in collaboration with outside Athletic Trainers and Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
  2. Administration: Administers and plans, in collaboration with club student leaders, all aspects of the rugby program adhering to New England Rugby Football Union (NERFU) league and department compliance. Communicates injuries and reports incidents to the Student Activities department. Presents at all on-campus or “home” league games during regular season(s), as well as daily practices (20 weeks total).


  1. Prior experience coaching and playing competitive rugby (preferably college-level) required. Current participation in recreational league (as coach or player) preferred.
  2. Current status as a compliant USA Rugby Certified Coach with minimum USA Rugby Intro to Coaching Certification or ability to obtain prior to the start of the season.
  3. Working knowledge of NERFU league rules and regulations or willingness to obtain.
  4. Able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
  5. Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  6. Ability to lift moderately heavy items (up to 30 lbs.) and stand, bend and stoop for extended periods of time.
  7. Able to support, contribute to, and strengthen a vibrant, culturally diverse, and inclusive learning community of students, alumni, faculty, and fellow professionals.
  8. Ability to function independently, display strong attention to detail, work under pressure, and meet deadlines. 

A resume detailing rugby experience is expected from each applicant, but a cover letter is not required.

The expected rate for this position is $25.00 an hour. Except for roles with a set rate of pay, the wage/salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The stated hiring rate/range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate/range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

We know some job seekers may not apply for career opportunities unless they meet every qualification in the position description including the preferred qualifications. We are most interested in hiring the best staff and faculty colleagues, and recognize that a successful candidate may come from a less traditional career path. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications. 

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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