Upper School Boys Soccer Coach
Job Details
University Prep - Seattle, WA
Part-Time Temporary Salaried Exempt
High School
Some Local Travel May Be Required

Reports to: Director of Athletics


When Needed: Season begins February 27th and concludes mid to late May, 2023


University Prep is seeking a talented, engaging, and compassionate soccer coach to help us advance our vision of being an inclusive community of learners that provides an outstanding education for each individual in a diverse student population. We are looking for individuals committed to the academic, social, and emotional needs and fluctuations of students; someone who can work effectively independently as well as part of a team. We need a leader who understands best practices in coaching soccer and who is passionate about teaching and enhancing student life. We are looking for staff and faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education. If that sounds like you, wed like to hear from you.


Who We Are:

University Prep is an independent 6-12 school located in an urban residential section of Seattle, WA, one of the country's most diverse and dynamic cities. We are a strong and vibrant community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni who collaboratively create an exceptional educational experience for every student. The School is a place of great teaching and joyful learning; a community that joins together to raise up our children to be caring and productive adults; a place where all students and families have equitable access to all the school has to offer, and a place where we aspire for every family and student to feel equally enfranchised and at home. To us, diversity and inclusivity are not addenda, they are embodied in all facets of our school culture. University Prep believes that our shared values of integrity, respect, and responsibility are essential to accomplish our mission of developing each students potential to become an intellectually courageous, socially responsible citizen of the world.


Job Summary:

Under general supervision, is responsible for cooperating with the soccer coaching team to lead or assist with one of our Boys Soccer teams. Season begins on February 27th and concludes mid to late May. Practices held Monday-Friday from 3:00-5:00 off campus, with the majority of matches on weekdays.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Teaches appropriate fundamentals, techniques, and skills

  • Is responsible for health and safety of the athletes

  • In cooperation with Varsity Head Coach, articulates a well-defined and understandable coaching philosophy

  • Applies developmentally appropriate and age-appropriate methods to coaching student-athletes

  • Emphasizes sportsmanship and leadership among athletes

  • Clearly communicates to players, parents, administrators, and staff

  • Positively motivates athletes and promote teamwork

  • Attends all meetings and trainings as required by the league and/or Athletic Director

  • Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the schools documents

  • Since safety and security are everyones responsibility, takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials, and facilities

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Education & Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED required

  • Bachelors degree in physical education or related field from a four-year college or university preferred

  • Demonstrated competence and experience in coaching soccer required

  • Recent successful coaching experience in an Upper School environment preferred

  • Must possess or be willing to obtain valid First Aid/CPR card


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be a strong, successful soccer player

  • Deep knowledge of the intricacies of the game of Soccer

  • Understanding of the developmental needs of upper school- aged students

  • Efficient, well organized, and able to handle a variety of duties simultaneously

  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the students and program

  • Professional manner, discretion, and appearance

  • Sense of humor, energy and enthusiasm and ability to hold students and oneself to high expectations

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent customer service skills and strong work ethic

  • Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds

  • Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty and staff

  • Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents

  • Ability to maintain confidential information

  • Proficient in appropriate computer skills and office equipment

  • Ability to stand for long periods

  • Awareness of proper body mechanics to prevent injury

  • Ability to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, walk, and talk

  • Ability to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to work outside in any weather

  • Some local travel may be required


Compensation & Benefits:


  • Salary Stipend is based on experience and ranges from $3,800-$5,000

  • Stipend paid in three installments last working day of March, April, May

  • This position is not eligible for benefits


If this sounds like you, please click on Apply Now and complete our online employment application.


Thank you for your interest in this position and in University Prep.


Position open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please.


University Prep does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, creed, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran's status, disability, use of a trained service animal, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to admissions and administration of all its programs, as well as to all areas of employment.