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Assistant Coach, Women's Ice Hockey (Division I)

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Athletics

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Job Summary

The Assistant Coach for Women's Ice Hockey assists the Head Coach in the management and administration of a Division I Hockey program. The core responsibilities of the Assistant Coach are to recommend, implement and execute a successful recruiting philosophy and strategy to ensure student-athletes are committed and engaged academically, athletically, and socially. In addition, the Assistant Coach is responsible for preparing and developing student-athletes both on and off the ice with instruction of an academic and personal nature.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree
• One year of experience related to ice hockey including playing, experience supervising, communicating with, and instructing student-athletes and prospective student-athletes
• Must possess valid US driver’s license

Applicants must meet stated minimum education and experience requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

Coaching and playing experience 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of NCAA regulations and guidelines governing the recruitment and retention of student-athletes.
• Familiarity of athletic recruitment methods and techniques.
• Ability to initiate, develop and maintain appropriate contacts.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
• Ability to work with a diverse population of student-athletes, parents, coaches, and administrators
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
• Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
• Ability to identify athletic skill levels of potential student athletes


Regular overnight travel is required (up to 25%)


Driving a personal vehicle for non-passenger use

Starting Salary/Rate

Expected hiring range: $55,500

Pay transparency disclosure: The selected candidate’s salary will be determined based on factors that include the available budget, internal equity, and the final candidate’s qualifications, experience, education and other job-related credentials. This hiring range is provided as Rensselaer’s good faith estimate of the expected hiring range at the time of posting.

Application instructions

Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile. Please be ready to upload your resume and cover letter.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact

Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Culture of Safety at Rensselaer

Rensselaer is committed to providing a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment for its faculty, staff and students.  As such, we strongly recommend that faculty, staff and students obtain a COVID-19 vaccination and remain current with available boosters to protect themselves, as well as to protect vulnerable members of the community.

Total Compensation and Benefits Information

Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program is designed to provide stable pay growth, a comprehensive and affordable benefits package, and a comprehensive and affordable retiree medical and prescription plan. Rensselaer is recognized locally and nationally for the depth and breadth of its compensation and benefits program. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a comprehensive health and welfare program as an umbrella of financial security and protection during your employment. For more information, please visit Benefits | Human Resources (

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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