Head Coach for Field Hockey & Women’s Lacrosse

Rivier University seeks a full-time, Head Coach for Field Hockey and Women’s Lacrosse to coach both teams and recruit qualified student athletes with a commitment to academic success. Rivier University is a member of the NCAA Division III and the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC).


This candidate will direct all aspects of coaching the women’s field hockey team and the women’s lacrosse team including but not limited to recruiting qualified student-athletes, conducting practices, coaching at games, advising students, developing players’ skills and leadership, scheduling, maintaining team budgets, scouting, organizing and directing camps and clinics and other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.  Candidate must be able to travel to and from games.  This is a full-time, benefit-eligible nine-month position


Bachelor’s degree and prior coaching and/or playing experience and experience working with diverse populations is required, Master’s degree preferred.  Commitment to student-athletes and NCAA Division III philosophy.  High energy and motivation levels, creativity, strong interpersonal and communication skills, willingness to contribute as a team member to the athletic staff.   Must be willing to work with Admissions staff to recruit qualified student-athletes.  Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license.

Applications Instructions

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three (3) professional references to jobs@rivier.edu. References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior authorization.

For additional information about this opportunity, please review the comprehensive position profile.

Rivier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Rivier University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, veteran, or marital status in admission or access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities, and Title IX requires that the University not discriminate on the bases stated above. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX and the nondiscrimination policies:

Director of Human Resources, Justine Caron, located in Molloy Hall, ext. 8210 while students may also contact Kurt Stimeling, Vice President for Student Affairs, located in Dion Center, ext. 8249.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the University’s Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found here.

 About Us

Rivier University has the advantage of a central New England location in a thriving small city less than 50 miles from metropolitan Boston. With a student population of 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, the University is recognized for academic excellence, a strong liberal arts program, and professional career preparation in various fields.

Rivier University is dedicated to its mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world.  Rivier is guided by the faith heritage, intellectual tradition, and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The faculty and staff are engaged in the education of the whole person in the context of an open and inclusive academic community that cultivates critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people.  We especially encourage candidates who are committed to enhancing the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of the University to apply.