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Rugby Program Developer and Coach

companyNiagara University
locationWashington, DC 20037, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/7/2023


Under general supervision, the Director of Rugby and Head Men's Rugby Coach is responsible for the management and administration of competitive National Collegiate Rugby athletic programs; consisting of a developmental plan for practices, recruiting, travel arrangements, game planning and general coaching of successful rugby programs. Direct supervisor to the assistant coach(s), future women's head coach and other support staff.


  • Hold the position of Director of Rugby with administrative oversight of the men's and women's rugby programs.
  • Hold the position of Head Coach for the men's rugby team.
  • Working with Admissions and the NURFC Alumni Association will strategically develop a recruiting plan aimed at attracting individuals that possess rugby talent, exemplary character and academic merit for the purpose of elevating enrollment and program growth.
  • Interview, hire and oversee coaching staff members, all of whom possess or are currently progressing to appropriate rugby coaching certifications.
  • Hold practice sessions that place a major emphasis on individual skills, systematic implementation and teamwork.
  • Place a major emphasis on budgetary efficiency, all-while processing the necessary administrative work and purchase orders required to run a compliant and successful rugby program
  • Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful University community.
  • Have a solid knowledge of USA RUGBY and/or National Collegiate Rugby regulations and guidelines governing the recruitment and retention of student-athletes and skill in budget preparation and management.
  • Manage all game day operations and ensure that support staff are scheduled for each home contest.
  • Submit payment request forms for EMT's, officials and scorekeepers to the Director of Recreation, Intramurals and Club Sports within 24 hours following home contests.
  • Ensure all University protocols are being adhered to with regard to player registration via MyNU, concussion management testing and dues payments.
  • Ensure that all teams are successfully completing the required number of community service hours as well as achieving the required amount of fundraising as directed by the NUSGA.
  • Ensure that all players and coaches understand and adhere to all Campus Recreation (Club Sport), NUSGA and Student Code of Conduct policies and procedures.
  • Arranges competitive event schedule, in conjunction with the assigned administrator
  • Fundraises on behalf of the team and university in conjunction with the Advancement office and the NURFC Alumni Association. Organizes men's alumni groups, providing advancement and stewardship leadership.



  • Ability to read and comprehend the English language sufficiently to be able to read and understand various forms, documentation, files and information in the department.
  • Basic mathematical skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to be able to verify accuracy of record keeping and athletics information and work with budgets
  • Sufficient manual dexterity with proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to: calculator, copy machine, computer and typewriter.
  • Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills.
  • Ability to handle routine office operations (typing, filing, record keeping, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office & Web Site Design/Maintenance
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary.
  • Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university business


  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred.
  • Three (3) to (5) years of coaching experience.
  • USA Level 200 Certification or willingness to get certified when next opportunity is offered.
  • CPR, First Aid and AED Certification or willingness to become certified upon hire.
  • A valid driver's license is required. The license must meet insurance company rules and regulations for driving underwriting criteria.
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