Bluefield University Employment Opportunities

Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach


The primary purpose of the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach will be the responsibility of promoting a lacrosse program that is in harmony with the Christian principles of Bluefield University. The Head Women’s Lacrosse will give direction to the athletes included within the lacrosse program of Bluefield University while fostering and maintaining fiscal responsibility.


 The Head Women’s Lacrosse is directly responsible to the Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics and is responsible for the following areas:

Teaching/Coaching (50%):

  • Organizes and conducts practice sessions with student-athletes.
  • Instructs, and coaches student-athletes on how to perform for lacrosse matches and during practice.
  • Provides tutoring and mentoring of athletes involved in the lacrosse program.
  • Monitors and supervises student-athletes while at practice and while traveling to ensure their conduct is reflective of the mission of the University.

Departmental Administration: (15%)

  • Promote a lacrosse program that is in harmony with and supportive of the Institutional mission and philosophy of Bluefield University. Prepare budget and control inventory of lacrosse equipment.
  • Develop a women’s lacrosse schedule with the Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Know eligibility requirements and provide an eligibility list of athletes.
  • Work with athletic training and medical health services.

Recruiting (25%):

  • Identify, evaluate and recruit potential team members to Bluefield University.
  • Possesses the knowledge of eligibility requirements, provides and maintains a roster of eligible athletes.
  • Retain current BU students as team members
  • Ensures that program meets annual membership requirements
  • Ensures that program recruiting activities adhere to University policies and procedures.

Public Relations (5%)

  • Report all results to the proper media outlets and sports information director.
  • Recommend athletes for awards.

Other Duties (5%):

  • Provides reports and documentation when required by the Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Possesses the ability to plan, organize, prioritize, implement work, and be able to apply logic and creativity in order to solve problems and deal with mathematical and financial aspects.
  • Possesses the ability to receive, process, and provide visual and verbal information
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


This position directly supervises any assistant, volunteers, and student workers who are assigned to the lacrosse program, and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the University’s policies and applicable laws.  Supervisory duties, responsibilities, and functions include interviewing, hiring, training, and mentoring employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints, and resolving problems.


 Individuals must possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to demonstrate, explain, and perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, using some combination of the following skills and abilities:

  • Must be able to support the Mission Statement, purpose, and goals of the University’s, and express a personal Christian commitment.
  • It is preferred that the Head Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Coach possess a minimum of a B.S. /B.A. degree in the area of Business, Sports Management, or of Exercise & Sports Science.
  • The Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach must have current and working knowledge of NAIA regulations.
  • The Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach must possess a minimum of two to four years of experience coaching or teaching.
  • The Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach must possess sufficient manual dexterity to
  • be able to operate all office equipment including but not limited to: modems, scanners, copy machines, typewriters, computers, and faxes.


  •  Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This position may require frequent standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, pulling, pushing, lifting, and carrying.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms, climb stairs; talk or hear.  The employee must also possess the ability to occasionally lift, carry, and/or drag approximately 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye. The operation of vehicles and the transportation of athletes are duties that are required at various times. Tasks such as working at a computer, which involves extensive wrist and hand movements, are also required.

  • Specialized Equipment Requirements

The use of specialized equipment listed here is representative of equipment an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Specialized equipment would be equipment typically found in modern athletic facilities.

  • Working Conditions and Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the duties, responsibilities, and functions of this job. Supervisors are responsible for maintaining an environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, coercion, or harassment, including sexual or gender harassment.  Work is performed indoors and/or outdoors.  The noise level is usually low to moderate.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be required to travel.


 This position is subject to at least an annual evaluation based upon the job duties, responsibilities, and functions as set forth above.


 The job duties, responsibilities, functions, and requirements delineated above should not be interpreted as an all-inclusive list of same.  Additional duties, responsibilities, functions, and requirements may be assigned as deemed appropriate.  The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, responsibilities, and functions, or combine positions at any time.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements will be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the University.  Position descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The University maintains its status as an at-will employer.


To apply for this position, please visit to complete the electronic staff employment application and upload the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and full contact information for at least three professional references
  • Statement of Christian Faith

Hard copy application materials may be sent to Judy Pedneau, Director of Human Resources at Bluefield University, 3000 University Avenue, Bluefield, VA 24605, [email protected]

Additional information about Bluefield University is available at

To be considered for this position, all application requirements listed above must be completed.

The University is committed to supporting diversity and utilizing recruitment practices that do not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs. Supervisors are personally accountable for ensuring their recruiting and selection processes are in keeping with the university’s recruitment philosophy and are conducted in a fair, equitable, and nondiscriminatory manner. This institution encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231


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