A Capella Coach/Director


The OSII A Capella Coach/Director is a vital role on the Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement Leadership Team. Under the leadership of the Director of Student Inclusion and Involvement, this role is primarily responsible for the leadership and coordination of the Edgewood College A Capella Program.

The arts play an important role in the life of the campus, including but, not limited to the following: enhancing the learning experience for our vocalists, creating opportunities to entertain the campus community, publicly demonstrating the College’s values and mission, and contributing to the achievement of the College’s enrollment goals. The director will be responsible for short and long term A Capella Program planning that supports the College’s Mission and Vision.



  • Identify and establish contact with outstanding high school musicians for Edgewood College and the A Capella Program, recruiting them to audition for the group.
  • Maintain relationships with recruited students and their parents/guardians.
  • Develop relationships with high school/club coaches, teachers, alumni, and others that can aid in the recruitment of participants.
  • Work closely with the Admissions Office on all recruiting activities.
  • Recruit and retain outstanding and unique vocalists, every year.
  • Maintain complete and competitive rosters based on program roster limitations.

Teaching A Capella

  • Assist each team member in reaching their vocal potential, in a manner consistent with the College’s    Values.
  • Teach each team member proper techniques, strategies and, skills that foster growth, development of potential and, opportunities to achieve success
  • Develop a strong sense of team within the A Capella Team, the Department and the College.
  • Organize and coach productive rehearsal sessions
  • Prepare team members for high levels of collegiate competition
  • Qualify for the Varsity Vocals Tournament
  • Advise/guide the group in the selection of the repertoire that reflects Edgewood’s Values and that brings the group at a competitive level for a vocal tournament.

Budget Management

  • Allocate, oversee, and modify (as needed) teams’ budgets, including operating and booster budgets.
  • Manage booster budget funds in conjunction with Development Office guidelines.

Community Outreach

  • Develop and foster community relationships that benefit the A Capella Program, the Music Department and Edgewood College
  • Facilitate community performances that are beneficial to key partners and individuals
  • Facilitate and encourage campus and community involvement by all group members


  • Attend Music Department meetings.
  • Work closely with the Director of Choirs at Edgewood College to coordinate artistic vision and concert planning for the A Cappella program.
  • Represent the Division of Student Development on institutional committees, task forces, and groups.  Also serve on Student Development division-wide committees.
  • Serve as member of the Student Development staff attending meetings and retreats.
  • Participate in campus events as a department and division representative.


Necessary Education or Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • At least 2 years’ experience as a high school A Capella coach or 1 year experience as a collegiate coach.
  • Excellent vocal technique and musicianship skills

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Understanding of and ability to support the Edgewood College Mission and Values
  • Valid Driver’s License and outstanding driving record
  • Awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways
  • Experience establishing and maintaining working relationships
  • Ability to balance multiple responsibilities
  • Strong organization and administrative skills

Specialized Technology Skills:

  • Comfortable with Office 365 platform
  • Demonstrated comfort with social media (Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, etc.)

Other Qualifications:
Demonstrates multicultural competence – the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways   The incumbent is expected to support the Mission of The College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values – truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources – ACAC
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer