Position overview: The Women’s Basketball assistant coach is responsible for assisting the Women’s Basketball head coach in leading a successful Women’s Basketball program at Manchester University. This will include assisting in managing all aspects of coaching, eligibility, recruitment, retention, budget and scheduling. The Women’s Basketball assistant coach is also responsible for assisting the Women’s Basketball head coach in fundraising for the Women’s Basketball program, instructing ESAT courses as needed up to two hours per academic year, and Game Day management assignments.
Work schedule: This is a full-time, twelve (12) month, exempt position. It includes flexible work hours and requires evening and weekend work, especially in season. Travel is required.
Essential job functions: Assist the Head Coach in:
Furnishes a list of team members for eligibility clarification before preseason, after preseason and at the end of the year.
Monitors student-athletes’ eligibility during season and works with the Student Success Center to coordinate support for student-athletes.
Recruitment of student-athletes with a commitment to academic success.
Supervise and coordinate athletic recruiting efforts with assistant coaching staff and admissions counselors.
Provide an annual recruitment plan to athletic recruiting liaison.
Report on the recruitment plan.
Work with the Athletic Director to establish retention programs and retention rates for the Women’s Basketball program.
Maintain satisfactory retention rate for Women’s Basketball program.
Track retention rates within the Women’s Basketball program and benchmark internally, within the University, and externally, with other NCAA Division III schools.
Report on retention progress for the Women’s Basketball program.
Prepares the initial budget request.
Orders equipment through established procedures.
Arranges team transportation, makes hotel reservations, and organizes team meals on off-campus trips.
Completes a yearly inventory. Issues, collects and stores all equipment. Arranges for equipment repair.
Coaching, Scheduling and Team Management, including:
Determines goals and objectives for sport within the philosophy of the institution.
Organizes and conducts practice sessions.
Insure appropriate safety precautions during practice, games and team travel.
Cooperation with the Athletic Training staff by submitting practice schedules, game schedules, and complete roster information in a timely fashion.
Works with the Sports Information Director in regard to internal and external publicity.
Works with Director of Athletics or Assistant Director of Athletics on scheduling and travel details.
Works with Director of Athletics on field or court preparations and insures facilities are set up.
Arrange for alternate eating plans if practice times conflict with food service schedule.
Establishes guidelines for proper conduct of student-athletes.
Recommends student-athletes for awards.
Provides adequate feedback and evaluation to student-athletes as to potential, progress, and performance.
Responsible for driving University owned vehicles to away competitions.
Complete reports as required in for the athletic department.
Other duties as assigned.
Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Willingness to enhance professional growth by attending clinics and workshops as well as belonging to national and state coaching associations.
Ability to represent the Athletic Department in an appropriate and professional manner at all times.
Ability to abide by the rules for the sport of the NCAA, HCAC, and Manchester University at all times.
Ability to attend athletic staff meetings, mandatory student-athlete programs, admissions events, sports banquets and athletic fundraising activities.
Ability to flex communication style to multiple cultural environments.
Experience in NCAA Division III athletics preferred, as a coach or student-athlete.
Successful completion of the NCAA Division III Rules Test.
CPR/AED First Aid Certification required (available on-site).
Additional Salary Information: Meal Plan included
About Manchester University
Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master's programs and 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy, where graduates are awarded the Pharm.D. Doctoral degree.
Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.
We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
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