Belhaven University, a Christ-centered university located in Jackson, MS, is receiving applications for the role of Head Football Coach. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a successful, competitive NCAA Division III collegiate football program, grounded in discipleship and mentoring. Belhaven is an NCAA Division III institution sponsoring seventeen sports programs and holding conference membership in the American Southwest Conference (ASC). Belhaven University is also a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
The Head Football Coach is directly accountable to the Vice President and Director of Athletics and is responsible for the leadership and administration of all aspects of the Football program, including: Recruiting and retaining talented, good-fit student-athletes; providing mature, biblical spiritual leadership and direction for student-athletes and staff; mentoring student-athletes in their academic performance to assure timely progress toward degree completion and graduation; coaching the team during scheduled practices and competitions; demonstrating increasing competitive accomplishment; maintaining responsibility for expense control with all program expenditures; directing the program within NCAA, ASC and NCCAA rules and regulations; developing a schedule for competition and team community service activities; cultivating relationships with campus faculty and staff and external relationships with football alumni and friends of the program, as well as other duties assigned by supervisor.
Demonstrated success in coaching football, preferably at the collegiate level, as well as a Bachelor’s degree. Effective verbal and written communication skills; sound interpersonal skills in dealing with student-athletes, university personnel and members of the off-campus community; ability to operate a collegiate football program within budget parameters. The candidate must fully support the vision and mission of the University as well as subscribe to its Statement of Faith (http://www.belhaven.edu/belhaven/mission.htm).
Interested applicants may make application by submitting 1) Letter of interest 2) Resume 3) Reference list with contact information (including your local pastor), and 4) Prepare a brief account (no more than 750 words) of your spiritual pilgrimage including the time and circumstances surrounding your becoming a believer in Christ and your current relationship with Christ. Please click on this link http://www.belhaven.edu/belhaven/employment_pdfs/LetterOfEmploymentCommitment.pdf to review Belhaven University’s Commitment Statement including our employee expectations. Should you receive a job offer you will be asked to sign accepting this commitment. Only applicants who submit all four required items will be considered. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Additional information about Belhaven University may be found at www.belhaven.edu.
Interested applicants should send their information to Dina Forman, Office of the Vice President and Director of Athletics, Belhaven University, 1500 Peachtree St., Box 171, Jackson, MS 39202 or email@example.com.
Belhaven University, a Christ-centered university located in Jackson, MS, serving well over 4,000 students on multiple campus sites and with various delivery modes. Belhaven is an NCAA Division III institution sponsoring seventeen sports programs and holding conference membership in the American Southwest Conference (ASC). Belhaven University is also a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).