An independent comprehensive educational institution dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs, Wilkes offers a dynamic learning environment. The University has 2,200 full-time and more than 1750 full-time equivalent graduate, and professional students. Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to the economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Wilkes offers 43 undergraduate majors and 25 graduate programs. Wilkes University has 23 NCAA Division III varsity athletic programs and is a member of the Middle Atlantic Conference.
The University is located in downtown Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a city of approximately 45,000, which is part of the metropolitan area which is home of more than 550,000. Wilkes-Barre is within two and one-half hours driving distance to Philadelphia and New York City.
Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Head Football Coach is responsible for effectively directing and administering all aspects of a successful football program with emphasis on recruiting, monitoring academic progress, individual skill development, budget management and staff supervision. The Coach is expected to be actively involved in community service activities and alumni events. The staff consists of four full-time assistant coaches, two part-time coaches, two interns, and a director of football operations. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative staff position in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. As such, this position will also support the functions and endeavors of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics as well as the institution.
The successful candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) and have significant knowledge of and proven success in coaching football preferably at the collegiate level. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, proven recruiting skills, and must have a commitment to student-athlete well-being and academic success. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate a working knowledge of both NCAA and conference rules and regulations.
Review of applications will begin immediately. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 5, 2018. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Dell D. Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Heather J. Larabee at email@example.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
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Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.
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