Intercollegiate Athletics Assistant Football Coach
Academic Year 2018-2019
Western Connecticut State University's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the full time, 10 month position of Assistant Football Coach - Coach I rank.
WestConn is an NCAA Division III institution and while 13 of our intercollegiate athletic programs are members of the Little East Conference, our football program is a member of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference. WestConn is committed to providing student-athletes with excellent academic and athletic experiences via hard work, campus and community involvement, and promoting the values of sportsmanship, integrity, and diversity. Additional information about the department may be found at http://wcsuathletics.com. Additional information about the University can be found at www.wcsu.edu
Responsibilities include but are not limited to serving as the defensive coordinator and position coach, identifying and recruiting qualified student-athletes; Ensuring compliance with NCAA and MASCAC and University policies; Assist with program promotion and marketing; Representing the WestConn Athletic department at professional, civic, charity, and alumni events and serving as the academic advisor overseeing academic eligibility, course scheduling, and academic counseling. The Assistant Coach also serves as the travel coordinator and assists with fundraising. This position may have a secondary duty that is commensurate with the candidate's experience.
Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree is required, Master's Degree preferred. Extensive successful experience recruiting student athletes required. Preferred recruiting knowledge in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions. A minimum of five (5) years coaching experience at the collegiate level with at least two (2) years' experience as a defensive coordinator either at the high school or college level. Experience playing or coaching at the DIII level. Knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and regulations as they apply to at the Division III level is preferred. Experience with student athlete academic advisement is desirable. Extensive computer skills are required as is the ability to use Excel, Word, and Hudl software. Preferred certification in Strength and Conditioning. Excellent communication skills are required, as is the ability to work effectively with diverse populations including students, administrators, faculty, and alumni.
WestConn is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.
Salary & Benefits: The minimum starting salary is $52,648. In addition to offering competitive salaries commensurate with candidates' experience, WestConn offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at www.wcsu.edu/hr/benefits/. There are grant opportunities to support research and conference attendance.
Application Process: Interested applicants must submit a letter of application, which outlines interest in, and qualifications for, the position; areas of coaching expertise and experience, areas of service and/or leadership, , and a statement of athletic philosophy; a current resume; and the names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references who can comment on the applicant's coaching and/or service/leadership to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the Email Subject Line Reference Search #700-512. All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications must be received by Monday,February 12, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.
State and Federal requirements expect that organizations with 100 or more employees invite applicants to self-identify gender and race. We kindly request all applicants to complete the Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire and to please return the completed form to Ms. Keisha Stokes in the WestConn Office of Diversity and Equity at email@example.com. Completion of this data will not affect your opportunity for employment, or terms or conditions of employment. This form will be used for reporting purposes only and will be kept separate from all search records and only accessed by the Office of Diversity and Equity. The Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire, can be found on the following link: http://wcsu.edu/hr/employment/AA_Data_Questionnaire_FillableForm.pdf
WestConn is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer