This position, under general supervision, independently performs and is responsible for running a safe, enthusiastic football program to build upon the historical successes of a top ten all-time winningest program in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Bethany’s storied gridiron history includes two coaches in the College Football Hall of Fame, ten NAIA Playoff Series appearances, and twenty Kansas Collegiate Conference Championships.
•Administration of all phases of a NAIA football program - especially recruiting qualified student- athletes.
•Formulate the team’s competitive schedule.
•Organize and train athletes for successful and safe competition.
•Keep abreast of current trends and methods by participating in clinics, workshops, etc. that contribute to professional development and self-improvement.
•Adhere to college, KCAC and NAIA policies and procedures.
•Foster cooperative working relationships with immediate supervisor as well as any staff or team members associated with the program.
•Cooperate with other coaches in providing the optimum sports program possible under existing conditions.
•Prepare timely and accurate documents i.e. travel expense statements, itineraries, etc.
•Take the initiative to provide new ideas and concepts to improve the efficiency and productivity of the staff.
•Support the athletic department’s goals and philosophies.
•Monitor and support the academic success of student-athletes.
•Plan and conduct pre- and post-season conditioning and training programs.
•Effectively prepare, spend and manage the budget for the team.
•Arrange team travel and meals.
•Approve any stipends to assistant coaches.
•Oversee the safety conditions of the facility or area in which the sport is conducted at all times.
•Coordinate visits by recruits and their families.
•Prepare an inventory of all equipment at the end of the season.
•General upkeep and protection of equipment under the jurisdiction of the program.
•Write at the end of the season an annual report evaluating the program with recommendations for improvement.
•Participate in team meetings, providing input, and suggestions.
•Provide continual evaluation of processes and procedures. Responsible for suggesting methods to improve area operations, efficiency, and service to both internal and external customers.
•Work in collaboration and cooperation with other departments and academic divisions on campus, using timely and appropriate judgment in upward communication regarding department concerns and responsibilities.
•Regular and satisfactory attendance and punctuality.
•Perform all other duties as assigned
The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.
Must have knowledge of KCAC and NAIA policies and procedures.
Bachelor’s degree, Master preferred.
A results-oriented candidate with the ability to handle multiple projects/assignments concurrently and who works well independently and fosters a team environment.
Flexible schedule and travel required.
Ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences, including students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, administration, and the community-at-large.
About Bethany College
• Bethany College aims to be celebrated as a college dedicated to student success and community transformation. Over the past two years, under the leadership of President Will Jones and the college’s Cabinet, the College has initiated the Good Life Scholarship (a four-year, full-tuition scholarship for local students in our home community), and launched Swedes to Sweden (a free service-learning trip to Sweden for all sophomores who start as a freshman at Bethany). Bethany enjoys a diverse student body from more than 35 states and 25 countries. In addition, the college serves students from diverse economic backgrounds, including more than one-third of our students who demonstrate full-need on the FAFSA and nearly 50 percent who are Pell Grant recipients.