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Basketball Coach

Company: Clark University
Location: Worcester
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

About Clark University: Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996. Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub. Job Description: Clark University's Athletic Department seeks to fill the position of Head Women's Basketball Coach. Reporting to the Director of Athletics and Recreation, the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the Women's Basketball program, including but not limited to: Recruiting, eligibility, game and practice plans, budget preparation and monitoring, scheduling, supervising and monitoring assistant coaches, public relations and promotion of the sport and department. In addition, the Women's Basketball Coach will be responsible for fundraising, supervision of student athletes and staff during practices, contests and trips, represent Clark University in a positive manner, work collaboratively and collegially with fellow staff members, and others duties as assigned (including secondary responsibility). Duties and Responsibilities Identify and recruit student athletes who are capable of competing successfully at the NCAA Division III level and who are capable of succeeding academically. Develop season practice and game plans. Utilize appropriate safety precautions during practice, games and team travel. Discipline student-athletes for infractions of rules, regulations and policies. Work with administrators to stay within fiscal and budgetary guidelines. Maintain effective working relationships to ensure institution-wide teamwork. Organize and administer the recruiting of prospective student-athletes in accordance with the NCAA, NEWMAC, and Clark University policies and procedures; Organize recruiting materials and identify potential prospects; Develop recruiting strategy and maintain contact with recruits Responsible for engaging and maintaining strong relationships with alumni, family and friends of women's basketball and Clark Athletics Supervise and mentor assistant coaches Develop a conditioning program along with practices Meet with players during the season and conduct post season interviews Maintain accurate record keeping and transparency within the program Comply with all NCAA Division III, NEWMAC and Clark University rules and regulations Perform other functions as assigned by management Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred 3-5 years of coaching experience, required Knowledge and passion for the sport of basketball Possess valid driver's license CPR, AED and First Aid certifications are required Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and communicate with student athletes Commitment and dedication to academic success Strong organizational and developmental skills Ability to work with a diverse population Ability to conduct practices and manage game strategy Requirements: Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred 3-5 years of coaching experience, required Knowledge and passion for the sport of basketball Possess valid driver's license CPR, AED and First Aid certifications are required Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and communicate with student athletes Commitment and dedication to academic success Strong organizational and developmental skills Ability to work with a diverse population Ability to conduct practices and manage game strategy This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12-month position. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons. Additional Information: Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply. Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here. Application Instructions: To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration: Resume Cover letter See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website. Already have a Clark University Careers Account? Login to your account to add documents or update your account. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. HR to select : A successful background check is required upon acceptance.

Keywords: Clark University, Worcester , Basketball Coach, Education / Teaching , Worcester, Massachusetts

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