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FACULTY/STAFF > HUMAN RESOURCES > CAREER OPPORTUNITIES > ASSISTANT COACH/ACADEMIC COUNSLEOR, WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Assistant Coach/Academic Counselor, Women's Basketball
The Human Resources Department announces the position of Assistant Coach and Academic Counselor, Women’s Basketball, reporting to the Head Coach, Women’s Basketball.

 

Responsibilities include: assist in the development of a successful program including development of high quality student-athletes as well as demonstrating athletic excellence; establish a leadership/mentor role among student-athletes and supportive staff while promoting sportsmanship and responsible behavior during and outside of athletic competition; work with the Center for Student Success to manage the scheduling of student-athlete classes for each of their programs of study; prepare students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks; evaluate students’ abilities, interests, and career goals using records, interviews, or professional sources; develop a relationship with faculty members and monitor the academic progress of each of the student-athletes; coordinate tutoring of student-athletes including providing actual tutoring when appropriate and arranging for specialized tutoring from the Center for Student Success; supervise academic study tables, community service activities, and other academic and co-curricular team activities; counsel students regarding educational issues such as course and program selection, class scheduling and registration, college adjustment, study habits and career planning; assist in organizing and supervision of practice, conditioning, and workouts; assist with home events and the management of travel for away events; scouting of opponents via computerized scouting system, oral and written reports; developing an extensive scouting report detailing the opponent and offering a game strategy; assist in the scouting and recruiting of quality student-athletes from geographically and demographically diverse populations; assist with the coordination of admissions with the Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance and the Enrollment Management; develop a positive working relationship with faculty and University staff to assist in the recruiting process; participate in the preparation of correspondence with prospects, coaches, parents, alumni, etc. including mailings and responses; assist in the arrangement of campus visitations, including itineraries, academic appointments, campus tours, town tours, student-athlete hosts, housing, meals, game tickets, and entertainment; work closely with the athletic training staff to ensure safety and health of student-athletes; demonstrate a cooperative attitude toward all other sports within the RMU intercollegiate athletics program; abide by all NCAA and University regulations, policies, and procedures; report any known or suspected NCAA violations; work closely with the Director of Compliance to complete required compliance paperwork; promote and coordinate basketball camps and clinics; perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in education, physical education, or related field required.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in coaching Women’s Basketball preferred.
  • Valid Driver's License Required
  • Commitment to student-athlete welfare and academic success.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Commitment to NCAA and University rules.
Exempt
 
Internal Application Deadline:  August 29, 2014
 
External Application Deadline:  Until Position Is Filled
 
Starting Date:  As Soon As Possible