- Assists in recruiting student-athletes for participation in intercollegiate athletics. Cooperates with the academic advisers to support the academic progress of the student-athlete.
- Assists players in reaching highest athletic potential possible through athletic training and leadership skills. Recruits, counsels and advises students with respect to athletic performance and other personal development issues. Prepares the student athletes for competition through planning and conducting well organized practices and contests. Directs the identification and recruitment of new players to the program, including traveling to regional high school and club basketball events and showcases.
- Enforces and maintains an athletic program policy of educating and graduating student athletes. Works closely with the Athletic Director and Dean of Students, and other school administrators, faculty and staff to assure student athletes are academically eligible for a given sport.
- Plans and directs the training of student athletes, and assesses individuals’ abilities and skill level to determine appropriate team position. Conducts in-season and off-season team practice and conditioning programs including skills training and weight and conditioning training.
- Assists in assuring compliance with National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) rules and regulations for the specific sport. Closely monitors academic, conduct and physical requirements for each student athlete. In collaboration with the campus Athletic Director, completes and maintains records and statistics for accurate, mandatory reporting to the NJCAA and regional regulatory agencies.
- Assists in the development and implementation of meaningful professional development activities designed to enhance the skills of all Athletic Department personnel.
- Enforces the District/college’s academic, student and athletic code of conduct. Supervises the student athletes during practice, contests, and travel. May drive college vehicles or college leased vehicles to and from scheduled contests.
- Calls, texts or emails results of contests to the Sports Information Assistant by 10:00 AM the next business day, and supplies information to the Director of Athletics that can be used for publicity purposes.
- Coordinates the care and reporting of incidents and injuries to the appropriate College and District personnel.
- Prepares a season summary and ensures student honors within conference, region, and other athletic governing bodies are recommended and advocated.
- Completion of a Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Physical Education or a related field, supplemented by 4-6 years of coaching and/or collegiate/professional playing experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
- Must be familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within a particular sport.
- Coaching Certification Preferred.
- First Aid Certification Preferred.
- Current CPR/AED Certification by the American Heart Association or the Red Cross Required.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning and leadership skills required.
- Must be able to serve as a positive role model for young adults.
- Must be familiar with NJCAA rules and regulations.
Assistant Coaches are hired on a season by season basis. A reasonable effort is made to assure future coaching assignments to those coaches who have had a history of successful academic and athletic team performances at City Colleges of Chicago. All coaching assignments are conditioned on sufficient team membership. Once a season starts, the Head Coach is expected to complete the season.