Under direct supervision, provide support to the Head Women's Basketball Coach and the Basketball program through game coaching, player and team skill development and recruitment and retention of academically and athletically prepared students. Support activities of the basketball program within the rules and guidelines of the NJCAA, the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference and the college. Demonstrate a sound and committed educational philosophy for holistic student development including academic, athletic and personal. Support the mission and philosophy of the college.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist the Head Coach planning and conducting in-season and off-season team practice and conditioning programs.
Assist the Head Coach and players during game play.
Assist individual active players in basketball skill development through skills training and weight and conditioning training.
Assist in the identification and recruitment of new players to the program. This may include traveling to regional high school and club basketball events and showcases.
Assist in the scheduling of basketball practices and games, including arranging transportation, driving a team vehicle, securing funds for travel, making travel arrangements, etc.
Represent the Athletic Department and the Women's Basketball program on college committees or task forces and at college events and/or other public meetings.
Communicate as necessary with the other Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference and NJCAA Region IV Basketball Coaches.
Participate in Athletic Coaches professional development including annual training in NJCAA Regulations, CPR, AED usage, Blood Born Pathogen, Exercise Induced Asthma and use of an Epi-Pen.
Perform other job related duties as assigned.
An associate's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable skills and abilities can be obtained is required. A bachelor's degree is desired.
Three years of basketball playing experience at the college or high school level required. Preference given to candidates with two years of college level playing experience.
One year of basketball coaching experience as a head or assistant coach at the college, high school, club team, travel team or AAU team preferred.
Certification in First Aid and CPR/AED required.
Knowledge of NJCAA/NCAA rules and regulations is a plus.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning and leadership skills and a positive role model for young adults is expected.
Ability to work independently in an unstable and chaotic environment desired.
Valid Class "D" driver's license required.
Work performed in different environments including interior/office work areas, gymnasiums and outdoor areas.
Work will require significant physical effort associated with coaching and teaching basketball skills and techniques. The work will also require the lifting and movement of equipment up to 50 pounds.
Limited exposure to physical risk.
Regional travel required with occasional extended out-of-state travel for post-season competition.