Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach- Swarthmore College

School: Swarthmore College
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division III
Conference: Centennial Conference

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods. Swarthmore College was recently ranked number 3 in the 2021 US News Best National Liberal Arts Colleges rankings –

Who We Are:

A member of the NCAA Division III and the Centennial Conference. The Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and recreation is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Assistant Coach for Women’s Basketball. The successful candidate will understand the mission of Swarthmore College, the role that intercollegiate athletics plays to support it, and will possess a record of successful leadership, preferably as a collegiate student-athlete and/or coach.

The opportunity:

The Assistant Coach will assist the head coach with all aspects of the program including but not limited to: organization; administration; practice, training, and competition; travel; budget management; programming; alumni relations; recruiting; fundraising; and adherence to College, Department, Conference, and NCAA policies. The Assistant Coach will also have other essential responsibilities within the Department, which will be assigned based on Departmental needs and/or candidate’s skills and experiences. Additional responsibilities may include serving in other roles—e.g. Event/Game Manager—and/or assisting various areas—e.g. Athletic Communications, Facilities/Operations, Recreation & Wellness, Equipment Room Operations, Student-Athlete Services, and the like—as assigned by athletic administration.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assist with all aspects of the program—including but not limited to: competition, practice, and team activities; travel; budget management; recruitment of student-athletes; fundraising; scheduling; etc.—as determined by Head Coach.
  • Perform other essential Departmental duties as assigned by athletics administration.
  • Foster and promote a healthy, inclusive program culture that prioritizes sportsmanship, integrity, the holistic development of student-athletes, and other core values.
  • Adhere to rules, policies, and regulations of the Department, Swarthmore College, the Centennial Conference, and the NCAA.
  • Assist with creating and executing recruitment strategies aimed at building a robust and competitive roster.
  • Follow Departmental procedures in an effective and timely manner.
  • Promote the mission and values of Swarthmore College and Swarthmore Athletics.
  • Ensure all appropriate safety guidelines and standards are followed during practice, competition, travel, and all team activities.
  • Support and collaborate with athletic administration, as well as support areas (e.g. Sports Medicine, Sports Performance, Athletic Communications, Equipment Room, etc.).
  • Demonstrate integrity and high ethical standards in all efforts, actions, and decisions.
  • Become familiar with campus resources to support student-athletes’ holistic development.

Who you are:

  • Strong recruiting, teaching, and coaching skills, and an ability to build and maintain relationships with student-athletes, faculty, administration, and community members.
  • A record of successful leadership in competitive basketball, preferably as a coach, and will understand the role of intercollegiate athletics within the educational framework of a highly competitive academic environment.
  • Knowledge of sport-specific fundamentals, techniques, and safety rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of intercollegiate sports, preferably at the Division III level.
  • Ability to work independently and manage primary aspects of the program.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with student-athletes, departmental colleagues, support staff, and various internal and external constituencies.
  • Ability to recruit with highly selective academic and athletic standards on a national level, instruct, and motivate student-athletes on sport fundamentals.

What you bring:

  • Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree, although preference will be given to those who have a master’s degree and previous coaching experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 1-3 years related experience coaching at the collegiate level, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Understanding of and adherence to NCAA Division III philosophy, policies, and procedures, as well as those of the Centennial Conference.
  • Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications are preferred.
  • 3+ years coaching experience at the collegiate level, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.
  • Familiarity and/or experience with recruiting within a highly selective academic setting is preferred.
  • Knowledge of and competency with computers/technologies as needed (e.g. word processing, email).

Physical Demands:

The Assistant Coach must be able to work extended and/or unconventional hours, including evenings and weekends. This position requires moderate physical activity, including standing and/or walking for extended periods of time, handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds, and may include the requirement to drive 12- or 15-passenger vans as needed.

Working Conditions:

The Assistant Coach may spend extended periods of time at training/competitions/events, and will have extended exposure to environmental elements. This position will also include travel; candidate must have the ability to travel locally, regionally, and nationally for competitions and/or recruiting.

If you are excited about this role, we want to hear from you!

For full consideration, submit applications including resume and cover letter by July 15, 2022.

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Advertised: Jul 01 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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