Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach – Union College

School: Union College
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Part-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division III

Assists in the organization, development, and leadership of a highly competitive Division III women’s basketball  program in support of the mission and core values of Union College.

This position is expected to be a one year appointment with the possibility of renewal.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Coaching and Leadership: Assists with recruiting and retaining high achieving student-athletes. Mentors student athletes. Works to enhance the student-athlete experience through training, competition, and leadership development.
  2. Program Oversight and Administration: Adheres to NCAA rules and compliance.
  3. Team Development and Innovation: Contributes ideas, input, and support to the Union Athletics Department. Seeks out, applies, and shares knowledge of sport trends and innovations in playing and teaching.
  4. Collaboration: Partners with campus stakeholders, such as Admissions to coordinate and organize campus visits for recruits, College Relations to assist in coordinating fundraising and alumnae outreach. Builds strong relationships with alumnae, fans, campus partners and the broader community. Connects student-athletes with academic and professional resources.


  1. Bachelor’s degree and/or a combination of relevant education, training, certifications, and/or work experience.
  2. Previous collegiate coaching or playing experience preferred.
  3. Possesses solid organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  4. Ability to identify and attract outstanding student-athletes to Union College.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
  6. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends is required.
  7. Ability to lift moderately heavy items (up to 30 lbs.) and stand, bend and stoop for extended periods of time.
  8. A valid New York State driver’s license is required.
  9. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  10. Able to support, contribute to, and strengthen a vibrant, culturally diverse, and inclusive learning community of students, alumni and fellow professionals.
  11. Candidate must be able to successfully communicate and work with a diverse group of individuals.

The rate for this position is $25.00/hour. Except for roles with a set rate of pay, the wage/salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The stated hiring rate/range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate/range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

The College is committed to excellence in academics and athletics, diversity and a well-balanced, broad-based intercollegiate athletics program dedicated to the concept of the student-athlete. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

We know some job seekers may not apply for career opportunities unless they meet every qualification in the position description including the preferred qualifications. We are most interested in hiring the best staff and faculty colleagues, and recognize that a successful candidate may come from a less traditional career path. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth-oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.


Applications close: Open until filled

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