Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach – University of Portland

School: University of Portland
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division I

The University of Portland seeks an Assistant Coach for Women’s Basketball. The University of Portland is a National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I institution and West Coast Conference (WCC) member located in Portland, Oregon. This regular, full-time position will be responsible for supporting the Head Coach in developing high-performance student athletes. The primary duties of this position consist of instructing student-athletes in the skill development for their sport, as well as physical health, teamwork, safety, and other instructional areas related to student-athlete sport development.

The University of Portland is a thriving community of more than 4,000 students who come from around the nation and the world, as well as over 1,000 faculty and staff. The University is located on a bluff in a residential neighborhood overlooking the Willamette River and the beautiful, dynamic City of Portland. Since its inception in 1901, the University has been guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross, a Catholic religious congregation of priests and brothers. Through its mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, and service and leadership, UP prepares people who respond to the needs of the world and its human family.

The University of Portland is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The University of Portland does not discriminate in its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by and consistent with the law. The University expressly reserves its rights and obligations to maintain its commitment to its Catholic identity and the doctrines of the Catholic Church.

University of Portland Athletics is committed to change and stand against racism and systemic discrimination, in our department, program, on our campus, and in our community. We are committed to the well-being, education and equality of every person, and are committed to taking action to drive societal and systematic change.

We offer our employees a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical and dental insurance plans for you and your dependents which include vision and alternative care options
  • 403(b) retirement plan which includes employer contribution after two years of full-time service
  • Tuition Remission for employees after 90 days of full-time service; spouses and dependents eligible after two years of full-time service
  • 14 Paid Holidays in 2023 calendar year along with a 10-day vacation accrual upon hire
  • Home Loan Benefit Program
  • Access to Beauchamp Recreational & Wellness Fitness Center and Clark Library at no cost
  • Discounts across University of Portland campus including Bookstore, Athletics events, Outdoor Pursuits/Bike Shop and Performing & Fine Art productions

This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. Benefits are subject to all relevant University policies, practices, contracts, and any other relevant materials. Link to the full job description is available here:


  • Conduct individual and group instruction in sport-specific skills, as well as conducting instruction related to strength and conditioning training activities.
  • Conduct individual, small group and team meetings to provide skill and sport-related performance development instruction to students (video/data review).
  • Prepare/assist with preparation of instruction, i.e., practice plans for team training and practice sessions; analyze data and results from practice and competition to include in individual and group instruction.
  • Attend all competitions in order to provide instruction; assist with athlete preparation and execution; including strategy, data collection and continual coaching.
  • Engage in projects and tasks related to compliance by the womens basketball program with all applicable policies and procedures, including those of the NCAA, WCC, and University.
  • Oversight of team defense implementation and strategies.
  • Primary recruiting contact for prospective high school student athletes.
  • Responsible for oversight of instruction and player development of post players.
  • Support in the transport of Athletics staff and/or student athletes to and from locations as needed to meet the demands of Team travel and events, using rental vehicles and University owned vehicles.
  • Other instructional duties as assigned by supervisor or designee.


  • Assist with recruitment efforts to attract high quality student athletes with a commitment to academic success.
  • Assist with administration of team equipment and travel arrangements.
  • May assist with administrative activities to support the function of the program, such as maintaining contact information, preparing recruitment materials, performing alumni and community outreach, and any other duties deemed necessary for program operation. Assist with administration of team equipment and travel arrangements.
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Please follow link below for complete job description and application information.

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