Head Women’s Basketball Coach – Villanova University

School: Villanova University
Position: Head Women's Basketball Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division I
Conference: Big East

Villanova University was founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine. To this day, Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. Villanova prepares students to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.

Villanova University enjoys a long and visible history in intercollegiate athletics. Athletic success has been achieved without compromising academic standards or goals. The academic and personal development of every student-athlete remains the primary concern of the University and of the Department of Athletics. Educational experiences in the classroom are complemented by those in athletics, which promote discipline, teamwork, leadership, and good sportsmanship. Ultimately all these programs and support are seen as a means of developing the total person: intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, socially, and physically.

The success of the athletics program is measured by its relationship with the mission of the University, defined in the University’s mission statement. Integrating the goals of the University with the mandates established by the NCAA, ECAC, Big East, Big 5, Atlantic 10, and Patriot League, the Department of Athletics recognizes a dual commitment to serve both the student-athletes and the University.

The University seeks an innovative and dynamic leader of its women’s basketball program, who will work with students, staff, and alumni across the University to build and maintain excellence in its women’s basketball program. The head coach is expected to recruit and retain a diverse group of exceptional coaches and student-athletes’, while promoting academic and athletic excellence for the program. The head coach will work with the Director of Athletics and other administrators to support the overall goals and objectives of the University.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The head women’s basketball coach will provide a clear vision for the program that is consistent with the traditions and mission of the University and the athletic department. Success in all the following areas will be crucial to meeting these expectations, and applicants should describe experiences and achievements that demonstrate, in a compelling way, the capacity to be successful in each of the following areas:

  • Maintaining the University’s traditional commitments to academic and athletic excellence.
  • Responsible for the management and administration of an intercollegiate women’s basketball program that competes regularly for Big East championships.
  • Hiring, motivating, supervising and evaluating assistant coaches.
  • Ability to identify and recruit top-level student-athletes, along with a strong desire to teach, coach and mentor a group of diverse young women.
  • Managing program budget, travel, and equipment logistics with department administration.
  • Representing the program internally and externally with entities including, but not limited to; faculty and staff, admissions, friends and family of Villanova basketball, fans, donors, and the greater Philadelphia community.
  • Organizing, managing, and directing the women’s basketball program effectively and providing for full compliance with all applicable University, NCAA and Big East rules.
  • Promoting student-athletes’ personal development, high academic achievement and full participation in all aspects of University life.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Previous experience with Division I athletic programs highly desirable; a proven basketball strategist with high basketball IQ.
  • Strong and stable work ethic; commitment to excellence in academics and athletics.
  • An understanding of the recruitment process and the ability to collaboratively work with Admissions staff in the enrollment of student-athletes to an academically rigorous institution.
  • Demonstrated commitment and sensitivity to diversity, equity, and equal opportunity.
  • Evidence of high ethical standard as well as personal and professional integrity.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with both internal and external constituencies.
  • Entrepreneurial and optimistic mindset in regard to resource management and evaluation. Experience, ability and willingness to be involved in fundraising.
  • Affiliation and active engagement with professional organizations appropriate to the position.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree is preferred.
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Link: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/18490
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