Position Title: Head Women’s Basketball Coach / Academic Eligibility Coordinator
Department: Intercollegiate Athletics
Terms: This is a full-time 10-month position classified as Administrative Personnel
Reports To: Director of Athletics
- Organize and oversee all aspects of intercollegiate athletics team.
- Recruit high character, hard-working student-athletes to Viterbo University.
- Plan practices, prepare team for competition, coordinate off-season training program.
- Schedule competitions, coordinate travel, and manage budget.
- Monitor and fosters academic progress of student-athletes.
- Coordinate team involvement with community outreach or service projects.
- Generate booster club support and assist with departmental fund-raisers.
- Hire, train, supervise and evaluate assistant coaches.
- Supports and adhere to all institutional policies outlined in the employee handbook.
- Teach, embrace and live the five core values of the NAIA’s “Champions of Character” initiative.
- Ensure that all program operations are in compliance with Viterbo, NSAA and NAIA rules
- Attend all required departmental, university, and conference meetings or forums.
Academic Eligibility Responsibilities:
- Serve as department liaison between the coaches, registrar and faculty athletic representative.
- Initiate and facilitate eligibility certification process for each team through completion.
- Work closely with Center for Student Success regarding student-athlete academic progress.
- Plan annual staff educational session regarding academic eligibility rules and standards.
- Serve as department contact for student athletes and coaches regarding eligibility questions
- Review and approve class change requests from student-athletes after certification.
- Collect and maintain official team rosters of all intercollegiate athletic teams.
- Attend NAIA webinars, conferences and trainings as related to student-athlete eligibility.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Background in education, coaching or athletics administration desired. Experience as a successful high school or college coach preferred. Proven knowledge and ability to teach skills and fundamentals of the sport. Strong commitment to the academic achievement of student-athletes. Good written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Understanding and commitment to Catholic and Franciscan values. Willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.