Women’s Basketball Director of Operations/Assistant Coach – Colgate University

School: Colgate University
Position: Women's Basketball Director of Operations/Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division I

Colgate Athletics seeks to be a welcoming and diverse association of students, coaches, staff, alumni and fans in which all people are treated equitably and respectfully, and can contribute fully to our success; we share common goals, we affirm open communication and civility, we honor the sacredness of each person, we accept responsibility to act for the common good, we care for and serve one another, and we honor our history while celebrating our evolution; and, we strive to consistently perform at the upper range of our potential, to get better every day with a goal to win – to win in competition, in the classroom, in the community and in the lives of every member of the Colgate Community.


The director of operations/assistant coach is responsible for the execution of specific strategic activities and outcomes within women’s basketball. These will include sustained performance and execution in the following areas:

  • Adhering to Head Coach’s philosophy
  • Athletic instruction/coaching
  • Program operations and administration as designated by head coach

This position will manage all non-coaching aspects of the sport program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage all aspects of team and staff recruiting travel including arranging flights, hotel accommodations, ground transportation, team per diem and trip itineraries.
  • Reconciliation of team and staff travel expenses following University and Athletics Business Office policies and procedures.
  • Manage procurement and purchasing for the program including negotiation with vendors (hotel, caters, transportation, etc.) for all program functions
  • Manage elements of budget for which they have oversight (e.g., travel, equipment, casual wage personnel) and make independent decision within approved fiscal year budget
  • Manage all aspects of official and unofficial campus visits of prospect student-athletes; booking travel and hotel accommodations when applicable and submitting required compliance documentation.
  • Work collaboratively with executive team members on the execution of game competition contracts, both home and away games.
  • Serve as sport liaison with the Athletics Administration for personnel and payroll issues.
  • Develop and coordinate program correspondence to key constituents including donors, alumni, parents, and prospective student-athletes.
  • Work collaboratively with the communications and creative services unit on social media strategy and presence for the program.
  • Maintain confidential and routine records, such as financial aid records, NLI forms, budget reports, compliance forms, procurement documents, competition forms and student-athlete class schedules.

This position will also serve as the women’s basketball program’s fourth assistant coach. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Game tape exchange (Synergy);
  • Assist in oversight of student-athlete development, such as monitoring academic progress, participation in community service, and support of overall well-being;
  • Execute scouting, film preparation, and competition preparation (e.g. film breakdown, use of appropriate video-editing software, etc.);
  • Maintain appropriate NCAA/institutional recruiting certification to support team recruitment strategy;
  • Attendance at all required department and compliance educational meetings; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the coaches and sports administration team.

Accountable for maintaining personal compliance with all relevant governing bodies to include:

  • NCAA
  • Patriot League
  • Athletic Department; and
  • University Policies.

Responsible for role modeling behaviors and leadership for student-athletes.

Colgate Athletics Mission: To be an inclusive community of competitive excellence

Athletics Department Virtues:

Thoughtful – We act with care, reason and inclusion.

Driven – We pursue courageous goals with diligence, energy and focus.

Enthusiastic – We cultivate a passionate, positive and fun presence.

Cohesive – We value supportive, collaborative, consistent teamwork.

Bold – We inspire creative, gracious, fearless winners.

This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and employees to the Campus Safety Department.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications

  • Previous collegiate playing, coaching and/or director of operations experience in the sport of basketball.
  • Proven competitive success.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of collegiate coaching and/or director of operations experience in the sport of basketball.
  • Previous experience (playing or working) at an NCAA Division I institution.
Applicant Information:

Please follow link below for complete job description and application information.

Link: https://careers.colgate.edu/postings/5745
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