Scope of Responsibilities: The individual should be responsible for the oversight of the Women’s Basketball program at Grace College.
Coaching: Conduct practices and conditioning sessions. Assist with game preparation and coaching including viewing game tapes of competing teams to help determine strategies for upcoming games. Assign duties and responsibilities to assistant coaches with the approval of the athletics director. Supervise student athletes at all times from the time practice or activity starts until the student athletes leave. At no time should the student athletes be without supervision of a coach. Show respect for officials, press, opposing coaches, visiting teams, parents, fans, students, athletes, fellow coaches, administrators and teachers.
Administrative Responsibilities: Coordinate the issuance, care, and inventory of equipment, supplies, and uniforms. Assist the athletics director in purchasing equipment, supplies, and uniforms for the sport. Assist the athletics director in developing the annual sports budget. Monitor budget and maintain accurate expense records. Schedule matches for the sport in consultation with the athletics director. Coordinate the security of all facilities used by the team and coaching staff. Submit the team roster and the end-of-season report to the Athletics Director. Ensure proper completion of physical examinations and all forms relating to the examinations, waiver and release form and proof of insurance form before a student athlete participates in practice. Coordinate the distribution, collection, and storage of athletic equipment, uniforms, and supplies (during the season and at its conclusion) and for the collection of fees for lost equipment and uniforms by athletes. Attend departmental meetings. Coordinate transportation for team members for all scheduled events. Perform any other duties or responsibilities related to the coaching position as needed or directed by the Athletics Director.
Recruiting and Fundraising: Set up all scouting and recruiting trips and meetings with coaches. Recruit student athletes that are a good fit for Grace. Handle all fundraising efforts of the sport. Manage the team scholarship program.
Student Mentoring and Leadership: Be a leader among the student athletes. Assist with the discipleship of the student athletes under your care by conducting Bible studies, meeting with players one-on-one, and being available for the team members. Coordinate Spring or Winter Break trips for team members in order to establish team unity and cohesiveness. Establish an environment in which athletes can gain self-esteem and develop a positive self-image. Demonstrate an interest in the classroom efforts and off-season activities of your student athletes. Provide leadership that promotes positive attitudes and good sportsmanship. Work with student athletes in a fair, understanding, and tolerant manner. Notify all members of the team of policies, procedures, and training rules as they pertain to the team. Be responsible for the conduct of the student athlete at practices and games. Promote unity within the coaching staff and within the framework of the athletic department. Provide ongoing individual support and guidance for team members. Monitor the academic status of each athlete to assure team members are maintaining eligibility. Facilitate communication with parents regarding the program and program expectations for both parents and athletes.
Other Duties: Be responsible for awards presentations for your sport. Establish winning teams within the bounds of good sportsmanship. Supervision: Supervise regular and student employees to include interviewing, hiring, training, planning, assigning and directing work, coaching, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems. Must have a mindset of mentoring employees under supervision. Should be able to lead in a way that sets a good example, promotes teamwork, and encourages a positive, efficient work environment.
Status: Full Time; Exempt
A completed employment application, 2 employment references and a spiritual life reference must be submitted in order to be considered for employment. Applications are available in the Human Resource Office or can be downloaded at http://www.grace.edu, Employment.
Qualifications: Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Two to three years of successful coaching experience. Proven ability to communicate effectively one-on-one, in small groups, and in public speaking contexts. Proven ability to communicate ideas and priorities effectively to promote teamwork and achieve desired results. Demonstrated strategic planning skills and an ability to assess the team’s competitive strengths and vulnerabilities. Demonstrated skill in making strategic recommendations to enhance the team’s performance. Preferred: Three to five years of successful college-level coaching experience.
About Grace College
Grace College is an evangelical Christian community of higher education which applies biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence and preparing for service. Grace Theological Seminary is a learning community dedicated to teaching, training and transforming the whole person for local church and global ministry.At Grace, the students, administration, faculty and staff aim together to make Christ preeminent in all things. Students learn this by living, studying, working, worshiping and achieving academic success with others who share similar Christian ideals in a setting where the community lifestyle fosters devotion to serious academic inquiry, wholesome recreation and relaxation and mature spiritual growth.