REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS STATUS: FULL-TIME, EXEMPT, SALARIED
Lake Erie College, a small, co-educational, four-year, independent liberal arts college located in Painesville, OH, 30 miles east of Cleveland, invites applications for the full-time position of head coach, football. Lake Erie College is an NCAA Division II program that competes in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC). The coach is responsible for recruiting and organization of the College’s football program.
•Organizes, in conjunction with the director of athletics, all aspects of the football program, including facility, competition, practice schedule and team operations.
•Serves as recruiter for the sport of football to identify and evaluate potential students who are a fit for the institution and organizes their recruitment in conjunction with the Office of Admission.
•Acts as an ambassador of the College and conducts oneself in a positive manner and to heighten the awareness of the institution to all of its constituents.
•Works closely with the promotional and fundraising efforts of the athletics department.
•Follows all institutional, G-MAC and NCAA regulations regarding football in particular and athletics in general.
•Makes budgetary decisions regarding the proper operation and staffing of the areas of responsibility.
•Projects and promotes an inclusive education with the highest standards where student-athletes are empowered to lead lives of personal significance and professional success as global citizens.
•Creates an environment and plan for the academic success of the team.
•Operates within the mission of the College and athletics department to ensure a full NCAA DII student-athlete experience.
•Administers community service and engagement programs with student-athletes.
•Builds successful relations with alumni.
•Other duties as assigned by the director of athletics.
•Bachelor’s degree required.
•Must have demonstrated ability to recruit prospective student-athletes.
•Prior NCAA DII football playing or coaching experience preferred.
•Must have strong team-building and management skills.
•Must have ability to work across academic and administrative departments in a cooperative manner.
•Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
•Ability to supervise full-time, graduate assistant and temporary staff, as well as understand the student-athletes' commitment to academics is a must.
•Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff and the community.
•Ability to work effectively with a diverse student population.
Qualified applicants will have the availability to work evenings and weekends, possess a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record and the ability to travel for team practices, competition and recruiting.
Under the NCAA Bylaw 11.1.6 Sports-Safety Training, each head coach and all other coaches who are employed full time at an institution shall maintain current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use.
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and three professional references to: email@example.com (preferred method for applications) or Head Coach, Football Search, Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., LEC Box 358, Painesville, OH 44077. Correspondence regarding this search should be limited to application materials only and submitted solely via the methods above. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment. Learn more at https://www.lec.edu. EOE
About Lake Erie College
Lake Erie College, founded in 1856, provides distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs grounded in the liberal arts. We empower students to deal with the diversity, complexity and change necessary to excel in the 21st century. We offer 35 undergraduate majors and master’s programs in business administration, education and physician assistant studies. Our students compete in 17 NCAA Division II varsity sports and on three intercollegiate equestrian teams.