Concordia University Chicago invites applications for the position of Head Men’s Basketball Coach. The coach is responsible for planning, developing, and administering the men’s basketball program to achieve program, department, and university goals. This 12-month position includes, but is not limited to, directing all phases of a successful Division III program and ensuring compliance with CUC, NACC, and NCAA Division III rules. Individual must be able to recruit academically qualified and athletically competitive student-athletes and to motivate them to realize their potential in the classroom and on the field.
Responsibilities/Duties: The successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership and direction of the Concordia University basketball program. The coach will also have responsibility in public relations. The duties of the Head Men’s Basketball Coach will include coaching, recruiting, supervision of assistant coaches, and overall responsibility for successful management of a high level NCAA Division III basketball program.
Plan, organize, implement, and evaluate recruiting and scouting activities.
Analyze performance and instruct athletes in game techniques and strategies in preparation for and during athletics competition.
Oversee general administration of the program with the Director of Athletics to ensure that prescribed procedures are followed and schedules are met.
Prepare the annual budget structure and monitor expenditures in a fiscally responsible manner to maximize resources.
Establish close relationships with student-athletes and maintain effective lines of communication.
Establish a positive relationship between the current and alumni basketball players.
Skill Sets: Because of the inherent visibility of collegiate athletics on campus and in the greater community, it is expected that the Head Coach will display excellent communication skills, Christian principles, and exhibit teamwork with other academic, student life and administrative divisions of the College and be an ardent supporter of the mission of the University.
Minimum Experience Required: Prior experience as a Head Men’s Basketball Coach at the high school or college level is preferred. A commitment to continued professional growth and a commitment to the mission and values of a church-related liberal arts college are expected.
Education Requirements: A minimum of an Undergraduate Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.
About Concordia University Chicago
About Concordia University ChicagoConcordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Graduate Studies, and College of Innovative and Professional Programs, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and in 2013 was named to the U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fifth time. For the sixth consecutive year, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded more than 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at CUChicago.edu.