Job Title: Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Department: Athletics Reports to: Head Women’s Basketball Coach Status: Full-Time, Salaried exempt – 10 month position Date Last Revised: May 6, 2019
Illinois College is a residential, private liberal arts college located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 85 miles north of Saint Louis, Missouri, and 30 miles west of Springfield, the Illinois State Capital. True to its founding vision in 1829, Illinois College is a community committed to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts. Illinois College promotes academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity through an increasingly diverse student population. The College develops in its students qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service, fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success.
Summary The Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach is responsible for managing and supervising the day to day operations of the athletic team, including recruiting, coaching, and providing leadership and support for the vision and strategies of The Head Coach. The Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by Illinois College, the Midwest Conference (MWC), and the NCAA. Illinois College is a member of the NCAA at the Division III level. This position may also have additional responsibilities within the athletic department.
Essential Functions The following list of duties is meant to be representative of the work performed in this position. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical extension of position responsibilities.
•Recruit, retain and graduate successful student-athletes •Meet the recruitment and retention goals set by the College •Ensure academic performance and personal development of student-athletes •Recruiting activities include but are not limited to; travel to competitions and high schools, contacting high school coaches, evaluating talent, contacting and meeting with prospective student-athletes. •Collaborate with Early Intervention group •Maintain a high level of professionalism on and off the field toward student athletes, other coaches, parents, administrators, and members of the community •Plan campus visits with prospective student-athletes and their parents •Provide consultation and expert advice to the Head Coach and team members •Prepare, plan, conduct, and evaluate practice sessions as directed •Scout future opponents by watching film and help prepare scouting reports •Organize and run individual student-athlete skill development •Assist in developing and monitoring the strength and conditioning program •Ensure academic performance and personal development of student-athletes •Coach specific units as directed by the Head Coach (may serve in a coordinator role) •Attend regular athletic and admission staff meetings •Help manage, as needed, online recruiting database (Front Rush) •Coordinate film exchange and uploading game film to Synergy •Organize and complete all required paperwork including but not limited to Payment by Check requests for officials and reimbursements •Assist in the management of the budget if applicable •Organize and maintain accurate inventory of basketball equipment and uniforms •Assume additional administrative responsibilities within Athletics Department, as assigned by the Director of Athletics •Assist in organizing alumni meet and other special events, including fundraising events in collaboration with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations •Assist the coordinator of strength & conditioning with the operation and supervision of out of season strength & conditioning activities (if certified in strength & conditioning)
Bachelor’s degree, required
Intercultural competency; ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds
Valid driver’s license and evidence of insurability, required
Basketball coaching experience at the NCAA level, Division III, preferred
Recruiting experience at the collegiate level, Division III, preferred
Must understand and value the liberal arts experience for students at Illinois College, especially including participation in other sports, clubs and organizations, and having an academic experience
First Aid and AED certification, preferred
Strength and conditioning certification, preferred
Knowledge of NCAA, Midwest Conference, and Illinois Colleges rules, regulations and guidelines
Ability to work weekdays, weekends, and some evenings
Passion and motivation to recruit student-athletes
Strong oral and written communication skills
Possess an outcomes-oriented approach to coaching
Ability to lift 30 pounds
About Illinois College
Illinois College is a residential, private liberal arts college located in the heart of Illinois, 85 miles north of Saint Louis, Missouri, and 30 miles west of Springfield, the Illinois State Capital. True to its founding vision in 1829, Illinois College is a community committed to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts. The College develops in its students qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service, fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success.