Rockford University invites applications for the position of Head Men's Basketball Coach, reporting to the Director of Athletics. The primary emphases of this position are to coach, recruit, and support the mission of Rockford University. Essential to the efforts of the Head Men's Basketball Coach will be the pursuit of student development experiences that are aligned with the vision and mission of the University. Evening and weekend hours are required for this full-time position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Manage and direct the men’s basketball program by ensuring the athletes have the knowledge, skill and abilities in order to perform to the best of their ability.
•Plan coaching and practice sessions in accordance with NCAA and Conference regulations for the men’s basketball team.
•Manage and is actively involved in all aspects of the team including strength and conditioning, practicing, and competing.
•Monitor class schedules, grades and student-athlete academic progress and works with students in satisfactory academic progress.
•Responsible for basketball student-athlete retention by working closely with the director of student success and retention and ensuring academic and personal growth by implementing action plans.
•Evaluate and recruit qualified student-athletes.
•Directs and supervises the assistant basketball coach and graduate assistant basketball coach in ensuring the pursuit of the student development experiences.
•Monitor and maintain the discipline and conduct of student athletes to support the image and reputation of the athletics program.
SECONDARY DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES •Scheduling of events and •Evaluates and recruits qualified student-athletes •Manages a fiscally sound budget •Attend monthly athletic staff meetings
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
A Master's degree is preferred; however, a bachelor’s degree will be considered if the candidate has appropriate specialization and eight years of coaching experience at the high school level or above.
Experience working with student-athletes in a university setting.
Experience and knowledge of NCAA regulations.
TO APPLY: Review of resumes will begin immediately. Please submit cover letter indicating salary requirements, resume and list of three professional references to HumanResources@rockford.edu.
About Rockford University
Founded in 1847, Rockford University is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts institution located in Rockford, Ill., a city of 150,000 people about 85 miles northwest of Chicago. The University offers over 70 majors, minors and programs, a return-to-college program in management studies, masters programs in business and teaching, and several community education programs. Rockford University is one of only 11 institutions in Illinois with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.
Our mission includes providing an education “grounded in liberal arts learning and complemented and extended by professional and practical experiences.” Our vision builds on the life and work of our distinguished alumna, Jane Addams, and many others in her tradition. Founder of Hull House in Chicago in the late 19th Century, Addams worked at the nexus of the major historical and intellectual currents of the day. In 1931 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. Our vision is to be “Jane Addams' college in the 21st century.”