The assistant coach is responsible for assisting the head coach with all activities of the designated program, including but not limited to, recruitment and retention of quality student-athletes, academic progress of student-athletes, competitive game strategy, budget management, coaching staff oversight, and the program’s compliance with the University and Governing Body.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators
Student/Athlete Academic Success
•Promotes and facilitates student-athlete academic success •Manages and monitors academic and graduation progress
Competitive Success of Sports
•Assists the head coach with the overall planning and execution of the intercollegiate athletic program
•Produces a high performing team capable of meeting and maintaining competitive expectations as determined by University Athletic Administration
•Develops conference, regional and nationally competitive student-athletes
•Identifies, evaluates and recruits student-athletes to succeed at Lindenwood University
•Completes all administrative responsibilities associated with the program in a timely manner
•Operates a program that is fiscally responsible and remains within the assigned budget parameters
•Provides leadership in the team’s fundraising activities and initiatives to advance the program
•Understands and adheres to the policies, procedures, bylaws, regulations and rules of Lindenwood University and appropriate governing body
University and Community Relations
•Actively represents the program, department, alumni, campus and community
•Ensures that the program is actively engaged in on-campus and off-campus community involvement/service activities
•Attends or has representation at all department and university meetings and other events as scheduled by University Athletic Administration
•Fosters open, honest, two-way communication with the head coaches and student-athletes
•Maintains effective relationships with all stakeholders (includes but not limited to: coaches, support staff – academics, compliance, athletic performance, sports medicine, mental health, faculty and staff)
Support the Mission of the University
•Abides by coaching Code of Conduct
•Designs and delivers instruction for individual student-athletes and specific team needs, producing a holistic student-athlete experience through academics, athletics and community engagement
•Creates opportunity for student-athletes to learn and develop both physically and mentally
•Exemplifies and promotes the values of the University; integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity and community, in addition to the Athletic Department’s values; relentless, original, all-encompassing, and responsibility
•Engages in continued self-directed professional growth and development
Required Qualifications – Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. (Additional requirements may be designated by position.)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required
Playing and coaching experience preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job competently.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
Independent discretion, along with solid and sound judgment are essential
Strong leadership and collaborative skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must be able to work collaboratively and establish and maintain effective relationships with the community, faculty, students, and staff
Requires creativity and initiative
Highly developed analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential
Must be able to effectively use a computer
About Lindenwood University
Founded in 1827, Lindenwood is a dynamic four-year institution dedicated to excellence in higher education. Our historic campus is situated in the heart of St. Charles, Mo., a growing community of more than 65,000 just west of St. Louis.
We offer 131 degree programs to approximately 10,000 students a year through values-centered programs that lead to development of the whole person. Our faculty, staff, and administration are committed to an integrative curriculum that focuses on the talents, interests, and future of our students. Lindenwood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Lindenwood University is known nationally and internationally for innovation, entrepreneurship, and extraordinary dedication to students. We believe that education is the way to personal freedom and responsibility, which are the keystones of any democracy. We have a heritage that dates back nearly 200 years. In that time, we have learned how to educate in a way that helps each student become an enlightened, principled citizen of a global community.