POSITION PURPOSE The Assistant Football Coach- Defensive Coordinator is responsible for specifically designated aspects of the sport, exercises independent judgment in providing technical expertise in the fundamentals of the sport of football, teaching student-athletes basic and advanced skills, and assisting the Head Football Coach in management of the team through recruiting, program development, fund-raising, promotional activities, and related assigned responsibilities. The Assistant Football Coach guides and mentors student-athletes throughout the academic year.
GENERAL EXPECTATIONS: All Lakeland University staff members are expected to: - Demonstrate in their words and actions an appreciation for the history of Lakeland University and a commitment to its stated mission; - Represent unequivocally in their behavior the stated values of the University; - Be good stewards of the University's resources, including its personnel and the goodwill of its friends, its alumni, and local community; - Work collaboratively (as opposed to competitively) with their peers to meet objectives and achieve our goals; - Keep their supervisor appropriately informed; - Be forthright and honest in their communication with all members of the University community; - Treat all members in a manner of teamwork and respect; - Acts in a manner that sets the standard for service in higher education and the core principals of Lakelanders Excelling at Professionalism (LEAP) show respect, communicate and be positive; - Advise their supervisor with respect to all matters that require their attention, including their own performance.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - Enables the achievement of a quality, competitive sports program and supports the educational goals of individual student-athletes by demonstrating a coaching philosophy which encourages those goals and promotes an environment conducive to both; - Assumes responsibility for the development and implementation of defensive scheme and game plan, in conjunction with the Head Coach. - Planning short and long terms defensive objectives under the leadership of the head coach, demonstrating technical expertise in the basics of the sport, and teaching the fundamentals and advanced level skills and game strategies to student-athletes. - Recruiting players including determining which schools to visit and which athletes to recruit, recommending the selection of team members, supervising practice sessions, scouting future opponents, providing expert advice to the head coach and team members, providing guidance or mentoring to student athletes throughout the academic year; - Develop and guide defensive assistant coaches by providing guidance on departmental or University policies and coaching philosophy, encouraging professional development through participation in coaching decisions and recruiting activities, making coaching assignments based upon qualifications, supervising coaching activities, and evaluating performances, in conjunction with the head football coach; - Protects the integrity of the football program and the reputation of the intercollegiate athletics program of the University by complying with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules and regulations as well as applicable Northern Athletics College Conference (NACC) rules and University policies regarding recruiting activities, student-athlete eligibility determination, scholarships and financial aid programs, scheduled practice sessions, and related covered activities; - Supervises and assigns responsibilities to defensive assistant coaches and graduate assistants and assigns day-to-day team responsibilities on road trips; - Reduces the likelihood of sports-related injuries or the aggravation of such injuries during practice sessions and scheduled contests by being knowledgeable of the injuries sustained in the sport and proper prevention methods, supervising appropriate pre-training session and pre-contest preparations and warm ups, and referring injured student-athletes to qualified sports medicine personnel or athletic trainers; - Supports established athletic fund-raising goals by actively participating in fund-raising events and promotional activities for intercollegiate athletics, assists in the formulation of team and department fundraising activities, and leads fundraising activities as directed by the Head Coach; - Promotes a positive image of the intercollegiate athletics program and the University through participation in community and professional organizations, representing the University at professional meetings as required, maintaining credible relations with various news media, serving in a leadership role and promoting participation in community service activities by student athletes, and serving as a guest speaker at public events on behalf of the University. - Facilitates an environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds; - Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the Head Coach; - Performs other duties as assigned. - A secondary duty will be assigned by Director of Athletics based on qualified skills.
At least two years of experience in coaching at the intercollegiate level is required, however, extensive playing experience at the collegiate level can be substituted for the coaching experience. Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations governing recruitment, eligibility and related functions is required
Demonstrate ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality;
Ability to effectively manage time and priorities;
Ability to prioritize office workflow and make effective administrative decisions to increase efficiency, accuracy, and productivity;
Demonstrated ability to tactfully and effectively communicate (written and verbal) with a variety of individuals;
Strong critical thinking skills;
Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word) or similar products;
Demonstrates organizational ability, and attention to detail and accuracy;
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment;
Ability to work evenings or weekends as needed.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Full tuition remission for candidate, spouse, and dependents.
Two-week's vacation upon hire.
Two-weeks paid sick time.
12 paid holidays.
Health, dental, and vision insurance.
403(b) retirement savings plan.
Lakeland University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.
Lakeland University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator
About Lakeland University
MISSION:Lakeland University, a liberal arts college related to the United Church of Christ, is committed to educating men and women of diverse backgrounds enabling them to earn a living, to make ethical decisions, and to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives distinguished by intellectual, moral and spiritual growth.VALUES:Lakeland is an educational community where students and faculty share academic goals and join in a common intellectual quest. Teaching and learning, the search for knowledge and understanding, and the critical examination of ideas, values and actions are the central activities of the college.Lakeland is a just community where the sacredness of each person is honored and where courtesy and honesty are practiced. The college engages in the humane enterprise of educating by helping students make a connection between what they learn and how they live.Lakeland is a covenantal community, affirming with the United Church of Christ the centrality of religious truth and the promise of Jesus that "one who seeks, finds." The concern for humankind exemplified in the life of Christ is reflected in the core curriculum of the college.Lakeland is a global community, drawing studen...ts of varied ages, religious backgrounds and cultural traditions, from areas around the world, building a community out of the rich diversity of its members in a climate of civility, respect and free expression.