FT, 12-month position. Monday-Friday; work schedule varies. Evening and weekend work will be required.
The Head Women’s Basketball Coach will provide leadership, organization, and supervision for all aspects of women’s basketball to ensure a highly competitive and successful program. PLU is a member of the Northwest Conference and a NCAA Division III institution. This position reports to the Director of Athletics & Recreation.
Provide leadership, organization, and supervision for all aspects of the women’s basketball program to ensure a highly competitive and successful program, following all NCAA Division III, Northwest Conference and university rules and regulations.
Hire, train, and supervise part-time coaches for the women’s basketball program.
Prepare and manage annually the women’s basketball budget; follow purchasing and spending guidelines as set by the university and athletic department.
Schedule all competitive events and complete all travel arrangements.
Coordinate off-season training programs.
Monitor the academic progress of student-athletes.
Identify, attract, and matriculate outstanding student-athletes to the university.
Develop positive public relations with all internal and external constituents.
Engage in donor development and fundraising opportunities.
Organize and conduct youth camps based on departmental goals.
Complete Title IX Module.
-Perform administrative responsibilities.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Clear understanding and knowledge of the sport of basketball and ability to develop a competitive program.
Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Excellent organizational, planning, supervisory and problem-solving skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Strong recruiting, teaching, and coaching skills.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and use of internet.
Ability to collaborate and communicate with a wide variety of students, parents, alumni, faculty, departmental staff, administration and the general public.
Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with student-athletes and athletics alumni.
Clear understanding of and commitment to the NCAA Division III philosophy and the role of athletics with a private, liberal arts university.
Five years of successful basketball coaching experience.
CPR/First Aid certification required and may be obtained on the job.
Valid driver’s license (Must have had a valid driver’s license for at least 2 years).
Finalist applicants must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check, pass PLU’s internal Driver’s Certification Training, and provide an original copy of their Driving record (5-year Employment Abstract).
Previous coaching and recruiting experience at the NCAA Division III level is highly desirable.
Additional Salary Information: with excellent benefits
About Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) is a comprehensive institution with an enrollment of approximately 3200, including international students from two dozen countries. Located on the Pacific Rim in a uniquely scenic region, the university's campus is 40 miles south of Seattle in suburban Tacoma, Washington. As a "New American College," PLU accents integration between its liberal arts program and professional degrees in the arts, business, education, nursing, and physical education, and embraces its primary mission of educating students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care. PLU enjoys a healthy and progressive relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The University is committed to diversity, endorses the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action, and actively seeks applications from women and persons of color.