Saint Xavier University (Saint Xavier/SXU) is a four-year private Catholic institution located in a residential neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago. SXU was founded and is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. The University is recognized as Chicago’s first Catholic university. Saint Xavier has an enrollment of approximately 3,700 (3,000 undergraduate) and the student body reflects the institution’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The athletic department at SXU is made up of 19 varsity teams competing in the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and affiliated with the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC). Cougar athletics has a history of success, including 37 conference championships over the past ten years.
The Head Women’s Basketball coach leads and directs an intercollegiate NAIA basketball program. The head coach is responsible for establishing the long-term vision of the program, recruitment of student- athletes, roster management, planning and implementing training, game preparation and coaching, scheduling, monitoring academic progress, managing assistant coaches, oversight of budgets, and other responsibilities as designated by the Director of Athletics. This is a 12-month position with salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Essential Functions: • Plan, organize, and execute a dynamic training program to develop and prepare players to maximize their potential and pursue excellence in athletic achievement
• Successfully facilitate all aspects of coaching a team in competition
• Foster the academic achievement and physical well-being of student-athletes
• Mentor and develop students both on and off the court
• Develop and implement a plan for the recruitment of qualified student-athletes
• Hire, supervise, and evaluate assistant coaches
• Plan and manage team scheduling and travel arrangements
• Manage and maintain team budgets in line with University policies
• Order and maintain equipment for the basketball team
• Represent Saint Xavier in the CCAC and the NAIA
• Remain knowledgeable of and adhere to CCAC and NAIA rules and regulations
Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, and abilities needed upon entry into the position)
Three years coaching experience at the college or university level
Experience recruiting college level student-athletes
Head coaching experience
College playing experience
For complete consideration, a letter of interest, resume, and three personal references should be sent in one pdf file and emailed to the Chair of the Women’s Basketball Search Committee at email@example.com. The position is open and actively being recruited with the start of application review beginning on June 11, 2021. All applications meeting the stated qualifications will be considered until the position is filled. Questions, inquiries, and nominations can be forwarded to Dr. Kurt Patberg, Senior Vice President of Athletics Staffing and Consultants at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Saint Xavier University
Saint Xavier University (SXU) is a distinguished four-year, private
Catholic institution located in a residential neighborhood on the
southwest side of Chicago. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in
1846 and chartered in 1847, Saint Xavier holds the distinctions of
being Chicago’s first Catholic university, as well as the first Mercy
institution of higher learning in the United States.
With an enrollment of nearly 3,700 (2,955 undergraduate, 712 graduate students) the student body reflects the institution’s commitment to
diversity and inclusion. Saint Xavier is a Minority-Serving Institution and has
been a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) since 2014.
Saint Xavier’s curricular and co-curricular programs focus on leadership and
service as well as educating the whole person.
The athletic program at Saint Xavier is made up of 19 varsity teams that compete within the National
Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC),
and the Mid-States Football Association (MSFA).