The head coach is responsible for all aspects of the organization, leadership and administration of the Intercollegiate Athletic program in a manner that aligns with the mission and values of the university and Athletics department. This position is also responsible for the 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, conference and NCAA.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Student-Athlete Academic Success
Promotes and facilitates student-athlete academic success
Manages and monitors academic and graduation progress, implementing action plans with the appropriate academic staff when necessary
Competitive Success of Sports
Plans and executes the intercollegiate athletic program
Produces a high performing team capable of meeting and maintaining competitive expectations as determined by University Athletic Administration
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
Meets roster goals set forth by University Athletic Administration
Provides leadership in the team’s fundraising activities and initiatives to advance the program
Maintains current knowledge of and adheres to the policies, procedures, bylaws, regulations and rules of Lindenwood University, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and Conference.
Hires, supervises, mentors, develops and evaluates full-time and part-time assistant coaches and program staff
University and Community Relations
Actively represents the program, department, alumni, campus and community
Ensures 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 among athletes and assistant coaches
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
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
Job may require other duties as assigned
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.)
A minimum of 3 years collegiate coaching experience required
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
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
Ability to develop conference, regional and nationally competitive student-athletes
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
Works with athletes
Evening and weekend work is required
Physical Abilities - Activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Physically demanding position
Must be able to perform technical aspects of the sport
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.
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.