The Head Men’s Basketball Coach/Assistant Athletic Director reports to the Director of Athletics on all matters related to the responsibilities listed below. The individual is a member of the College’s Student Services staff and participates in related meetings and on select committees. The successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. This is a full-time, exempt, 10 month per year position.
--The Head Men’s Basketball Coach recruits, instructs, and leads student-athletes within the philosophy of the College, Athletic Department, Liberty League, and NCAA Division III, and ensures a safe, equitable, positive environment for all student-athletes on the team to develop and improve both individually and collectively.
--Recruits an academically qualified, diverse, engaged, and enthusiastic roster of student-athletes through travel to events, phone calls, email, social media, and other means and platforms. Utilizes Front Rush, the department’s recruiting software, and regularly interacts with the Bard Admission office.
--Assists student-athletes in the process of navigating college, including academic, athletic, social, and other concerns. Communicates issues to department staff and Bard Student Services staff as necessary.
--Trains and prepares student-athletes for intercollegiate competition through practices, video review, and other means. Attends all contests, accompanies the team on trips, and assumes responsibility for the management and conduct of the team on and off the court.
--Ensures the safety and health of student-athletes in coordination with Athletic Trainers. Supervises and directs coaching staff on all team matters. Ensures that all department, college, league, and NCAA rules and regulations are understood and followed by student-athletes and coaching staff. Attends coaches’ meetings and other events as required.
--Works with the department’s Business Manager on all items related to the program’s budget, including team travel, equipment and gear, recruiting, and other expenses. Responsible for the maintenance and care of program inventory, including uniforms and equipment, and upkeep and presentation of the Stevenson Gymnasium.
--Assists department in revisions in areas of gym and facility safety, program risk management, policy making and staffing development.
Assistant Athletic Director – Athletic Facility Scheduling:
--Attends all staff meetings and department events as required by the Director of Athletics.
--Assists in event management for matches/games of other teams as needed.
--Oversees the scheduling of the Stevenson Athletic Center, including the main gymnasium, instructional classrooms, fitness area, weight room, and other indoor spaces as necessary, including practice schedules, games, and special events.
--Coordinates with soccer, lacrosse, club sports, and intramural programs to schedule both outdoor practice/game fields.
--Enters all practices, games, and events into the department’s online calendars to ensure that schedules are up-to-date and visible to all those who need access.
Experience as a player or coach is necessary, including having worked effectively with student-athletes from diverse backgrounds.
Experience in college athletics recruiting is desired.
Must be able to maintain a flexible work schedule and travel outside of 100-mile radius as required
To Apply Please submit a cover letter, resume and the contact information for three references to Interfolio by following this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/88661
In your cover letter, please include short statements on each of the following:
What personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position?
What will make you different from the other candidates applying for this position?
How would you create and maintain a team environment that demonstrates and upholds a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion?
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
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