Hartwick College (NCAA Division III and Empire 8 member institution) is accepting applications for the position of Head Women’s Basketball Coach. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, 10-month position. Working in the primary capacity of an educator, the head coach enhances the student experience and satisfaction as well as raise the College’s image and reputation through a competitive athletic program. This position works to improve the student’s personal and teamwork skills and provide education, guidance, assessment and encouragement. The Head Coach publicizes Hartwick College through positive local and campus communities as well as regionally and/or nationally. This position is important to the recruitment and retention of students in accordance with college and academic standards.
•Oversee and lead the operations of a collegiate athletic team, including instructing scholar-athletes on the rules, fundamentals, regulations, equipment, strategies and techniques of the sport by designing instructions for individual student-athletes and team needs.
•Assess player’s skills, monitor players during competition and practice, and track athletic performance of students.
•Demonstrate commitment to excellence, innovation and diversity by building healthy relationships with the students, responding to their concerns, advising students both personally and academically to contribute to their personal growth and academic success.
•Recruit qualified students in accordance with College standards.
•Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletics, including teaching PHED skill courses and/or PE coaching courses.
•Ability to create and maintain positive relationships with all internal and external constituents.
•Perform other job related duties as assigned
Other department expectations include the following:
•As a college administrator, this person is expected to comport oneself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus.
•Comply with all Federal, State, local, NCAA, Empire 8 Conference, College, and department regulations, rules, policies and procedures.
•Hire, supervise, and evaluate assistant coaches.
•General office work (email, database management, phone calls, etc.)
•Create budget, order supplies following proper protocol, and stay within defined budget parameters.
•Be a positive member of the department by supporting other programs and find ways to be involved for the betterment of the department and College (i.e., attend Code Blue events, volunteer for special department events).
•Service to the Hartwick community through committee work and/or service to National organizations through committee work (i.e., Department committees, NCAA, Coaching Associations).
•Attend important College functions (i.e., State of the College Address, Assessment Forum, and Conversations with the President).
•Participate in significant campus activities including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend.
Minimum requirements for this position is a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (Master’s preferred) with between 3 and 5 years of experience in an assistant or head coach position.
Valid driver’s license and be insurable through the College. Appropriate licensing for sport preferred or willingness to obtain. CPR/First Aid certification required.
Demonstrate effective teaching methods and be able to provide academic guidance and mentoring to scholar-athletes
Excellent leadership, role modeling, organizational, interpersonal, time management, and written and verbal communication skills
Must have a thorough understanding and working knowledge of NCAA regulations and be up to date with safety, rules and regulations and proper certifications
General computer skills including Microsoft software (Word, Office, Excel, etc.)
Strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Supervisory skills a plus
Knowledge of the sport
Being up to date with safety, rules and regulations and proper certifications
Ability to provide academic guidance and mentoring to student-athletes
Ability to multi-task and handle a job with a daily change of pace
Ability to use independent action, estimating skill, memory, and problem solving skills
About Hartwick College
An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. The College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”
Hartwick operates as a community of learners where there is a very real sense of belonging and connection. By joining Hartwick, you become part of a group of people who work together, share in our successes, and celebrate our accomplishments. All positions at Hartwick contribute to the education and development of students with the opportunity to see the impact on future leaders – what you do at Hartwick really matters.
Our beautiful 425-acre campus is located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, New York—a charming town near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, flexible scheduling, opportunities to engage in athletic and cultural events (concerts, exhibits, an...d lectures) and tuition benefits for eligible employees and their dependents. Hartwick College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and employment environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.
Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process.