Job Title: Assistant Football Coach - Offense, Job Class: Administrative Staff, Department: Athletic Department, Reports to: Head Coach/Athletic Director, FLSA status: Full-time
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SUMMARY: Assist Head Football Coach by performing the following duties:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Assists the Head Football Coach in conducting a successful intercollegiate football program, ensuring that the program provides positive athletics experience while promoting sportsmanship for its participants, enhances campus life and operate within University, NCAA and OAC conference regulations. Assists the head coach with the daily competitive operation of the football program including but not limited to: teaching sport related skills and strategies, conducting film study, observing student-athletes during practice and games, and preparing practice plans. In addition, this individual will assist with ensuring and monitoring the academic success of the football student-athletes. Assists in the attraction and retention of student-athletes while promoting a diverse campus environment. Evaluate talent and communicate with high school coaches and prospective student-athletes on the benefits of Otterbein University, while monitoring their progress through the admission process. Assist with the supervision and coordination of strength and conditioning programs as directed by the head coach. Participates in the planning and monitoring of such activities, including equipment and facility supervision. Must be able to transport teams via van if necessary. Online testing required through institution. Responsible for working with the athletic trainers and team physicians for the medical well-being and protection of the student-athlete during preseason, regular season and post season activities; each athlete must receive a medical evaluation prior to participation; athletic training hours will be posted for preventative care and rehabilitation; emergency procedures must be reviewed, established and followed for practice and competition. Responsible for the personal conduct of self as well as student-athletes and any others associated with the program. Must be familiar with the Otterbein University Student Code of Conduct and the Student Athlete Handbook and manage to the standards of good conduct and image that will reflect positively on the sport program, the Athletics department and Otterbein University. In addition, the promotion of a diverse and inclusive culture throughout the team, Athletics program, and University is essential. Any additional administrative assignment will be assigned at the discretion of the Director of Athletics.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: N/A
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: BS/BA Degree; experience and demonstrated success in teaching, coaching, recruiting and mentoring.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must have a valid driver’s license.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written English skills including grammar.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Must be competent in general math.
TECHNICAL SKILLS: Knowledge of general program procedures. Strong interpersonal and supervisory skills. Must take pride in and be thorough in quality of work produced.
REASONING ABILITY: Must possess excellent attention to details; must be a team player and interact collegially with co-workers and other constituencies. Must possess excellent customer service skills. Must possess strong organizational skills. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment in unusual or new situations. Must be able to work independently and must retain confidential information.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here 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 the essential functions.
Requires travel for varsity and junior varsity.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear, sit, reach and use repetitive motions of hands and wrists. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop or bend. Must be able to meet regular and predictable attendance standards.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Duties are primarily performed in on an athletic field subject to heat, dust, noises from players and fans.
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind of level of difficulty.
Otterbein University is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.
Otterbein University is committed to providing a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination. To this end, the University prohibits any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, pregnancy, religion, creed, marital status, partnership status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, military status, or any other legally protected status in its programs and activities. However, the University’s commitment to a nondiscriminatory environment is not intended to abridge unduly its commitment to academic freedom, free speech, or its educational mission. Inquiries or complaints regarding any form of discrimination or harassment may be directed to: Scott Fitzgerald Director of Human Resources and Legal Affairs Title IX Coordinator 614.823.1130
UNIVERSITY SUMMARY: Historically progressive and building. That is the hallmark of Otterbein University and those connected to this private university nestled in the picturesque, historic Uptown Westerville district in central Ohio and minutes away from Columbus, Ohio’s largest city. Otterbein has set the pace by providing an educational experience that is progressive, innovative, and inclusive. Students come from towns throughout Ohio, as well as many states and multiple countries, enriching the campus through their individual and collective diversity. As a university that educates students of various racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, we strive for and value a diverse faculty and staff that reflects our student population and Franklin County.
Otterbein has been selected as one of 23 universities across the US and the first in Ohio to host a Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Center. Otterbein will work with its own campus community as well as the Columbus City and Westerville City school districts to create positive narrative change about race; promote racial healing activities; and erase structural barriers to equity and opportunity.
About Otterbein University
Historically progressive. That is the hallmark of Otterbein University and those connected to this private university nestled in the picturesque, historic Uptown Westerville district in central Ohio. Otterbein University was established in 1847, a set of deeply rooted values still guide this model community of leaders and learners. Otterbein has set the pace by providing an educational experience that is progressive, innovative and inclusive. Today Otterbein University enrolls 2,480 undergraduate students in more than 70 majors and 456 graduate students working toward one of six master’s degrees or a doctor of nursing practice degree. Students come from towns throughout Ohio and represent 42 states and 11 countries, enriching the campus through their individual and collective diversity. Integrity, humane values and an inherently just, moral compass have guided Otterbein’s forward-thinking vision and actions—from its curriculum to its responsibilities as a member of academic, regional and global communities.