About Albright College Founded in 1856, Albright College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County and one of the most economically and culturally diverse colleges in the country. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is home to about 1,600 residential undergraduate students from across the nation and around the globe, working together to cultivate integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. Albright students are encouraged to cross or combine majors to create individualized academic programs, without taking longer to graduate. The college’s flexible curriculum, close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options are all designed to help students exceed their own expectations.
At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the college recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities and backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer, committed to inclusivity. In alignment with this commitment, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position. Read the college’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement online and learn more our demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable academic community.
Albright College seeks qualified candidates for the position of Head Football Coach. Albright is an NCAA Division III member institution as well as a member of the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC), and the Commonwealth Conference. Albright College values its talented, diverse community and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace equity and inclusion. The head coach, in collaboration with athletic administration, is responsible for the overall administration of the football program. The program is expected to reflect the highest standards of ethical conduct and comply with NCAA and Middle Atlantic Conference specific governance.
This position reports to the Co-Directors of Athletics and is responsible for all aspects of the football program including the recruiting and retention of academically and athletically qualified student-athletes, hiring and management of assistant coaches that includes three full-time staff, and the preparation, planning and strategy necessary for a highly competitive football program.
Over one-half of the Albright student body, and football team, identifies as African-American or Latino and about one-half are first-generation students. We are deeply committed to recruiting coaches who reflect the diversity of the Albright College student body and football team.
Essential Job Functions: 1. Lead the football program with on court coaching. 2. Supervise and professionally develop assistant coaches. 3. Recruit prospective student athletes on and off campus. Evaluate player talent for recruits. 4. Organize recruiting communications and campus visits. 5. Set up and monitor student athlete academics. 6. Lead retention efforts for football players. 7. Game preparation and strategy. 8. Attend all MAC football coach meetings. 9. Organize program fundraising. 10. Maintain team social media pages. 11. Promote diverse and inclusive atmosphere within the program. 12. Operate summer football camps. 13 Active involvement in fundraising related to football. 14. Active engagement of football alums. 15. Other duties as assigned.
Review of applications for this position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an application by clicking “Apply Now”. Cover letter, a minimum of two professional references and any other supporting application materials can be uploaded in one document along with the resume. Optional documents may be submitted can include: proof of education/certification, licenses, and letters of recommendation. Albright offers a competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission.
About Reading, Pa. Ranked a “Best Place to Live” and “Best Place to Retire” by U.S. News & World Report, Reading is a medium-sized city in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Albright College’s 118 acre campus is located in the city’s historic northeast College Heights neighborhood. Catch a concert in Reading’s 9,000 seat Santander Arena or get up close and personal in the historical Santander Performing Arts Center (built in the 1870s — only 20 years after Albright was born!) Start a new art project with materials like hot glass, paint, wood and more at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, enjoy seasonal festivals or take a walk through West Reading’s artisan shops, restaurants and boutiques. See Pennsylvania’s spectacular autumn display from the top of Reading’s Pagoda, a kayak on Blue Marsh Lake, or from a scenic steam train ride. Or leave civilization behind with more than 125 miles of certified biking and hiking trails. The city of Reading is also home to the Philadelphia Flyer’s ECHL ice hockey team and the Philadelphia Phillies’ AA baseball team.
Qualifications/Prerequisites: 1. COMMUNICATION a. Strong communication skills with a demonstrated ability in leading and mentoring. 2. SKILLS a. Demonstrated commitment to enhancing an inclusive and equitable Albright community, as described in Albright College’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement. b. Sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse and marginalized groups, and ability to work with students holding a range of worldviews. 3. EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE a. Minimum of five years of progressive college coaching experience b. Head coaching experience preferred. 4. EDUCATION a. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred 5. LICENSES a. N/A
Albright College is an independent liberal arts institution with a student body of approximately 1800 students and is located within one hour of Philadelphia, two hours of Baltimore, and three hours of New York City and Washington, D.C.