Position Summary: The purpose of the Head Football Coach is to organize and facilitate all aspects of the program in a professional manner that will translate into a successful and fulfilling experience for all student-athletes who are associated with the program. Other responsibilities include directing all aspects of a competitive NAIA football program including compliance with NAIA and University rules and regulations; recruitment of qualified, gifted student-athletes; contest scheduling; budget management; fund-raising; and retention of student-athletes. A head coach at SOU is expected to create an environment of respect, trust and commitment for his/her team. His/her efforts are focused by the following seven goals; 1. To positively affect the social growth and ethical engagement of our student-athletes 2.To create an environment of excellence. 3. To educate student-athletes about the importance and value of academic integrity, performance and graduation. 4. To provide a positive public identity for SOU. 5. To invest in the growth of our programs through sound fiscal management. 6. To create community and cultivate Raider identity. 7. To provide a fun and exciting atmosphere for SOU students and the community.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree. Minimum of three years college coaching or playing experience. A well-constructed and demonstrated coaching philosophy that focuses on character development. Ability and willingness to travel long distances for competitions and recruitment; work nights and weekends. Experience with/ability to interact with a diverse population.
Preferred Qualification: Master’s Degree. Experience as a college head coach or coordinator. Public institution experience (NAIA, NCAA DII, or high school).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent communication skills; demonstrated ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated customer service experience requiring a very high level of diplomacy and professionalism to effectively handle a broad range of sensitive interpersonal situations.
Demonstrated ability to interpret and consistently apply a wide variety of complex policies and procedures where specific guidelines may not always exist.
Demonstrated ability to proactively assess work operations and anticipate potential problems; ability to develop and implement strategies for preventing/resolving problems.
Great ability to effectively perform work of a highly sensitive and confidential nature that requires access to information. Must be able to exercise sound judgment and discretion, tact, and diplomacy.
Takes initiative in independently planning, organizing, and performing work assignments within broadly defined parameters.
Demonstrated ability to work with a high level of productivity and accuracy/attention to detail.
Excellent organizational and time management skills with the demonstrated ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in and outside the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
Working knowledge or able to quickly learn, university infrastructure, policies and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to provide training and direction to student assistants. •Ability to adherence to the NAIA, Cascade and Frontier Conference, and Southern Oregon University rules and regulations pertaining to recruiting, eligibility and general operation of the team Special Conditions •Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development. •Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis. •Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check. •This position classification has been defined as “exempt” and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). •The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon Department of Human Services.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. (4) As the “other” document, submit your coaching philosophy that includes specifics about your vision for the future of SOU football.
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Special Conditions •Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development. •Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis. •Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check. •Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime •The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.
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