Baker University, an NAIA member and participant in Heart of America Athletic Conference, is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the head coach of the varsity football team. This position is responsible for maintaining the integrity, academic profile, and success of the football program, Department of Athletics, and Baker University. The head coach works closely with other coaches, the athletics administrative staff, and the broader university community to ensure the best experience possible for all student-athletes. The head football coach's roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
•Development of the football team, practice planning, training sessions, scheduling contests, monitoring budget, effectively communicating with all program stakeholders including student-athletes, staff, alumni, parents, and various campus departments •Recruitment of prospective student-athletes that meet the academic profile of the university •Compliance with all rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the NAIA, Heart of America Athletic Conference, and Baker University •Supervision and direction of a staff of full-time and part-time assistant coaches, team members, and managers •In partnership with athletic development staff, establishment of fundraising priorities for the football program; implementation of appropriate cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies in accordance with department and institutional standards •Proactive collaboration with all administrative areas of the department: finance, HR, development and alumni relations, athletic training, strength and conditioning, athletic communications, facilities, event management, equipment management, and compliance •Facilitation of connection to campus resources for student-athletes •Demonstration of leadership, sportsmanship, and ethical, mature conduct •Maintenance of a fair and objective relationship with team members •Other responsibilities as assigned
Baker University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Persons of diverse ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
Baker is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving the collegiate experience for first-generation and under-represented groups.
To apply, please complete the online application by clicking the orange “Online Application” button. Applicants should also submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and a list of three references through the online application portal, or you may submit them separately at email@example.comU.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor ' s degree with five years collegiate varsity coaching experience. Must have current and valid CPRJ AED certifications.
Preferred qualifications: Master's degree with seven years of varsity collegiate coaching experience and previous collegiate head coaching experience.
Salary: Competitive salary based on experience. In addition, Baker University offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Baker University was founded in 1858 as the first university in Kansas and is respected throughout the region for its academically challenging liberal arts college. The College of Arts and Sciences, a residential campus located 40 minutes southwest of Kansas City, is a strong academic community dedicated to engaging students in the process of learning. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer who welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, especially those who are committed to promoting diversity of culture and of thought.