Thiel College welcomes highly motivated applicants for the position of Head Women’s Basketball Coach who is relentlessly positive with very high standards and is comfortable being both strategic and hands-on.
The successful candidate will have the skills necessary to lead a program, build institutional support, and develop student-athletes. Thiel College’s next Head Women’s Basketball Coach will be a dynamic leader who directs all aspects of the basketball program with integrity. The Head Women’s Basketball Coach serves as an active and visible campus presence, serving on committees, meeting recruits, and engaging with student-athletes through highly impactful practices on the field and activities off the field that promote leadership and retention.
This position will have the opportunity to work with and develop a committed group of student-athletes promoting student success both on the field, in the classroom as well as in the community. Thiel’s Head Women’s Basketball Coach will be charged with leading the efforts to build and strengthen a cohesive basketball program while working with the Director of Athletics.
The candidate must have a solid commitment to academics and athletic success, demonstrating the ability to identify, recruit, and retain student-athletes as well as an understanding of the College’s Mission. Thiel College prepares students for careers and lives of meaning and purpose and empowers individuals to reach their full potential in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment. Promoting excellence, innovation, and ethical leadership, the College provides distinctive learning opportunities for students.
Reporting to the Director of Athletics, this full-time, 12-month on-campus position will be responsible for directing all aspects of Thiel’s NCAA Division III program and will be expected to abide by and uphold the regulations of the NCAA Division III and the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.
Specific duties will include but are not limited to recruitment, retention, coaching, scheduling, team travel, budget management, fundraising, and monitoring student athletes’ academic progress. Candidate must have a strong commitment to academic and athletic success, with a demonstrated ability to identify and recruit student-athletes, a proven record of outstanding leadership, and strong organizational skills.
Thiel College is committed to attracting culturally and professionally diverse faculty and staff who engage our students by providing a rich and fulfilling curricular and co-curricular experience. Diverse, bilingual, and multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
Institutional Background Thiel College is a creative and energetic place that is positioned to thrive academically and financially. It is rooted in academic excellence, innovation, tradition and inclusion. Its commitment to student success means that it takes the education and career success of its students seriously and offers a supportive, challenging and rewarding learning environment which allows students to discover the path they are meant to take. It is an institution committed to providing quality undergraduate and graduate education. It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Thiel offers a vibrant student life. It has more than 50 clubs and activities and offers Greek life for those who want that experience with four fraternities and sororities. The College offers intramural athletics as well as participating in the 24 NCAA Division III sports. Among the men’s sports are football, soccer, tennis and lacrosse and among women’s sports there are softball, volleyball, soccer and tennis. The College is a member of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. All students, except those who live nearby, reside on campus in a variety of residential living facilities. The Office of Student Life hosts a variety of events throughout the year.
Thiel offers a multidisciplinary grounding in the liberal arts with a comprehensive, integrated knowledge base. The College has a strong commitment to access and inclusion; students of color make up a quarter of the incoming class and approximately 45 percent of the class is Pell eligible. Thiel is a supportive environment for first generation students. Its distinctive honors program, generously funded by The Dietrich Foundation, offers enriched learning opportunities to nearly 20 percent of the incoming class. The post-graduate outcomes at Thiel are impressive with more than 96% of graduates employed or in graduate school within a year of earning their undergraduate degrees with many students winning admission into highly selective graduate programs, including the University of Chicago, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pittsburgh. Visit www.thiel.edu for more information about Thiel College.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references by clicking here (preferred method) or to Jennifer Clark, Director of Human Resources, Thiel College, 75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125. All application materials should be attached in a single PDF document using the candidate’s last name as the document title.
Materials will be reviewed as received and continue until the position is filled.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. 3-4 years of coaching experience at an NCAA program is desired.
Thiel College, an independent institution related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and established in Western Pennsylvania in 1866 as a co-educational institution, educates students in the liberal arts and professional studies for service to society.