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Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Florida Memorial University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2020

A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's athletics program and collaborate with staff and administration to ensure student-athletes are provided with opportunities and services to help them succeed academically. All coaching positions will provide support to athletics activities, have daily contact with the public, and requires the ability to interact (internally and externally) in a professional, positive, and tactful manner at all times.

Essential Functions:

Responsible for assisting the head coach with the overall management of the Men’s Basketball program, establishing and adhering to policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines in compliance with the policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines of all University, NAIA, conference, state, and federal laws.
  • Represent Florida Memorial University in a positive manner with the highest degree of ethics and integrity. Promote and support the mission of Florida Memorial University.
  • Assist with organizing and directing all aspects of the Men’s Basketball program: organizing practice sessions to enhance the team’s performance as a highly visible sport.
  • Develop and enforce a consistent discipline policy and enforce the code of conduct for both players and the team.
  • Coordinate with Head Coach on meetings prior to and during the season.
  • Make sure safety and proper skills and techniques are being taught.
  • Assist the Head Coach with team evaluation and assure that the team is organized and within the code of conduct.
  • Assist with mitigating low-level grievances and complaints between coaches and parents.
  • Manage recruiting strategies through scouting, attending tournaments, and home visits, in accordance with the Sun Conference and regulations.
  • Work to raise funds by developing activities, camps, and/or clinics to enhance the Men’s Basketball Program.
  • Participate in institutional professional development and training. Display behavior consistent with professional ethics and FMU faculty and staff handbook.
  • Provide administrative efforts, events and programming, game operations, research, and presentation. This also includes but is not limited to team communication and hospitality guidelines. Representation at various South Florida business functions, industry conventions, business seminars, and meetings as directed.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential nature in the utmost professional manner. Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal accountability.
  • Practical analytical and decision-making skills. Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and time management skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse
  • Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is critical as well as dependability.
  • Work involves planning and directing daily requests. Ability to plan and promote special events.
  • Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Lifting is required (i.e., set-up of scorers’ table, etc.), and some manual labor is expected. Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • CPR and AED Certified.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of average weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), those functions of the job which are identified as essential are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will be given careful consideration.
  • Bachelor's degree plus two (2) plus years of coaching experience. Successful experience as a graduate assistant or intern in an athletic program is acceptable with one (1) year of the required experience. Travel is necessary.
  • Experience in intercollegiate athletic program administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be able to work well with students, faculty, staff, and the community.
  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Office Suite, and LinkedIn Learning, as well as knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures. Familiar with Jenzabar technology suite for higher education and Banner financial system.
  • Flexibility to work outside of regular business hours.
  • Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if applicable.

Supplemental Information

In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a list of three professional references (at least one from a previous employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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