Assistant Women's Basketball Coach (Position Code PTWBB-20)

Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 08, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

About Oakton Community College :

Oakton Community College, a caring community of educators dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered environment.

Candidates with a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment are especially valued at Oakton.

We encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity of Oakton's student body and community, who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures, and have a demonstrated commitment to working with and as part of a multicultural faculty and diverse student body and community.

Located seventeen miles from downtown Chicago, Oakton serves northern Cook County with campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie, Illinois.

Job Description:

Basic Function and Responsibility:

Under direct supervision, provide support to the Head Women's Basketball Coach and the Basketball program through game coaching, player and team skill development and recruitment and retention of academically and athletically prepared students. Support activities of the basketball program within the rules and guidelines of the NJCAA, the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference and the college. Demonstrate a sound and committed educational philosophy for holistic student development including academic, athletic and personal. Support the mission and philosophy of the college.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Head Coach planning and conducting in-season and off-season team practice and conditioning programs.
  • Assist the Head Coach and players during game play.
  • Assist individual active players in basketball skill development through skills training and weight and conditioning training.
  • Assist in the identification and recruitment of new players to the program. This may include traveling to regional high school and club basketball events and showcases.
  • Assist in the scheduling of basketball practices and games, including arranging transportation, driving a team vehicle, securing funds for travel, making travel arrangements, etc.
  • Represent the Athletic Department and the Women's Basketball program on college committees or task forces and at college events and/or other public meetings.
  • Communicate as necessary with the other Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference and NJCAA Region IV Basketball Coaches.
  • Participate in Athletic Coaches professional development including annual training in NJCAA Regulations, CPR, AED usage, Blood Born Pathogen, Exercise Induced Asthma and use of an Epi-Pen.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:

Administrative supervision received from the Director of Athletics and Registrar Services. General supervision received from the Head Women's Basketball Coach.

Supervision Exercised:

Functional supervision exercised over Women's Basketball Team members, managers and student employees.

Assists in all daily operations of the intercollegiate Women's Basketball program, including game and practice coaching, recruiting of student athletes, assisting student athlete players in basketball skill development through skills training and weight and conditioning training, and the operation of youth basketball camps in the off-season. This position represents the Athletic Department and the program at Skyway Conference and NJCAA Region IV meetings and participates in Athletic Coaches professional development including annual training in NJCAA Regulations, CPR, AED usage, Bloodborne Pathogens, Exercise Induced Asthma and use of an Epi-Pen. Must be available afternoons and some weekends during the Winter season.

Part-time faculty are paid on a lecture hour equivalents (LHE) basis. For most courses, the LHE is the same as a credit hour. For others, the LHE represents additional work for teaching the class, such as grading papers for Composition classes or teaching a class with a laboratory section (computers, languages, and the sciences); in those cases, the LHE represents a figure higher than the credit hour. All part-time faculty start at the beginning pay rates, regardless of the level and type of experience obtained elsewhere. For the 2019-20 academic year rates are $1132/LHE for faculty without doctorates and $1212/LHE for faculty with doctorates. Part-time faculty advance one step within the salary schedule with the successful completion of 2 fall & spring semesters where 3+ credit hours are taught in each semester.

Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered environment.

Oakton especially values candidates committed to working in a culturally competent environment. Cultural competence integrates and transforms knowledge about individuals and groups of people into specific standards, policies, practices, and attitudes used in appropriate cultural settings to increase the quality of services.

  • An associate's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable skills and abilities can be obtained is required. A bachelor's degree is desired.
  • Three years of basketball playing experience at the college or high school level required. Preference given to candidates with two years of college level playing experience.
  • One year of basketball coaching experience as a head or assistant coach at the college, high school, club team, travel team or AAU team preferred.
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR/AED required.
  • Knowledge of NJCAA/NCAA rules and regulations is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning and leadership skills and a positive role model for young adults is expected.
  • Ability to work independently in an unstable and chaotic environment desired.
  • Valid Class "D" driver's license required.
  • Work performed in different environments including interior/office work areas, gymnasiums and outdoor areas.
  • Work will require significant physical effort associated with coaching and teaching basketball skills and techniques. The work will also require the lifting and movement of equipment up to 50 pounds.
  • Limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Regional travel required with occasional extended out-of-state travel for post-season competition.

Additional Information:

Coaching hires and assignments are coordinated by Christine Paciero at 847.376.7057 or for more information.

Coaches are hired on a season-by-season basis.

Application Instructions:

Required documents for a complete application file include an application, cover letter, resume/cv, official transcripts for all degrees earned, and 2 original, signed recommendation letters or college placement/credential file. The recommendation letters may either be original or e-mailed directly from the reference. The transcripts may either be official or pdf copies of official transcripts. Interested applicants must submit their application, cover letter and resume/cv on the Oakton website. Please indicate the position code (PTWBB-20) on the cover letter.

Official transcripts and original letters of recommendation or placement/credential file should be mailed to: Faculty Search PTWBB-20, c/o Department of Human Resources, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016.

Please contact Matthew Robitaille at if you have any questions or experience problems in submitting your application

Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.

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