Head Women's Basketball Coach/Athletic Communications Assistant

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
About Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts:

At MCLA, we're here for all - and focused on each - of our students. As a 2019 Top Ten Public College, classes are taught by educators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing their students thrive on every level of their lives. Nearly 93% of our graduates land competitive jobs or are accepted by some of the best grad schools in the country. We engage in the most nationally relevant conversations by hosting some of the most celebrated thinkers and speakers on our campus in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, an area known for its mountain ranges, hiking trails, and panoramic views. Our home town of North Adams is brimming with creative energy and the regional economy is booming as a result. In nearly every way possible, the experience at MCLA is designed to elevate you as an individual, a leader, and a communicator, fully empowered to make your impression on the world.

Job Description:

Head Women's Basketball Coach:

Effectively manage all aspects of the women's basketball program including, but not limited to: supervise and mentor assigned staff and student-athletes, recruit, schedule, plan, develop, promote, coordinate, evaluate and other administrative duties as assigned that will continually improve the women's basketball program.

Athletic Communications Assistant:

Assist the Communications Director in all aspects of athletic communications including, but not limited to: statistical management and website maintenance, home game coverage and tracking game statistics, contracts, taking photos, creating digital programs and social media content, scheduling game day workers, and writing website stories.

All full-time coaches have one or more additional administrative responsibility as assigned by the Director of Athletics based on candidate's strengths and department needs. Examples could include: Academic Coordinator, Assistant Strength and Conditioning, Student-Athlete Development, SAAC, and/or coaching additional sports.

Specific Duties

Head Coach - Women's Basketball

  • Directly responsible for team and individual compliance to NCAA and operating policies within the department and College
  • Design and implement a training program that advances individual and team performance skills, supporting the achievement of the program's purpose
  • Design a competitive schedule that maximizes athlete development and performance
  • Actively recruit athletes capable of performing at desired levels
  • Recruit athletes capable of completing the baccalaureate degree and performing academically at levels reflecting program objectives. Communicate expectations and work toward achievement of a team GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Meet recruitment, retention and graduation rate goals along with roster management numbers set forth by Athletic Administration
  • Relate well to officials, high school coaches, parents, the media, alumni, donors, the public and the MCLA Athletic Department and College staff and faculty
  • Communicate and model standards of conduct and behavior to the athletes in your program. Supervise to ensure their conduct and behavior reflect favorably on themselves, the college, and department
  • Demonstrate a high level of commitment to personal and academic development of student-athletes
  • Work cooperatively with the Director of Athletics and Administrative Assistant in budgeting, requisitions and inventory of all related athletic equipment and supplies
  • Mentor and supervise assistant coaches with the end goals of developing head coach capabilities and supporting all program objectives
  • Attend and represent MCLA Athletics at campus programs, open houses, orientations, accepted students days and other events at the request of the Director of Athletics
  • Conduct a minimum of two cost free community outreach programs
  • Conduct fundraising events as needed to support program operations while ensuring appropriate guidelines and procedures are followed
  • Play an active role in positively promoting the program and department on social media

Athletic Communications Assistant

  • Assist in the development and implementation of the department communication plan to increase visibility and branding efforts
  • Assist in website content maintenance and design (rosters, bios, photos, articles, etc.)
  • Assist with statistical and press coverage at home/away contests and dissemination of information to local media following home and away contests
  • Assist in coordination, generation and compilation of statistical databases for all sports and handle weekly and end-of-year score and statistical reporting for the conference and NCAA
  • Assist with compiling and maintaining record books and academic and athletic awards lists for all sports.
  • Assist with writing, editing and disseminating press releases, season previews, hometown news articles and feature stories to various media in compliance with the college's and the NCAA's policies and procedures
  • Assist with producing department publications and promotional materials (game day programs, online media guides, fliers, etc.)
  • Assist with completing contracts, coordinating photo shoots for teams, coaches and student-athletes, and maintain files of such for website, publications and distribution to media as appropriate
  • Hire, train and supervise student event management staff for all home contest needs under the direction of the Communications Director
  • Continually enhance the departments' social media outreach through new media platforms as the area evolves (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) under the direction of the Communications Director
  • Other duties as assigned by the Communications Director

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Support mission and vision of athletic department
  • Serve as Game Day Supervisor
  • Complete all department, College and conference trainings
  • Attend mandatory department staff meetings and department events
  • Attend/participate in mandatory conference calls/meetings/voting, etc.
  • Complete reports, special projects, and other duties at the request of the Director of Athletics
  • Conform to the highest standards of professional conduct regarding compliance with department, institutional and conference policies and procedures and adhere to the rules and regulations of athletic governance organizations of which the institution is a member
  • Contribute to the maintenance of good working relationships with all staff, student-athletes, and external constituents through (a) a positive and constructive approach to all tasks, (b) respect for the competencies of others, and (c) appropriate conflict resolution behavior
  • Any staff member who is found in violation of NCAA regulations shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedure and in accordance with the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreement, and a staff member may be suspended without pay or terminated if the coach is found to be involved in deliberate and serious violations of NCAA regulations.

  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred
  • College level coaching or relative coaching/playing experience
  • Proven ability to recruit
  • An awareness of higher education principles, practices and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal and supervisory skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with professional, non-professional, and student personnel
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate level of initiative

Additional Information:

This is a 10 month, benefits-eligible position in the APA bargaining unit. Salary range is $40,000 to $45,000 commensurate to experience.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit www.mcla.edu.

Application Instructions:

Deadline for applications is May 14th, 2021.

Interested candidates must apply electronically and should submit a letter of interest and resume by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below.

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