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Women's Head Basketball Coach/Director of Student-Athlete Academic Success

Dean College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Start date
Jun 10, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Company Description:

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations.

A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning.

Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.

This is The Dean Difference.

Consistently recognized as a Top Regional College and a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report and named a College of Distinction for four consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 300 part-time students and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies and certificate programs throughout the year.

Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 90 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on student engagement and exceptional teaching. The Dean Difference is exemplified through each student's commitment to their professional futures, social responsibility and leadership. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.

Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.

Job Description:

The Athletic Department at Dean College has an opening for a Head Coach of  Women's Basketball and Director of Student-Athlete Academic Success. This is a full-time, 9-month position.

The Head Coach for Women's Basketball is responsible for all aspects of the basketball program, such as teaching skill techniques, recruiting, budget management, and scheduling of opponents. 

The Director of Student-Athlete Academic Success will provide proactive academic support for all Dean College Student Athletes.

Head Women's Basketball Coach Essential Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to):

  • Recruit student-athletes that align with the mission of the College;
  • Instruct the women's basketball team members on both offensive and defensive tactics and strategies;
  • Provide oversight of staff and team members as it relates to following all GNAC, NCAA and Dean College policies and regulations;
  • Organize and schedule all team practice sessions;
  • Promote, monitor and facilitate student-athlete academic success;
  • Schedule home and away contests with the approval of the Director of Athletics;
  • Perform administrative tasks such as budget management, reconciliation of travel expenses, and the ordering of supplies and equipment for the women's basketball program;
  • Represent Dean College and the women's basketball program in a professional manner;
  • Must have planning, organizational, administrative, and time management skills;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Director of Student Athlete Academic Success

Essential Responsibilities (Include but not limited to):

  • Serve as the liaison with the Robbins Center for Advising and Career Planning and the Morton Family Learning Center to provide academic support for the student-athlete population;
  • Monitor student-athlete academic progress during each round of academic monitoring;
  • Meet with student-athletes to develop effective academic plans;
  • Design and implement weekly academic plans for student-athletes identified as being at academic risk through monitoring.;
  • Develop success plans for ineligible student athletes.;
  • Coordinate and monitor Athletic Study Labs in collaboration with the Morton Family Learning Center;
  • Other duties as assigned.



  1. Bachelor's Degree required;
  2. Master's degree preferred;
  3. COVID-19 Vaccination required:
  4. 2-3 years in coaching at the collegiate level;
  5. Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations;
  6. Valid driver's license in good standing required;
  7. Excellent oral and written skills and the ability to communicate with students, colleagues, and external constituents;
  8. Demonstrated ability to handle complex and multiple tasks in a professional and efficient manner.

Additional Information:

Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.

The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. Dean College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.

The Assistant Dean of Students, located on the second floor of the Campus Center, telephone 508-541-1841, coordinates the college's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Act.

The Director of Human Resources on the first floor of Dean Hall, telephone, 508-541-1681 coordinates the college's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

The Dean College Athletics Department is a Division III member of the NCAA and competes as a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), and complies with all NCAA Division III Rules and Regulations.

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