Assistant Coach - Women's Basketball

Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

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Position Title Assistant Coach - Women's Basketball Overview

Assist in the overall instruction and training of student-athletes under NCAA operating bylaws, including the recruitment of new student-athletes, strength and conditioning, ongoing assessment of student-athlete abilities, and academic advising.

Essential Duties:

1. Develop game/practice plans and communicate both verbally and in writing with current and potential students on various academic and social issues, etc. Provide verbal and written instruction to student-athletes on sport-specific skills and game-related tactics in one-on-one, small group, and large group sessions (i.e., during games, on-field practices and video review sessions). Comply with and uphold NCAA rules and guidelines and complete all necessary documentation.

2. Within guidelines issued by the athletic department, the Big East Conference, and the NCAA, perform work related to the recruitment and retention of student-athletes. Assess the abilities of potential student-athletes and make recommendations to the Head Coach for acceptance to the College. Such work requires exercise of independent judgment in scouting potential student-athletes.

3. Assess student-athletes’ ability to effectively apply sport-specific skills and game-related tactics in game or practice situations subsequent to instruction by head or assistant coach(es).

4. Develop, implement, and monitor a conditioning program for student athletes. Counsel injured student-athletes and assist in and monitor their recovery.

5. Serve as direct liaison to the Office of Academic Services and partner with that office to advise student-athletes on academic issues. Counsel student-athletes on decisions regarding academic standing and academic problems.

6. Initiate fundraising efforts and public relation initiatives through contact with alumni and parents of student-athletes.

7. As needed, arrange for the procurement or purchase of needed equipment or services to support the training and education of student-athletes.

Marginal Duties:

1. Maintain a working knowledge of “best practices” in regard to sport-specific skills, game related tactics, and physical fitness concepts through attendance at coaching seminars and from instructional materials, both written and video.

2. Perform all other duties as may be required.

Education and Experience Required

• Bachelor’s Degree in related field from an accredited institution required
• Significant intercollegiate playing and coaching experience in sport required
• Excellent oral and written communication skills required
• First aid and CPR Certification preferred

Physical Demands Employee Status Full Time Union Status Non-Union Shift: If other, please enter regular schedule. EEO Statement

Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic
origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation,
gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop,
and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the
part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and
those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.

Requisition Number AS485P Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

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