Hiring for a Men's and Women's Assistant Basketball Coach (two vacancies)

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 30, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Recruitment Number


Working Title

Hiring for a Men's and Women's Assistant Basketball Coach (two vacancies)

Position Type


Appointment Percentage

100% (50/50 split appointment)


Student Affairs Division

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The Division of Student Affairs’ role is to enhance and support students learning experience here at UWL . We work closely with faculty, staff, community members, alumni and most importantly, students to provide quality programs and services which promote learning, leadership, involvement, service, and the celebration of diversity. The Division includes several departments: Campus Child Center, Counseling and Testing, Student Health Center, Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreational Sports, Residence Life, Student Life, University Centers, and the Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students office. The staff of the Division is truly student-centered and concerned about the holistic development of the student.

Position Summary

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is deeply committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive working environment ensuring that our students experience a world class education and are prepared for all global contexts.

The university is seeking two qualified candidates that demonstrate exceptional coaching abilities in basketball and will be placed, based on preference and demonstrated history of success, for either the Men’s or Women’s basketball teams. The successful candidates must also possess qualifications for a collateral assignment in either the Admissions Office as an Admissions Counselor or in the Athletics Department as a Diversity & Inclusion Liaison.

These unique positions will be a deployed as a first of its kind champion for the basketball teams and leading Athletics Department initiatives to promote a more diverse and inclusive environment for employees and student-athletes by aligning recruitment efforts in Admissions as well as promoting and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in UWL’s Athletics Department. Successful candidates will need to have demonstrated a successful career of working with student-athletes and employees of every background on enhancing their awareness and commitment to inclusion efforts.

In conjunction with the university’s statement on Equal Employment Opportunity, persons of color or from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

● Bachelor’s Degree.
● Basketball coaching or playing experience at high school, club, or collegiate level.
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills such as excellent written and public speaking.
● Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds
● Ability to lift/transport materials up to 35lbs.
● Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
● Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

● Knowledge of NCAA Division III and WIAC rules.
● Collegiate coaching or playing experience.
● Collegiate recruiting experience.
● Strong organizational and event planning skills
● Ability to adapt and manage multiple competing priorities
● Ability to use and learn multiple computer technologies (such as Peoplesoft, ImageNow, TargetX CRM, Microsoft Office)
● Experience in marketing, admissions or a related area of higher education

Physical Demands

Lifting and transporting materials up to 35 lbs. is required.

Working conditions and environment

Must be willing to work evenings and weekends.

Admissions Counselor: Typical work hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. However, numerous evening and weekend hours will be required. The ability to travel throughout the Midwest by automobile is also required.

Miscellaneous Information

Successful candidates will receive two appointments at UWL . One appointment for the Coach will be for 50% time during the 9-Month Academic Calendar; the other position, (for either the D&I Equity Liasion or Multicultural Admissions Counselor), will be for 50% over the 12-Month Calendar Year.

Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
Highlights include:
• 22 days of vacation for 12-month positions (that are non-instructional)
• excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
• paid holidays and sick days.
• sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health insurance post-work at UWL .
• after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
• benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.
Learn more at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/fasl20.pdf
Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.

The University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin–Madison are engaged in a redesign of job title and compensation structures. The Title and Total Compensation Project will result in relevant and market-informed titles to help us keep and grow our outstanding workforce. If you are the successful candidate, your title is subject to change in November 2021. For more information, visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/


These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Assistant Coach

Duties to Support Responsibility

As an Assistant Coach, the successful candidates will assist with the management of daily operations of the Division III intercollegiate basketball programs competing in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, with responsibilities including, but not limited to: assisting in the planning, recruiting, coaching, developing, implementing, and administering of the basketball program to meet university and department objectives. They will also be responsible for various administrative tasks associated with running an intercollegiate basketball program, potentially including, but not limited to, the planning of team travel, managing equipment and/or video and technology needs, and coordinating camps. The Assistant coaches must conduct themselves in such a way as to enhance respect for the university, Athletics Department, UWL basketball program, and UWL student-athletes.

Percentage Of Time

50% with the Athletic Department



Responsibility Statement

Admissions Counselor

Duties to Support Responsibility

In the Department of Admissions, the Student Services Coordinator, with a working title of Multicultural Admissions Counselor, will report to the Director of Admissions. This position plays a significant role in the recruitment and outreach activities of the Admissions Office. Our goal is to increase the number of applicants to the University and enroll a talented and diverse student body. The Admissions Counselor will meet with prospective students and their parents, high school counselors, various groups on and off-campus, alumni, and other contacts to promote the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse opportunities. Particular attention will be given to targeted populations that add to the diversity of the student body, including underrepresented minority students and athletes. A significant part of the recruitment process will be establishing and nurturing relationships that can serve as a conduit for students to learn about UW-La Crosse. This staff member will collaborate with other Admissions Office staff members, working together to coordinate recruitment activities. Extensive travel is required, especially during the fall and spring recruitment seasons.

Percentage Of Time

50% with the Office of Admissions



Responsibility Statement

Diversity and Inclusion

Duties to Support Responsibility

As the Diversity & Inclusion Equity Liaison, this person will act as an active resource for current student-athletes and department staff members; develop relationships and check-in processes with Athletics Department staff to further diversity goals; work with the Division of Diversity & Inclusion to develop resources to facilitate and train the Athletics Department around diversity-related issues; and regularly assess the needs and climate of the Athletics Department’s staff and student-athletes to better foster an inclusive environment.

Percentage Of Time

50% as the Diversity & Inclusion Equity Liaison



Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Please contact the Athletic Department if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

Per UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven (7) years.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 608-785-8013.

Posting Date


Close Date

Continuous Recruitment


Continuous Recruitment First Review Date


Position Contact Name

Kim Blum or Corey Sjoquist or Dina Zavala

Position Contact Email

kblum@uwlax.edu or csjoquist@uwlax.edu or dzavala@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you interested in coaching Men's or Women's Basketball?
    • Men's Basketball
    • Women's Basketball
    • Both
  2. * Are you interested/have experience in Admissions Counseling or Diversity and Inclusion efforts?
    • Admissions Counseling
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Both
  3. Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
  6. After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/life-events/empcha/ra/). Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  8. Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  10. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  11. Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No

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