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Athletic Academic Coordinator/Assistant Volleyball Coach

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 5, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
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The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.

Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

Job Summary

The primary duties of the Athletic Academic Coordinator/Assistant Coach are academic support, coaching and teaching. Assist the head coach in all phases of the program, complying with university, conference and NCAA rules and regulations. Supervise and manage the day to day operations of the athletic team, including teaching and coaching; provide leadership and support for the vision and strategies of the head coach. Contribute to the overall Athletics & Physical Education Department through teaching Physical Education classes and serving as the Athletic Academic Coordinator.

Application Requirements:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Diversity Statement - The Diversity Statement should outline your experiences with diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Description of Duties & Responsibilities

Coaching (40% of the time)

  • Assist with planning and executing all team practice sessions and competition.

  • Scout future opponents by film, watching games, and/or telephone reports.

  • Prepare and present scouting reports on future opponents.

  • Provide consultation and advice to head coach and team members.

  • Prepare, plan, conduct, and evaluate practice sessions in conjunction with head coach.

  • Serve as mentor to athletes, helping resolve academic and non-academic issues.

  • Assist in the recruitment of quality student-athletes who fit the academic profile of the student body.

  • Plan campus visits with prospective student-athletes and their parents.

Teaching (20% of the time)

  • Teach Physical Education classes within the department.

  • Teach student-athletes and groups of player specific tasks and skills before, during and after practice.

  • Teach progressions and drills during daily practice time.

  • Teach advanced level skills and game strategies.

  • Teach study/time management skills.

Administration (25% of the time)

  • Administer travel arrangements for team, including hotel accommodations, vans/cars, vans, airline travel reservations, etc.

  • Follow Lewis & Clark procedures in handling any monies that flow through the athletic program.

  • Interact with various campus offices, departments, as well as individual faculty and staff members.

  • Demonstrate sensitivity to individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds and a commitment to a diverse community.

  • Serve in a leadership role and promote participation in community service activities by student athletes.

  • Assist in the formulation of team and department activities.

  • Represent the team with the public, parents and alumni; act as a positive role model for players.

  • Supervise and mentor student assistants and managers associated with the program.

Student-Athlete Academic Support (15% of the time)

  • Conduct regular in-person meetings and facilitate academic support and student development programming for at-risk student-athletes.

  • Communicate with coaches, department administrators and Faculty Athletic Representatives relative to student-athlete performance.

  • Assist students-athletes in developing self-advocacy skills.

  • Work with student-athletes on various learning theories and academic strategies, including time management, learning styles, test-taking skills, note-taking styles, and strategies for textbook reading.

  • Make appropriate referrals to necessary campus resources, including student support services.

  • Understand compliance in relation to NCAA and Northwest Conference rules, disability accommodations, and FERPA.

Other related duties as assigned by the Head Coach or Director of Athletics.

  • Specific academic duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Past playing and/or coaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong communication and motivational skills.

  • Demonstrate a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities and progression for student- athletes.

  • Ability to identify athletic and academic talent.

  • Acceptance of all individuals and a commitment to valuing and helping create a diverse community.

  • First Aid & CPR certification (provided annually by the department).

  • Thorough understanding of NCAA Division III academic standards, admissions and financial aid procedures.

  • The successful candidate will possess a sound commitment to the academic and athletic mission of the College, along with the ability to teach, motivate, evaluate and recruit high caliber well- qualified student-athletes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related field.

  • Preference will be given to candidates with academic and coaching experience at the intercollegiate level.

  • $36,900 - $38,000 DOE

  • Benefits Eligible: YES

  • 37.5 hrs/week (Full-Time)

Directions for Cover Letter

Please upload your cover letter on the My Experience screen in the resume section.

Lewis & Clark College adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to educational programs, activities, employment, and admission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local laws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been designated to handle inquiries regarding employment- and disability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiries may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinators

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Reasonable Accommodation

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

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