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Working at Lewis & Clark
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
that includes options for
health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and
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.
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
Description of Duties & Responsibilities
Coaching (40% of the time)
- Cover Letter
- Diversity Statement - The Diversity Statement should
outline your experiences with diversity, equity, and
Teaching (20% of the time)
- Assist with planning and executing all team practice sessions
- Scout future opponents by film, watching games, and/or
- Prepare and present scouting reports on future opponents.
- Provide consultation and advice to head coach and team
- Prepare, plan, conduct, and evaluate practice sessions in
conjunction with head coach.
- Serve as mentor to athletes, helping resolve academic and
- 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
Administration (25% 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.
Student-Athlete Academic Support (15% of the time)
- Administer travel arrangements for team, including hotel
accommodations, vans/cars, vans, airline travel reservations,
- 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
- 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.
- Conduct regular in-person meetings and facilitate academic
support and student development programming for at-risk
- Communicate with coaches, department administrators and Faculty
Athletic Representatives relative to student-athlete
- Assist students-athletes in developing self-advocacy
- 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
- 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
- Specific academic duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Past playing and/or coaching experience, preferably at the
- 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
- 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-
- 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
Directions for Cover Letter
- 37.5 hrs/week (Full-Time)
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
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.
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.