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Assistant Football Coach

Benedictine University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 22, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Football Coach

Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community, inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition and Benedictine values. We seek employees who will contribute to the advancement of our mission by helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the Earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Job Title: Assistant Coach - Football

Department: Athletics (Football)

Reports to: Head Coach - Football

Status: Full-Time, Benefit Eligible

Location: Lisle Campus

Position Summary: This position is responsible for assisting the football program with the recruitment and retention of student-athletes while working to ensure the best student experience possible for the members of the Benedictine University Football Program.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

1. Assist the football program with the identification and successful recruitment of qualified student athletes to help place the program in a position of competitive leadership in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference

2. Responsible for coaching and mentoring a position group as well as assisting the Head Coach/Coordinator with film breakdown, scouting reports, game and practice plans, and coaching in all traditional and non-traditional segments that will place the program in a position of competitive leadership in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference

3. Responsible for assisting the head coach, program, and university personnel with the retention of student athletes. This includes social and academic support, meeting regularly with the members of your assigned position group to monitor their academic progress to ensure players are investing the time and effort required to be successful in the classroom.

4. Provide instruction in technique and safety procedures in adherence with NCAA regulations and Sports Performance expectations in the declared playing and practice seasons.

Other Functions:

1. Develop relationships within Benedictine University and the University community.
2. Attend departmental and University related meetings and events.
3. Maintain a positive student athlete assessment for program from student athletes.
4. Work in coordination with University offices and departments to coordinate and facilitate University events.
5. Maintain positive relationships with alumni, parents, students, officials, volunteers and fans.
6. Serve on University, conference and national committees as needed.
7. Positively promote Benedictine University and the Department of Athletics on campus and in the community.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree Required, Master's Degree Preferred

Experience: Previous collegiate coaching and recruiting experience preferred.

Specific Skills: Organizational skills, writing and typing skills, interpersonal skills, data entry and budget management skills and demonstrated supervisory skills.
Valid driver’s license
CPR/First Aid/ AED certification.
Certification in Strength Training (NSCA or CSCS)

Specific Knowledge, Licenses, Certifications: Yes

Physical Requirements:
Ability to handle varying levels of stress while maintaining professional demeanor. Possible lifting, bending, walking, kneeling, stretching, and stooping. Frequent districtwide and statewide travel; frequent prolonged and irregular hours; outdoor exposure to sun/heat or cold weather.
Ability to speak clearly so listeners can understand. Understand the speech of another person.
See details of objects that are less than a few feet away or are more than a few feet away. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. General Customer service and office environment.

The following of campus specific guidelines for pandemic protocols are required.

Travel (If applicable): Yes

Supervisory Responsibility (if applicable): Yes

Working Conditions: Office environment; nights and weekends required

Training: Must complete all trainings required by Benedictine University.

Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored institution. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Per Gov. Pritzker’s Executive Order proof of vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing is required.

Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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