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Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 20, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time

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Type of Position:Professional Staff - Assistant Coach

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:Regular

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Institution Name: University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a dynamic, mid-sized public university that’s redefining higher education. We’re on a mission to provide transformative, hands-on learning experiences for students of all backgrounds and aspirations. Our multi-faceted approach to education offers a wealth of opportunities, with over 70 academic programs, including certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. We’re committed to building a diverse community that mirrors Arkansas’s rich tapestry, reflecting our dedication to serving the state’s varied population while enhancing the quality of our institution.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life, and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10 percent of employee salary.

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Nestled along the Arkansas River, this vibrant city offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the Old West at the Fort Smith National Historic Site, explore the eclectic local art scene, or take a scenic stroll along the picturesque riverfront trails. With a welcoming community, diverse dining options, and a thriving downtown, Fort Smith is the ideal destination for history enthusiasts and those seeking modern amenities.

Thank you for your interest in joining our university. Below you will find details for the position including any supplementary documentation and/or questions you should review before submitting your application. For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at (479) 788-7080.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process please contact Human Resources at 479-788-7080. Applicants are required to submit a request for each position to which they have applied.

Department:WBSKB | Women's Basketball

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Summary of Job Duties:Assist with the management and administration of an effective and efficient basketball program. The position reports to the Head Women’s Basketball Coach.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Verifiable experience coaching basketball.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the game of basketball.
  • Familiarity with university policies regarding athletics, Division II basketball programs, MIAA rules, and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Successful completion of the NCAA D2U modules.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for all aspects of practice and game preparation as directed by Head Coach, including but not limited to offensive and defensive drills, individual player improvement, game organization, and pre-season and post-season improvement programs example: weight room.
  • Assist in the recruitment of players by identifying and assessing talent, communicating with prospective recruits.
  • Responsible for academic supervision of players including, but not limited to classroom checks, arranging study halls and tutoring sessions, and communication with an academic advisor and Faculty Athletic Representative.
  • Responsible for building good relationships with players, faculty, staff, boosters, and the community, monitoring possible disciplinary situations, serving as a liaison between players and Head Coach.
  • Coordinating travel for the entire program including all logistics for any recruiting, team travel, and reconciling in Workday for all three facets for the program.
  • Game film coordinator. Breakdown and analysis of every game/practice for education sessions to head coach and to student-athletes.
  • Assist in scheduling practices coordination and coordinating with opposing teams for game-day oversight.
  • Responsible for student-athlete development projects. Ex: weekly meetings to invest in the holistic environment for setting student-athletes up for success and accountability. Providing resources outside of on the court coaching practice and game day teaching
  • Assist in academic accountability for student-athletes with measurable outcomes available.
  • One-on-one communication with student-athletes for academic success.
  • Oversee and create all social media content for all women’s basketball social media platforms.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and to provide leadership for subordinates.
  • Requires consistent on-time attendance.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with players, staff, and basketball boosters.
  • Abide by university policies regarding athletics, Division II basketball programs, MIAA rules, and NCAA rules and regulations.
Additional Information:

Working Relationships: Work in a dynamic team of diverse faculty, staff, and students in a fast paced, growth-oriented collegiate environment. Frequent contact required with basketball boosters, personnel from other agencies and institutions and the general public.

Special Job Dimensions:
Work performed primarily in an indoor setting. Frequent travel and extended hours required. Valid driver’s license required.

Salary Information:

$35,568 annual salary

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

HR 479-788-7080

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Child Maltreatment, Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:Talking

Frequent Physical Activity:N/A

Occasional Physical Activity:N/A

Benefits Eligible:Yes



The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith offers a rich, vibrant learning environment for nearly 6,000 students each semester. UAFS aims to build its reputation as a regional destination for high-quality, affordable education, where diverse groups of aspirational students and faculty thrive and excel.

For more than 90 years, the university has been a mainstay of Fort Smith with a history as unique as each student who ever enrolled.

Through dynamic academic programs, innovative research opportunities, and transformational centers of intellectual and economic development, UAFS will advance its community and become an institution renowned for educating and inspiring the ambitious students who call it home.


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