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Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

Whitman College
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Whitman College

Compensation: $19.04/hour - $21.59/hour


Located in the historic community of Walla Walla, Whitman's vibrant and beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, welcoming and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving approximately 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, and a fiercely loyal and growing number of engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the college's working and learning environment. Whitman College is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EEO).


Assist the Head Coach and Head Assistant Coach with all aspects of the Women's Basketball Program. This position is a 0.77 FTE that works 1600 annual hours.


Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Recruit for the Women's basketball head coach with online tools including Slate and Front Rush.
  • Travel to viewing tournaments to evaluate prospective student-athletes and meet with prospects when appropriate.
  • Manage the team's social media accounts and build graphics for posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Assist with coordination of on campus recruiting visits.
  • Assist the head coach in the preparation of practices as well as team and individual training sessions.
  • Assist with on-court instruction individually and with the larger team.
  • Scout opponents and assist with scouting reports and film breakdown.
  • Support team members' academic success by coordinating academic checks, assisting with time management skills and accessing the Academic Resource Center (ARC).
  • Assist with preparation of in-season and out-of-season strength and conditioning workouts.
  • Assist Head Assistant Coach with the arrangement and supervision of transportation, lodging and meals for the team when traveling off campus.
  • Serve as a mentor, leader and role model for student-athletes and represent the College with integrity and sportsmanship at all times.
  • Special projects and duties as assigned by the Head Women's Basketball Coach and/or the Head Assistant Coach.


Must be able to explain and/or demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Specifically,

  • Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and the ability to identify and recruit qualified student-athletes, including the ability to communicate effectively with recruits, parents, and coaches.
  • Outstanding skill instruction and teaching skills, ability to motivate students in both training and competitive realms, experience with training in and out-of-season, and the capacity to teach in both the varsity and academic settings.
  • Strong administrative, organizational and computer skills and an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Appreciation for the role of intercollegiate athletics in a highly selective academic environment, and the desire to help student-athletes strive for balance in that rigorous setting.
  • Positively and actively contribute to the College's core values of diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism.

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Valid driver's license with 3+ years of experience, and ability to successfully pass a background check and motor vehicle report.

  • 2+ years successful coaching experience at the collegiate, club, or high school.

Please note that while the description details both required and preferred qualifications, we want applicants to be aware that they do not need to have all of the preferred qualifications to be considered for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications and have passion for the work, you are encouraged to apply.


Successful applicants can expect to start at $19.04 per hour.


Whitman College offers a competitive benefits program that is designed to attract qualified candidates and retain talented employees.

Medical/Dental/Vision Insurances.

Basic life, accidental death and dismemberment and long term disability insurances with the capability to elect additional voluntary coverage.

403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan with a 10% matching contribution after eligibility requirements are met.

Paid Time Off: vacation and sick accrual based on hours worked.

Tuition Remission - Dependent Children

Employee tuition waiver for one Whitman course per semester.

Employee Assistance Program

Learn more about benefits eligibility here.


Contact Human Resources regarding requests for disability accommodation in the employment application process.


Application review will begin April 15, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.


June 2024

For full application instructions and position description, visit


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