Assistant Coach – Football
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 : Football
Reports to: Head Football Coach
Position Summary: This position is responsible for assisting
the football program.
Essential Job Responsibilities :
1. Assist in the recruitment of prospective student athletes that
allows the program to be in a position of competitive leadership in
the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference. Recruiting
expectations include identifying prospects who can compete at a
high level and can be successful academically at Benedictine,
developing relationships with prospective student-athletes via
text, phone calls, and social media messaging, visiting schools and
attending off-campus recruiting fairs, touring prospective athletes
and families while on campus for visits, and assisting prospective
recruits with completing their application to the university.
Candidate will be assigned a specific recruiting territory and also
be asked to assist in the recruitment of other prospects. This will
all be done while being in compliance with all NCAA, Northern
Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) and institutional rules and
2. Responsible for coaching a position group and assisting the
Offensive/Defensive Coordinator with the game plan, scouting
reports, film editing, game and practice plans. As well as
assisting with the planning and implementation of team training and
practice activities during traditional and non-traditional
3. Function as the video coordinator for the football program.
Responsible for the supervision of student film crew for practices
and games. Responsible for editing and breakdown of all games into
computer video editing system. As well as managing the teams Hudl
account for film and NACC film exchanges.
4. Support football student-athletes by assisting with program
retention and taking ownership of the academic performance of the
players in your position group. Retention expectations include:
meeting bi-weekly with assigned academic mentees,
attending/supervising new player study tables, and following up
with athletes in a timely manner when they receive academic alerts
1. Responsible for adherence to all NCAA, Northern Athletics (NACC)
and institutional rules and regulations, including eligibility and
compliance of student athletes, medical hardship documentation and
2. Responsible for identifying and notifying student athletes of
eligibility status through approved communication.
3. Adherence to all Benedictine University and Department of
Athletics policies and procedures. Work independently and
creatively within established guidelines, while at the same time
functioning as a member of a team.
4. Attend departmental and University related meetings and
5. Maintain self-control and poise; provide an example of
sportsmanlike conduct for team members, officials, opponents and
6. Work in coordination with University offices and departments to
coordinate and facilitate Program needs, serve on University,
conference and national committees as needed.
7. Maintain high level of organization and ability to manage
8. Maintain positive relationships with alumni, parents, students,
officials, volunteers and fans.
Education : Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s
Experience : Previous collegiate coaching preferred along
with experience recruiting to a non-scholarship program
Specific Skills: Organizational skills, writing and typing
skills, interpersonal skills, data entry and budget management
skills and demonstrated supervisory skills.
Specific Knowledge, Licenses, Certifications: Valid driver’s
license; CPR/First Aid/ AED certification.
Certification in Strength & Conditioning (NCSA or CSCS)
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to
stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle or feel; and reach with
hands and arms.
This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office
products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.
Use of computer screen, phone and customer service.
May require bending, or sitting for long periods of time. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception
and ability to adjust focus.
Travel (If applicable): Yes
Supervisory Responsibility (if applicable): student
Working Conditions: Office environment; nights and weekends
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to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.
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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.