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Assistant Coach – Football

Benedictine University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 14, 2022

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

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 seasons.

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 from professors.

Other Functions:

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 extension waivers.
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 events.
5. Maintain self-control and poise; provide an example of sportsmanlike conduct for team members, officials, opponents and spectators.
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 multiple tasks.
8. Maintain positive relationships with alumni, parents, students, officials, volunteers and fans.

Required Qualifications:

Education : Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred.

Experience : Previous collegiate coaching preferred along with experience recruiting to a non-scholarship program required.

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 workers

Working Conditions:
Office environment; nights and weekends required.

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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