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Assistant Coach, NCAA Gymnastics

Lindenwood University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 20, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
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Benefits of Being a Lindenwood Employee:
  • Employer-paid tuition benefits for bachelor’s (employee, spouse, and dependent) and master’s degree programs (employee and spouse only)
  • Tuition discounts for doctoral programs (employee only)
  • Comprehensive benefits plan: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, and retirement options
  • Paid holidays: MLK Jr. day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Juneteenth, Labor Day, Thanksgiving break (Wednesday – Friday), and winter break (Dec. 23 – Jan. 1)
  • Free lunch Fridays: LU employees are eligible for a free meal on Fridays at the Evans Commons Dining Hall or Spellman Dining Hall; Chick-fil-A and Qdoba included.
  • Professional development opportunities through the Lindenwood Learning Academy

Job Title: Assistant Coach, NCAA Gymnastics

Department: Athletics

Evaluation Group: Coach

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Head Coach, NCAA Gymnastics

Positions Supervised: N/A

Job Summary

The assistant coach helps the head coach with all activities of the designated program, including but not limited to recruitment and retention of student-athletes; monitoring of student-athletes’ academic progress; striving for competitive success; management of budget; and ensuring the program’s compliance with University, Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) guidelines.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Student-Athlete Academic Success
  • Prioritizes, promotes, and actively supports student-athlete academic achievement
  • Assists the head coach with managing all aspects of the intercollegiate athletic program, including monitoring academic success, retention, and graduation progress; implements action plans with the appropriate academic staff when necessary
  • Follows appropriate academic policies and effectively collaborates with the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) and NCAA academic coordinators to resolve conflicts
Competitive Success of Sport
  • Identifies, evaluates, and recruits student-athletes for success at Lindenwood University
  • Imparts to student-athletes the fundamental philosophy, skills, and knowledge essential to the sport
  • Produces a high-performing team capable of meeting and maintaining competitive expectations as determined by the University athletic administration
  • Acts in accordance with the athletic code of conduct and exhibits a professional and sportsman-like manner
  • Maintains current knowledge of and adheres to the policies, procedures, bylaws, regulations, and rules of Lindenwood University, Intercollegiate Athletics, the NCAA, and Conference Office
  • Completes all program administrative responsibilities according to procedures
  • Supports the head coach by operating a fiscally responsible program and providing leadership for the team’s fundraising activities and program advancement initiatives
  • Properly cares for, stores, distributes, and maintains a detailed inventory of team equipment, uniforms, and supplies
Communication, Collaboration, and Q2 Service Excellence
  • Supports the mission of the University and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Models, supports, and holds others accountable to the University’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and teamwork – and to Athletics values: responsible, original, all-encompassing, and relentless
  • Promotes and takes pride in the Athletics department
  • Anticipates needs of students, colleagues, and administrators; takes ownership to respond promptly
Community Relations and Engagement
  • Establishes effective relationships with the community while positively representing the program, department, and University
  • Creates experiential learning opportunities for student-athletes by actively engaging or participating in campus and/or community outreach projects and events
  • Maintains effective relationships with alumni and works to keep them engaged with the University
Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Playing and coaching experience preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Well-versed and knowledgeable in matters pertaining to the sport and governing body
  • Ability to use discretion and sound judgment
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong collaborative skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the community, faculty, students, and staff
  • Strong creative skills
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Highly developed analytical and organizational skills
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to develop student-athletes to compete at conference, regional, and national competitive levels
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
  • Standard business hours
  • Evening and weekend work
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Physically demanding
  • Ability to perform, teach, and demonstrate technical aspects of assigned sport
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

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