Head Coach Women's Basketball Job

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS STATUS: FULL-TIME, EXEMPT, SALARIED

Lake Erie College, located in Painesville, OH, invites applications for the position of head coach, women’s basketball. The coach is responsible for recruiting, organization and supervision of the College’s women’s basketball program. Lake Erie College is an NCAA Division II program that competes in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC). 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organizes, in conjunction with the director of athletics, all aspects of the program, including facility, game, practice and operational duties.

  • Serves as recruiter for the sport of women’s basketball, identifying and evaluating potential students with that interest and organizing their recruitment in conjunction with the Office of Admissions.

  • Acts as an ambassador of the College and conducts oneself in a positive manner and to heighten the awareness of the institution to all of its constituents.

  • Works closely with the promotional and fundraising efforts of the athletics department.

  • Follows all institutional, NCAA, and GMAC regulations regarding women’s basketball in particular and athletics in general.

  • Makes budgetary suggestions regarding the proper operations and staffing of the areas of responsibility.

  • Projects and promotes an inclusive education with the highest standards where student-athletes are empowered to lead lives of personal significance and professional success as global citizens.

  • Creates an environment and plan for the academic success of the team.

  • Operates within the mission of the College and athletics department to ensure a full NCAA DII student-athlete experience.

  • Other duties as assigned by the director of athletics.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Must have demonstrated ability to recruit prospective student-athletes.

  • Prior NCAA DII women's basketball playing or coaching experience preferred.

  • Must have strong team-building and management skills.

  • Must have ability to work across academic and administrative departments in a cooperative manner.

  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to supervise regular and temporary staff, as well as understand the student-athletes' commitment to academics is a must.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Qualified applicants will have the availability to work evenings and weekends, possess a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record and the ability to travel for team practices, competition and recruiting.  

Under the NCAA Bylaw 11.1.6 Sports-Safety Training, each head coach and all other coaches who are employed full time at an institution shall maintain current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and three professional references either (1) via email to humanresources@lec.edu, (2) online at www.lec.edu/employment-at-lec/ or (3) to  Head Coach, Women’s Basketball, Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., LEC Box 358, Painesville, OH 44077. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment. Learn more at https://www.lec.edu/employment-at-lec/ and http://www.lakeeriestorm.com. EOE

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