Western Connecticut State University
Head Men's Basketball Coach
Western Connecticut State University's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the position of Head Men's Basketball Coach. WestConn is a Division III school and a member of the Little East Conference. Additional information about the department may be found at http://wcsuathletics.com/landing/index
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, all aspects of developing and sustaining a men's basketball program that desires to be highly competitive; Providing direction, coordination, and instruction to the WestConn men's basketball team; Recruiting high quality prospective student athletes; Supervising assistant coaches; Ensuring compliance with NCAA, Little East and University policies; Monitor and assisting team members in academic, disciplinary, and personal matters; Assisting with program promotion and marketing; Representing the WestConn Athletic department at professional, civic, charity, and alumni events; Budget management and fundraising leadership are also required. Candidates must demonstrate a proven aptitude for coaching as illustrated by a strong work ethic, organizational skills, computer skills, and the ability to interact professionally within the department, the campus, and the community. This position may have a secondary duty that is commensurate with the candidate's experience.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree is required; Master's degree preferred. A minimum of three (3) years coaching experience at the collegiate level, preferably at least two (2) years' experience as a head coach. Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to recruit, retain, train, and develop student-athletes. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations and an understanding of, and a commitment to, the Division III student-athlete philosophy is required. The ability to relate to both internal and external campus constituencies is also required. WestConn is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for first generation and under-represented groups. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary & Benefits:
The minimum starting salary is $59,668. In addition to offering competitive salaries commensurate with candidates' experience, WCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at www.wcsu.edu/hr/benefits/
. There are grant opportunities to support research and conference attendance.
Prospective candidates must apply electronically by submitting a cover letter, which includes the contact information for three (3) current professional references and a resume, as one (1) complete file (PDF or Word format only) and not via multiple attachments to: Ms. Peggy Boyle, Assistant Director of Human Resources – Recruitment. In subject line of email reference: Your Last Name – Men's Basketball Coach
. Email applications to: email@example.com
no later than Monday, March 13, 2017
. Late applications will not be accepted.
Western is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer