Knox College invites applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach -Wide Receivers. This is a 10-month, non-benefits eligible position that starts as soon as possible. The salary range for this position is entry level. Knox College, a member of the Midwest Conference and NCAA Division III, is a vibrant community of scholar-teachers and students with a tradition of free inquiry, independent thought, and diverse perspectives. The football program has a rich history dating back to 1884 and holds one of the most storied rivalries in college sports. In more recent history, the football program has produced 25 All-American selections since 1986 and over 25 All-Midwest Conference selections since 2013. The successful candidate will have a focus on supporting student-athlete success. More information about Knox College can be found at www.knox.edu. Information on Knox College Athletics is available at www.prairiefire.knox.edu.
The Assistant Football Coach is responsible for assisting the head coach in all aspects of the Knox College football program including but not limited to; executing a successful recruiting and retention plan as assigned; integrating the program into the campus community; scheduling, planning, and supervising practices and contests as assigned; assist with the management of the program’s operating budget; assist with administering all aspects of the programs ensuring compliance with departmental, institutional, Midwest Conference (MWC) and NCAA rules and regulations; alumni and booster engagement; assist with the programs social media activity as assigned; assist with equipment purchasing, distribution and maintenance as needed; attend all required department meetings, complete all administrative assignments, and attend all required functions as designated by the Head Coach, Athletics Department and/or the Director of Athletics; additional coaching and administrative duties as assigned. Must pass the NCAA rules compliance test and comply with all NCAA rules and regulations. Will work with the Director of Athletics and the Athletic Department Administration to ensure that all athletes are academically eligible, medically cleared and properly insured. Must provide support and encouragement and ensure the safety and well-being of the student-athletes within the NCAA Division III philosophy. Collegial respect and professionalism are expected and required. In addition, this position will have the responsibility to co-teach one sports studies (Lifetime Fitness) course during the winter term each year.
The following are the qualifications for this position:
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
Experience coaching or playing an offensive skill position
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and projects
An appreciation for a residential liberal arts education, respect for individual differences, openness to the values and opinions of others, and flexibility to adapt to constant change
The following are the preferred qualifications for this position:
Experience with HUDL video editing system
Experience with Front Rush Database
Experience recruiting football in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, and California
Experience Coaching Special Teams at the college level
To apply please complete the Knox College Employment Application by going to the link provided https://knoxhr.bamboohr.com/jobs/. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be subject to a background check.
Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,400 students from 48 states and 51 countries. Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, or financial means. The College recruits a national and international pool of high ability students and stands out among its peers for the inclusion of first-generation, international, and students of color, in a culturally rich and vibrant campus community.
Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College’s policies that prohibit discrimination should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
About Knox College
Knox College, a member of the Midwest Conference and NCAA Division III, is a vibrant
community of scholar-teachers and students with a tradition of free inquiry, independent thought,
and diverse perspectives. Knox athletes are student-athletes with a focus on achievement in the
classroom, on the court or playing field and as community leaders. Institutional support for
enhancing intercollegiate athletics is strong and recent successes include conference
championships in men’s and women’s soccer.