Millikin University, a NCAA Division III member of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW), is accepting nominations and applications for an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach/Intern. Millikin University is a four-year undergraduate university with 2,100 full-time students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Fine Arts, College of Professional Studies, and Tabor School of Business. Millikin is situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, IL (population of 85,000) 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis.
This position reports to the Head Men’s Basketball Coach. This position is designed as an internship, twelve-month educational experience, from August 1 through July 31 and is designed to give an individual with an interest in coaching the opportunity to hone his or her skill development and coaching ability in one or more position areas. The appointment is for one year, with a possible renewal. Pursuing a graduate degree may be possible. You may view a complete position description at www.millikin.edu/employment.
Primary Responsibilities - Intern Functions:
Under the guidance of the Head Men’s Basketball Coach, the position will:
1.Assist with on-the-court coaching and individual player development. 2.Assist with coaching junior varsity and varsity during practice and competitions. 3.Assist with identification, recruitment, and retention of student-athletes. 4.Assist in all areas of team development, including in-season and out-of-season activities as allowed by Millikin, CCIW, and NCAA. 5.Assist in the day-to-day operation, including but not limited to, video editing, travel and equipment. 6.Assist in promoting the men’s basketball program through social media and game-day events. 7.Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Men’s Basketball Coach.
Under the guidance of the Athletic Director, the position will:
1.Have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the structure and organization of the NCAA, specifically Division III. 2.Have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the role of athletics in a relatively small comprehensive University. 3.Have an opportunity to gain exposure to athletic operations and event management beyond basketball. 4.Perform duties in the area of event management. 5.Perform duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics to assist with different sports programs at Millikin.
To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references to millikin.edu/employment. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in this field are encouraged to apply. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.
Minimum Position Qualifications:
Men’s basketball coaching and/or playing experience at the collegiate level
The successful candidate must demonstrate effective and excellent leadership, motivational, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Additional Salary Information: Includes on-campus housing and a meal plan.
About Millikin University
Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution serving approximately 1,800 undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies. Situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, Illinois (population of 85,000), Millikin is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis. A Millikin education is characterized by performance learning – a unique approach to learning that builds the confidence to succeed before and after graduation. Students apply their learning to experiences both in Decatur and around the world. A vibrant campus community engages students in more than 90 student organizations and a close-knit Greek community. Millikin Big Blue athletics include 19 NCAA Division III teams as well as junior varsity teams and intramurals. In 2010, 98% of Millikin graduates gained employment or entry into graduate/professional school within six months of graduation.