Central Connecticut State University’s Department of Athletics invites applications for a full-time Head Men’s Basketball Coach. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall organization and administration of all aspects of the University’s men’s basketball program.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to; recruitment and development of student-athletes; ensuring academic progress and graduation; budget development and management; oversight of scheduling and travel arrangements; and compliance with all NCAA, NEC, and University rules and regulations. The Head Coach will be expected to work cooperatively and effectively with departmental and institutional staff with fundraising initiatives and serve as an ambassador for the University. This position requires impeccable interpersonal skill, personal and professional integrity, an excellent work ethic and exceptional motivational and communication skills. Candidates must be able to show a demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and an ability to work with a diverse student body.
CCSU is an NCAA Division I institution competing in the Northeast Conference. CCSU currently supports 400 student-athletes across 16 intercollegiate programs and has a rich athletics tradition and history of success.
Previous successful coaching experience at the collegiate level in the sport of basketball
Proven administrative and organizational skills, e.g., player development, recruiting, budget management, supervision and fundraising
Proven track record of NCAA compliance and academic integrity
Exhibit clear and effective communication skills including the ability to establish a good rapport and effective working relationships with student-athletes, parents, administrators, faculty, staff and the community
A demonstrated commitment to serving culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse communities
Previous coaching experience at the Division 1 level in the sport of basketball
Demonstrated ability to organize and implement a collegiate basketball program
Demonstrated ability to develop student-athletes holistically, i.e., academically, athletically and socially
The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six percent of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.
The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of some 70,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas in the region. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Known as “Little Poland,” 17 percent of its population are of Polish background. It is the home of three Polish language newspapers and one television station, and annually hosts the Little Poland Festival. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish backgrounds. Currently, 37 percent of its population are Hispanic; 11 percent are African American; 25 percent live below the poverty line.
In addition to all that Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.
Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by March 30, 2021.
Cover letter of interest addressing the qualifications for the position
Names of three current professional references with email addresses and phone numbers
Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and prescription plans, a multi- plan retirement, retirement health care , deferred compensation, Dependent Care Assistant and Med Flex spending accounts, supplemental benefits such as long term, short term disability, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western).
Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. E-mailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.
As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Internal Number: C21-044
About Central Connecticut State University
Central Connecticut State University is a regional, comprehensive public university dedicated to learning in the liberal arts and sciences and to education for the professions. Comprising four schools--Business; Education & Professional Studies; Engineering, Science & Technology, and Graduate Studies plus the Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences--CCSU offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the Master's and sixth-year levels and the EdD in Educational Leadership. Committed to offering Connecticut citizens access to distinctive academic programs of high quality, the University is also a responsive and creative intellectual and economic resource for the people and institutions of our state's Capitol Region. More than 85 percent of CCSU graduates remain in Connecticut, contributing to the intellectual, cultural, and economic health of the state.
CCSU is, above all else, a vibrant learning-centered community dedicated to teaching and to scholarship. Education at the undergraduate and graduate level balances academic challenge and personal support, leading students to become thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens. The faculty's commitment to s...cholarly inquiry ensures the intellectual vitality of our classrooms. A network of study-abroad opportunities, overseas inter-institutional arrangements, and other internationally focused educational programming prepares students to become "global citizens," responsive to a world of cultural differences and able to succeed in an increasingly international marketplace.