The Augsburg Fellowship Program provides professional experience in coaching which complements graduate instruction and research. The fellow is responsible for assisting the head coach with the development and success of their sport. The fellow will be expected to recruit prospective student-athletes through emails, mailings, phone calls, campus visits, home visits, scouting, evaluation and web-based recruiting programs (ie Front Rush), pursuant to NCAA, MIAC and Augsburg recruiting and admissions standards and regulations. The fellow will assist the head coach with planning training and practice sessions based on the strategy and philosophy of the program. Perform all practice coaching responsibilities. They will assist the head coach with game-planning and coaching. They will provide individual and group skill instruction and player development. Fellows will be expected to develop group/team cohesion and serve as a guide, resource and mentor to student-athletes. They will assist with motoring academic progress of student-athletes in connection with the coaching staff, academic support staff, compliance officer and athletic director. The Fellow will supervise work-study students/team managers/volunteers as assigned. They will assist the head coach with organizing team travel, lodging, meals, equipment, budget and team fundraisers as assigned. The fellow will establish and maintain connections/relationships with alumni as assigned. The Fellow will develop and implement an on-going professional development plan. They will be expected to adhere to the MIAC Code of Ethics and follow MIAC and NCAA guidelines and regulations while representing a positive image of the athletic program, the University, faculty, staff and alumni. TERMS OF THE FELLOWSHIP
The fellow must be accepted by an Augsburg graduate program The fellow must be enrolled in an Augsburg graduate program for a minimum of two (2) courses per-term (6 credits). The duration of the fellowship is two years. If a fellow vacates the fellowship prior to the conclusion of the two year term, or is not able to maintain satisfactory academic standing, all tuition costs/benefits will be assumed by the fellow. The Fellow will receive full tuition benefits. Fellows are fully responsible for payment of all non-tuition costs, including student fees, parking fees, finance charges on unpaid balances, books/supplies, etc. In addition to full tuition benefits, the fellow will receive a $6,000 annual stipend.
Bachelors degree required.
Valid drivers license required.
At least three (3) years of playing/coaching experienced required, recruiting experience preferred.
Candidates should have competitive playing and/or coaching experience at the college level or equivalent.
Candidates must be able to work effectively in a diverse work environment, be attentive to details, have the ability to lead and work independently as well as within a team environment, maintain confidentiality, show initiative, handle frequent interruptions and manage projects while keeping an organized workflow.
Augsburg University is committed to helping its members – students and employees alike – explore their vocation. As a University with a calling, we welcome the unique gifts that each of our employees brings to our collective work, and we are committed to supporting our employees as they seek to match those gifts with the needs of the University and our larger community. It is through this ongoing discernment of vocation – of helping our community members seek meaning in their lives and work – that we believe we will be best equipped to serve our neighbor and to educate our students at the intersection of faith, learning, and service.
The University recognizes that in order to serve our students and live out our mission we need to be committed to ensuring that the work environment allows employees to have clear expectations of their job responsibilities and career opportunities matched with the needs of the University, as well as competitive compensation. We strive to have a collective commitment to the success of our colleagues. We are dedicated to creating an atmosphere of work that epitomizes co-creation and effective partnerships as a hallmark of our work together.