Assistant Coach-Women's Basketball - 2 Positions Available at Lehigh University

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Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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Lehigh University

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Lehigh University provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits.

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The Assistant Coach - Women's Basketball provides leadership and direction to all facets of the program in advancing the mission of the University and the Department of Athletics. Specific areas of responsibility include sport specific coaching, recruitment and student-athlete development, program administration yielding agreed upon results. All activities shall be conducted within the policies and resource framework of Lehigh University, the Athletics Department, The Patriot League and the NCAA.

  1. Student-athlete development
    • Develop student-athletes with counseling, advising, educating and motivating
    • Develop student-athletes through inspiration, discipline and rewards
    • Monitor, evaluate and retain student-athletes
    • Assist in team building and character development with student-athletes
  2. Coaching
    • Assist in planning practices, training sessions, team and individual conditioning, line-ups and competitive strategies
    • Assist in instruction and demonstration of techniques and skills
    • Assist in assessing, effectiveness and results.
    • Assist in adapting and refining strategies.
    • Communicate with athletes and the team on a regular basis
  3. Recruiting
    • Assist in identifying, attracting and selecting prospects
    • Assist in evaluating prospects through high school visits, at competitions and/or home visits
    • Promote Lehigh through communicating with prospects and families
    • Assist in coordinating recruitment strategies, calendar and procedures
    • Assist in yielding student prospects
  4. Program administration
    • Assist in planning and evaluating program results, status and priorities
    • Assist in preparing and managing annual program budgets
    • Assist in supervising, managing, and evaluating personnel
    • Assist in evaluating prospective members of the coaching staff
    • Assist in scheduling competitions and/or planning tournaments in coordination with appropriate administrator
    • Comply with NCAA, League and institutional rules
    • Utilize technology to achieve efficiencies and productivity
  5. Advancement
    • Assist in promoting strong public and media relations
    • Assist in promoting strong alumni relations
    • Assist in promoting strong parent relations, community relations and professional relations
    • Assist in fulfilling a commitment to service
  6. Results
    • Assist in achieving competitive success within the Conference
    • Assist in achieving academic success across the team
    • Assist in graduating student athletes at a rate equal to or above the University rate
    • Assist in realizing personal growth and development in every student-athlete
    • Assist in promoting recognition of student-athletes

  1. Bachelor's Degree and experience as a student athlete is required
  2. One to three years related work experience
  3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  4. Good decision making skills
  5. Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  6. Solid presentation skills
  7. Supervisory experience preferred
  8. Solid computer skills with experience using word processing and spreadsheet software
  9. Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, county and national criminal background checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance. Based upon the requirements of the position Lehigh may also request credit history reports, motor vehicle checks and professional license/certification verification

Special Considerations:
  • This position is responsible for driving university-owned vehicles as a routine function, therefore a valid Driver's License and a good driving record is required
  • This position works with minors
  • Will often be required to walk, stand, sit, climb, kneel, crouch, crawl, lift up to 25 lbs
  • Will work a variable schedule
  • Periods of high volume/workload may be required; August through May
  • Required to be on call; August through May
  • Regular evening and weekend hours
  • Extensive travel to contests and to evaluate recruits

FTE: 100%

Required Documents Message:
Cover Letter, Resume