Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach – Franklin & Marshall College

School: Franklin & Marshall College
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division III
Franklin & Marshall College is recruiting for a full-time Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach.
Franklin & Marshall College is a residential college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education. Its aims are to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning, to teach them to read, write, and think critically, to instill in them the capacity for both independent and collaborative action, and to educate them to explore and understand the natural, social and cultural worlds in which they live. In so doing, the College seeks to foster in its students qualities of intellect, creativity, and character, that they may live fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to their occupations, their communities, and their world.
Franklin & Marshall sponsors 27 intercollegiate teams, and nearly 30 percent of the student body competes in varsity sports. The College also offers five intramural sports and numerous club sports. F&M regards its coaches as educators first and is committed to providing the resources necessary to help them be the best teachers, mentors and leaders they can be for our students.
Job Description:
The Assistant Coach is responsible for providing effective leadership for, and day-to-day management of the Men’s Basketball program. The Assistant Coach is responsible for supporting the academic mission of the College through athletics, and to teach student-athletes, explicitly and by example, leadership and values-based decision-making. The Assistant Coach provides management and oversight of the program in the absence of the Head Coach.
Essential functions
• Implements and maintains a standard of performance consistent with the College’s goals of academic and athletic excellence. Promotes academic achievement among athletes. Consults with and works collaboratively with the Athletic Director and the Associate Athletic Director regarding the academic performance of student-athletes as appropriate.
• Provides instruction, mentoring, coaching, evaluation of, and guidance to student-athletes to allow them to develop their athletic skills and abilities to maximum potential. Assists Head Coach in determining appropriate coaching methods and strategies in consultation with the Director of Athletics & Recreation. Provides effective leadership, mentoring and supervision to student-athletes.
• Conducts programs within the rules and regulations of the NCAA, the Centennial Conference, Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association, College Squash Association, Middle Atlantic Rowing Conference and the governing body of the sport. Supports, monitors and applies relevant rules and regulations developed by the Athletic Department Compliance Office, including the Code of Conduct and sportsmanship guidelines.
• Cooperates with Health Services and Athletic Trainers to assure injured athletes receive proper treatment. Understands that all medical decisions related to a student athlete’s health and well being is the responsibility of the team physician and Certified Athletic Trainers and all final decisions regarding participation in practice and games lies with the medical staff. All known medical history related to injury or illness must be reported to the medical staff.
• Assists Head Coach with managing the program within budgetary guidelines to avoid exceeding budgetary limits. Submits all budget-related reports as required in a timely manner. Advises the Head Coach of resource needs, including funding needs and staffing needs. Assists Head Coach in formulating annual budget requests as necessary.
• Help assure facilities and equipment are prepared in advance of practice sessions and games/meets/matches. Report and monitor proper maintenance of equipment and practice and contest facilities to ensure safe playing conditions.
• Assists Head coach in developing and implementing recruiting strategies and programs to identify and attract promising athletes and provide prompt follow-up to inquiries from potential athletes.
• Participate in relevant training and professional development activities to enhance work-related skills and knowledge, including attending conferences as requested.
Minimum Qualifications:
• High school diploma or GED.
• 1 to 3 years of experience coaching Men’s Basketball.
• Current CPR, AED, and first aid certification required.
• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
• Basic skills in Google Suite (Docs, Gmail, Sheets, Drive, Slides).
• Must pass the NCAA Division III Coaches Test.
• Must be certified to drive College vans per College policies.
• The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.
• Evidence of commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
• Successful interview.
Because this position requires driving for College business, the successful candidate must possess a U.S. or Canadian driver’s license which has been valid for at least two years, have a driving record that is free from excessive motor vehicle violations within the last three years, and have had no convictions in the last 24 months for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Because this position works with minors (non F&M students under the age of 18) please review the link below that includes information regarding the protection of minors. This link also outlines information regarding a mandatory training you must complete prior to working with minors. The online training course must be completed at least once every two years by faculty, staff and Franklin & Marshall students who interact with minors. Click
Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree
• 4 to 7 years of experience coaching Men’s Basketball.
Additional Information:
Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, and verification of credentials. The College will coordinate these verifications.
Franklin & Marshall College strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events.
Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class. Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Human Resources at (717) 358-3995.
Franklin & Marshall is proud to offer a smoke-free work environment.
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