Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach – Northwest Nazarene University

School: Northwest Nazarene University
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Part-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division II
Conference: GNAC

Northwest Nazarene University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach. The individual will be responsible for all details of the sport including but not limited to: coaching on the court, recruiting, scouting, game planning, player development, camps, fund-raising, eligibility, compliance, NCAA documentation, public relations, travel, court preparation, and other duties assigned by the Head Coach.

Assistant coaches are expected to assist head coaches in promoting and developing spiritual formation and leadership, academic excellence, athletic competitiveness and community engagement. The Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach reports to the Head Men’s Basketball Coach and the Athletic Director.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Sufficient skills, knowledge and training to perform the essential functions of this position
  • The University requires that all candidates be Christians (preferably in the Wesleyan tradition), and must be comfortable with and in agreement with the mission and lifestyle values of NNU; candidates are asked to respond to the information items listed on the NNU Christian Mission requirements
  • High motivation and commitment to the University, organizational skills, the ability to self- start, be calm under pressure, meet deadlines, work without direct supervision, multi-task, problem solve, and relate to a variety of personalities under diverse circumstances
  • Men’s basketball coaching experience
  • Men’s basketball recruiting experience
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to pass the annual NCAA Division II recruiting exam
  • Ability to obtain and maintain current First Aid and CPR certifications
  • Ability to obtain NNU driving certification
  • Offer of employment is contingent on successful results from a background investigation
  • Operations and/or event management experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and internet applications
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Applicant Information:

Application Process To be considered for this position, please include the following:

▪ Letter of interest

▪ Resume

▪ Statement of Faith

▪ Letter of reference from spiritual mentor

▪ Two reference letters from professional associates

▪ Transcripts (unofficial acceptable for the hiring process, official required upon hire)

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division II level. NNU is a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) which is comprised of the following ten members: University of Alaska-Anchorage, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Central Washington University, Montana State University-Billings, Northwest Nazarene University, Saint Martin’s University, Seattle Pacific University, Simon Fraser University, Western Oregon University, and Western Washington University. NNU offers the following eight sports for women: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track & field (indoor and outdoor) and volleyball. NNU offers the following seven sports for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and track & field (indoor and outdoor).

Northwest Nazarene University Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), a comprehensive Christian university, offers over 60 areas of study, 19 master’s degrees in seven different disciplines and one doctoral degree. In addition to its 85-acre campus located in Nampa, Idaho, the University also offers programs online as well as in Boise, Idaho Falls, McCall, Twin Falls and in cooperation with programs in 10 countries. Founded in 1913, the university now serves over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 6,000 continuing education students, and 2,300 high school students through the concurrent credit program. NNU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and has been rated by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top master’s level universities in the west. The University’s location in the southwest part of the state allows easy access to local ski resorts, mountain hiking, and river rafting. The proximity to Boise, the state’s capital, offers cultural amenities such as the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, Boise Master Chorale, Opera Idaho, Ballet Idaho, Riverside Jazz Orchestra, and the Boise Art Museum. The university is sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene.

Employment at Northwest Nazarene University is contingent upon the results of an independent background check.

Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Northwest Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is permitted, and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights act of 1964, as amended.) 

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