Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach – University of Dubuque

School: University of Dubuque
Position: Assistant Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division III

The University of Dubuque is a private university offering undergraduate, graduate, and theological seminary degrees, and other educational opportunities with the intention of educating and forming the whole person. The University is comprised of individuals from the region, our nation, and the world.

As a community, the University practices its Christian commitments by educating students, pursuing excellence in scholarship, challenging students to live lives of worth and purpose, and preparing students for service to the church and the world. Therefore, the University of Dubuque is committed to:

  • A hospitable Christian environment which respects other faith traditions;
  • Relationships which encourage intellectual, spiritual, and moral development;
  • Excellence in academic inquiry and professional preparation;
  • A diverse and equitable community where Christian love is practiced;
  • Stewardship of all God’s human and natural resources;
  • Zeal for life-long learning and service.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach assists in developing and implementing a strategic plan for the Athletic and Recreation departments that is consistent with the University Mission and strategic plan, as well as the Student Success Commitment. This position has oversight and administration of its’ sport program; which includes staff development and evaluation, programming and resources related to student-athlete success and experiences, sport program evaluation and assessment, and effectively engaging the campus and community in athletic events and facilitating experiences within both for student-athletes. Additionally, this position assists in meeting all compliance and eligibility requirements for the University, the American Rivers Conference, and the NCAA; and promoting the safety and well-being of all student-athletes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in practice planning, execution and on-court instruction
  • Assist in the collaboration with campus and community partners and athletic administration regarding facility use, upkeep, and resource management
  • Assist in developing and implementing game plans, reports, strategies and on-court duties as assigned
  • Assist in all phases of the recruiting process, specifically the scouting and evaluation of skilled and academically qualified student-athletes, the matriculation process of student-athletes (includes application, financial aid completion, housing registration, required paperwork, course registration, and orientation attendance), and the collaboration with campus partners regarding the communication processes required
  • Assist in monitoring academic progress of program athletes and serve as a program liaison for staff and faculty, and facilitate the utilization of resources to promote student success
  • Collaborate with campus partners and athletic department staff regarding the safety and well-being of student athletes
  • Assist in event management and game promotion/partnerships
  • Assist in camps, clinics, and workshops facilitated by sport program
  • Assist in effectively managing and reporting conduct related incidences within sport program
  • Effectively live and model the UD Mission and engage the campus and surrounding communities in a manner that allows for the retention and persistence of UD students
  • Collaborate with and serve the campus community
  • Facilitate educational opportunities and compliance to all University, ARC, and NCAA rules and regulations
  • Serve as a collaborative and valued team member within the athletic department
  • Serve as a Title IX Campus Security Authority
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head Coach
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations, including necessary training and drills

Position Skills and Abilities

  • Strong active listening and effective communication skills
  • Strong social emotional skills and a student centered approach to teaching and learning
  • Clear capacity for effective conflict resolution and mediation
  • High ethical standards
  • Cultural competency and diversity-oriented approach
  • Strong technological skill set
  • Ability to effectively work in a team environment


  • Bachelor’s degree; master degree preferred
  • Collegiate playing experience preferred
  • Previous coaching experience of at least 2 years; preferably at the college level
  • Competency and knowledge related to NCAA rules, policy, and procedures; or experience related to rules and regulations associated with athletics
  • Experience preparing, monitoring, and maintaining budget
  • Demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of diversity, inclusion, hospitality, and equity for a diverse student population and campus stakeholders
  • Appreciation for and ability to work within a collaborative campus community and the ability to assist in building collaborative alliances to serve students and the campus communities

Applications from qualified persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons of color, are welcomed. AA/EEO.

Applicant Information:

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