Head Men’s Basketball Coach – New Jersey Institute of Technology

School: NJIT
Position: Head Men's Basketball Coach
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division I
Conference: America East

As a head coach in NJIT’s intercollegiate athletic program, the incumbent will be responsible for all functions relating to the management and running of a successful Division I Men’s Basketball program in the America East Conference, including recruiting, budget management, staff and student-athlete development, scheduling events, and fundraising Comprehensive knowledge of and adherence to all applicable NCAA rules and related university rules and policies is essential.

Essential Functions:
Responsibilities may also include, but are not limited to:
1. Organize, prepare, and conduct individual and team practices, training and competition.
2. Coordinate an effective in season and off-season training program.
3. Lead, monitor and coordinate training and practice sessions, ensuring that all appropriate safety guidelines and standards are maintained.
4. Responsible for the welfare of all students under coach’s charge.
5. Address and resolve any issues that arise with a student-athlete, the team and/or a member of the coaching staff.
6. Strive to provide guidance and assistance towards enhancing a student-athlete’s welfare regarding his personal, academic, and athletic experience while at NJIT.
7. Oversee and enforce all established Athletic Department team travel and code of conduct policies when away from NJIT.
8. Perform constant evaluation of team and individual performances.
9. Support the student-athlete academic advising and personal development initiatives.
10. Collaborate with the Sports Medicine and the Athletic Performance staffs as needed on the prevention and care of athletic injuries, other health related issues, and the overall strength & conditioning program.

NCAA Compliance:
1. Ensure that the aim and objectives of the sport program supports the mission of the university and are within established university policies, and NCAA compliance rules.
2. Submit appropriate compliance documentation regarding NCAA rules and regulations to compliance office.
3. Schedule all team competitions in conjunction with sport administrator.
4. Maintain current health care certifications. (First aid, CPR/AED).
5. Report all possible infractions of NCAA rules and regulations to the Office of Compliance.
6. Attend NCAA rules education meetings as directed by the Office of Compliance and Athletic Director.

Overall Administration:
1. Enforce all NJIT policies and procedures including, but not limited to, general student, staff and department specific.
2. Represent the sports program to various institutional programs, government agencies, funding agencies, students, parents and the general public.
3.  Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Staff Development and Management:
1. Responsible for the hiring, mentoring, and evaluation of the assistant coaching staff. This may include managing staff on a daily basis, addressing and resolving any issues, and conducting performance reviews.
2. Make decisions regarding staff responsibilities and utilization.
3. Mentor staff
4. Evaluate and make recommendations for personnel actions for coaches and basketball operations staff.

Budget Management and Recruitment:
1. Recommend and submit proposed program budget for each upcoming season, with sport administrator approval.
2. Recommend the purchasing of equipment and uniform apparel as needed for the program.
3. Develop an effective recruiting system, which identifies prospective student-athletes in accordance with NCAA regulations and institutional admissions standards.

Additional Functions:
Marketing, Fundraising and Community Activities:
1. Support the marketing and promotion of the men’s basketball program to all local constituencies including- campus, alumni, local Newark, Essex, and New Jersey communities.
2. Collaborate on fundraising efforts within the guidelines set forth by the Athletics Department.
3. Work closely with media relations
4. Participate in a minimum of two (2) community service activities annually.
5. Establish and maintain positive and effective relationship with NJIT Alumni.
6. Represent NJIT athletic department at alumni and school functions as needed.

Prerequisite Qualifications:
– A Bachelor’s Degree is required; Minimum of 7 years of coaching experience on the intercollegiate level or a professional league equivalent; comprehensive knowledge of NCAA rules and compliance issues; excellent communication and conflict resolution skills; demonstrated leadership ability; prior supervisory/management experience; valid driver’s license.
– At the university’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be exempted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Applicant Information:

Follow link below for complete job posting and application information.

Link: https://njit.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/4901?c=njit
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