The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at West Virginia University is applications for the position of Assistant Coach for Women's Gymnastics. The position will be expected to assist with the recruitment, guidance, education and development of student-athletes to achieve their fullest potential with the fundamental characteristics and requirements that are necessary to conduct and produce a successful university intercollegiate women's gymnastics program while instilling the importance of academic achievements at the Division I level. Must communicate and interact with personnel in all support areas in the athletic department, as well as within the university community, parents, alumni, and fans. Maintain continual and thorough knowledge of all applicable NCAA, Big 12 Conference, University and department rules and regulations. Demonstrate an active involvement in the academic progress of student-athletes. Work closely with the student-athlete development staff to prevent academic eligibility problems. Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Head Women's Gymnastics Coach.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Responsible for coordination of floor choreography, as approved by Head Coach.
Responsible for coordination of beam choreography, as approved by Head Coach.
Must communicate and interact with personnel in all support areas in the athletic department, as well as within the university community, parents, alumni, and fans.
Develop and maintain a comprehensive and functional knowledge of the sport, and actively seek to develop new methods and strategies of the sport.
Maintain continual and thorough knowledge of all applicable NCAA, Big 12 Conference, University and department rules and regulations
Assist the Head Women's Gymnastics Coach with expense control compliance and administration of the sport budget.
Coordinate personal recruiting and team travel with the Athletic Travel Coordinator as deemed appropriate by the Head Women's Gymnastics Coach.
Demonstrate an active involvement in the academic progress of student-athletes. Work closely with the student services staff to prevent academic eligibility problems.
Ensure communication and enforcement of rules and regulations regarding student conduct and behavior.
Assist in enforcement of mandatory study programs for student-athletes and enforces requirement for class attendance and make up course work.
Perform radio, television and Internet duties as assigned for the Mountaineer Sports Network or licensed partner. Perform interviews with the news media as needed by the sports information staff.
Participate in development activities on behalf of the Mountaineer Athletic Club, if requested.
Participate in the marketing and promotion of the women's gymnastics program, including, but not limited to ticket sales, corporate sponsorships and public relations appearances.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Head Women's Gymnastics Coach.
Report directly to the Head Women's Gymnastics Coach; must also work closely with all others involved with carrying out the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletic program.
Maintain knowledge of and comply with all rules, regulations, policies and guidelines of West Virginia University, the Big 12 Conference and the NCAA; must be certified per NCAA Bylaw 220.127.116.11 each year; must adhere to NCAA Bylaw 11.1 Conduct of Athletic Personnel. Failure to adhere to these policies will result in appropriate disciplinary action including possible suspension and termination.
Exhibit a level of expertise in their professional fields; must also treat the academic requirements necessary for progress toward a degree as a matter of the highest priority for the student-athletes in their charge and must actively encourage them to succeed academically and graduate.
Work hours vary. Must work extended hours including nights and weekends.
Length of Assignment: 12 Months
Minimum one (1) year coaching experience, preferably at NCAA Division I level and/or participation as a collegiate student-athlete, preferably at the NCAA Division I level
Knowledge of NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics
Knowledge of NCAA and conference guidelines, policies, rules and regulations
Ability to manage multiple tasks for extended period of time
Ability to independently plan and organize work
Proactive attitude towards work and assignments
Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Demonstrated ability to maintain and develop personal contacts with outside groups, i.e. student-athletes, sponsors, fans, donors, University community
Ability to maintain proper unit attendance and punctuality standards and work extended hours including nights and weekends
Three professional references
Valid driver's license
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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Mar 20, 2020
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 202362
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West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.