The College of St. Scholastica invites applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach to assist the head coach in the administration of all phases of an intercollegiate NCAA Division III football program. The Assistant Coach will coach a five-position group, run meetings and manage academic tracking. Depending on experience, coordinator responsibilities may be possible. This is a full-time, 12-month per year position.
Responsibilities include: • Ensures integration of football program activities to College mission and culture. • Demonstrates a contribution to equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of College goals. • Assists in the recruitment of a wide diversity of prospective student-athletes in order to reach the teams’ target roster size; identifies and contacts prospective student-athletes; interact with prospective student-athletes during their college search; coordinates completion of application and financial aid forms/submittals; provides campus-tours and facilitates overnight visits. • Assists in the coaching of the football team; oversees practices; provides feedback to enable continuous improvement; ensures adherence to strength, conditioning and nutritional guidelines; develops game plans and consults with coaching staff. • Consults with athletic trainers to evaluate athletes’ physical condition, response and progress and discusses appropriate course of remediation/improvement. • Supervises conditioning programs; stresses preventative medicine using conditioning exercises and weight training programs. • Ensures compliance with NCAA, Conference and internal policies and procedures; reports any known or suspected violations promptly to the Head Coach and Director of Athletics. • Assists in monitoring and maintaining inventory of supplies; may provide recommendations related to purchase of supplies. • Interfaces with student athletes, staff, coaches, physicians, trainers, parents and auxiliary medical personnel for counseling purposes and information exchange. • Ensures proper functioning, maintenance and cleanliness of athletic facilities and equipment; arranges for repairs as required. • Assists with alumni outreach and fundraising initiatives. • Stays informed of developments in field; reads pertinent literature, attends meetings and educational classes and participates in professional associations as appropriate. • Maintains a variety of records; makes periodic and special reports of work performed. • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the department’s service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree; AND previous professional recruit and coaching experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Required Knowledge and Skills • Principles and practices of program planning, development, implementation and administration. • Principles, practices, strategy and tactics of assigned athletic activities. • NCAA student-athlete academic eligibility requirements and recruiting regulations. • Rules, regulations and policies pertaining to assigned athletic activities. • Computer applications related to the work. • Budget and financial record keeping practices. • Knowledge of and experience working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds. • Skill in assisting in the development and implementation of program and project goals, objective, procedures and work standards.
About College of St. Scholastica
The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) is a thriving independent private college with its main campus overlooking Lake Superior in Duluth, extended campuses throughout Minnesota and vibrant online programs that attract learners from around the world. Since 1912, The College of St. Scholastica has been preparing students for responsible living and meaningful work by emphasizing the Catholic Benedictine values upon which it was founded: Community, Hospitality, Respect, Stewardship and Love of Learning. At CSS, equity and inclusion are viewed as key ingredients to academic excellence and student success.
Duluth is a beautiful and vibrant city of 86,000 set on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world. For outdoor enthusiasts, Duluth offers four seasons of first-rate opportunities: beaches, bike paths, jogging trails, ski resorts, cross-country skiing trails, boating and fishing sites, and rinks for skating, curling, and hockey. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an easy drive. Outside magazine has recently named Duluth as the number one “Outside City” in the US. The magazine also named Duluth as a runner-up fo...r the “best adventure hub” in a worldwide survey of destinations for outdoor activities. The College was also pleased to learn that the nonprofit American Institute for Economics ranked Duluth as one of America’s best small metropolitan areas for college students. Similarly, the travel site DreamPlanGo named Duluth in the Top Ten of America’s Most Scenic College Towns. Duluth’s public schools are Minnesota’s most highly ranked, the cost of living is considered reasonable, and the city has more acres of municipal public parks than any other city in the country. The arts scene is booming with galleries, music venues, and a lively theater and dance community.