Assistant Women's Basketball Coach | Millikin University


Posted: 17-Mar-22

Location: Decatur, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Required Education: 4 Year Degree



Coaching – Basketball


Collegiate Sports

Division of Athletics

Job Description

Position Title:Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach


FLSA (exempt or non-exempt):Exempt

Working Relationships: •Reports to:Head Women’s Basketball Coach

•Works Closely with:Athletic Department Staff, Women’s Basketball Staff, Admissions Staff, and University Marketing Staff

•Directly Supervises:None

Job Summary:The Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach will assist the Head Coach in all aspects of the women’s basketball program, particularly recruiting, travel management, on campus events, on court instruction, and scouting for opponents. The Assistant Coach will assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes and the retention and success of current student-athletes, which is of the utmost importance and priority. The Assistant Coach may serve as the Head Coach of the Women’s Basketball Junior Varsity Program.


All employees are expected to uphold the values of the University. At Millikin University, we value:

•Commitment to the discovery of knowledge •Civil debate •Passion and enthusiasm •Dignity and respect for individuals •A diverse and inclusive community •Integrity and responsibility •Advancement of the greater good

Primary Responsibilities:

Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach 1.Recruit prospective student-athletes. Including but not limited to: a.Camps b.Traveling for games throughout the calendar year c.Planning visits and hosting recruits on campus d.Weekly recruit contacts & growth/management of database 2.Manage travel for the team including buses, uniforms, and meals 3.Handle video responsibilities for women’s basketball including CCIW required video exchange, video breakdown of Millikin practices and games, and opponents’ scouting preparation 4.Assist with practice planning and game preparation 5.On-court coaching in practice and games as allowed by CCIW and NCAA regulations 6.Perform duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics

Other Duties:

1.Serve as Griswold Gym Monitor. 2.Assistant with other game management for other Millikin sports 3.Laundry assistant

Work Environment:

Manual Dexterity: •Dexterity to operate a keyboard •Dexterity to operate a video camera

Physical Effort: •Typically sitting/standing/bending/stooping •Occasionally lifting 25 lbs. or less •Hearing and visual acuity within normal range

Working Conditions: •Typical working conditions found in a gymnasium setting •Alternative or flexible work schedules •Travel and/or periodic overnight travel

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, diversity statement, contact information of three professional references, and a digital portfolio with construction drawings, budgeting, and scheduling paperwork to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in this field are encouraged to apply. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefits package.

Minimum Position Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree
•    Experience in coaching preferred
•    Extensive knowledge of the sport of basketball
•    Knowledge of, or ability to learn, technology skills needed to perform listed responsibilities
•    Ability to recruit and retain quality women’s basketball student-athletes
•    Excellent organization, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively to various audiences
•    Ability and willingness to work effectively in a team atmosphere in the Athletic Department
•    Strong commitment to the University and NCAA Division III philosophy
•    Demonstrated commitment to the academic and athletic success of the student-athlete