Head Coach – Women's Basketball | North Idaho College


Under minimal supervision, this position manages all phases of the women’s basketball program in compliance with the philosophies and objectives of the Athletic Department.  Assumes responsibility for adherence to rules and regulations governing the College and the Northwest Athletic Conference. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Manages and directs the women’s basketball program.
  • Coaches the basketball team.
  • Manages all aspects of the team including strength and conditioning, practicing, competing and scheduling.
  • Directs all aspects, areas, and components of the women’s basketball team (i.e.; defense, offense, and/or various individual positions).
  • Responsible for student-athlete retention, academic tracking and transfer.
  • Recruits student-athletes in accordance with Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) rules and regulations through scouting, attending tournaments and home visits.
  • Represents the women’s basketball program to various institutional programs and works externally with the media, government agencies, funding agencies, students, parents, and the general public.
  • Manages the financial operation of the women’s basketball program.
  • Assist the Athletic Director with the marketing and promoting of the basketball program.
  • In coordination with the Athletic Director, prepares a yearly budget and responsibly expends the allocated budget to ensure that the budget balances each fiscal year.
  • In coordination with the NIC Athletics Coordinator manages the Booster Club’s budget for the women’s basketball program.
  • Monitors NWAC policies and procedures applicable to the intercollegiate program.
  • Manages the assistant coach(es).
  • Manages the daily operations of the women’s basketball program to include game scheduling and team travel arrangements.
  • Prepares game summary stories for the website at the conclusion of all relevant team activities.
  • Performs fundraising activities and assists the Athletic Director and the Booster Club to solicit donations and sponsorship from select donors according to fundraising policy.
  • Aids and assists in designated Booster Club projects.
  • Participates on departmental and institutional committees as assigned.
  • Attends coaching meetings scheduled by the Athletic Director.
  • Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with their supervisor, college staff, students and the community.  

Marginal Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned 


The following requirements represent the minimum qualifications necessary for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and be successful in the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties. 

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and a minimum of two years full-time related experience and/or training.  Collegiate coaching is preferred. 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Current CPR/First Aid Certification

Current valid Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to recruit and coach highly talented student-athletes.
  • Ability to adhere to all policies, rules and regulations of the college and NWAC.
  • Ability to hire and supervise qualified assistants and student workers.
  • Ability to market and promote assigned sports program.
  • A proven record in following directives and being responsible for tasks which have been assigned.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment as needed.
  • Ability to attend seminars, meetings and other professional development opportunities at or away from NIC.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational polices and activities.
  • Ability to integrate resources, policies and information for the determination of procedures, solutions, and other outcomes.
  • Knowledge of management methods and ability to provide administrative guidance within area of responsibility and provide direct training and supervision as needed.
  • Ability to apply budgeting and fiscal planning techniques within financial constraints.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff and the public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to represent the department and NIC in a friendly, courteous and professional manner.
  • Ability to responds to emergency situations in a timely manner.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and other office equipment.


Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to use fingers and hands to keyboard or type and handle materials. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 – 50 pounds.The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather condition; extreme code and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles or blood borne pathogens. This job requires frequent travel with the potential of exposure to outside elements. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.