POSITION SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:
The head coach will help foster a distinctive culture in competitive athletics that commissions student-athletes to impact the world for Christ. Areas of oversight include: spiritual leadership, coaching staff development, the purchase and inventory of equipment, scouting, recruiting, physical training, planning, scheduling, and fiscal management of the program. The head coach will lead a team that displays excellence in competition, academics, community service, and campus leadership.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:
- Actively support University and athletic department direction and leadership.
- Create intentional spiritual development program for team, including a plan for individual discipleship, team Bible studies, ministry opportunities and mission trips. This plan will be shared electronically with the athletic director at the beginning of each academic year.
- Develop a plan to mentor assistant coaches, managers, and other program staff.
- Team members and coaching staff will strive to reflect the Athletic Department core values: Love for God. Love for People. Excellence in Effort. Integrity in Conduct.
- Instruct, direct and oversee athletes for preseason, in-season, and offseason conditioning and skill development as permitted by NCAA legislation.
- Identify, contact and host prospective student-athletes; network with high school and club coaches; collaborate with admissions office through appropriate channels; year-round expectation in accordance with university and NCAA guidelines ?
- Meet the roster minimums shared by the athletic director. When determining roster numbers above the minimum, commit to maintaining a high level of care for student-athletes, fulfilling other responsibilities outlined in this position description, and working within the budget.
Student Athlete Welfare
- In conjunction with athletic training, develop a plan to address the physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, and social welfare of student-athletes, including education and methods for addressing harassment or discrimination
- Support the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
- Create an engagement plan for both campus and local community involvement. Where applicable, will embrace the athletic department’s involvement with each.
UNIVERSITY DOCTRINAL POSITION:
All job applicants should be aware that Cedarville University is a private religious employer, which holds specific doctrinal positions. All employees of Cedarville University must be in full agreement with the doctrinal positions of the University and agree to live by workplace lifestyle standards. The University reserves the right to refuse or discontinue employment to any individual who does not agree with the doctrinal positions of the University or abide by the General Workplace Standards and Community Covenant. Employees are to meet the general hiring expectations of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Employees are further expected to maintain membership and service in a local church of like faith and practice to the University’s doctrinal positions, consistent with the University’s Church Membership Expectations.