Location: Springfield, Illinois
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Coaching – Basketball
Internal Number: 167064
Head Women’s Basketball Coach develops, manages, implements, and advances competitive intercollegiate women’s basketball program within the philosophy, objectives, policies, and guidelines of NCAA Division II, the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC), and Department of Athletics at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS). The Head Women’s Basketball Coach reports to the Director of Athletics.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Teach and instruct advanced level skills, techniques, and game strategies inherent in the highest level of competitive play; developing UIS women’s basketball student-athletes to successful competitive achievements. Recruit highly successful women’s basketball student-athletes who are both physically and academically talented, who represent UIS and Department of Athletics with good character, and who strive to graduate from UIS. Responsible for scheduling, organizing, and conducting practices/competitions including team travel. Responsible for administration and strategic vision for success of UIS women’s basketball program including budgeting, strategic planning, organizing, and reconciling basketball accounts to ensure expenditures compliant with budget. Responsible for fundraising, marketing, promotion, and alumni and community engagement of UIS women’s basketball and Department of Athletics at UIS. Identify, manage, mentor, and oversee ethical and talented UIS women’s basketball assistant coaching staff. Collaborate with athletic training staff, academic support personnel, strength and conditioning, compliance staff, and other campus personnel to enhance and support UIS women’s basketball student-athlete experience. Accountable for compliance with all NCAA Division II and Great Lakes Valley Conference rules; including submission of all compliance forms, adherence to all compliance policies and procedures, and attendance of mandatory NCAA rules education sessions. Monitor academic performance and progress of women’s basketball student-athletes. Coordinate camps/clinics in an effort to increase local and regional exposure of UIS and UIS basketball. Attend GLVC, UIS, and Department of Athletics meetings as scheduled; hold office hours in the office in the Recreation and Athletic Center; complete required NCAA and UIS training. Perform other related duties as assigned to support the department’s strategic goals and on-going initiatives.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years coaching experience. Preferences will be given to candidates with advanced degrees, a tenure of successful collegiate coaching experience with a proven record of recruiting talented and academically qualified student-athletes.
Desired qualifications: demonstrated ability in skill instruction, practice and game plan development, academic monitoring and development of student-athletes, fundraising and public relations, general administrative skills including budgeting and scheduling, strong leadership skills, knowledge and commitment to NCAA DII rules compliance, and strong ethical integrity. The successful candidate must be committed to working and teaching within an environment that embraces the development of student-athletes around their academic achievement, diversity, equity, inclusion, health and welfare.
Application Procedure: Please create your candidate profile at https://jobs.uis.edu and upload your cover letter of application addressing qualifications related to the position, resume, and the names, email addresses and phone numbers of at least three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with state and federal law.
UIS is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer; veterans, persons with disabilities, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899