Asst. Coach/Asst. Wellness Center Director Bethel University

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Bethel is seeking candidates for a dual role to assist with all planning, scheduling and review of maintenance and operation procedures associated with a new Wellness Center, and assist the Head Coach in recruiting, training and coaching members of one of the following sports: Men’s or Women’s Basketball, Men’s/Women’s Cross Country or Track, or Softball. This is a two-year grant funded position through the NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant, available 2015-16 and 2016-17, designed to enhance ethnic minority and gender representation in intercollegiate athletics. Applicants that meet the mission and vision of the Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Wellness Center Director:

-Assists with all planning, scheduling and review of maintenance and operation procedures associated with the 22,500 square feet of wellness center. -Assists with all aspects of building management and the smooth operation of the facility including planning, scheduling and reviewing of maintenance and operations procedures. -Assists with conducting routine inspections of all facilities, resolving maintenance issues, proposing facility improvements, initiating repairs, replacement, or purchase of equipment, and overseeing the delivery of services from on-campus and outside vendors. -Assists with conducting analysis of services and recommending services that should be enhanced or eliminated. -Works collaboratively with Strength and Conditioning Staff and Human Kinetics Faculty on scheduling and programming in the facility. -Assists with supervision of student-worker facilities staff. -Position is expected to develop and maintain superior service levels.

Assistant Coach: (Men’s or Women’s Basketball, Men’s/Women’s Cross Country or Track, or Softball)

-Assist the Head Coach in overseeing practice planning and implementation including organizing and scripting a practice plan, utilizing staff and team film sessions, and scheduling in season weight room and conditioning sessions. -Assist the Head Coach in overseeing competition events by developing game/meet/match strategy and establishing a focused approach for excellence in competition. -Assist the Head Coach in recruiting student athletes who are a good fit to the institution and have the capacity for high caliber play within the NCAA DIII arena and maintain expected roster sizes. Mentor and nurture the development of admitted athletes in all areas of their growth. -Foster and engage in harmonious departmental relationships and responsibly adhere to NCAA, MIAC and institutional rules, policy and expectation.

**Must be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the university.**

Required Skills

Demonstrated effective leadership and communication skills.
Demonstrated strong commitment to the Student-Athlete concept.
Working knowledge of NCAA, MIAC and institutional rules and regulations.
Playing and coaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred.
Demonstrated effective sports and recruitment strategies.
Demonstrated ability to work alongside others in a cooperative and collaborative style.
Self-motivated, detail oriented, and demonstrated organizational and problem solving abilities.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
Required Experience

3+ years of strong coaching experience at the high school level or above. Coaching experience at the college level is preferred. Experience in facility management or operations preferred.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree required in an appropriate area of specialization.


Additional Salary Information: $20,100 annually for 10 months in both 2015-16 and 2016-17. Additional housing stipend of $3,700 provided annually. Additional professional development grant of $3,000 provided annually. Full benefits package. This includes: Retirement benefits through TIAA-CREF that will accrue each month and that can be kept in that fund or rolled into another fund upon leaving Bethel, and Life insurance coverage while employed at Bethel.