Head Coach Grand Rapids Community College

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Annual Salary: $7,553

Start Date: As soon as possible

Reports to: Director of Athletics

Posting Closing date: Posted until filled; review of applications will begin on May 15, 2015

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS – Direct and coordinate the activities of the women’s basketball program in the planning, organizing and coaching of the Grand Rapids Community College Women’s Basketball team. – Perform all assigned coaching duties, including supervision of the Assistant Coach. – Promote the women’s basketball program and support the College’s athletic program. – Coordinate and ensure compliance with College, conference, and NJCAA policies and regulations. – Support the academic, athletic, and personal development of student athletes at Grand Rapids Community College. – Monitor academic progress of student athletes. – Follow up on prospective student athlete inquiries with assistance of the Admissions Office. – Monitor the expenses associated with the women’s basketball program and make recommendations to the Athletic Director. – Assign and secure athletic equipment when appropriate. – Schedule and arrange team travel with the assistance and approval of the Athletic Director. – Prepare game plans and strategy for intercollegiate competition. – Attend college, conference, and NJCAA meetings as assigned by the Athletic Director. – Represent Grand Rapids Community College at athletic events upon request. – Follow all Grand Rapids Community College and Athletic Department policies and procedures. – Report any ethical violations or concerns you may become aware of, either from or regarding students or employees. – Communicate and follow-up with the Athletic Director on team matters requiring approval and input. – Report any injuries of participants to proper school officials, filing proper injury report forms and accurate team rosters. – Must be physically present during the entire period of practice. At no time may a coach leave the practice area and place responsibility for a team on a student. The coach is responsible for his/her team in the locker rooms and on the practice field, playing or contest area.


Bachelor’s degree required and in a related field preferred.

Work Experience:

– Successful basketball coaching experience; college level preferred.

– Experience with recruiting preferred.

– Experience with fundraising preferred.

Physical & Mental Demands:

Able to communicate verbally, non-verbally, and in written form with or without accommodations.
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
Understanding and working knowledge of NJCAA policies and regulations.
Demonstrated ability to engage students with disabilities in exploring assistive technologies.
Understanding of confidentiality as related to professional Code of Ethics and FERPA guidelines.
Understanding of the mission of community colleges.
High energy level with enthusiasm and interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and the general public.

Working Conditions:

Ability to travel to various locations of basketball games.

Method of Application:

Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position via our website at https://www.grcc.edu/jobs Please include your resume and cover letter in one document; unofficial transcripts; and three letters of recommendation, which you may upload yourself or have your supporters e-mail to the Hiring Team at [email protected] Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This posting will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2015. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.