The Manager of Women’s Basketball Operations will provide administrative support of an NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball program, within the guidelines, rules, and regulations of Bucknell University, the NCAA, and the Conference. This is a non-coaching position within the program.
The University seeks a candidate whose experience and expertise will contribute to Bucknell’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Assist the head women’s basketball coach in the organization and administration of all phases of a Division I women’s basketball program.
2. Assigned responsibilities within the daily operations and overall administration of the sports program including, but not limited to:
a. Team travel coordination;
b. Recruiting travel coordination for staff and prospective student-athletes;
c. Scheduling practice facilities (home and away);
d. Coordination of equipment and apparel orders; and,
e. Coordination of videotape exchange.
3. Responsible for monitoring budget and finances for the women’s basketball program, including working with the athletics business office to maintain solid financial control, coordinating required paperwork, and resolving any budgetary issues.
4. Develop a comprehensive and functional knowledge of all applicable University and NCAA regulations. Responsible for coordinating the required NCAA paperwork specific to the women’s basketball program.
5. Manage public and community relations for the program, including identification, scheduling, and necessary correspondence to Representatives of Athletics Interests (alumni, donors, fans, internal constituents).
6. Serve as an Academic Enhancement staff member responsible for all facets of the sport specific academic program, including the monitoring of individual student-athletes academic progress as expressed by the faculty. Demonstrate an active interest in the academic progress of student-athletes. Work closely with all appropriate Departmental personnel to assure academic success of student-athletes.
7. Work with student-athletes to monitor adherence to rules and regulations regarding conduct, appearance, and behavior. Provide individual counseling to student-athletes when appropriate and direct the student-athlete to professional staff when needed.
8. Perform other duties as assigned.
9. Teach in departmental wellness program as assigned.
10. Represents the sports program to various institutional programs and externally to the media, funding agencies, students, parents, faculty, and the general public.
11. Maintain current CPR and First Aid Certifications.
1. Bachelors Degree.
2. Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and student-athletes having a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives.
3. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
1. Proven integrity, leadership, and a thorough knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations is essential. Candidate should possess a strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, counsel, and recruit academically qualified student-athletes.
2. Collegiate playing or coaching experience preferred.
1. Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
2. Extended work days to include nights and weekends, with extensive travel required. 3. Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds. Requires standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.