Otterbein University Head Coach

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Job Title: Head Men’s Basketball Coach Job Class: Administration Department: Athletic Department Reports to: Athletic Director FLSA status: 12 Month To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume including salary expectations addressing this position to [email protected] (subject line: Employment); FAX to 614-823-1512; or mail to Otterbein University, Human Resources, 1 South Grove St., Westerville, OH 43081. Position is open until filled.
SUMMARY: Organizes, directs, supervises and administers all phases of a Division III athletic program by performing the following duties:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned by the Athletic Director.

Assists in selecting qualified individuals to serve as assistant coaches in the program.

Operates the program in a liberal arts Division III philosophy, giving attention to academic success, moral character of staff and athletes and community involvement.

Responsible for organizing and conducting a recruiting program, which includes dispersing information concerning the sports program, arranging for visitations and cooperating with the Admission Department in a coordinated effort to attract student-athletes to Otterbein University.

Responsible to the Athletic Director or his/her representative for all phases of the athletic program involving, but not limited to, budget, equipment, staff, athlete control, academic success, OAC, NCAA rules and regulations ,campus policies and procedures, athlete image and discipline.

Abides by University, OAC, NCAA polices; confers with the Director of Athletics concerning all departmental and conference policies; responsible for making certain all of the assistant coaches are familiar with the athletic policy manual; be familiar with departmental and OAC policies; plans coaching/teaching techniques, schedules for practice and matches; is knowledgeable of Division III NCAA rules as outlined in the official manual; insures that the NCAA amateur form (student athlete form/drug testing, etc.) is signed before any participation takes place; must submit a roster of players to the Athletic Director’s administrative assistant, to be typed and sent to the University registrar in preparation to be sent to the OAC office prior to the first contest; confers with the S.I.D. concerning sports publicity (All information for brochures and schedules must be submitted prior to the season. The deadline will be determined by the University Relations Office.); responsible for implementing the department and university policies concerning sportsmanship and school representation.

Responsible for medical care (or his/her staff): must work with the athletic trainers and team physicians for the medical well-being and protection of the student-athlete during pre-season, regular season and post season activities; each athlete must receive a medical examination before participation; trainers will establish the training room hours for preventative care and rehabilitation; emergency procedures must be reviewed/established for practice and competition.

Must be knowledgeable of Otterbein University policies concerning but not limited to: Hazing, Substance Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence, Discrimination and Intimidation and FERPA.

Must be familiar with the Otterbein University Student Code of Conduct and the Student Athlete Handbook.

Responsible for the physical appearance and personal conduct of all coaches, staff and players associated with the program. It is understood that these areas of interest will be kept in line with the standards of good conduct and image that will reflect positively on the program, the athletic department and Otterbein University. The athletic director will serve as a resource for the head coach and will assist in administering the standards for all sports.

Responsible for being sensitive to the needs of underrepresented populations. Furthermore, the promotion of ethnic diversity should be demonstrated in the recruitment of both athletes and coaches.

May be required to drive team and coaches.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: BS/BA Degree required; experience and demonstrated success in teaching, coaching and recruiting.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must have a valid driver’s license.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written English skills including grammar.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Must be competent in general math.

TECHNICAL SKILLS: Knowledge of strength and conditioning for university athletes preferred; strong interpersonal and supervisory skills. Must take pride in and be thorough in quality of work produced..

REASONING ABILITY: Must possess excellent attention to details; must be a team player and interact collegially with co-workers and other constituencies. Must possess excellent customer service skills. Must possess strong organizational skills. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment in unusual or new situations. Must be able to work independently and must retain confidential information.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to communicate, reach and use repetitive motions of hands. Must be able to meet regular and predictable attendance standards.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are primarily performed in an athletic arena subject to heat, dust, noises from players and fans. This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind of level of difficulty.

Otterbein University is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.