University of Southern Maine Head Coach

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Due to employee retirement, the Athletics Department at the University of Southern Maine (USM) invites applications for a full-time, 10 month (mid-August to mid-June) Head Coach-Women’s Basketball, Lecturer position. The length of the initial appointment will be for one 10 month period with expected reappointment based on performance and mutual agreement as a renewable contract.
The Women’s Basketball Coach is responsible for the overall organization, administration, and development of the USM women’s basketball program. He/she will perform all duties associated with effectively directing a competitive, compliant, and successful Division III intercollegiate women’s basketball program. The women’s basketball coach will provide leadership and guidance to team members and create an environment where student-athletes are challenged, supported, and can experience success while growing as individuals. He/she will direct all practice sessions, coach all games, travel with the team, develop an effective recruitment and retention program, and maintain appropriate standards for the program. The Coach will perform game and event management and other duties as assigned by the Director. As a Lecturer, he/she will teach an appropriate course(s) within the athletic coaching minor.

The Women’s Basketball Coach will attend and contribute at department meetings, support departmental and institutional initiatives, work to support student success, be involved in community service, build alumni and community relationships and outreach activities, conduct fundraising activities as approved by departmental administration and will be focused on student satisfaction, customer service, and take part in annual program review. The women’s basketball coach will represent the department, and institution at University, state, regional and national conferences and meetings.

USM enjoys a rich history of athletic success in NCAA Division III and has long been considered one of the finest non-scholarship programs in the nation. In addition to the baseball and women’s basketball programs, the men’s basketball, field hockey, women’s lacrosse, softball, and men’s tennis teams have all made appearances in the NCAA championship tournament; both the men’s basketball and field hockey teams advanced to participate in the NCAA Final Four. In addition to team sport success, the Huskies have sent many individual performers to compete in NCAA National Championships competitions with several earning All-American honors. For information about the Athletics Department, visit

The Costello Sports Complex is a state-of-the-art sports complex which includes a 300’x200′ field house that features a 200-meter competitive track, four tennis courts, and three basketball courts. The complex boasts the state’s only Olympic-sized ice arena, in addition to the Warren G. Hill Gymnasium which features the competition volleyball court. The Costello Sports Complex also includes a modern fitness facility, learning center, sports medicine and athletic training labs, locker rooms, and a two-level office connector for faculty and staff.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is Maine’s Metropolitan University, dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education. USM’s strategic focus is in alignment with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and we are seeking to become a Carnegie Engaged University by the year 2020. USM offers Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctoral programs, providing students with rich learning and community engagement opportunities in the arts, humanities, politics, health sciences, business, mass communications, science, engineering, and technology. Further information on USM can be found at

USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine’s most exciting metropolitan region: • Our Portland campus is located in “one of America’s most livable cities,” according to Forbes magazine, which also ranks Portland among the top 10 for job prospects. A creative and diverse community on Maine’s scenic coast, Portland is nationally known as a “foodie” hot spot! • USM’s beautiful residential Gorham campus supports and celebrates excellence in academics, athletics, music and the arts and is home to ten Living Learning Communities and six Residential Communities. • Our Lewiston campus is home to USM’s innovative and richly diverse Lewiston-Auburn College. This Central Maine campus integrates classroom, community and workplace, and provides a small college experience with the resources of a large university.

Apply online at: You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application (which includes contact information for three professional references), and upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.

Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, materials should be submitted by March 26, 2015. Materials received on or after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

USM is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with an emphasis on teaching/coaching/leadership.
Minimum of three years of experience as an assistant or head basketball coach.
Experience working with student-athletes in a team setting.
Strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to student development.
Strong work ethic and a commitment to student-athletes.
Commitment to student development and student success.

Ability to provide own transportation (fully-insured vehicle), provide proof of a valid driver’s license, and compliance with Maine law regarding vehicle insurance.

Master’s degree with emphasis on teaching, coaching, or leadership.
Minimum of three years of coaching experience at the college level or beyond.
Playing experience at the college level or beyond.
Previous experience working with college student-athletes.
Experience in marketing, communication and special events.
Experience working with student-athletes in a learning community.
Teaching and sports camp experience.
Evidence of commitment to diversity and community engagement.