Assistant Coach, Men's Basketball
Seattle University is a highly selective, independent, Catholic, Jesuit institution adjacent to downtown Seattle, and is seeking a dynamic and proven athletics department professional to serve as its Assistant Coach for Men's Basketball.
Located on Capitol Hill, one of Seattle's most vibrant neighborhoods, Seattle University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and currently enrolls more than 7,400 graduate and undergraduate students within nine schools and colleges. Seattle University is among the most diverse independent universities in the West: 40 percent of its students are from ethnically diverse backgrounds and students come from 77 nations and all 50 states. Seattle University employs approximately 1,500 faculty and staff and has an annual operating budget of over $210M.
The university's athletic program fields 20 Division I intercollegiate teams (9 men's and 11 women's) and is comprised of more than 350 student athletes. The Redhawks, Seattle University's athletic teams, compete in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in all sports and have an excellent track record of achievement both on the field and court and in the classroom. In the five years with the WAC, the Redhawk teams have a combined 31 WAC conference titles, including both team and individual championships.
Reporting to the Head Basketball Coach, this position assists with planning and implementing a successful and well-rounded intercollegiate basketball program to include the holistic development of the individual student-athletes.
Essential Job Functions
Assume the primary lead with respect to the coordination of the recruitment of prospective high school and community college student-athletes. Recruit off-campus (evaluations and home visits). Coordinate campus visits for potential student-athletes.
Insure program compliance and reporting relative to recruitment activities. Assist head coach in practice planning and execution and player instruction. Assist head coach in game planning and provide scouting reports as assigned. Provide secondary assistance to academic support team in ensuring academic and campus life success of basketball student-athletes.
Coordinate youth skills camps. Assist in fundraising for travel and program enhancement. Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and two years recruiting experience at the four-year level. Preferably NCAA Division I or Division II OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Successful candidate must have a knowledge of, and commitment to, NCAA rules and guidelines, and will be required to pass the NCAA Coaches Certification Exam, annually.
Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the NCAA, any athletics conference Seattle University may join, and other established bodies that govern or oversee intercollegiate athletics. In the event Employee becomes aware, or has reasonable cause to believe, that violations of these organizations' constitutions, bylaws, rules or regulations may have taken place, Employee shall promptly report the same to the Assistant Director for Compliance and Rules Education at the University. Employee shall cooperate fully and completely with any investigation of any alleged violation, whether such investigation is conducted by the University, NCAA or any other duly authorized agency or individual.
All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university's mission, vision, and values.
This position requires a criminal history background check.
Master's degree with three to five years' experience in recruiting and scheduling at the NCAA Division I level. Possess demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with internal and external constituencies for the purpose of advancing the program.
Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges.
U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2017" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.
In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.
Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870.