Head Football Coach

Ewing, New Jersey
May 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), a member of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) invites applications for the position of Head Football Coach reporting to the Executive Director of Athletics. This is a twelve-month position residing in the Department of Athletics, Division of Student Affairs. The Department of Athletics at The College of New Jersey strives to achieve national excellence by consistently ranking among the top institutions in the Director's Cup poll. As educators, we value diversity and seek to foster an inclusive environment to further enrich the academic, athletics and leadership experiences of our student-athletes. The Department encourages life-long learning for all members of our community and views it as a vital component of our ethos. By accomplishing these objectives, we believe our athletics program better prepares our student-athletes, coaches and administrators for leadership in a global society. Our intercollegiate program mirrors the academic reputation of the institution as being as national exemplar. The College’s Athletic program includes 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate teams and is comprised of more than 500 student athletes. The Lion’s athletic teams compete in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) in all sports and have a tradition of excellence both on and off the field and court.


Key Roles & Responsibilities:

This position serves as Head Football Coach directing all aspects of the program as well as coordinating department development efforts and alumni activities.

  • Supervise the football coaching staff (one full-time with adjunct and student assistants)
  • Assists with football budget formulation in conjunction with equipment manager and all other administrative duties related to the sport (including athletic training and SID)
  • Instruct student-athletes in the sport of football and take initiatives to enhance and improve techniques and professional development
  • Abide by NCAA and NJAC rules and regulations
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and to the overall development of each student-athlete while enrolled as well as their postgraduate career development; Demonstrate a commitment to the academic success of all student-athletes in the program
  • Recruit high achieving student athletes and work with them during traditional and non-traditional seasons to develop athletically, physically and emotionally
  • Work to develop and administer the Grid-Iron Group

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree supplemented by a Master's degree in a field related to the position to be filled or equivalency as determined by the appointing authority.

  • College level coaching experience with an understanding of the values of a residential liberal arts education.

  • Certified in first aid, CPR and AED.

  • Minimum of three years of experience in coaching football at the collegiate level.

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license is required.               

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ability to collaborate with other areas of the College and excellent communication, organizational and effective leadership skills are highly desirable.
  • Experience in athletic administration and developing alumni and community based relationships desired.

The College offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and prescription plans, as well as pension, paid leave time and tuition savings programs. This position has the state title of Assistant Director 2. It is included for membership in the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) bargaining unit. The starting salary for this position is U24, $89,423.89. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 professional references. The review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  A final offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of official transcripts of highest degree earned.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the undergraduate residential experience and offers targeted graduate programs. The College's seven schools - The Arts and Communication; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering - offer degrees to nearly 6,800 students. The College's distinguished faculty of 348 full-time members provides a 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio, and eighty-five percent of classes have enrollments of 30 or fewer. TCNJ's picturesque campus is located on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, approximately five miles from New Jersey's state capital of Trenton, and 60 minutes from both Philadelphia and New York City. A 95 percent freshman to sophomore retention rate and a six-year graduation rate of 86 percent speak to the quality of the TCNJ experience.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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