Assistant Women's Gymnastics Coach - Athletics & Recreation

Colorado, Denver, USA
Jun 13, 2017
University of
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Denver has a proud athletic tradition that compliments the schools academic endeavors. In its history, DU has won 29 national championships and enables student-athletes to compete on 17 Division 1 teams. The Pioneers pursue championships, excel academically, and represent both the University and their respective conferences to the best of their abilities.

Position Summary

The Assistant Coach assists the Head Coach in the administration of all aspects of the sport program including coaching, recruiting, contest scheduling, budget management, student-athlete mentoring, and ensuring program compliance with NCAA, Conference, and University rules and regulations.

Essential Functions

  • Achieve a high level of competency in sport skill instruction, motivation, and conduct of practice sessions under the direction of the Head Coach.
  • Providing effective sport instruction and feedback during contests.
  • Recruit student-athletes effectively under the direction of the Head Coach.
  • Exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and the Department of Athletics and Recreations Code of Ethics.
  • Achieve competitive results that demonstrate athletic excellence.
  • Demonstrate a sincere interest in the social, emotional, academic development, as well as the athletic welfare of student-athletes.
  • Demonstrate excellent writing, speaking, and listening abilities.
  • Exhibit supportive and cooperative behavior in pursuing sport program goals established by the Head Coach.
  • Exhibit leadership and professional behavior in dealing with student-athletes.
  • Complete all assignments made by the Head Coach including but not limited to: budget management, contest scheduling, practice planning, travel arrangement, and monitoring study tables.
  • Participate in continuing education conferences, workshops, or meetings to increase professional skills and knowledge.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of good working relationships with all members of the Division.
  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletics and Recreation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as business periodicals professional journals or government regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and develop related spreadsheets.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests, commissions, ratios, and percentages.
  • Quantitative and qualitative reasoning are necessary.
  • Strong negotiation, conflict resolution and problem solving ability is necessary.
  • The ability to exercise good decision-making under pressure is necessary.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required.
  • Excellent communication and public relation skills.
  • Commitment to the academic success of student-athletes.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in sports-related field.
  • Three years of collegiate gymnastics coaching at the Division I level.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to support high academic standards and to motivate students.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree.

Work Schedule

To be coordinated with supervisor.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Monday, June 26, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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