Head Basketball Coach and Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics

Job description

Mount Holyoke College (MHC) is seeking a dynamic individual with proven success as a coach and recruiter to lead the women's basketball program into the future. The College is committed to rebuilding its basketball program and eager to work with a motivated leader who sees great opportunity in this challenge.  Individual must be able to recruit academically qualified and athletically competitive student-athletes and share in the College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  The Head Women's Basketball Coach must be a positive, energetic leader who possesses a forward-thinking mentality and vision with the ability to recruit, teach and motivate our student-athletes. MHC is a member of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, a very competitive basketball league made up of highly selective academic institutions.  The position also includes physical education teaching responsibilities.

Job Description                                                                     

Full-time coaching and teaching position at the rank of lecturer.  Under the supervision of the chair of physical education and director of athletics, the successful candidate will coach, organize, and administer an intercollegiate varsity basketball program as well as teach lifetime sports and fitness activities in the physical education department. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement strategies to successfully recruit, yield, mentor, and retain a diverse group of academically and athletically talented student-athletes.
  • Identify, develop, and supervise assistant coach.
  • Organize, manage, and schedule practices, training programs, and contests.
  • Coach student-athletes to their full potential.
  • Develop and manage sport and recruiting budgets for basketball.
  • Manage team travel and meals in consultation with department coordinator.
  • Work with the associate athletics director for facilities to ensure maintenance of equipment and facilities.
  • Promote a culture of compliance by working with the associate director of athletics for programming to complete necessary NCAA paperwork, staying informed of sport and governance body rule changes to minimize violations, and in the case of violations or problems, reporting them without delay for immediate attention.
  • Engage with donors and potential donors as requested by the director of athletics.
  • Promote a culture of health, well-being, and safety in all aspects of the varsity sport and physical education programs.
  • Imagine and implement innovative and fun physical education courses that appeal to a range of skill sets, interests, and experiences.
  • Provide the administrative support for the physical education program, including but not limited to class syllabus development, maintaining attendance records, and grading.
  • Participate on department and College committees as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The position requires a Master’s degree (or current progress toward its completion); demonstrated successful coaching, recruiting, and teaching experience; the ability to work well with student-athletes; and the ability to function effectively in a competitive liberal arts NCAA Division III college with highly selective academic standards.

Contract Appointments and Evaluations

Head Coach and Lecturer positions in the Department of Physical Education and Athletics adhere to the following contract appointment progression: two-year contract (lecturer), first three-year contract (lecturer), second three-year contract (lecturer), and five-year contract (senior lecturer). 


$57,000 plus benefits


Apply online at http://jobsearch.mtholyoke.edu.  Include letter of application, resume, statement of coaching/teaching philosophy that also speaks to your commitment to mentoring a diverse student body, and the names, titles, emails and phone numbers of three references (please upload as one attachment under Other Document).  To be assured full consideration, all application materials should be received no later than March 18, 2018Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.




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Posted: 3/1/2018
Application Due: 4/30/2018
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