CMC-CMS Assistant Football Coach

Job description


Assist the Head Football Coach in the successful management of a Division III athletic program, including all aspects of the football program's functions, operations, and execution as assigned. Manage all aspects of a position group including, meetings, practice and games. Serve as a recruiter to the football program. Organizational abilities, communication skills, technical abilities, initiatives, enthusiasm and loyalty are valued attributes. Develop and mentor approximately 20 student athletes. Also involved in coaching special teams, including planning, scouting and player development.





Create and full development of practice plans and ensure effective execution of offensive or defensive practices. Run meetings for own position group as well as work independently with players during practice.

Assist with design of and independently facilitate pre and post-game workouts and conditioning and training of the athletes.

Work with the offensive or defensive coordinator to create and implement offensive game plans.

Recruit prospective athletes by adhering to the philosophy of the football program and the appropriate Division III rules of the NCAA and which may involve travel to meet prospects, phone calls and letters to coaches and prospective players. Independently manage a multi-state recruiting area through organization of contacting high school coaches and prospective athletes at all positions. Use appropriate discretion of which prospective student athletes are viable candidates for the football program and should be presented to admissions.

Performs alumni and community outreach programs including public speaking engagements, clinics, camps, and alumni events. May attend fundraising events in a supporting role.

Perform other duties, including leading other staff, as requested.


The successful candidate will also be able to perform the following essential functions:

  • Regular attendance.
  • Take and follow directions.
  • Work cooperatively with others.
  • Receive and respond appropriately to constructive criticism.
  • Display a positive attitude.
  • Balance multiple tasks and priorities
  • Performs other essential duties and tasks specific to the position.





A Bachelor’s degree is required.  Master’s degree or commiserate experience is preferred.


3 years of coaching experience is required. Collegiate coaching and recruiting experience preferred.


A valid driver's license and driving record acceptable to the College's automobile insurance carrier is preferred but not required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must take and successfully pass a functional capacity test after job offer and prior to hire. 


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:  Individual must possess knowledge, skills, and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge skills and abilities.

Knowledge of NCAA Division III and Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rules and regulations.

Must understand offensive systems and strategy.  Have the ability to lead, inspire, educate and motivate student-athletes to perform and execute strategies.

Must understand football systems and strategies in order to independently create meeting and practice plans. 

Supervise a position group as well as assist on special teams. 

Possess the ability to independently manage a multi-state recruiting area, lead staff on various projects as assigned.

Make independent administrative decisions and assist with oversight of student workers. 

Skilled in interpersonal communication with staff, student athletes and departmental personnel. 

Ability to travel as needed. 

Other duties as assigned by head football coach.



HOURS:   Hours will frequently vary and will regularly require work in the evenings and on weekends as required support to the needs of the department and or college.


CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS:  This is an hourly, full-time, non-exempt level, benefits eligible position.             


Physical Requirements:                Heavy (up to 50 lbs.)


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  Supervision of a position group.


GROOMING AND APPEARANCE:  The Claremont Colleges seek to maintain a neat and professional image at all times.  A football game day uniform is required and will be provided.


BACKGROUND CHECK:  The successful candidate will be required to undergo a full consumer background check.  Certain positions will require the successful completion of a post-offer physical agility test.  Employment is contingent on the satisfactory results of the aforementioned, in addition to compliance with requirements cited in this job description.

ADA/OSHA:  This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of this position.  It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others.  It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Claremont McKenna College hires and promotes individuals on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.  Inquiries may be directed to the Director for Human Resources, 528 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-4015, (909) 621-8490.  All applicants must complete and submit an online application to be considered for an open position.

Employment is contingent upon new employee providing documents verifying U.S. citizenship or, for aliens, documents verifying legal permission to work in the United States, applicant's acceptability for positions requiring use of a college vehicle is contingent upon a driving record acceptable to the College's automobile liability insurance. Promotion from within is encouraged whenever qualified employees of Claremont McKenna College are available. Interested employees of the College are urged to contact the Office of Human Resources if qualified for any open position. Please do not contact departments directly.


Disability Accommodations                                                                                    

In compliance with applicable laws ensuring equal opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, CMC will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual (applicant or employee) with a disability if the disability affects the performance of essential job functions, unless the accommodation results in an undue hardship for the College. Employment decisions are based on the merit and not an individual’s disability.               

An applicant or employee who requires an accommodation should contact the immediate supervisor and the Human Resources Office. If multiple accommodations are identified that do not pose an undue hardship for the College, the selection of an accommodation will be at CMC’s discretion. To request disability accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (909) 621-8490 or [email protected] for assistance.




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Job No: REQ-1355
Posted: 1/18/2019
Application Due: 3/4/2019
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