Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

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Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington, with programs offered throughout the state and online with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. Eastern is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington reporting to its own Board of Trustees.

Eastern’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 11,000 residents 16 miles southwest of the state’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the Brand new Catalyst building and on the Riverpoint Campus which is shared with Washington State University. Eastern also offers program throughout the state based on the needs of the community. Eastern offers an array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees and one applied doctorate in physical therapy. EWU offers 135 fields of study, 9 master’s degrees, 12 graduate certificates, 39 graduate programs, 1 educational specialist degree, and 1 applied doctorate to more than 10,000 enrolled students.

Job Summary:

  • Eastern Washington University is currently seeking to fill 3 Assistant Basketball Coach positions (1-Associate, 2-Assistants.) These positions are housed in the athletic department and will report to the Head Women's Basketball Coach and ultimately the Athletic Director or sport supervisor. It is the responsibility of the Assistant Women's Basketball Coach to work closely with the head coach to design, organize, implement, facilitate, oversee and evaluate all facets of a Big Sky, NCAA Division I assigned sport program. A successful candidate will also assist in the direction, development and management of all aspects of the women's basketball program including, but not limited to, recruiting, talent evaluation, conducting training and development of student athletes within the team concept, organizing and assisting with team travel, budget supervision, supervision of additional staff, monitoring academic progress of the team, and organization/direction of summer camps.
  • On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 11 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU event and sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Two (2) years of collegiate playing and/or two (2) years of coaching and recruiting experience at the intercollegiate level.
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Rules compliance is an important responsibility of this position. Employee shall support and comply with all applicable rules and regulations of the NCAA, the Big Sky Conference, and other established bodies that govern intercollegiate athletics and the University. In the event the Employee becomes aware, or has reasonable cause to believe, that violations of rules compliance may have taken place, Employee shall report same promptly, to the Athletic Director, Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance, or his/her designee.
  • Must be able to obtain First Aid/CPR/AED certification within the first 60 days of employment.
  • Must be able to pass the NCAA
    Coaches Certification Test for off-campus recruiting within 30 days of employment and annually thereafter.
  • Must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility, and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior collegiate coaching and/or operations experience at the NCAA Division I level.
  • Social media and creative content experience.
  • Prior Recruiting Coordinator experience.
  • NCAA Division 1 Coaching experience.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Job Duties:
% of Time: 40
Responsibility / Duty:
Assist the head coach with on-floor instruction and coaching of student-athletes including, but not limited to, practices and games, scouting reports, and video breakdown of specified opponents.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 15
Responsibility / Duty:
Evaluate prospective student-athletes for women’s basketball program and engage in continuing correspondence with them; work with the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and academic services to ensure those identified as possible future members are enrolled with the NCAA eligibility center as well as the University; assist with official and unofficial visits, including all travel arrangements; organize recruiting database on computer and files.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 20
Responsibility / Duty:
Provide administrative support by serving as liaison with both internal and external constituents, manage all aspects of team travel, support incoming player registration, organize teams managers, notebooks, weekly calendar and opponent facility use, and contribute in community service activities.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 10
Responsibility / Duty:
Provide academic oversight, instruction and advising responsibilities in conjunction with Assistant Athletic Director for Student Success; assist with the coordination of team study hall.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 5
Responsibility / Duty:
Maintain compliance with all applicable EWU, NCAA and Big Sky Conference rules and regulations as it relates to recruiting.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 5
Responsibility / Duty:
Assist in the operations of all women’s basketball summer basketball camps.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 5
Responsibility / Duty:
Other duties as assigned by Head Women’s Basketball Coach.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

Conditions of Employment:
  • This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

Salary Information: 3 positions with approximate salary ranges:

Posting Date: 06/07/2021
Open Until Further Notice: No
Closing Date: 6/14/2021
Screening to Begin: 06/15/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

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EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 6/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time