Assistant Coach of Women's Basketball, Instructor in Physical Education

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Position Title:

Assistant Coach of Women's Basketball, Instructor in Physical Education

Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time


Responsible for execution of specific strategic activities and outcomes within women’s basketball. These will include sustained performance and execution in the following areas:
- adhering to Head Coach’s philosophy
- athletic instruction/coaching
- program operations and administration as designated by head coach

Responsible for oversight of all administrative operations regarding student-athlete development. These may include, but are not limited to:
- Monitoring of student-athlete academic progress and well-being
- Ensuring student-athlete participation in all assigned community service activities

Responsible for execution of all scouting, film preparation, and competition preparation. Including but not limited to:
- film breakdown
- use of appropriate video-editing software
- coordination and oversight over film exchange program per conference policies
- coordination of team film sessions
- development of scouting reports

Responsible for overall team recruitment strategy.
- Exercises independent judgement regarding recruitment of prospective student-athletes.
- Decision-making authority to determine which individuals to recruit
- Decision-making authority in the allocation of scholarship allocations (as applicable)
- Attracting and evaluating prospective student athletes
- Monitoring prospective student-athlete academic progress and well being
- Developing and maintaining relationships with prospective student athletes and other recruiting constituents

Accountable for maintaining personal compliance with all relevant governing bodies to include:
- Patriot League
- athletic department
- university policies

Successful completion of annual NCAA recruiting exam

Attendance at all required compliance educational meetings

Accurate, timely completion and submission of all recruiting logs

Accountable for maintaining professional relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. To include:
- newsletters and communication with alumni
- team promotion and marketing to all constituents
- communication strategy within university and local community

Independent and unchallengeable decision-making regarding all student-athlete participation in assigned sport activities when head coach is not present.

Accountable for student-athlete welfare while coaching.

Responsible for maintaining a budget. Exercises independent discretion on all purchases and budgetary decisions for program.

Responsible for hiring, oversight and management of student managers and part-time casual wage staff. Assistant Coach has independent discretion on all hiring and termination of student employees and part-time casual wage staff.

Responsible for role modeling behaviors and leadership for student-athletes.

Colgate Athletics Mission: To be an inclusive community of competitive excellence

Athletics Department Virtues:
Thoughtful — We act with care, reason and inclusion.
Driven — We pursue courageous goals with diligence, energy and focus.
Enthusiastic — We cultivate a passionate, positive and fun presence.
Cohesive — We value supportive, collaborative, consistent teamwork.
Bold — We inspire creative, gracious, fearless winners.

This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and employees to the Campus Safety Department.


Women's Basketball




Management Skills


Demonstrated ability to select, develop and retain high performing work teams, to include:
Demonstrated skill in the development of employee skills, performance and behaviors.
Demonstrated ability to effectively coach and communicate with employees on issues of pay, performance and development. Demonstrated ability to consistently identify, hire and retain high performing employees.




Demonstrated ability to identify and evaluate prospective student-athletes.
Demonstrated ability to attract student-athletes to the University.
Demonstrated ability to evaluate, plan, build and sustain team composition.


Student-Athlete Development, Management and Coaching


Demonstrated ability of consistently improving individual student-athlete performance.
Demonstrated expertise within a specific sport sufficient to adhere to head coach’s strategy.
Demonstrated ability to execute strategy, including pre-game preparation, instruction and game management.




Demonstrated knowledge, ability, and willingness to comply with NCAA, conference and institutional regulations.


Stakeholder relations


Demonstrated ability to work constructively with a diverse population of internal and external stakeholders and contribute to an environment of inclusivity.


Budget and Finance


Ability to produce and manage within a defined budget.


Personal Accountability for Results


Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback.


Effective Communication


Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; shares information and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences; protects private and confidential information.


Problem Solving and Decision Making


Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generates solutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solving problems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions; makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions.


Change Management


Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-term direction of the university and can relate this to departmental area; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate.


Leadership and Teamwork


Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmental and organizational success; balances individual and department goals; helps others perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect; resolves conflicts among team members.


Creativity and Innovation


Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways of creating strategic value for the university, division, department, and individual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives.


Diversity and Inclusion


Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community.




Understands the impact of decision making and personal behavior in achieving the university’s commitment to a sustainable and carbon-neutral campus; supports and advances the university’s sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications:

Previous collegiate playing and/or coaching experience (Director of Basketball Operations included with experience).

Proven competitive success.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience recruiting to academically selective institutions.

Experience playing and coaching at a Division I institution.


Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.


A current valid driver’s license, in accordance with the University’s Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Use Policy is required.

Maintenance of current/up-to-date CPR and First Aid Certifications.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act:

The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at [email protected]. You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at:

Other Information:

Colgate University is committed to the principle of institutional control in administering its athletics program in a manner consistent with the NCAA, ECAC, and Patriot League rules. Each individual involved in the athletics division is obligated to maintain competency and knowledge of the rules, to act within his or her realm of responsibility in full compliance with the governing legislation, and to report any violation of NCAA, ECAC or Patriot League rules of which he or she is aware. Should a situation warrant further investigation, you have an affirmative obligation to cooperate full in the infractions process, including the investigation and adjudication of a case. Without limiting remedies otherwise available to the university, if you are found to be in violation of any NCAA, ECAC or Patriot League rules, you may be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in relevant NCAA, league or conference disciplinary and/or enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repeated violations.

Department Statement:

Colgate Athletics seeks to be a welcoming and diverse association of students, coaches, staff, alumni and fans in which all people are treated equitably and respectfully, and can contribute fully to our success; we share common goals, we affirm open communication and civility, we honor the sacredness of each person, we accept responsibility to act for the common good, we care for and serve one another, and we honor our history while celebrating our evolution; and, we strive to consistently perform at the upper range of our potential, to get better every day with a goal to win – to win in competition, in the classroom, in the community and in the lives of every member of the Colgate Community.

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Posted: 6/9/2021
Application Due: 9/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time