Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Jackson College
Jackson, MI, MI

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details


Assists the head coach in selecting, recruiting, instructing and monitoring student-athletes for
Men’s Basketball. Follows all rules and guidelines of the College and in accordance
with the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA).

Essential Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assists in recruitment of prospective student-athletes
    • Recruit top local athletes (athletic and academic performance shall be considered)
    • Submit list of recruits for grant approval (All grants/scholarships are awarded in accordance with an approved College budget and shall be approved by the Athletic Director.
  2. Assists in developing preliminary scheduling and season plan
  3. Assists head coach in the supervision of volunteer coaches and student-athletes (academic, practice and games)
  4. Fosters sportsmanship and fair play
  5. Assists in the coordination of practices and game and team travel
  6. Abide by all standards, rules and regulations of the NJCAA and MCCAA
  7. Conform to the administrative policies of the College and the Athletic Department, including but not limited to: Travel regulations, Scholarships & Purchase orders
  8. Foster a positive image for the College and the Athletic Department
  9. Promote and track student community service and academic performance as required by the Head Coach or Assistant Dean.
  10. Refer student-athletes to appropriate College resources when support needs are indicated.
  11. Engage in athletic program fund development
  12. Support student athlete preparation and referral when athletic and academic transfer is the goal.
  13. Responsible for understanding, supporting and actively demonstrating the College’s beliefs, values, mission and vision and being in agreement to be evaluated by same.
  14. Other duties as assigned by supervisor(s)

This position assists the head coach in supervising volunteer coaches and student athletes.

Internal: Frequent contact with faculty, staff, and administrators within Student Services, Health and Physical Fitness and other departments in an information-sharing capacity.

External: Regular contact with JC students, prospective students, community members, the media, high school coaches, area Athletic Directors, college coaches, game officials, and NJCAA & MCCAA administrators.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Associate Degree, credential, or equivalent credits from an accredited undergraduate institution is required. Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, Health Promotion, or related field preferred. Three or more years of experience serving as a coach in a college, high school or club setting required. College coaching experience preferred. Must be CPR/First Aid Certified, or able to obtain certification within 30 days of employment.

Computer Skills
Knowledge of personal computers and software including word processing, scheduling, e-mail and spreadsheets required

Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Effective oral and written communication including the ability to speak before large groups.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, and apply concepts of basic statistics.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently is required to use hands and fingers, handle or feel. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, run, sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust and focus.

The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in this work environment is usually ranges from moderate to loud and is dependent upon the sport.

“This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required and shall not be construed as declaring the specific duties and responsibilities. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his or her supervision. The use of particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.”

Supplemental Information

Jackson College only accepts on-line applications though this system. For assistance with this, please call 517-796-8468.

Coaches are not employed directly by Jackson College with the exception of those receiving a pension from the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System. All others are employed by EDUStaff, LLC. If you are selected you will be required to complete EDUStaff's employment application and on-boarding processes.

It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess (even if you are repeating it from your resume or cover letter). For instance, do not say, "See Resume or C/V." Your resume, cover letter, and an unofficial transcript must be attached to your application. Applications will be rejected if incomplete.

When you apply for the position, you will get to the document upload area where you will be given an opportunity to attach your documents such as your vita, transcripts, etc.. Instructions will also be found there.

The College reserves the right to request proof of degree or certification at a later date if these documents are required as part of the qualifications for the position.

Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background and reference check.

If selected you will be required to complete the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Employment Eligibility Verification form I-9 and provide documentation verifying identity and eligibility to work in the United States. EDUStaff is NOT able to support Visa applications for employment at the college. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered. Applicants have rights under Federal employment laws.


What we are all about

Jackson College is deeply committed to promoting the importance of equity and diversity for all students, staff, and faculty. It is our utmost desire to continue to provide an educational atmosphere that is inclusive to the work of diversity, equity and belonging.

Our history

Jackson College offers quality, transformational educational opportunities to prepare students for today’s career fields or transfer to a university.

Founded as Jackson Junior College in 1928, the College operated as a division of the public Jackson Union School District and was located near the high school in downtown Jackson, Mich. In 1962, Jackson County voters created Jackson Community College as a distinct entity; and in 1964, they passed a charter millage that still helps to fund the College today. Rapid enrollment and program growth in the 1960s spurred construction of a new campus on its present site. In 2013, in light of the College’s decision to begin development of curriculum for bachelor’s degree programs and increased efforts in international studies, the Board of Trustees voted to change the name to Jackson College.

Today, the College owns more than 500 acres and sits on a scenic rural site six miles south of the city of Jackson, and also operates Jackson College @ LISD TECH in Adrian, Clyde E. LeTarte Center, Hillsdale, and W.J. Maher Campus, Jackson. Online learning opportunities offer education around the world.

Mission Statement

Together we inspire and transform lives.

We are committed to diversity

  • Promote a positive attitude toward diversity and serve as an active voice for the institutional changes and cultural learning required of a diverse college community.
  • Promote research and serve as a resource on issues of diversity.
  • Promote dialogue on issues of diversity.
  • Promote a curriculum sensitive to diversity.
  • Uphold the vision and purpose of JC’s commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Jackson College Equity Statement

Jackson College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution that embraces diversity as one of its highest priorities and is firmly committed to establishing and maintaining excellence through diversity in education and employment. We respect and value differences among our student body, workforce and community and are dedicated to intentionally fostering a welcoming environment of openness and appreciation for all.

Through our commitment to equity, we will establish and sustain a learning environment that supports the recruitment, retention and success of students from all backgrounds, including those readily visible differences and the underlying differences.

Through our commitment to equity, we are dedicated to advancing and building a diverse workforce through intentional hiring practices, marketing strategies, and performance review procedures to best position ourselves to attract, retain, and develop a talented and highly skilled faculty, staff, and administration from diverse backgrounds.

Through our commitment to equity, Jackson College will sustain and enhance its role as a world-class institution of higher education in a global community.

Jackson College Diversity and Equity Committees

Diversity, Equity & Belonging Committee focuses on establishing and enhancing a culture of diversity and belonging at Jackson College, offering programs, professional development, and ensuring policies and practices are inclusive and equitable.

Lux et Veritas focuses on enhancing diversity of thought,  perspectives, worldviews,  with civility through conversations and symposia..

Committee on Equitable Outcomes (CEO) focuses on equity in curriculum, pedagogy, training, academic outcomes, completion, accountability measures and classroom experiences. No one leaves Jackson College with a degree or certificate without an understanding of our history regarding racial bias, conscious or unconscious.

Equity Audit Committee

Equity Audit Committee is conducting a thorough analysis of Jackson College from an equity lens, researching its history to identify equity gaps and any racism while identifying opportunities to make improvements where appropriate.

Equity Initiatives Documentation Committee A standby committee that warehouses all equity initiatives, data and programs and helps with equity-related applications for grants, surveys, proposals, etc.

Jackson College Affinity Groups In an effort to better understand and serve the various ethnic communities in the College’s service area, the College has established several affinity groups from the various local ethnic communities. These groups meet to strategize on ways the College can better serve each respective community. In an effort to increase the affinity group’s effectiveness, the College is hiring a part-time liaison for each group. There are five affinity groups: Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Pakistani, and Indian.

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