Intercollegiate Athletics - ASSISTANT COACH - WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Ithaca, Tompkins County / Ithaca College, Tompkins County
Jul 18, 2014

Intercollegiate Athletics


As a member of the coaching staff responsibilities include working closely with the Head Coach to develop and coach an NCAA Division III athletic team. Actively ensure compliance with all NCAA and Ithaca College rules and regulations; participate in establishing goals and objectives for each season; assessing overall standings, division rank, and identifying a strategy for improving and/or maintaining the team's national standings and the NCAA Division III ranking. Design and provide instruction on individual and team skills and physical health and safety to student athletes. The Assistant Coach participates in fundraising projects and other activities promoting the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and will teach PALS courses and/or perform administrative responsibilities.

1.Participate in planning and conducting in-season and where appropriate and permissible non-traditional and post-season team/individual athlete practices and competitions; using ones own discretion and independent judgment develop and implement conditioning programs for teams and or/individuals.
2.Design instructions for individual student athletes and for specific team needs, and teach proper skills, skill development, and team concepts to student athletes.
3.Provide student athletes with instruction regarding physical health and safety and promote student athlete safety and well being.
4.Analyze of opponent performance and provide recommendations for strategies and tactics for utilization during competition play.
5.Participate in establishing goals and objectives for each season in consultation with the head coach to include assessing overall standings, division rank and identifying a strategy for improving and/or maintaining the team's national standings and the NCAA Division III ranking; complete various reports and establish and maintain accurate records of all team data and statistics.
6.Actively develop recruitment strategies, identify students to recruit and high schools to visit; provide recommendations to the head coach and carry out correspondence with prospective student athletes by mail, telephone, e-mail; participate in campus visits.
7.Evaluate and participate in the selection of student athletes to include assessment of individual academic eligibility and overall skill levels; coordinate the process of selecting, maintaining, monitoring and evaluating team members to include athlete talent assessment, academic eligibility and individual sport performance.
8.Monitor the academic progress of assigned student athletes and ensure compliance with NCAA, College, and conference regulations; provide council to student athletes regarding goals, academic success and other personal and sport related issues.
9.Participate in campus visits and various meetings with recruits and other members of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, including the Director.
10.Teach assigned courses within the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance and/or carry out assigned administrative responsibilities equal to the teaching assignment.
11.Attend and participate in national or regional level coaching clinics as approved by the Head Coach and Director.
12.Provide assistance with establishing and arranging practice and competition schedules; ensure appropriate travel arrangements have been made to include mode of transportation, lodging, and meals; submit an itinerary to the Director of Athletics and Associate Director as scheduled.
13.Oversee the distribution and recovery of all equipment and uniforms. Work with the Equipment Manager to establish and maintain an inventory control system; authorize the purchase or replacement of uniforms and equipment.
14.Assist the head coach in identifying problems and/or concerns regarding athletic facilities and work with the Associate Director of Athletics to resolve any facility-related concerns.
15.Ensure officials have been secured for all home games.
16.Engage in various fundraising projects and related programs and activities promoting the athletics program; ensuring sport specific fundraising goals are met; participate in public relations opportunities with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and news media.
17.Serve on various College-sponsored and other committees; seek out opportunities to serve on national and regional sports committees.


Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 1 year related experience; demonstrated ability to plan and conduct in-season and non-traditional and post-season team/individual athlete practices and competitions; experience developing and implement conditioning programs for teams and or/individuals, experience recruiting athletes, scheduling and coordinating special events or athletic contest, excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and strong attention to detail are required. Previous experience working in a college or university athletics department is highly desired.

Department Description:

College Introduction:

Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 7000 students, offers a learning experience that combines the best of the liberal arts and professional education. Our new strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions us to offer a truly distinct integrative learning experience that allows us to graduate students who are ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age. We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the U.S. To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

Ithaca College continually strives to build an inclusive and welcoming community of individuals, with diverse talents and skills from a multitude of backgrounds, who are committed to civility, mutual respect, social justice, and the free and open exchange of ideas. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that value the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population and that reflect a commitment to encouraging the success of all students.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume and cover letter. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.

Salary Band: CO.1.FTA

Target Start Date: Aug 16, 2014

Hours per week: 37.5

Weeks per year: 52.2

FLSA Status: Exempt

Benefit eligible: benefits-eligible

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.