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Football Head Coach

Company: Manchester University
Location: North Manchester
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Position: Football Head Coach
Department: Athletics
Campus: North Manchester Campus
Target Hire Date: January 30, 2023 Position Overview: The head coach is responsible leading a successful football program at Manchester University. This will include managing all aspects of coaching, eligibility, recruitment, retention, budget and scheduling. The head coach is also responsible for fundraising for the program. The head coach will manage a staff of assistant coaches. Essential job functions:

  • Eligibility, including:
  • Furnishes a list of team members for eligibility clarification before preseason, after preseason and at the end of the year.
  • Monitors student-athletes' eligibility during season.
    • Works with Student Life colleagues to coordinate support for student-athletes.
    • Recruiting, including:
    • Recruitment of student-athletes with a commitment to academic success.
    • Supervise and coordinate athletic recruiting efforts with assistant coaching staff and Office of Admissions.
    • Provide an annual recruitment plan.
    • Retention, including:
    • Work with the Office of Student Life, Office of Enrollment and Athletic Director to establish retention programs and retention rates for the program.
    • Maintain satisfactory retention rate for program.
    • Track retention rates within the program.
      • Benchmark internally, within the University, and
      • Externally, with other NCAA Division III schools.
      • Report on retention progress for the program.
      • Budget, including:
      • Prepares the initial budget request.
      • Orders equipment through established procedures.
      • Arranges team transportation, makes hotel reservations and organizes team meals on off-campus trips.
      • Completes a yearly inventory. Issues, collects and stores all equipment. Arranges for equipment repair.
      • Coaching, Scheduling and Team Management, including:
      • Determines goals and objectives for sport within the philosophy of the institution.
      • Organizes and conducts practice/training sessions.
      • Insure appropriate safety precautions during practice, games and team travel.
      • Cooperation with the Athletic Training staff by submitting practice schedules, game schedules, and complete roster information in a timely fashion.
      • Works with the Sports Information Director in regard to internal and external publicity.
      • Works with Director of Athletics on scheduling and travel details.
      • Works with Director of Athletics on field or court preparations and insures facilities are set up.
      • Arrange for alternate eating plans if practice times conflict with food service schedule.
      • Establishes guidelines for proper conduct of student-athletes.
      • Recommends student-athletes for awards.
      • Evaluates assistant coaches yearly and recommends any changes to Director of Athletics.
      • Provides adequate feedback and evaluation to student-athletes as to potential, progress, and performance.
      • Responsible for driving University owned vehicles to away competitions.
      • Complete reports as required for the athletic department, other campus offices and external constituents.
      • Monitor facilities as assigned Other duties as assigned. Qualifications:
        • A commitment to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion among students, faculty, and staff.
          • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
            • Willingness to enhance professional growth by attending clinics and workshops as well as belonging to national and state coaching associations.
              • Ability to represent the Athletic Department in an appropriate and professional manner at all times.
                • Ability to abide by the rules for the sport of the NCAA, HCAC, and Manchester University at all times.
                • Ability to attend athletic staff meetings, mandatory student-athlete programs, admissions events, sports banquets and athletic fundraising activities.
                • Ability to flex communication style to multiple cultural environments
                  • Bachelor's degree or five years coaching experience required.
                  • Experience in NCAA Division III athletics preferred, as a coach or student-athlete.
                  • Successful completion of the NCAA Division III Rules Test.
                  • CPR/AED First Aid Certification required (available on-site). General information: Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master's programs, and 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to growing health science programs, including athletic training, nursing, nutrition and nutrigenomics, pharmacy, pharmacogenomics, and physical therapy. Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural, and religious pluralism and international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community. Work schedule: This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position. This is a twelve (12) month position. Travel is required and includes flexible work hours, especially in-season. M-F with weekends required. To apply: We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds. The review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and upload a cover letter and resume with your completed employment application. Questions can be emailed to Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

Keywords: Manchester University, Fort Wayne , Football Head Coach, Education / Teaching , North Manchester, Indiana

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