Assistant Coach, Women's Basketball

Updated: about 10 hours ago
Location: Waltham, MASSACHUSETTS
Job Type: FullTime

Brandeis University is delighted to announce a career opportunity as the Assistant Coach, Women's Basketball in the Athletics Department. At Brandeis, we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package which includes medical, dental and life insurances.  If you are looking to advance your career through educational opportunities, Brandeis offers tuition assistance for employees, dependents and spouses.  Our 403b retirement savings plan includes a generous match.

Assists the head coach in running a successful women’s basketball program which competes as a NCAA Division III program and as a member of the University Athletic Association (UAA). This includes practice and competition coaching, recruiting student-athletes at a national level, design and implementation of competitive strategies and advising and mentoring our student-athletes. The assistant must understand and promote the mission, goals, values and educational ideals of Brandeis University, as well as the mission of the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the student-athlete recruitment effort for the women’s basketball program. This includes traveling to high school and club contests, evaluating prospective student-athletes, submitting materials from prospective student-athletes to the Office of Admissions for early credential reviews, assisting with on campus visits by prospects and managing the team's social media accounts. Assists with recruiting a diverse incoming class of soccer student-athletes that contribute to the continuing success of the team and to the University community at large. Estimated time: 40%

  • Assists with scouting of opponents and prepares scouting reports used to prepare student- athletes for competition. Responsible for film breakdown and implementing game plan strategies. Estimated time: 25%

  • Assists with the planning of all in-season practice sessions and developing an off-season training schedule and program. Assists with all game coaching at home and on the road. Assist the head coach with managing all administrative details associated with the program including travel arrangements, apparel/equipment purchases, and athletic training services. Estimated time: 20%

  • Teach Mind and Body modules within the University's degree-required program or complete similar department service (i.e. student-athlete development leadership, strength and conditioning programming, event management etc.). Maintain applicable required certifications and serve on department committees. Estimated time: 10%

  • Other duties as assigned. Estimated time: 5%

Education & Work Experience:

  • B.A./B.S. required; Master's preferred.

  • 1-3 years with college coaching highly preferred.

Additional Information:

  • Driver’s license required. Must be qualified to be insured by the university.

  • CPR/AED certification required.  

  • Requires ability to drive 12-passenger vans. 

  • Operates in gymnasium and fields and may operate in varied weather given training needs.

  • General open office and campus environment.

  • Position involves sitting, movement and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds in coaching and training situations.

  • Frequent travel and early morning/evening/weekend work is required.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity, equity and inclusion are important values at Brandeis today and always have been for they are rooted in our founding as an institution. These values serve as a reminder for self-reflection, and a continuous call to grow for us as Brandeisans.  Founded as a model institution for ethnic and religious pluralism, Brandeis University welcomes students, faculty, and staff of all nationalities, religions, and orientations.  Moreover, social justice is central to the mission of Brandeis, which endeavors to foster a just and inclusive campus culture that embraces the evolving diversity of our larger society.  Read more online about our Mission and Diversity Statements at Brandeis Mission and Diversity Statements.

If you are interested in a role and have relevant experience but your work history does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we nevertheless encourage you to apply.

Closing Statement

Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.

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