Athletic Coach I Men's Football Assistant Coach

Updated: about 7 hours ago
Location: Detroit, MICHIGAN
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: Until Suitable Candidate is Found

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Position Title
Athletic Coach I Men's Football Assistant Coach  
Number of Vacancies
90 - Athletics  
Primary Department
Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Wayne State University, an NCAA Division II member, located in the cultural district of Detroit, invites applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Coach I Men's Football, main emphasis: Line Backer Coach
Responsibilities will include administering all phases of the intercollegiate program including, but not limited to, the recruitment of quality student-athletes; teaching and instruction of skills and techniques inherent in the highest level of competitive play; scheduling; organizing and conducting practices/competitions; budget management; overseeing student-athletes' academic progress; fundraising; community involvement; and compliance with NCAA, GLIAC and Wayne State University rules and regulations all while incorporating the department's strategic goals and on-going initiatives.
Demonstrate an ability to teach and develop student-athletes to represent the University and department with an emphasis on good character, a winning attitude and the professional standards expected by the department.
Responsible for teaching advance level skills and game strategies
Demonstrate an ability to teach and develop student-athletes to represent the University and department with an emphasis on good character, a winning attitude and the professional standards expected by the department.
Responsible for teaching advance level skills and game strategies
Assist in the planning, preparation, & scheduling of games with direction of head coach, including travel.
Will work with the strength and conditioning staff to develop and condition student-athletes.
Work collaboratively with training staff, academic resource personnel and compliance staff.
Proven ability to recruit high caliber student-athletes with an emphasis on the urban setting and the University's strong academic standards reflected in its Carnegie I profile.
Demonstrate good judgment in advising and counseling student athletes including working with the department's academic services unit to graduate student-athletes.
Adheres to the NCAA and Conference legislative/interpretative requirements and understands which reflects strong ethical conduct and control.
Maintain a positive and informed approach with the athletic department's many internal complimentary services including: academic support, development, strength and conditioning, training staff and sport coordinator. Expected to be actively part the unit's head coaching leadership profile.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Unique Duties
Bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred.
Under the NCAA Bylaw 11.1.6 Sports-Safety Training, each head coach and all other coaches who are employed full-time at an institution shall maintain current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use.
Proven record of recruiting highly competitive and academically prepared student-athletes.
Knowledge and specialization in intercollegiate coaching required.
Proven ability to work with head coach to direct, manage and prepare an intercollegiate athletics team.
Must have strong team-building and management skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with various university constituents.
Must have ability to work across academic and administrative departments in a cooperative manner.
Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
Must have demonstrated experience in program development, management and leadership.
Special Requirements:
Qualified applicants must have the availability to work evenings and weekends.
This is an AAUP represented position
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
SUPERVISORY SKILLS - Ability to set clear direction and manage workflow. Strong mentoring skills.
BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE - Knowledge of and adherence to all NCAA II rules, policies and procedures.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS - Excellent oral and written communication skills.
TEAM LEADERSHIP SKILLS - Ability to direct, manage and prepare an intercollegiate athletics team.
PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS - Decision making and creative problem solving skills to identify and pursue development opportunities and respond to emergency situations.
ANALYTICAL SKILLS - Judgment and analytic skills to maintain facilities and equipment, plan preventive maintenance.
TEAMWORK - Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues within the division and other units.
Preferred Qualifications
Testing Requirements
Not Applicable  
Test Scheduling
Working Conditions
Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  
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Faculty and Academic Staff  

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Until Suitable Candidate is Found
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Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.  
Instructions for submitting your application:
Please submit application via WSU's Online Hiring System.
Please submit: Resume, Cover Letter and References
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