Work Schedule: Generally September-March and includes all practices and competition as well as recruiting and some office hours. Evening and weekend work will be required. Light travel is also included.
General Description: The Assistant Men’s Basketball coach will help with all aspects of coaching, practice, game preparation, strategy and recruitment of prospective student-athletes, travel planning, and other administrative duties assigned by the head coach. Reports to the Director of Athletics and Recreation.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: • Train and develop the players by demonstrating technical expertise and teaching the fundamentals. • Assist students in achieving academic success. • Aid in coordinating fundraising activities. • Set up film exchange. • Contribute to game preparation through tape review, breakdown and scouting report preparation. • Identify, attract and matriculate outstanding student-athletes to the university. • Provide transformative learning opportunities that challenge and support students. • Support student-athlete academic and athletic excellence, leadership development, team development, and community service. • Develop positive public relations with all internal and external constituents. • Complete Title IX Module. • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Knowledge and skill in basketball. • Ability to follow directions from head coach and relay to student-athletes. • Knowledge of D-III rules and requirements. • Excellent organizational, planning, supervisory and problem-solving skills. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Strong recruiting, teaching, and coaching skills. • Ability to collaborate and communicate with a wide variety of students, parents, alumni, faculty, departmental staff, administration, and the general public. • Ability to promote and sustain effective working relationships within a diverse environment.
Required Qualifications: 1. Experience in basketball. 2. Knowledge of D-III rules and requirements. 3. High school diploma or GED. 4. CPR/First Aid certification and may be obtained on the job. 5. Valid driver’s license (Must have a valid driver’s license for at least 2 years). 6. Finalist applicants must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check, pass PLU’s Driver Certification Training, and provide an original copy of their Driving Record (5-year Employment Abstract).
Preferred Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree. • College experience (coaching or playing). • Previous recruiting experience at the collegiate level is highly desirable.
Application Procedure: Submit application, cover letter, resume, and a list of three references online at https://employment.plu.edu
Pacific Lutheran University is a private university located in Tacoma, Washington. The university is home to approximately 3,200 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through its seven schools: Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts& Communication, Business, Education and Kinesiology, and Nursing, Pacific Lutheran offers more classes and more opportunities than most liberal arts colleges. Students have the opportunity to work close-up and hands –on with professors and classmates. Professors at Pacific Lutheran not only serve as mentors who help students discover the professional opportunities in academic fields, but as colleagues who work side- by -side with students on research and creative projects. Pacific Lutheran seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care- for other people, for their communities, and for the earth.