Assistant Coach/ Graduate Assistant (GA) The Assistant Coach/ GA will report directly to the Head Coach/Athletic Director and will assist in overseeing all aspects of operating a successful intercollegiate athletic program. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Recruiting and Evaluation of Prospective Student-Athletes: oUnder the Leadership of the Head Coach oAssist the Head Coach in identifying prospective student-athletes: that are an Ohio Christian University fit, capable of succeeding academically, spiritually, and athletically at OCU. oAssist the Head Coach on updating the OCU Athletics Recruiting and Compliance Report on a weekly basis. oAssist the Head Coach in maintaining a database of prospects including updated records of contacts. oAssist the Head Coach in successfully recruiting these identified student-athletes. Team and Game Preparation—Teach Student-Athlete Skill: oUnder the Leadership of the Head Coach oAssist the Head Coach in teaching all basic and advanced skills required in the sport during individual skill sessions, team practices, and strength/conditioning sessions. oAssist the Head Coach in developing and implementing a sound and safe practice plan that will successfully prepare our student-athletes with the fundamentals of the sport. oAssist the Head Coach in developing a comprehensive and strategic game plan for each scheduled contest throughout the season. This includes, but is not limited to; the evaluation of upcoming opponents by breaking down game tapes, preparing a scouting report for our student-athletes and making adjustments to the game plan during contests. Administrative Responsibilities: oUnder the Leadership of the Head Coach oAssist in organizing and coordinating of a wide variety of administrative tasks which include, but not limited to; team travel, contest scheduling, budget preparation and administration, facility usage, public relations, marketing, fundraising, community service and other daily operations for the program. NAIA/NCCAA Rules Compliance: oBe responsible for knowledge of, and adherence to, NAIA/NCCAA rules and regulations pertaining to recruiting, eligibility, and general operation of the intercollegiate athletic program. Perform all other duties as assigned by the Head Coach/Athletic Director.
REQUIREDMINIMUMQUALIFICATIONS According to Ohio Christian University employment policy, all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the OCU Community Lifestyle Statement.
Education, Training and Experience: oBachelor's degree required (Master's preferred) o2-4 years of playing/coaching at the college level
Skill and Ability to: oStrong public speaking skills that connect with 18-22 year olds oStrong administrative and organizational skills oStrong communication skills both verbal and written oAbility to network with other coaches to continue growth professionally oAbility to successfully recruit a full roster each season (mission fit student athletes)
Limitations & Disclosure:
As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Churches of Christ in Christian Union, Ohio Christian University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.
All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an
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