Loras College is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is inclusive, rich in diversity, and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
Develops and implements a sound and effective basketball philosophy. Participates in the identification, evaluation and recruitment of potential basketball student-athletes, requires extensive travel Prepares scouting reports and game plans. Analyzes opponents and Loras personnel on film. Directs and coordinates with assistant coaches, practice schedules and meetings. Monitors the academic progress of assigned basketball student-athletes in the program. Coordinates the physical development of each student-athlete through appropriate condition, strength and practice sessions. Assists in the recruitment, employment and evaluation of assistant basketball coaches. Remains accessible to the media, alumni, boosters and general public to publicize and promote the basketball program. Advises and counsels student-athletes academically, athletically and socially. May recommend the purchase of new basketball equipment, supplies and uniforms. May represent the College at American Rivers Conference meetings. Assists in the coordination of travel arrangements for road trips. Supports the mission and vision of the College and respects the College's Catholic tradition. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Accuracy Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly. Ambition - The drive to achieve personal advancement. Competitiveness - Willingness to strive to get ahead or to finish projects. Detail Oriented Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task. Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work. Honesty/Integrity Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace. Loyal - The trait of feeling a duty to the employer. Motivation - Ability to inspire oneself and others to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their ability. Reliability Ability to be dependable and trustworthy. Research Skills Ability to design and conduct a systematic, objective, and critical investigation. Team Building - Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal. Working Under Pressure Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations. Education: Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university in any field. Master's degree preferred.
Experience: Two years' experience, preferably at the collegiate level
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Other Requirements: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of collegiate basketball. Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III and the American Rivers Conference as they pertain to collegiate basketball preferred. Coaching and playing experience at the collegiate level preferred. Demonstrated success in coaching basketball and recruiting quality student-athletes. Also must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the techniques, fundamentals and drills associated with basketball. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superior, colleagues, student-athletes and subordinates. Ability to analyze strengths and weaknesses of the basketball program and develop problem-solving solutions. Possess high energy level, strong work ethic, and a positive attitude. Good organizational and communication skills. Ability to represent the philosophy of Loras College to alumni, members of the Loras community, the media and prospective students. Skilled in the use of a personal computer and Microsoft Office Suite and film editing.
To apply, please go to: https://loras.applicantpool.com/jobs/ to upload your cover letter and resume. The finalist will need to pass a background check before receiving a written employment offer.
Internal Number: 4.29.21
About Loras College
Loras College’s 60 acre campus is located on one of Dubuque’s highest bluffs, overlooking the Mississippi River at the junction of the states of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, about 3 hours west of Chicago. Dubuque’s population is approximately 60,000 and its nineteenth century architecture is woven into limestone bluffs and provides a picturesque backdrop to the river landscape. Many residential and commercial areas have been designated as historical districts to preserve Dubuque’s unique heritage. Its strong education base supports numerous cultural activities, and in addition, there are sporting events, shopping facilities, schools, and churches that are convenient to its residents. The climate has marked seasons with a comfortable summer, cool spring and fall, and a winter that encourages a variety of sports that have in recent years attracted a growing tourism industry.