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.
Performs basketball coaching and management activities, including recruitment of student-athletes in a National Collegiate Athletic Association--Division III intercollegiate basketball program.
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. Prepares scouting reports and game plans. Analyzes opponents and Loras personnel on film. Directs and coordinates assistant coaches, practice schedules and meetings. Monitors student-athletes in classroom and on the field. 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 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference meetings. Runs all facets of men's golf program to include but not limited to scheduling, budgeting, and recruitment. Supports the mission and vision of the College and respects the College's Catholic tradition. Assists in designing, implementing and supervising strength and conditioning programs for student-athletes in all varsity/recreation programs of the College. Performs related duties as assigned.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE. Applicants must go to: http://loras.iapplicants.com to apply. Please upload: your letter of application, resume, and unofficial transcripts. The finalist will need to pass a background check before receiving a written employment offer.
Assertiveness - Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea. Coaching and Development - Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas. Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word. Competitiveness - Willingness to strive to get ahead or to finish projects. Conflict Resolution - Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation. Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type. Enthusiastic - Ability to bring energy to the performance of a task. Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards. Goal Oriented - Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result. Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals. Motivation - Ability to inspire oneself and others to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their ability. Self-Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one's ability using his or her own drive or initiative. Team Builder - Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal. Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in any field. Master's degree preferred.
Experience: One to two years related experience.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Other Requirements: Skilled in the use of a personal computer and Microsoft Office Suite. 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 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Association 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.
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.