Assistant Football Coach - NCAA

  University (ND)
  Central Region
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 01/21/21

Job Summary

Assistant Football Coach

This position will assist the Head Football Coach with the coordination and preparation of the university's football team, participating in the Northern Intercollegiate Conference as an NCAA Division II institution.  

Essential Roles and Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversees Scholar-Athlete & Team Academic Success
    • Exhibits a commitment to academic success
    • Provides guidance to scholar-athletes to ensure there is a balance between academics and athletics that will result in satisfactory academic progress
    • Must maintain knowledge of NCAA Division II eligibility requirements and guidelines
    • Develops and implements criteria and success plans for "academically at-risk" scholar-athletes
  • Oversees Scholar-Athlete & Team Athletic Success
    • Exhibits a commitment to athletic success
    • Demonstrates the ability to coach at a high level
    • Recruits high caliber student -athletes
    • Demonstrates the ability to work with other members of the athletics department
  • Oversees Scholar-Athlete & Team Compliance
    • Demonstrates knowledge and compliance with University, conference, and NCAA rules and regulations, including all aspects of compliance in operating a Division II Athletic program

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Masters' degree preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years of previous collegiate coaching experience required
  • Upholds and promotes the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary
  • Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities
  • Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the Office of Athletics and throughout the university in accord with Saint Benedict's admonition that all be received as Christ

Knowledge and Skills include:

  • Understanding of balancing a scholar-athlete academic responsibility with their athletic demands
  • Demonstrated personal and professional integrity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a clean an organized professional work environment and keeping current with administrative reporting requirements
  • Ability to prioritize workload, perform work duties independently, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively and collaborate with a variety of people including scholar-athletes, parents, faculty, and staff
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the departmental needs of scholar-athletes, best practices in working with scholar-athletes who are at risk for attrition and the ability to work effectively with scholar-athletes from diverse cultures and backgrounds, scholar-athletes who have a disability, nontraditional scholar-athletes, and other at-risk scholar-athletes
  • Understand and comply with federal laws and regulations that pertain to higher education
  • Knowledge of NCAA Division II Rules and Regulations


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