Job Summary: JOB SUMMARY: Saginaw Valley State University, a DII member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic conference invites applications for the position of Head Women's Basketball Coach to develop, promote and supervise all facets of the Women's Basketball team; develop and execute strategies for the recruitment of student-athletes for highly visible regionally and nationally competitive team; organize and direct all aspects of the Women's Basketball program, organizing practice sessions to enhance the team's performance; supervise staff involved in the program and oversee budget.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensure that all relevant institutional, conference and NCAA rules and regulations are followed by student-athletes and sport related staff. Including, but not limited to: student-athlete eligibility, recruiting, financial aid, scheduling and academic progress.
In conjunction with athletic academic advisor, monitor progress, promote academic excellence, retain and graduate student-athletes.
Develop and execute a strategy for building a regionally and nationally competitive team.
Prepare, manage and maximize program operating budget with established fund-raising goals met through conducting camps and/or clinics to support the Women's Basketball program. In addition, work with athletic development director for annual giving, special event, naming opportunities and/or specific campaigns for the Women's Basketball program.
Direct and manage the Women's Basketball program recruiting efforts of high-profile DII prospective student-athletes through phone calls, electronic correspondence, scouting, attending games, on campus and home visits, in accordance with NCAA rules and regulations.
Manage and maximize athletic awards and operating budgets.
Oversee plan for the season, including competitive schedules and practices, travel arrangements, practice schedule, facility use, equipment and apparel.
Serve as an ambassador for the Women's Basketball program and University's Athletic Program through public speaking opportunities in the local community, state and region, and communicate with media, alumni, parents and friends of the University.
Cultivate and maintain meaningful relationships with student-athlete Women's Basketball alums.
Participate in centralized Athletics department initiated fund-raising, community service and engagement programs.
Participate in institutional professional development and training. Keep current with sport related literature; serve on committees and attend clinics, conventions and other meetings.
Perform related and other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Proven ability to work effectively in a diverse community.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong desire and ability to successfully recruit.
Ability to handle and maintain confidential information.
Strong follow-through skills, as well as, the ability to plan, organize, and control projects through to completion.
Relevant sport head coach experience at the collegiate level.
Additional Information: Salary range $80,000 - $90,000
About SVSU: Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its nearly 9,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized SVSU as a "Great College to Work For" in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. In 2015, SVSU received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.
SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels.
More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing. SVSU fields 17 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.svsu.edu.
Internal Number: 208_54214
About Saginaw Valley State University
The University creates opportunities for individuals to achieve intellectual and personal development through academic, professional, and cultural programs. By fostering an environment of inquiry and openness that respects the diversity of all whom it serves, the University prepares graduates whose leadership and expertise contribute to the advancement of a pluralistic society. The University serves as a cultural and intellectual center dedicated to the pursuit and propagation of knowledge.