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Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has a branch campus in Mesa, Arizona.
We are Catholic. All are welcome. Benedictine University seeks employees who understand and contribute to the University’s mission and vision. Inspired by our Catholic Benedictine mission and identity, our academic community is committed to inclusion. As an institution, we express our commitment to our identity as a Catholic and Benedictine institution through our values as they are manifested throughout the University. As such, all employees are expected to support the University’s Catholic Benedictine mission and identity and to contribute to its distinctive intellectual life in an effort to help each student and each other to thrive academically, professionally, and personally in our religiously and culturally diverse academic community.
Job Title: Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach
Department: Department of Athletics
Reports to: Director of Athletics
Position Summary: Primary responsibility for this position is to coach the golf program. Direct the recruitment, development, conduct and overall supervision of the golf program.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
1. Develop a recruitment strategy for prospective student athletes. Informing prospects of University academic programs, talent evaluation, coordinating mailings, telephone calls, and email exchanges. Maintain department and University standards for communication by actively monitoring on campus and off campus through in person contacts. Work effectively with the department of intercollegiate athletics and office of enrollment services to meet freshman and transfer recruitment goals.
2. Foster an atmosphere of competitive leadership in Intercollegiate Athletics through sport specific performance development. Attend, plan, develop, and direct all team training and conditioning activities in the traditional and nontraditional segment.
3. Create a culture of excellence throughout the student athlete experience. Develop a retention strategy in line with University standards. Construct a culture of trust through mentorship and social development. Communicate expectations, praise and corrective feedback in a clear and constructive manner. Maintain positive student athlete assessments for program from student athletes.
4. Provide an environment of academic achievement through tracking of academic performance, social skill development, and character development. Support Student athlete services and programming. Maintain a graduation rate on par with the University expectations and national statistics.
5. Responsible for planning, development and direction of operating and fundraising budget within University and departmental policies and procedures. Facilitate charitable giving by donors thus enhancing the ability of the University to meet established fund-raising goals. This includes active participation in fund-raising events and promotional activities for intercollegiate athletics.
6. Responsible for adherence to all NAIA, Cal Pac and institutional rules and regulations, including eligibility and compliance of student athletes, medical hardship documentation and extension waivers. Responsible for identifying and notifying student athletes of eligibility status through approved communication. Adhere to all Benedictine University and Department of Athletics policies and procedures.
1. Work directly with sports medicine to identify injury prevention programs, injuries, and rehab activities of student athletes.
2. Attend departmental and University related meetings and events.
3. Maintain competency and professional currency through self directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues.
4. Maintain competency and professional currency through self directed attendance of professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director of Athletics.
5. Serve on University, conference and national committees as needed.
6. Positively promote Benedictine University at Mesa and the Department of Athletics on campus and in the community.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Experience: Previous collegiate coaching preferred.
Specific Skills: Knowledge of NAIA philosophy, recruitment, rules and regulations.
Specific Knowledge, Licenses, Certifications:
o Organizational skills, writing and typing skills, interpersonal skills, data entry and budget management skills and demonstrated supervisory skills.
o Valid driver’s license
o CPR/First Aid/AED certification
Supervisory Responsibility (if applicable): Oversee assistant coaching staff.
Working Conditions: Office environment; nights and weekends required.
Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University’s rights as a religiously sponsored institution. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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