Job DescriptionJob Summary:
The Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach reports to the Head Men’s Basketball Coach and assists the Head Coach in the coaching and training of the Men’s Basketball Team. This position is a full-time appointment, renewable on a contract basis, May 1 through April 30.
Please note: Willingness and ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays. Travel required.
Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.
Assist the head coach in the coaching and training of the Northwestern Men’s Basketball team; developing and conducting all in-season and out-of-season sessions throughout the year as deemed necessary and appropriate.
Aid in the psychological preparation of team in both pre-game and post-game; and for developing motivational approach to practice and games.
Develop comprehensive knowledge of men’s basketball in decision-making, delegating authority and in setting and meeting objectives.
Must be fully knowledgeable and adhere to all rules and regulations of the NCAA, Big Ten Conference (as applicable) and Northwestern University as amended from time to time.
Work with appropriate NUDAR staff in preparing for all home basketball games.
Cooperate with the Athletic Communications department and the Marketing department in publicizing and marketing Northwestern Basketball.
Models nondiscriminatory practices throughout all aspects of the men’s basketball program.
Assist the head coach in the recruitment of top student-athletes, commensurate with the admissions qualifications of Northwestern University who are capable of successfully competing at the Big Ten level.
Maintains good relations with the parents of prospective and current student-athletes as well as with Northwestern Alumni.
Alumni Relations, Public Relations and Development
Maintains sound alumni relations.
Promotes and participates in various alumni events.
Assist Athletic Development staff in fund-raising efforts on behalf of the Department and the University.
Responsible for maintaining good public relations with the public news media and working with the Athletic Communications department in promoting Northwestern University.
Maintain amicable public relations with faculty, staff, students and media of the University, friends, alumni support groups and secondary school coaches.
Report to the Head Coach and faithfully and diligently carry out other Department related duties as assigned.
Demonstrate a cooperative attitude towards all sports in the Intercollegiate and Recreational programs.
Other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Minimum 5 years’ experience coaching at the intercollegiate, international, or professional level
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Communicates effectively in one-to-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts; writes precise, well-organized emails, letters and proposals while using appropriate vocabulary and grammar.
Knowledge of rules and regulations of the NCAA, Big Ten Conference and Northwestern University
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.