Job- Wilkes University Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Wilkes University LogoWilkes University invites applicants for Head Coach Men’s Basketball, a full-time, 12-month administrative staff position in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, reporting to the Director of Athletics.

The successful candidate is responsible for effectively directing and administering all aspects of a successful program with particular emphasis on recruiting, monitoring academic progress, individual skill development, budget management and staff supervision. The head men’s basketball coach is expected to be actively involved in community service activities and alumni events. Additional responsibilities in the department of intercollegiate athletics will be assigned.

The ideal candidate must have significant knowledge of and proven success in coaching basketball preferably at the collegiate level. Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA and conference rules is required.

Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,400 students at the undergraduate level and over 2,000 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels.

Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.

Please be sure to include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae and three references including names, titles, full mailing address, telephone numbers and email addresses. Review of applications begins immediately. Applications should be received no later than March 18, 2014 for full consideration.

Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.

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