06/12/12 Florida International Univ. Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Job Description:

Florida International University, Athletics department is seeking an Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach. Duties included below: •Provides assistance to the Head Coach with activities associated with the program and students athletes, including recruitment, monitoring academic performance and social development, maintaining discipline and development programs, fundraising activities, coordinating summer camps, pre- and post conditioning, practice and games. These duties may include transport of prospects and student-athletes to events, practices and competitions. •Recruitment: Assist in the recruitment of student athletes. Negotiate scholarship offers to prospects as directed. Attend off campus games for the purpose of evaluation and contract. Coordinate mailing of recruitment materials and recruiting information. Maintains contact with prospective student-athletes. Plan campus visits with prospective student-athletes and their parents.

Coaching: Prepare, plan, conduct and evaluate practice sessions, as directed. Teach individuals and groups of player specific tasks and skills before, during and after practice, during season and off-season. Teach player-to-player sport specific skills. Teach progressions and drills during daily practice. •Team Administration: Administers travel arrangements for team by completing the following tasks when requested: organizes flights, buses, hotels and meals for all away games; processes all paperwork before and after every trip; creates itineraries and works with opponents to schedule practice times and shoot around times in the opponent’s gym. Supervises and assigns responsibilities to team managers and graduate assistants if applicable. Maintains equipment inventory and oversee distribution to athletes. Follows FIU procedure in handling all ordering of supplies and any funds that flow through the athletic program. Plans long and short term team objectives under the leadership of the head coach.

Academics: Coordinate all enrollment activities of student-athletes. Assist with monitoring academic performance, academic progress and class attendance of student-athletes and intervene when necessary in conjunction with the Student Athlete Academic Center (SAAC) staff. Work to complete student’s development through graduation by assisting with academic needs. Establish requirements for student athletes to ensure successful Academic Progress Rate (APR) stats of the program.

Campus/Community Communication: Interact with various campus offices and departments. Maintain effective communication with the SAAC relating to monitoring academic progress of student-athletes and development of academic improvement strategies for athletes. Serve as guest speaker at public events on behalf of FIU Athletics. Serve in a leadership role and promote participation in community service activities by student athletes. Coordinate community service in conjunction with the Assistant Athletic Director for Student Athlete Development/Community Outreach, as requested. •Scheduling: Develops competition schedule as requested. Completes all paperwork for competition forms. Works with facilities to secure availability and match dates with games.

•Maintain frequent and consistent public contact with high schools, junior colleges, four year schools and clubs for recruitment, scouting and public relations efforts. •Represents the University and Athletic Department at professional meetings, alumni events, community service functions, booster club meeting and other events as necessary.

Interested candidates should visit http://jobsearch.fiu.edu and apply.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate specialization and one year of coaching experience at the high school level or above. Successful experience as a graduate assistant or intern in an athletic program is acceptable for up to one year of the required experience.


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