Head Women's Basketball Coach
University of Chicago - Chicago, IL

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Head Women's Basketball Coach

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Campus and Student Life

58672-Physical Education & Athletics

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About the Unit
The University of Chicago is one of the nation's leading institutions of higher education and research. Campus and Student Life (CSL) is comprised of 20 departments that serve the University's 15,000 college, graduate, and professional school students, as well as the campus community more broadly. CSL is importantly charged with the dual task of supporting all students in the University, graduate and undergraduate, and managing multiple campus departments and services that serve the entire campus community. CSL's programs and services focus on supporting student academic success, providing opportunities for personal growth and leadership development, developing community and engagement through the residential housing and dining program, and in areas such as artistic expression, community service, spiritual exploration, and athletic competition. The University of Chicago community includes approximately 5,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate, professional, and other students and there are over 300 recognized student organizations working together to create a vibrant and dynamic student life.

The University of Chicago is a member of the University Athletic Association and the NCAA (Division III). The University sponsors nineteen varsity sports for an undergraduate population of 5200 students. Physical Education & Athletics maintains an environment that supports the student athletes' commitment to achieving their full potential. The arena in which this occurs is the competitive environment. The preparation for, and participation in, intercollegiate athletic competition creates a focal point for learning and provides valuable feedback on the progress of development.

Intercollegiate athletics are considered a component of a liberal arts education, complementary to its central academic mission. A diverse, challenging athletic program supplements the rigorous academic curriculum. The lessons learned through athletic endeavors represent an invaluable part of the nonacademic aspects of a balanced education.

The primary focus of the intercollegiate athletic program is the student athlete. The goal is a positive educational experience. Participation in the intercollegiate athletic program should enhance an individual's personal, educational, and social development. Achieving this goal is based on a commitment to excellence.

Unit Job Summary
Head Women's Basketball Coach: Oversees all aspects of running an NCAA Division III basketball program by teaching and coaching student athletes, recruiting highly selective high school senior athletes, developing and implementing game strategies, leading physical training and practice organization, and directing the work of an Assistant Coach.

Recruits prospective students to the University of Chicago: Identify academically talented prospective student athletes, develop prospects, initiate the submission of applications, and handle the matriculation of prospective student athletes. Evaluate high school talent through high school visits, on sight game observation, film review, and analysis.

Plans all team travel including plane, hotel reservations, ground transportation, and meal arrangements. Purchases team equipment. Secures facility reservations and coordinate with appropriate staff.

Delegates the details of the team: Plans and organizes skill teaching and development, practice organization, game strategy, coaching, and player selection. Evaluates individual performance and provide leadership and instruction in areas of deficiency as required. Implements team discipline and conducts player counseling regarding personal matters requiring discretion, decision making, and independent judgment.

Develop and manage team budgets. Plan all team travel including plane, hotel reservations, ground transportation, and meal arrangements. Purchase team equipment. Secure facility reservations and coordinate with appropriate staff.

Bachelor's degree required.

Advanced degree in physical education or related field preferred.

Minimum of four years of coaching or competitive experience required.
Knowledge of relevant sports rules required.
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations required.
Knowledge of applicable strengthening and conditioning programs and routines required.
Understanding of the role physical education and athletics plays in a rigorous academic setting required.
Ability to successfully teach, coach, and mentor competitive student athletics required.
Interpersonal skills required.
Verbal and written communications skills required.
Organizational skills required.

Specialized knowledge, certifications, or training that allow one to manage, organize, and teach specialized aspects of the sport within the intercollegiate athletic program required.
Demonstrated understanding of the role that physical education and athletics play in a rigorous academic setting and an ability to identify and attract outstanding students to the University required.
Familiarity with NCAA rules and Division III philosophy required.
Excellent verbal and written communication required.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments concurrently required.

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Campus - Hyde Park

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If other than regular hours (M-F, 8:30-5:00) please detail
M-F, 8:30-5:00, various hours due to games

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