| Bridgewater College, a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III, is seeking applications for the position of Head Women’s Basketball Coach, to begin May 2017. |
Responsibilities. This is a full-time, 10-month position, reporting to the Director of Athletics. Responsibilities include the leadership organization, administration and supervision of all aspects of the intercollegiate women’s basketball program, including but not limited to: • Recruiting qualified student-athletes with a commitment to academic success, in collaboration with the Admission Office; • Planning, scheduling, organizing and conducting practices and competitions, including necessary travel, accommodations and meals; • Providing feedback and evaluation to student-athletes as to potential, progress, and performance; • Demonstrating a strong commitment to the academic achievement of student-athletes by monitoring and actively encouraging participants to succeed academically and represent the College with the utmost integrity; • Managing resources and budgets; • Conducting fundraising and alumni development activities, as appropriate, under the guidelines of the Department of Athletics. • Attending athletic staff meetings, mandatory student-athlete programs, admissions events, sports banquets and athletic fundraising activities; • Working with the Office of Athletic Media Relations and the Office of Marketing and Communications with respect to internal and external publicity; • Representing the College and the Department of Athletics in an appropriate and professional manner at all times; • Complying with all NCAA, conference and college policies and regulations; and • Performing such additional responsibilities within the Department of Athletics as may be assigned.
Qualifications. The successful candidate will have the following qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree required, and Master’s Degree preferred. • Prior collegiate competitive playing experience. • Proven basketball coaching experience, preferably Division III, with a track record of success (head basketball coaching experience preferred) • Proven basketball recruiting experience • Demonstrated leadership skills and effective communication and organizational skills. • Basic competency in Microsoft Office applications is required. • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the college’s auto insurance carrier. General Information. Bridgewater offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with multiple areas of emphasis and concentrations, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher certification. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 22 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, the state's lowest crime rate, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.
Application. Please complete an online application at www.bridgewater.edu/careers and attach a cover letter, resume and include the names and contact information (email and mobile phone) for three references. The cover letter should address the qualifications contained in the profile above.
Deadline. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
For More Information. Email HumanResources@bridgewater.edu
Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.