Head Women's Basketball Coach

Oakton Community College

Des Plaines and Skokie, IL

ID: 7063109
Posted: January 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About Oakton Community College :
Oakton Community College, a caring community of educators dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, seeks a part-time Head Women's Basketball Coach to join our College. Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom facilitators who enjoy coaching in a student-centered environment.

Candidates with a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment are especially valued at Oakton.

We encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity of Oakton's student body and community, who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures, and have a demonstrated commitment to working with and as part of a multicultural faculty and diverse student body and community.

Located seventeen miles from downtown Chicago, Oakton serves northern Cook County with campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie, Illinois.

We have an opening for a Head Women's Basketball Coach

Job Description:
Oakton has an opening for a Head Women's Basketball Coach. The Head Coach is responsible for the overall management of the intercollegiate Women's Basketball program including game and practice coaching, player and team skill development, recruiting and retention of academically and athletically prepared students. Activities of the basketball program will be supervised within the rules and guidelines of the NJCAA, the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference and the college. This position is also responsible for the hiring and supervision of both paid and volunteer team coaches. The successful applicant must be available afternoons and some weekends during the Winter season.

In season and off season team practice and conditioning programs are planned and conducted by the Head Coach. Basketball skills are developed through skills training and weight and conditioning training. The Head Coach directs the identification and recruitment of new players to the program, including traveling to regional high school and club basketball events and showcases. All practice/competition facilities and equipment are monitored by the Head Coach. In season game results and statistics are reported to internal and external media sources, news stories and features are recommended to support the program; end of season scores, and team and individual statistics are reported to appropriate groups. Student honors within conference, region, and other athletic governing bodies are recommended and advocated by the Head Coach.

Coaches are considered part time faculty. ll part-time faculty start at the beginning pay rates, regardless of the level and type of experience obtained elsewhere. Those rates are $1132/LHE for faculty without doctorates and $1212/LHE for faculty with doctorates for the 2019-20 academic year.

An Associate's degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable skills and abilities can be obtained); three years of basketball playing experience at the collegiate or high school level; and two years of basketball coaching experience as a head or assistant coach at the college, high school, club team, or travel team level are required. Certification in First Aid and CPR/AED, and a valid Class "D" driver's license are also required.

A Bachelor's degree is preferred. Preference will also be given to applicants with at least two years of collegiate level playing experience. An ability to work independently in an unstable and chaotic environment is desired. Knowledge of NJCAA/NCAA rules and regulations is a plus.

Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning and leadership skills, and serving as a positive role model for young adults are expected.

Additional Information:
Coaching hires and assignments are coordinated by the Director of Athletics and Registrar Services. Contact Christine Paciero at cpaciero@oakton.edu or 847-376-7057 for further information.

Coaches are hired on a season by season basis. A reasonable effort is made to assure future coaching assignments to those coaches who have had a history of successful academic and athletic team performances at Oakton Community College.

All coaching assignments are conditioned on sufficient team membership. Once a season starts, the Head Coach is expected to complete the season.

Please contact Matthew Robitaille at mrobitai@oakton.edu if you have any questions or experience problems in submitting your application.


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