Post Date: 02/28/2019
Close Date: 05/01/2019
Working at Lewis & Clark College
The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.
Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
Assist the head coach in all phases of the program, complying with university, conference and NCAA rules and regulations. Supervise and manage the day to day operations of the athletic team, including teaching and coaching; provide leadership and support for the vision and strategies of the head coach. Contribute to the overall Athletics & Physical Education Department through teaching Physical Education classes and additional duties. Assist with recruiting and travel with the team to away-from-home contests.
What You'll Do
* Assist with planning and executing all team practice sessions and competition. Scout future opponents by film, watching games, and/or telephone reports. Prepare and present scouting reports on future opponents. Provide consultation and advice to head coach and team members. Prepare, plan, conduct, and evaluate practice sessions in conjunction with head coach. Serve as mentor to athletes, helping resolve academic and non-academic issues. Monitor and counsel student-athletes regarding academic progress, etc.
* Teach Physical Education classes within the department. Within the team, teach student-athletes and groups of player specific tasks and skills before, during and after practice. Teach progressions and drills during daily practice time. Teach advanced level skills and game strategies.
* Assist in the recruitment of quality student-athletes who fit the academic profile of the student body. Attend off-campus games for the purpose of evaluation and contact. Coordinate mailing of recruitment materials to prospective student-athletes and make phone contact with prospective student-athletes when appropriate. Plan campus visits with prospective student-athletes and their parents.
* Administer travel arrangements for team, including hotel accommodations, vans/cars, vans, airline travel reservations, etc. Follow Lewis & Clark procedures in handling any monies that flow through the athletic program.
* Interact with various campus offices, departments, as well as individual faculty and staff members.
* Demonstrate sensitivity to individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds and a commitment to a diverse community.
* Serve in a leadership role and promote participation in community service activities by student athletes.
* Assist in the formulation of team and department activities.
* Represent the team with the public, parents and alumni; act as a positive role model for players.
* Supervise and mentor student assistants and managers associated with the program.
* Other related duties as assigned by the head coach or director of athletics.
* Ability to honor & work with all identities and individuals, particularly those who are underrepresented in the country and/or at Lewis & Clark College.
* Bachelors Degree
* 1 year past playing and/or coaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level
* Strong communication and motivational skills
* Demonstrate a philosophy that emphasizes academic priorities and progression for student-athletes.
* Ability to identify athletic and academic talent
* Inclusive mindset and commitment to creating and valuing a diverse community
* First Aid & CPR certification (provided annually by the department)
* Thorough understanding of NCAA Division III academic standards, admissions and financial aid procedure
* The successful candidate will possess a sound commitment to the academic and athletic mission of the College, along with the ability to teach, motivate, evaluate and recruit high caliber well-qualified student-athletes.
Nice to Haves
* Master’s degree in related field
* 1 year experience teaching physical education activity classes.
* Preference will be given to candidates with experience coaching the offensive line position.
* Energetic, outgoing personality and excited to fully engage in the recruiting process at a selective, liberal arts instituiton.
* Benefits Eligible: Yes
* Commensurate with experience
* Moderate amount of lifting of light weight (up to 15 lbs.) to medium weight (15 to 35 lbs.), climbing or working in physically tiring work
* Bending, kneeling/squatting, twisting, climbing (stairs), standing, driving, sitting, walking, grasping/gripping, pinching/squeezing, reaching, pushing/pulling, repetitive hand movements (e.g., typing), talking, hearing
The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only if students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds are present in significant numbers within our learning community. In creating and sustaining such a community, we engage, to the extent possible, in practices that will ensure a high degree of diversity on our campus, simultaneously meeting the highest standards of academic excellence of which we are capable.
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.
Eligibility to Work
In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.