Barton College, a four-year, private, liberal arts college providing students with a strong academic focus and opportunities for leadership development, Barton unites its smaller size with an intentional application of collaborative learning in every aspect of the students’ college experience.
Barton Football Program: Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina is accepting applications for Head Coach of Football, a full-time staff position with an August 2018 start date. A member of the Conference Carolinas and a competitive force at the NCAA Division II level, Barton College athletes are provided strong support for achieving success on the field and court, just as they are in the classroom. Football is a new sport addition to the Barton athletic program that will begin competition in the Fall 2020 academic year.
The Head Football Coach will serve as an institutional representative and ambassador. Football’s status and impact will therefore require full support and buy-in to institutional priorities. The following will guide the work of the football program from an institutional perspective and it is imperative that the Head Football Coach is committed to the following:
To the gritty, but promising work of building a program from the ground up; To ensuring that players develop athletically and academically; To building a team culture of character, respect, academic commitment, and accountability; To collaborating in the creation of a campus culture where students participate and engage outside the classroom and where campus vibrancy is increased; To engaging the Wilson community; To developing team and institutional pride.
Barton seeks a coach that ultimately supports and believes in the Barton College mission of encouraging the intellectual, spiritual, social and cultural development of our students. Where student learning from an institutional perspective is the highest of priorities.
Leadership/Supervisory Responsibilities: Duties as the Head Football Coach include, but are not limited to: •Model the team culture of character, respect, academic commitment, and accountability on and off the field •Recruit and retain of a minimum roster size of 125 student-athletes, including varsity and junior varsity team experiences •Lead practices and games, guiding staff and player activities •Provide professional development, leadership, and supervision of all football personnel •Provide leadership to facilitate player academic and personal success •Perform administrative tasks necessary in coaching the team •Participate in the Wilson community with activities such as team community service work, camps, youth clinics, and promotion of the sport •Build support for the program within the college, community, Barton’s alumni and beyond •Lead student-athletes in campus engagement and academic success activities •Lead student-athletes to achieve balance between academic success and athletic excellence. •Monitor and hold accountable students for curricular and co-curricular engagement including class attendance, behavior, and participation •Interact with all levels of university officials, the media, state agencies and other universities. •Other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director
A bachelor’s degree and previous football coaching experience is required. Prior coaching experience at an institution of higher education is highly preferred. The successful applicant will need to have certification in First Aid, CPR, and AED and must pass the NCAA Coaching Certification Test for NCAA Division II within the first two weeks of employment. Prior experience in NCAA Division II level athletics is desired.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required with ability to effectively speak in front of various sized groups. Proven track record of reliability, responsibility and integrity. Strong problem solving skills. Must be able to effectively operate in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to work independent of direct supervision. Strong organizational and planning skills and ability to be detail-oriented. Proven successful leadership skills with the ability to motivate, teach and advance organizational goals. Must abide by and comply in all respects with the constitution, bylaws, rules, regulations, advisory opinions, and interpretations, as amended of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. In the event employee becomes aware, or has reasonable cause to believe, that a violation of NCAA or Conference Rules and Regulation or College policies and procedures may have taken place, he/she shall promptly report such violations or suspected violations to the Athletic Director.
Application Process Applicants that apply by May 1 will receive full consideration. To apply, send a letter of application, resume/vita, and contact information (e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) for at least three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation & Benefits
Compensation will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Barton College offers a competitive benefits package available to all full-time employees. Learn more about Barton College at www.barton.edu.
About Barton College
Located in Wilson, North Carolina, Barton College is an academic community of approximately 1,000 students and 200 faculty and staff. Nationally recognized for its programs in education, deaf education, nursing, and social work and for its championship athletics teams, the school maintains a close-knit atmosphere and emphasizes individual attention and engaged learning. Barton College Athletics is a member of the Conference Carolinas and competes at the NCAA Division II level. Barton College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Barton College offers a competitive benefits package available to all full-time employees.