Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina, is accepting applications for Head Coach of Football, a full-time staff position with an October 2018 start date. A member of the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas and The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), Erskine College seeks a dynamic, Christ-centered leader. A new sport addition to the Erskine athletic program, football will begin competition in the fall of the 2020 - 2021 academic year.
The Head Football Coach will serve as an institutional representative and ambassador, and he must demonstrate an unreserved commitment to honor Christ both on and off the athletic field. Football’s status and impact at Erskine will require the football coach’s full support of institutional priorities. The following parameters will guide the work of the football program from an institutional perspective, and it is imperative that the Head Football Coach is committed to these goals:
oTo recruit mission-aligned or mission-compatible young men to represent the college on the playing field, in the classroom, and in the community oTo ensure that players develop athletically and academically oTo build a team culture of Christian character, respect, academic commitment, and accountability oTo collaborate in the creation of a campus culture where students participate in activities outside the classroom and where campus vibrancy is increased oTo engage Abbeville County and surrounding communities oTo develop team and institutional pride
Erskine College seeks a coach who ultimately supports and believes in the Erskine College mission of encouraging the spiritual, intellectual, social and cultural development of our students in an academic community where student learning and character development are the highest priorities.
Duties as the Head Football Coach include, but are not limited to:
Model “The Fleet Way” through a team culture of Christian character, respect, academic commitment, and accountability on and off the field
Recruit and retain of a minimum roster size of 150 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 Abbeville County 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, Erskine’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 college 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 are required. Prior coaching experience at an institution of higher education is preferred. The successful applicant must 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.
The candidate must profess a strong commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in all areas of life, and he must respect Erskine’s endorsement of the ARP Church’s Philosophy of Christian Higher Education. The candidate must display a proven track record of reliability, responsibility and integrity. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required for speaking effectively in front of various-sized groups. Strong problem-solving skills are necessary, and the Head Football Coach must be able to take initiative in a fast-paced environment independently of direct supervision. Overseeing the new football program will require strong organizational and planning skills with close attention to details. The candidate must show evidence of proven successful leadership skills with the ability to motivate, teach, and advance organizational goals.
The Head Football Coach must abide by and comply with all aspects of the constitution, bylaws, rules, regulations, advisory opinions, and interpretations, as amended, of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. In the event an 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 or she shall promptly report such violations or suspected violations to the Athletic Director.
Compensation & Benefits:
Compensation will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Erskine College offers a competitive benefits package available to all full-time employees.
Application review will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
About Erskine College
Founded in 1839, Erskine College is a Christian, liberal arts college, affiliated with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and located in the academic village of Due West, South Carolina. Due West, in historic Abbeville County, is an area rich in colonial, Revolutionary War, and Civil War history. The town and the college have a number of antebellum buildings which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The mission of Erskine College is to equip students to flourish by providing an excellent liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment where learning and biblical truth are integrated to develop the whole person. Therefore, Erskine seeks candidates for faculty positions who are professing Christians and who are committed to excellence in teaching and service. They should support the goals of a strong liberal arts education and be willing to explore with students the integration of faith and learning.Erskine's tradition of excellence in liberal arts higher education goes back nearly 175 years to its founding in 1839 by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, making it one of the oldest, most respected church-affiliated colleges in the Southeas...t. Our alumni lead businesses and organizations both large and small throughout the world. More than half of Erskine graduates go on to some type of graduate education. In fact in the past several years nearly 100% of all graduates applying to medical graduate programs were accepted, and several proceeded directly into top tier Ph.D. programs. However, our mission moves us beyond simply producing competent professionals. We seek to equip the whole person intellectually, physically and spiritually to flourish in life and leadership. To do this, we see Erskine as both an excellent liberal arts college and a close-knit community. This combination provides excellent opportunities for students and faculty to take learning beyond the classroom. Quality is revealed, weaknesses are strengthened, and character is refined through intentional, individual relationships. Erskine is proud of the fact that faculty serve as mentors and often become lifelong friends with students. Erskine College is located in the academic village of Due West in Abbeville County, South Carolina, an area rich in colonial, Revolutionary War, and Civil War history. The town and the college have a number of antebellum buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Erskine College is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Baccalaureate Arts & Sciences institution with selective admissions. Erskine is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). It is the policy of Erskine College and Seminary to fully comply with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, military service, application for military service, or veteran status. The institution will utilize strategies designed to assure that qualified persons with disabilities, women, and legally protected minorities are well represented in applicant pools from which employees are selected. As a religious educational institution, Erskine College and Seminary strives to achieve and maintain a Christ-centered environment. Consistent with that goal, Erskine College and Seminary shall exercise its theological, constitutional, and statutory right to take religion into account in all employment decisions.