The Head Football Coach is a 12-month position working in the Department of Athletics. Joining a dedicated team of educators, the successful candidate will strive to promote student success both on and off the field. The Head Football Coach is responsible for supporting and coordinating all aspects of the football program, providing significant contributions to the development of student-athletes through mentorship, guidance, leadership opportunities, community building, and a commitment to equity and social justice. This position is also responsible for the administration of all phases of the varsity program in accordance with guidelines from Bates College, the NCAA, and NESCAC including recruiting highly qualified student-athletes, compliance, scheduling, travel planning, data management, practice scheduling, academic and personal mentorship, and roster management. The Head Football Coach serves as an active and visible campus presence, serving on committees, holding day-time office hours, meeting with recruits, and engaging with students outside of the Department of Athletics. The Head Football Coach will have significant night and weekend commitments. The Head Football Coach reports to the Director of Athletics. View the full description and apply on our website.
? Experience coaching a successful intercollegiate athletics program or equivalent experience required. ? high-level competition required. ? Commitment to supporting students from underrepresented groups, including students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, first-generation-to-college students, and low-income students. ? Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train or bus) as needed for competition. ? Experience successfully recruiting student-athletes. ? Fundamental understanding of sport skills, training, and strategies for
Skills and Knowledge
? Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships with clientele such as students, staff, faculty and co-workers. ? Excellent communication (written, verbal & listening) skills. ? Clear understanding of the NCAA Division III philosophy and its holistic approach to the student-athlete experience ? Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information. ? Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision. ? Strong organizational skills for successful documentation, planning and execution. ? Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer software (e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel, Power Point, WordPress [website], Google docs, email and calendaring.) ? Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings, and other non-traditional schedules. ? Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college. ? Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity and commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.
Since its founding by abolitionists in 1855, Bates has welcomed men and women from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. Bates was the first co-educational college in New England, and some of its earliest students were former slaves. The college continues to live that promise of inclusiveness.
Bates offers a rigorous and highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.
Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has 1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative employees.
The college is proud of it deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful,... 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, a small city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.