COACHING/INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM INSTRUCTION – Provide individual and team instruction to student-athletes on rules and fundamentals, pre-competition activities, skill attainment, techniques and methods required to demonstrate satisfactory performance in a safe manner and team concepts that are specific to team needs. Assist the head coach in developing game strategy and designing effective and efficient training practices for both the team and the individual student athlete, including preparing daily team practice plans and play calling for practices and games. Provide individualized coaching, tutoring, and mentoring to student-athletes. Assess student-athlete's skill attainment demonstrated during practice and competition. Conduct comprehensive film reviews from practices and games, including upcoming opponents. Determine specific daily practice activities that are organized, creative and valuable for the student-athletes. Emphasize values of competitive athletics, acceptable personal behavior, decision-making and lasting values to each individual.
RECRUITING – Work collaboratively with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid to effectively recruit new student-athletes that have the ability to achieve success academically and athletically at AIC. Abides by all recruiting rules and regulations set forth by the NCAA.
LEADERSHIP – Communicate skillfully with colleagues, subordinates and student-athletes. Maintains self-control and always serves as an exemplary individual by demonstrating sportsmanlike conduct in relationships with your team, officials, administration, and opponents in victory or defeat. Provides clear direction of responsibility and authority. Attend and contribute to department meetings and functions.
NCAA RULES/COMPLIANCE – Always adhere to Conference and NCAA rules (when applicable).
COMMUNITY/PUBLIC RELATIONS – Actively support student-athlete participation in community outreach efforts. Develop and maintain a positive relationship with interested segment of the community.
ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS – Assess team competitive performance versus expectations. Analyze how well did the team play when compared with expectations; make adjustments as necessary.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES – Keep informed of modern trends, techniques, and strategies, transferring the knowledge in the development and implementation of game strategy and position assignment. Other duties as assigned.
WORK SCHEDULE The Assistant Football Coach - Defensive Coordinator is a full-time exempt, benefits-level position, not limited to 35 hours per week. The schedule will be flexible to the needs of the department with regular office hours to include 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Evenings, weekends, and holidays are required as the schedule dictates.
Qualified applicants should save and submit the following documents with the online application.
Brief cover letter
Contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a current or prior supervisor)
Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled.
AIC reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.
AIC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Required Degree(s): Bachelor's degree
Preferred Field of Expertise: Coaching and/or playing experience at the collegiate level preferred
Required Licensure(s): A valid, insurable driver's license
Knowledge of NCAA regulations and ability to pass NCAA recruiting test within 90 days
Strong knowledge of the sport
Exceptional leadership and strong organizational skills.
The ability to represent the philosophy and educational goals of American International College.
Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as the schedule dictates
With limited exceptions, all AIC employees are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. See the complete policy by clicking here.
American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on an 88+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 888,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has approximately 2200 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career-focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.
AIC sponsors a total of 24 varsity NCAA teams and one varsity club team. Most compete at the NCAA Division II level; however, the men's ice hockey team is an NCAA Division I member of the Atlantic Hockey Conference. AIC is a proud member of the Northeast-10 Conference for most of its NCAA Division II offerings. Wrestling and Men's Volleyball are an... NCAA Division II Independent. In addition, the College sponsors rugby for both men and women; the men currently compete in the Liberty Conference while the women compete in the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association Conference.
Athletics provides an exceptional, holistic, student-centered experience through the relentless pursuit of academic and athletic excellence; and fosters an environment of learning and growth that transforms lives and enhances student-athlete personal development. Yellow Jackets live by the core values of purpose, responsibility, integrity, diversity, and excellence.
AIC strives to create a diverse and inclusive campus community that is representative, at all job levels, of the students we serve. We are an EEO employer and we welcome applications from individuals for positions where they are underrepresented.