Assistant Athletic Director & Head Women's Basketball Coach
Wenatchee Valley College
Location: Wenatchee, Washington
Required Education: 2 Year Degree
Salary: $50,180 annually
Terms of Employment:
This is full-time professional exempt position contracted on an annual basis. The salary for this position is $50,180 annually ($40,180 for the assistant athletic director position and a $10,0000 stipend for the coaching position). The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual number of contract days worked in the remainder of the fiscal year. Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet the needs of the department.
Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid sick, vacation and personal holiday; retirement plan; optional tax deferred annuity programs.
This is a full-time, 12-month position that works with the athletic director, Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) athletic commissioners and campus departments to ensure compliance with all NWAC rules and regulations in areas including but not limited to: coaching, fundraising, recruiting, eligibility, schedules, travel, athletic administration and fostering a positive student athlete experience from onboarding to graduation. As the head coach, teach techniques and skills at a level appropriate for collegiate competition, develop and organize a comprehensive practice schedule, recruit student-athletes in accordance with college policies and NWAC regulations, assist with advising and registration of student athletes, make arrangements for team travel including driving, submitting advance travel requests and securing lodging, assist in the purchase of appropriate supplies and equipment, represent the college at conference meetings, implement NWAC policies as defined in the official NWAC codebook, fundraise to supplement the budget, support and partner with the athletic department and its activities, and develop a strategic plan to be highly competitive, promote academics and involvement in the community.
Coordinate and manage all needs pertaining to athletic events, including but not limited to staffing needs, set-up and take down of facility, entertainment and promotions, crowd control and site supervision, among other game day duties as needed. In cooperation with the athletic director, supervise and monitor ticket operations for game day events in accordance with WVC Business Office practices and according to audit compliance procedures. Maintain game schedules/summaries with game results for reporting on the website as required by NWAC; assist coaches in the coordination of records and statistics, and maintain WVC athletics website to ensure timelines and accuracy of information for stakeholders and the general public. Provide NWAC Code information to all coaches and staff in an effort to ensure all coaches, staff and students maintain a professional demeanor during athletic events and in a manner that supports the college's mission. Notify the athletic director of any violations of applicable athletic codes of conduct or other college policy/procedure. Assist the athletic director with data collection toward the completion of annual required reports. Assist the athletic director with all fundraising efforts to include annual events and the development of donor relationships in cooperation with the WVC Foundation. Provide guidance to coaches with fundraising events that benefit individual sports to include team-specific fundraisers, camps, and facility rentals. Assist with the coordination and travel planning for all departmental and team travel, including but not limited to transportation, lodging, meals, etc. Develop and maintain accurate, up-to-date budget and reconciliation documents to advise coaches on fiscal standing throughout the budget cycle. Assist the athletic director in the development of the annual budget proposal to ASWVC based on current financial needs and using projections of future spending. Provide support for the athletic director and the coaching staff in administering student-athlete academic progress reporting and study hall coordination. Provide support in the development of student-athlete workshops and co-facilitate in partnership with the athletic director. Maintain strong relationships with campus departments and external entities such as TV, newspaper and radio outlets, including scheduling and facilitating interviews for coaches and players with the media. Strictly follow all college policies and procedures related to purchasing, security, facility and P-card uses. Provide administrative and operational assistance to the athletic director and represent the athletic department at other activities or meetings at the athletic director's request; Serve as the NWAC Women's Coach Administrator/Commissioner. Represent the institution and department in the fulfilment and support of female athletes throughout all sports, academically and athletically from a gender-equity perspective. Represent the institution on the NWAC Commission as the designated female representative, attending all meetings and voting on behalf of the institution on conference policies. Provide leadership and exemplary standards to the women’s basketball team as the head coach, be responsible for all basketball related needs and activities in collaboration with assistant coaches. Demonstrate effective competency in teaching and research, in all aspects of the sport and in the development of collegiate athletes, both in general and in specific knowledge which can further the development of student-athletes, coaching staff and the field of basketball. Understand and abide by all recruiting guidelines and allowable rules established by the NWAC code. Recruit and retain minimum roster numbers as set forth by the athletic director, commensurate with and in recognition of the importance of full rosters in the overall success of athletic programs. Arrange for team travel, including driving, submitting advance travel requests and securing lodging. Demonstrate knowledge of all eligibility rules and regulations and inform all of student-athletes of eligibility rules and regulations and financial aid matters. Prepare athletes for the academic rigor of college and support their academic and social development through implementation of study halls, grade tracking systems, and remedial support as needed. Ensure that all athletes have completed physical exams, filled out health records, NWAC questionnaires, assumption of risk forms, tracer reports for transfers, disclaimers, and any other forms necessary prior to the first practice. Actively participate in all department fundraising ventures, work with WVC Foundation (as needed) making sure all such ventures fall within the NWAC regulations and college and department policies. Commit to coordinating and/or instructing sports camps specific to area of expertise as a means of generating revenue for the program and athletic department throughout the year, both in and out of season where possible. Understand student code of conduct, athletics code of conduct and penalties and make sure athletes are aware of such. This is not intended to be an exclusive list of all duties and responsibilities. Related duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
Conditions of Employment:
In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire. All offers of employment are subject to background checks. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Proof of completed COVID-19 Vaccination is required upon hiring and employment at WVC. Valid unrestricted Washington state driver’s license or ability to obtain one if moving from another state. Have a current CPR and First Aid certification, or ability to have within three months of hire. Available to work nights and weekends, split shift and overnight travel. Ability to lift 30 lbs. Application and Selection Procedure: Complete application packages must include the following: Complete Wenatchee Valley College online application. Upload cover letter that specifically describes how your educational background and experience meet the minimum and preferred qualifications. Upload resume. Complete supplemental questions. It is your responsibility to submit all required application materials before the deadline. Please do not send reference letters or other unsolicited materials. They will not be shared with the screening committee and cannot be returned to you. Only finalists may be asked to send additional materials. Attachments from prior applications will not upload automatically to your new application. Should you have difficulties uploading your documents, please contact NeoGov Technical Support at 1-855-524-5627 for assistance. Preliminary screening of complete applications will begin May 19, 2022, and continue until the position is closed.. The college reserves the right to extend the closing date if deemed necessary. A limited number of applicants who meet the needs of the position and the college will be interviewed. Reasonable Accommodation: Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the human resources office by calling 509-682-6440. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service. Equal Opportunity Employer: Wenatchee Valley College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment and student enrollment. All programs are free from discrimination and harassment against any person because of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, parental status or families with children, marital status, religion, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status or any other prohibited basis per RCW 49.60.030, 040 and other federal and laws and regulations, or participation in the complaint process. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and Title IX compliance for both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses: To report discrimination or harassment: Title IX Coordinator, Wenatchi Hall 2322M, (509) 682-6445, [email protected] To request disability accommodations: director of student access, Wenatchi Hall 2133, (509) 682-6854, TTY/TTD: Dial 711, [email protected] This recruitment announcement may not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified at any time.
AA or higher degree from an accredited institution.
Three years of administrative experience.
Three years coaching experience.
Excellent planning, organizational and communication skills.
Knowledge of NWAC codes and regulations or willingness to become knowledgeable.
Bachelor’s or higher degree in education, physical fitness, health, sports management or related field from a regionally accredited college or university.
Bilingual written and oral in Spanish/English. Comfortable translating and engaging the community in both languages.
Experience working/coaching in an institution of higher education.
Thinks critically about how to serve minoritized and under-served students and implements strategies to do so.
Understand best practices for providing services at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).
Strong demonstrated ability to research and teach, with a focus on the holistic development of student-athletes.
Demonstrated success recruiting athletes and retaining student-athletes through degree or transfer completion.
Experience creating digital content (such as Word/PDF documents and web and learning management system content as appropriate to the role) in accessible formats.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Demonstrated ability to use exceptional communication and interpersonal skills demonstrating professionalism, empathy, diplomacy, discretion and integrity in interactions with diverse constituencies.
Knowledge of testing procedures and protocol, testing security and confidentiality.
High level of proficiency and accuracy in software packages including word processing, spreadsheets and database applications.
Experience with PeopleSoft and testing administration software preferred.
Quality: Accurate and thorough, prepare detailed reports, evaluate processes to identify ways to improve and promote quality.
Professionalism: Approach others in a tactful manner, react well under pressure, treat others with respect and consideration and follow through on commitments.
Ability to assess situations, exercise independent judgement, resolve issues and coordinate with IT support services when technical issues arise.
Diversity, equity and inclusion: Demonstrated competency and experience working in a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender and racial/ethnic backgrounds and those with physical, emotional and/or learning disabilities.