Position Overview & Responsibilities

The assistant women’s basketball coach is responsible for assisting the head women’s basketball coach in all aspects of running an NCAA Division I women’s basketball program including the evaluating and recruiting academically qualified prospective student-athletes, developing and implementing training sessions, practices, and game plans, educating and coaching student-athletes, and supporting student-athletes in their personal, academic and athletic development at Merrimack College. This full-time position reports directly to the head of the women’s basketball coach and must act in accordance with NCAA Division I, Northeast Conference (NEC), and Merrimack College rules, regulations, and policies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist the head women’s basketball coach in the day-to-day administrative responsibilities of running an effective Division I program, providing leadership, coaching, and mentoring for members of the women’s basketball team.
  • Participate in the evaluation and recruitment of high-quality student-athletes, including recruiting travel and the planning of on-campus visits.

  • Participate in the overall development of student-athletes: personally, academically, and athletically.

  • Assist in on-court coaching and teaching; help plan and run training sessions and practices.

  • Scout opposing teams and assist in the breakdown of game film for teaching purposes.

  • Coordinate team travel including meals, shoot-around times, and other related logistics.

  • Coordinate the scheduling of non-conference opponents.

  • Plan and assist with player, team, and coaches’ clinics.

  • Plan and implement alumnae events and coordinate communication/outreach strategies.

  • Attend individual student-athlete team meetings with the head coach.

  • Help monitor academic progress and ensure the academic success of team members.

  • Represent the program with the highest level of professionalism, sportsmanship, and integrity.

  • Foster and help maintain a culture that demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as well as trust and mutual respect.

  • Foster and help maintain a culture that demonstrates a commitment to NCAA rules compliance, Northeast Conference (NEC), and institutional policies.

  • Participate in departmental activities including staff meetings, compliance education, diversity, equity and inclusion training, guest speaker presentations, and other events/meetings.

  • Represent Merrimack Athletics with the highest level of professionalism and integrity.

  • Fulfill other specific areas of responsibility to be assigned by the head coach.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Previous women’s basketball collegiate coaching experience.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to NCAA rules compliance.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge of recruiting as well as talent evaluation.
  • Knowledge of imovie, photoshop, photoscape, excel, social media, graphics, admissions software, and video sharing software.
  • Experience supporting the academic success and overall well-being of student-athletes.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills; ability to prioritize and complete tasks by established deadlines.
  • Collegiate basketball playing experience is preferred.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith, and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Application Materials Should Include:

  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution of higher learning.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  • This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Required Vaccinations & Remote Work:

Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This is not a remote or hybrid position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community.

Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty, and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 260- acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest-growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 6/8/22

Position Code: 446