Assistant Football Coach (Offensive Coordinator)/Equipment Manager
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
February 8, 2018
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Higher Education Institution
The individual will be a valued full-time member of the Athletics Staff and will contribute to the mission of UWL’s nationally recognized Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, which is “Building Champions. In Sport. In School. In Life.” The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, the Division III ideal and the important role that intercollegiate athletics can play in higher education. This position must comply with all applicable NCAA and WIAC rules and regulations. The person must be prepared to work long and irregular hours to help all of the UWL sport programs, and specifically its football program, pursue WIAC and NCAA championships.
Assistant Football Coach (65%, 9 month appointment): The Assistant Football Coach will be an integral member of the coaching staff for one of the most historically successful football programs in Division III history, including three national championships, 33 conference titles, and a $17 million home stadium. The candidate will assist in planning and organizing all aspects of a highly competitive team. The individual should possess the skills and experiences necessary to serve as a position coach on the UWL football coaching staff, on the offensive side of the football. The Assistant Coach will report to the Head Football Coach and will have demonstrated the ability to evaluate opponents, contribute to the design and implementation of game plans, organize and conduct practices, respond to game day situations, and recruit potential student-athletes. They will also be responsible for various administrative tasks associated with running an intercollegiate football program, potentially including, but not limited to, the planning of team travel; managing equipment and/or video and technology needs.
Equipment Manager (35%, 11 month appointment): The Equipment Manager reports directly to the Deputy Director of Athletics and will assist in overseeing all facets of a comprehensive college athletics equipment, apparel and laundry operation. Duties include inventorying, maintaining, storing, ordering, and distributing equipment, uniforms, and apparel used by UWL’s intercollegiate athletic teams; managing and maintaining the equipment room, locker room facilities, and associated equipment; hiring, training, and supervising a student equipment staff; and performing other administrative tasks.
The Intercollegiate Athletics Program values diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from women and persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Over the last decade the 19 intercollegiate athletic teams have garnered 67 national championships. UWL is a key member of the respected Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and has won 382 league titles. UWL prides itself on a successful Division III athletic program with broad-based student participation and a balanced student athlete philosophy supported by our history of 76 Academic All-Americans.
Substantial football coaching experience at the high school level or above.
Valid driver’s license.
Demonstrated ability to work as an individual and as a member of a team.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Master’s or other post-graduate degree.
Three years of relevant collegiate coaching experience.
Demonstrated experience in college recruiting.
Understanding of, and commitment to, the NCAA Division III ideal.
1-3 years equipment room experience.
Required application materials:
Contact information of three professional references (name, title, telephone number and email address)
The anticipated start date for the position is as soon as possible. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who apply by the first review date of March 1, 2018. For questions on this position, please contact Mike Schmidt, Head Football Coach at email@example.com.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 25 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Clery-report/.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
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About University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.