This position provides leadership, organization, and supervision for all practices and contests, implement and maintain standards of performance consistent with the University’s goals of academic and athletic performance. It also organizes and implements a recruiting program to attract outstanding student athletes to attend Loyola University. Coordinates facilities scheduling, repair and maintenance of equipment with staff. Conducts the program within the rules and regulations of NAIA and the University, attends and participates in department staff meetings, manages the program within the parameters of an approved budget. Coordinates budget requests, scheduling of games and practices, scheduling of officials, purchase and maintenance of equipment, appointment of volunteer assistant coaches, appoint of student director, contest administration, eligibility and financial aid. Supervise arena set-up for men’s home basketball games. Assign any assistant coach(es) specific coaching and administrative responsibilities. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Assistant Athletic Directors.
Required education, experience, skills and abilities: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred. Thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the conduct of intercollegiate athletics and knowledge of the NAIA rules to include eligibility is preferred. Ability to work effectively with college student athletes, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the community. Considerable administrative and supervisory experience necessary. Experience in Microsoft Office. Expertise in technical aspect of basketball. A philosophy of intercollegiate athletics that places the highest emphasis on the pre-eminence of the academic mission of the institution and the role of the of athletics as part of the student’s total educational experience for both the student-athlete and the student non-athlete. A well-developed personal system of ethical values which will be used as the basis for supervising and developing the intercollegiate program. Beliefs basically supportive of the principles of Catholic, Jesuit higher education and the specific goals of the University. Five years of successful coaching experience at the high school or college level. Expertise in technical aspects of basketball. This is a twelve-month position. Must possess and maintain a current valid driver’s license as a condition of employment, and must also be able to successfully pass any driver background information investigation and any driver education courses required by Risk Management.