Three-Year Probationary Assistant Coach – Football, Defensive Coordinator
University of Windsor
Position # 002245AASLT36-2020-HK
The University of Windsor's Division of Athletics and Recreational Services invites applications for a Three-Year Probationary Ancillary Academic Staff position (AAS I) – Assistant Coach – Football, Defensive Coordinator, commencing June 1, 2020 and may be renewed by the President for periods of two (2) to five (5) years after the initial three year term subject to annual renewals based on performance. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
Reporting to the Head Football Coach, the incumbent is responsible for assisting with the coaching, planning and implementation of the Football program at the University of Windsor. This position also requires collaboration with other members of the Division of Athletics and Recreational Services and various units on campus in order to support the efforts of the program’s student-athletes. Key coaching responsibilities are assigned by the Head Football Coach and include: team selection, tactical and technical preparation, practice planning, scouting, game film analysis, individual skill development, etc. The incumbent is directly responsible for coordinating the team defense/offense, overseeing the assistant coaching staff, evaluating the team performance and directing the defense/offense during competition; assisting in the development and implementation of a national recruiting plan; and playing a key role in recruiting student-athletes to the University of Windsor. The incumbent will provide administrative support for the football program including attending and conducting meetings, helping coordinate community initiatives, camps, clinics, etc., developing strategies to engage Lancer football alumni, supporters and donors and enhancing fundraising efforts for the football team. In collaboration with the Associate Director and the Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator, the incumbent will contribute to the development and implementation of a promotion plan for the football season, including strategies for marketing, alumni awareness, student engagement and revenue generation in support of the team and work in conjunction with other members of Athletics and Recreational Services to support overall athlete performance including skill development, strength and conditioning, academic support programs, etc.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Physical Education, Kinesiology or Sport Management and a minimum three years coaching football at a collegiate/elite level; a Master’s degree is preferred. The candidate must have NCCP certification (Introduction to Competition A & B) or equivalent. Full technical knowledge of, and a demonstrated ability to analyze, all aspects of football, experience dealing with and developing high performance athletes in a university environment and the ability to maintain tact and composure in a highly competitive environment are essential. Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills, instructional, coaching and motivating skills, influencing and team building skills, good written communication skills and established recruiting networks, and proficiency in computer software applications, including all Microsoft programs is required.
The successful candidate is expected to make decisions and/or recommendations in a supportive capacity to the Head Football Coach and Football program in the areas of: athlete identification, recruitment, awards, selection, playing time; development of team tactics, strategies, practices and competition schedules; setting and monitoring team goals, expectations, conduct, discipline; selection and directing coaching and team support staff; public and media relations with respect to information to the program; and recommendations on sport promotion plans for the program.
• a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
• a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
• the names and contact details of three references.
Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application (http://www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions) found on the job advertisement, by the deadline date of April 22, 2020. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.
Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Mr. Mike Havey, Director of Athletics and Recreational Services
University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 16,000 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (http://www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.