Located on a 156-acre woodland campus, six miles south of Tacoma, in suburban Parkland, Washington, PLU is a private university dedicated to doing things differently since 1890. More than 800 employees at PLU hold positions as faculty members, administrators, academic and administrative staff, including trades and support services. With a tradition of rigorous liberal arts and professional programs, we are committed to developing ethical and educated individuals who are prepared for a lifetime of success—both in their careers and in service to others. The faculty, staff, and administrators of PLU are similarly devoted to service. Working on a university campus requires a commitment to caring for our students, colleagues, campus, and community. Whether staff are preparing meals in the dining hall, processing payments in the Business Office, maintaining our trees and grounds, or teaching a class, all positions are critical to the success of PLU, our students, and staff.
Generally September-March and includes all practices and competition as well as recruiting and some office hours. Evening and weekend work will be required. Light travel is also included.
The Assistant Men’s Basketball coach will help with all aspects of coaching, practice, game preparation, strategy and recruitment of prospective student-athletes, travel planning, and other administrative duties assigned by the head coach. Reports to the Director of Athletics and Recreation.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
• Train and develop the players by demonstrating technical expertise and teaching the fundamentals.
• Assist students in achieving academic success.
• Aid in coordinating fundraising activities.
• Set up film exchange.
• Contribute to game preparation through tape review, breakdown and scouting report preparation.
• Identify, attract and matriculate outstanding student-athletes to the university.
• Provide transformative learning opportunities that challenge and support students.
• Support student-athlete academic and athletic excellence, leadership development, team development, and community service.
• Develop positive public relations with all internal and external constituents.
• Complete Title IX Module.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge and skill in basketball.
• Ability to follow directions from head coach and relay to student-athletes.
• Knowledge of D-III rules and requirements.
• Excellent organizational, planning, supervisory and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Strong recruiting, teaching, and coaching skills.
• Ability to collaborate and communicate with a wide variety of students, parents, alumni, faculty, departmental staff, administration, and the general public.
• Ability to promote and sustain effective working relationships within a diverse environment.
1. Experience in basketball.
2. Knowledge of D-III rules and requirements.
3. High school diploma or GED.
4. CPR/First Aid certification and may be obtained on the job.
5. Valid driver’s license (Must have a valid driver’s license for at least 2 years).
6. Finalist applicants must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check, pass PLU’s Driver Certification Training, and provide an original copy of their Driving Record (5-year Employment Abstract).
• Bachelor’s degree.
• College experience (coaching or playing).
• Previous recruiting experience at the collegiate level is highly desirable.
Submit application, cover letter, resume, and a list of three references at https://employment.plu.edu/postings/5017