The head football coach will be responsible for supervising, planning and coordinating all aspects of a Division 1 football program. Will work with athletic academic services to promote and monitor academic progress of student-athletes to ensure continuing eligibility, culminating in graduation. Be responsible for developing a championship team cohesive with the excellent tradition and history associated with Northern Arizona University and the Big Sky Conference. Develop team members for competition and oversee their practices, teaching the mechanics and techniques of football. Assess and recruit high quality student-athletes while managing scholarship allocations. Possess knowledge and abide by university policies and NCAA and Big Sky Conference rules and regulations. The head coach is expected to conduct and manage the team consistent with principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in accordance with University policies, and NCAA and Big Sky Conference rules and regulations. Responsible for hiring and supervising the conduct, performance, and activities of assistant coaches and staff members. Responsible for the fiscal and budgetary functions associated with the football program. Participate in fundraising and development activities, as well as be an active and engaged member of the Flagstaff community. Promote the University, the Athletic Department, and the team in coordination with the athletics marketing and communication staff and through other public relations activities. The head coach will be responsible for performing other duties and special projects as assigned by the Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics.
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of coaching experience.
Preferred: Master’s degree and 7 years of total coaching experience. NCAA coaching experience within a Division 1 scholarship program, and experience with NCAA compliance including APR.
The position is full-time (12 months) administrative appointment with a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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