Friends University is seeking to fill the Head Coach Women’s Basketball position in Wichita Kansas. This position will oversee all areas of the Friends University intercollegiate women's basketball program. This includes budget management, personnel management, practice and game planning, recruitment and retention. To support the Christian mission and values of Friends University and the NAIA champions of Character. Friends University seeks to hire individuals who will embrace our mission and celebrate our commitment to equipping students to honor God in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives by adhering to the University’s RISE Core Values (Respect, Inclusion, Service and Excellence). The mission of the University is:
Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives. Responsibilities: •Supervision and management of the Friends University intercollegiate women's basketball program. This includes development, execution and assessment of plans for: budget management, personnel management, recruitment, retention, and day-to-day operations of the program. Operations include communication regarding facility needs, planning and facilitating practices and game day strategies, supervision and development of coaching staff, and collaboration with Admissions, Financial Aid, FAR, and Associate AD for Compliance and Operations. Educate student athletes on theory of the game and actual performance expectations. Support student athletes in academic success, spiritual growth and professional planning. •Develop fund raising projects and collaborate with the Advancement Department to identify and cultivate donors. Increase support to the women's basketball program and Friends Athletics. •Participate in various community service projects and University events and serve on Friends University committees as requested by the Athletic Director and or University President. •Complete duties of Game Administrator as assigned.
3 - 5 years’ experience as a college assistant coach and/or head coach preferred. High school head coaching experience will be considered.
Bachelor's degree required and Master's degree preferred.
Excellent written oral and interpersonal communication skills are necessary. The ability to motivate and influence others is material to this position. Requires diplomacy, ability to garner trust of others and maintaining confidential information. Ability to lead in an inclusive and developmental manner.
The position requires strong financial management, time management and personnel management skills. The individual must possess acute understanding of sport preparation and facilitation. Some experience and skill in fundraising and summer camp development will be considered. The individual must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 35 pounds.
Please visit our employment site at www.friends.edu/employment to apply. Only applications submitted through this Friends University website application process will be accepted.
Internal Number: 18 E 1490
About Friends University
Friends University, founded in 1898, is a comprehensive, independent university situated in an attractive, park-like campus in the heart of Wichita, an urban city of 500,000 persons, rich in arts, education, leisure, and commercial resources. The University is one of the largest independent institutions of higher learning in Kansas and currently enrolls about 1,800 students and provides a welcoming environment for both traditional and adult students. Friends is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Though no longer formally affiliated with the Society of Friends, the University’s Quaker/Christian heritage continues to shape its ethos and values and is a key element of its present-day identity and mission.