Position Summary: The Head Coach is charged with the care and leadership of a designated sport. The coach is expected to follow all NCAA, Conference Carolinas, and College policies.
Responsibilities: •To coach intercollegiate athletics in the assigned sport •To prepare and control the team’s budget •To schedule competitive contests after approval of the Director of Athletics •To recruit prospective student-athletes •To encourage and promote excellence in academics from student-athletes •To make all arrangements for home and away contests •To order and coordinate needed athletic equipment •To organize and conduct practice sessions •To supervise assistant coaches and other auxiliary personnel •To counsel and advise team members •To engage in public relations activities and promote the team •To conduct the sport’s program within all NCAA, Conference Carolinas, and Erskine policies and guidelines
Expectations: •Exercise exemplary Christian commitment and character at all times •Display adequate knowledge and technical skills of the sport •Operate program within designated budget •Field a team that finishes in the top half of Conference Carolinas •Follow NCAA and Erskine Athletic Department procedures as outline in the NCAA Manual and the Erskine Athletic Staff Manual •Oversee team academic performance, with team GPA consistent with general student body •Recruit roster with the minimum number of players outlined by the athletic director •Assist the office of Admissions in recruiting of “try-out” players •Require players to exhibit exemplary character both on and off the field •Conduct on-campus summer camps and/or “Quality Events” to attract students to campus •Display a positive, professional approach and support for the College and its athletic programs
Deadline: Application review will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
About Erskine College
Founded in 1839, Erskine College is a Christian, liberal arts college, affiliated with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and located in the academic village of Due West, South Carolina. Due West, in historic Abbeville County, is an area rich in colonial, Revolutionary War, and Civil War history. The town and the college have a number of antebellum buildings which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The mission of Erskine College is to equip students to flourish by providing an excellent liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment where learning and biblical truth are integrated to develop the whole person. Therefore, Erskine seeks candidates for faculty positions who are professing Christians and who are committed to excellence in teaching and service. They should support the goals of a strong liberal arts education and be willing to explore with students the integration of faith and learning.Erskine's tradition of excellence in liberal arts higher education goes back nearly 175 years to its founding in 1839 by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, making it one of the oldest, most respected church-affiliated colleges in the Southeas...t. Our alumni lead businesses and organizations both large and small throughout the world. More than half of Erskine graduates go on to some type of graduate education. In fact in the past several years nearly 100% of all graduates applying to medical graduate programs were accepted, and several proceeded directly into top tier Ph.D. programs. However, our mission moves us beyond simply producing competent professionals. We seek to equip the whole person intellectually, physically and spiritually to flourish in life and leadership. To do this, we see Erskine as both an excellent liberal arts college and a close-knit community. This combination provides excellent opportunities for students and faculty to take learning beyond the classroom. Quality is revealed, weaknesses are strengthened, and character is refined through intentional, individual relationships. Erskine is proud of the fact that faculty serve as mentors and often become lifelong friends with students. Erskine College is located in the academic village of Due West in Abbeville County, South Carolina, an area rich in colonial, Revolutionary War, and Civil War history. The town and the college have a number of antebellum buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Erskine College is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Baccalaureate Arts & Sciences institution with selective admissions. Erskine is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). It is the policy of Erskine College and Seminary to fully comply with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, military service, application for military service, or veteran status. The institution will utilize strategies designed to assure that qualified persons with disabilities, women, and legally protected minorities are well represented in applicant pools from which employees are selected. As a religious educational institution, Erskine College and Seminary strives to achieve and maintain a Christ-centered environment. Consistent with that goal, Erskine College and Seminary shall exercise its theological, constitutional, and statutory right to take religion into account in all employment decisions.