Division of Enrollment (Athletics) Job Description
Position Title:Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach/Graduate Assistant Department:Athletics
Reports to:Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director
Works Closely with: Athletic Department Staff; Enrollment Staff, Men’s Basketball Team Members, and Athletic Director
Position Summary: This position will report to the Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director. This position is designed as internship, 12-month experience, from August 1 through July 31. The appointment is for one year, with a possible renewal.
All employees are expected to uphold the values of the University. At Millikin University, we value:
•Commitment to the discovery of knowledge •Civil debate •Passion and enthusiasm •Dignity and respect for individuals •A diverse and inclusive community •Integrity and responsibility •Advancement of the greater good
Primary Responsibilities - Intern Functions:
Under the guidance of the Head Men’s Basketball Coach, the position will:
1.Assist with on-the-court coaching and individual player development. 2.Assist with coaching junior varsity and varsity during practice and competitions. 3.Assist with identification, recruitment, and retention of student-athletes. 4.Assist in all areas of team development, including in-season and out-of-season activities as allowed by Millikin, CCIW, and NCAA. 5.Assist in the day-to-day operation, including but not limited to, video editing, travel and equipment. 6.Assist in promoting the men’s basketball program through social media and game-day events. 7.Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Men’s Basketball Coach.
Under the guidance of the Athletic Director, the position will:
1.Have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the structure and organization of the NCAA, specifically Division III. 2.Have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the role of athletics in a relatively small comprehensive University. 3.Have an opportunity to gain exposure to athletic operations and event management beyond basketball. 4.Perform duties in the area of event management. 5.Perform duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics to assist with different sports programs at Millikin.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references to millikin.edu/employment. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in this field are encouraged to apply. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package, including eligibility for tuition waiver.
Minimum Position Qualifications:
Men’s basketball coaching and/or playing experience at the collegiate level
The successful candidate must demonstrate effective and excellent leadership, motivational, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
About Millikin University
Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution serving approximately 1,800 undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies. Situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, Illinois (population of 85,000), Millikin is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis. A Millikin education is characterized by performance learning – a unique approach to learning that builds the confidence to succeed before and after graduation. Students apply their learning to experiences both in Decatur and around the world. A vibrant campus community engages students in more than 90 student organizations and a close-knit Greek community. Millikin Big Blue athletics include 19 NCAA Division III teams as well as junior varsity teams and intramurals. In 2010, 98% of Millikin graduates gained employment or entry into graduate/professional school within six months of graduation.