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Asst Football Coach - Defensive Coordinator 001606
Western Carolina University
Department: Office of Athletic Programs
About WCU: Western Carolina University has been named to the 2022 "Americas Best Employers by State" list by Forbes, ranking 14 out of the top 100 employers in North Carolina. Forbes has also ranked Western Carolina University in the Top 100 of Americas Best Midsize Employers for 2023. Western Carolina University is the UNC systems westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the top 15 public regional institutions in the South. WCUs main campus is nestled in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville. WCU is located just 25 miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, one of the nations most spectacular and most visited national parks. The entire region is known for its excellent quality of life and access to outdoor activities.Employees of WCU are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other resources, policies and programs to ensure a happy and healthy work/life balance. Benefit eligible employees have access to dental, vision and health insurance plans - eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.Eligible employees have access to tuition waivers for up to three courses per academic year; employee may enroll at any of the constituent UNC System campuses. Also offered are free group exercise classes multiple times per week, a discounted membership to the campus recreation center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays and 24 hours of paid community service leave each year. Paid vacation and sick leave accrual begin after first month of employment. Paid parental leave after 12 months of continuous service.WCU offers an abundance of training and development programs, certifications, workshops and conferences - many of which are offered free of charge.
Position Summary: The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus.
Duties will include coaching the defense in a NCAA 1-A football championship subdivision. Duties will also include tracking academic progress of defensive players and recruit assigned areas as assigned by the Head Coach. Assist the Head Football Coach with the administration of the football program in compliance with NCAA and Southern Conference rules and regulation and the procedures of Western Carolina University. Coaching duties include: coordinate and organize all facets of the defensive schemes; assist with organizing practices; assist with organizing recruiting efforts; other duties as assigned by the Head Coach.
Oversee all aspects of defensive play and player development.
Work with defensive position coaches in organizing practice, game planning and game day adjustments.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for this position:
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree from an accredited institution required. Collegiate coaching experience and demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations required.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree preferred. All degrees must be from an accredited institution.
Position Type: Permanent Full-Time
Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered, you must apply online. Review of applications will begin immediately and continues until the position is filled. Attach a cover letter, current resume, and a list of references (including complete contact information) are required to complete the application. For questions or additional information, please contact the Football Department at (828) 227-7395.
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.
To apply, please visit: https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/26106
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