C20-041 Head Football Coach
Head Football Coach C20-041
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, Head Football Coach in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall organization and administration of all aspects of the football program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, recruitment and development of student-athletes, ensuring academic progress and graduation, budget development and management, oversight of scheduling and travel arrangements, ensuring compliance with all NCAA, NEC and University rules and regulations. The Head Coach will be expected to work cooperatively and effectively with departmental and institutional staff in fundraising initiatives and serve as an ambassador for the university. This position requires impeccable personal and professional integrity, an excellent work ethic along with exceptional motivational and communication skills. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.
Central Connecticut is an NCAA Division I institution competing in the Football Championships Subdivision as a full member of the Northeast Conference and is eligible for the NEC’s automatic qualification to the NCAA FCS playoffs. CCSU currently supports 360 student-athletes across 16 intercollegiate programs and has a rich athletics tradition and history of success. Blue Devil Athletics embraces core values of Hard Work, Commitment, Dedication, Determination, Passion, Pride, and Family!
• Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree
• Previous coaching experience in the sport of football at the collegiate or professional level
• Master’s degree
• Previous Division I experience as a head coach or coordinator
• Division I recruiting experience in the New England area
• Minimum five (5) years as coordinator or head coach
• Knowledge of Northeast Conference Policies and Procedures
Equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls 11,880 students. This includes 7,605 full-time undergraduates, 1,949 part-time undergraduates, 648 full-time graduate students, and 1,678 part-time graduate students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-three percent of the students are from Connecticut. An increasingly residential campus, 64 percent of Central’s first-year students live on campus; 24 percent of all undergraduates live on campus. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.
The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of some 70,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas in the region. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Known as “Little Poland,” 17 percent of its population are of Polish background. It is the home of three Polish language newspapers and one television station, and annually hosts the Little Poland Festival. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish backgrounds. Currently, 37 percent of its population are Hispanic; 11 percent are African American; 25 percent live below the poverty line.
In addition to all that Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.
Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by October 4,2019. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To begin the application process, go to www.ccsu.edu/jobs and electronically submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
• Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position;
• Current resume;
• Names of three current professional references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers; and,
• Transcripts (Unofficial copies are acceptable; if selected, official copies will be required.)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mailed applications will not be accepted. All applicants must apply through www.ccsu.edu/jobs to be considered.
Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted.
For more information contact Steve Villanti, Associate Director of Athletics at 860-832-3035 or via E-mail @ VillantiS@ccsu.edu.
As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.