Special Assistant to Head Coach, Women’s Basketball

University of Cincinnati
April 7, 2021
Job Type
Coaching Level
Not Applicable
Job Classification
Support Staff
Competitive Level
Compensation Type


Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century - building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what's Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America's top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as "the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

About the Department

The Cincinnati Bearcats compete at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics as a member of the American Athletic Conference. UC fields 18 varsity teams with over 500 student-athletes supported by over 150 full-time staff on the award-winning UC campus in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bearcats have won seven national championships and 113 conference championships during its proud history. Numerous luminaries and Olympians have worn UC's red and black through the years including hall of fame legends Sandy Koufax, Oscar Robertson and Jack Twyman.

UC student-athletes averaged a 3.400 GPA in the fall of 2020 with 78 percent of our student-athletes earning spots on the honor roll.

The UC Department of Athletics is committed to connecting its community, enhancing its University and impacting the lives of its student-athletes as they prepare to change the world.

For more information on UC Athletics, visit www.GoBEARCATS.com.

Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati (UC), Department of Athletics seeks applications for a Special Assistant to the Head Coach (Sports Program Associate) to work in the Women's Basketball program. This is a full-time position, salaried, with a comprehensive benefits package.

The successful candidate will be expected to direct specific aspects of the operational function of a competitive NCAA Division I team while following University of Cincinnati and departmental policies, NCAA Division I, and Conference bylaws and regulations. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Perform administrative tasks to include completion of accurate recruiting travel forms and reimbursements. Monitor, manage, and oversee the recruiting operational budget.
  • Collaborate with different units in the Department of Athletics, the University of Cincinnati, and externally, to complete scheduling for promotional appearances.
  • Coordinate and make arrangements for all aspects of recruiting travel; including flight, hotel, meals, transportation, etc.
  • Break down of film to coach student-athletes and scout opponents for coaching purposes
  • Assist on Official and Unofficial visits
  • Act as liaison between the Women's Basketball program and Athletics Marketing, Sports Communication, and Ticket Office.
  • Manage the office and maintain the Head Coach's calendar as needed.
  • Directly support a specific aspect of a sport program while following all university, departmental, conference, and NCAA policies and regulations.

Essential Functions

Responsible for all aspects of any of the following functions within a sport program:

  • Player Development (prepare student-athletes for personal, academic, and professional success)
  • Business Operations (direct the operational and logistics function of the program)
  • Video Coordination (plan, edit, and produce videography used in coaching and scouting student-athletes)
  • Player Personnel (liaison in recruiting academically and athletically qualified student-athletes)
  • Recruiting Associates (supports recruiting activities through scouting, planning and coordination of official visits)
  • Administrative Associate (provide direct administrative support and coordination to the coaching staff and support personnel)
  • Identify program needs and implement program improvements.
  • Collaborate with staff to perform administrative tasks in line with program and departmental goals. Serve as ambassador of the program and look for opportunities to connect the program to the community and business partners.
  • May be required to drive a university vehicle and/or student-athletes.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Four (4) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Trainings/Certifications

  • Must be able to pass and maintain NCAA recruiting certification if required by sport program.
  • Valid driver's license.

Required Experience

Previous experience as a coach or collegiate player or work in an athletic department setting.

Additional Qualifications Considered

The person in this position must be able to work evenings, weekends, and travel with the team.

Application Information

Interested and qualified applicants must apply online and include a cover letter of interest and a current CV/Resume. Applications without a cover letter and CV/Resume will not be considered for the position.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

Sitting - Continuously

Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often

Hearing, listening - Often

Talking - Often

Standing - Seldom

Walking - Seldom

Outdoor Environment: Employees work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions.

Noise: There is sufficient noise to cause you to shout in order to be heard above the noise level.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

REQ: 63522



Application Instructions

Online App. Form:

Related Jobs

May 6, 2021
Head Men's Soccer Coach   West Point new
May 6, 2021
May 6, 2021