Head Coach for Men’s & Women’s Bowling/Gameday Event Coordinator
Silver Lake College
October 2, 2018
Full-time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Note that all functions described below must be performed, and it is normally the responsibility of the individual in this position to perform them and/or see that they are performed. Functions are categorized as essential and marginal so that consideration can be given to accommodating a person with a disability by reassigning one or more marginal functions if it is practical for such function(s) to be performed by other employee(s).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1.Collaborate, in conjunction with the department of athletics and with the department of mission and ministry to develop and implement a Christian student-athlete organization that offers all student-athletes the opportunity to deepen their personal faith journey and serves as a visible model for all student-athletes to promote sportsmanship, service to others and gratitude for the gift and privilege to participate in sport. This program will include opportunities for team prayer, including a prayer at all home contests including inviting the opposing team to pray together at the end of each home contest.
2.Create — in consultation with members of the College community — and implement a comprehensive vision for the bowling program at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, including goals and strategies, and processes to accomplish that vision. Develop appropriate vehicles to regularly share that vision within the athletic department and with the campus community.
3.Cooperatively develop recruiting plans for each team and for the bowling program as a whole. Assist in the development of written materials, electronic materials, programs and strategies to recruit the student-athletes that best fit the Silver Lake College of the Holy Family profile. In conjunction with the President, the Director of Athletics, the Dean of Enrollment, and the Dean of Students, develop recruiting and retention goals for student-athletes in the bowling program, which are achievable and equitable. 4.Assist with the implementation, in conjunction with other personnel, of a program for student-athletes in leadership, ethics, and values that will serve as a national model for other NAIA institutions and benefit all Laker Athletic teams as a recruitment and retention tool.
5.Collaborate, in conjunction with the department of athletics and with the department of mission and ministry to develop and implement a Christian student-athlete organization that offers all student-athletes the opportunity to deepen their personal faith journey and serves as a visible model for all student-athletes to promote sportsmanship, service to others and gratitude for the gift and privilege to participate in sport. This program will include opportunities for team prayer, including a prayer at all home contests including inviting the opposing team to pray together at the end of each home contest.
6.Plan for and execute fund-raising strategies that assist the bowling program and the athletic department in general in accomplishing their goals. Work collaboratively with the development office, through the Director of Athletics, on cooperative ventures and specific fund-raising activities for the bowling program.
7.Direct responsibility for the set-up and tear-down of athletic facilities for athletic contests sponsored by Silver Lake College of the Holy Family in order to present quality competitions and ensure safety, security, and student welfare in every sport. Assign organization and management responsibilities of particular contests to athletic support staff and/or student workers as appropriate. Assist in the planning and supervision of the execution of large-scale events that take place at College athletic facilities or within the Manitowoc region as developed by Silver Lake College of the Holy Family (i.e. conference basketball tournament at an area facility, regional championships, etc).
8.Work collaboratively with the Director of Athletics, The Faculty Athletic Representative, and the College Registrar to ensure academic eligibility of all student-athletes according to NAIA and conference rules and regulations. Continually update knowledge of NAIA rules and regulations and ensure compliance with such and adherence to the NAIA Champions of Character philosophy of student-athletes. Encourage academic accomplishments of student-athletes through the development and continued implementation of specialty recognition programs, groups, and faculty mentors.
9.Responsibilities as the Head Coach for the Men’s and Women’s Bowling Teams include:
a.ensuring opportunities for individual and team spiritual development including opportunities for team prayer (including inviting opponents to pray together following all home contests); b.fostering a commitment to serving others through planned team service opportunities (a minimum of 1 organized service project each semester); c.be a role-model for leading a faith-based lifestyle by regularly attending College prayer, Mass and other faith-based activities regardless of one’s professed religion; d.supporting the academic achievement of student athletes and making referrals to campus services as needed; e.meet annual recruitment and roster size goals; f.conducting regularly scheduled practices during pre-season, and the regular spring season; g.meeting with student athletes regularly to evaluate academic and athletic performance; h.promoting positive public relations within the College and the community; i.coordinating all public information and promotional activities relating to the sport with the sports information director (newspaper, radio, etc.); j.abiding by NAIA, and conference rules/regulations, as well as College employment and coaching expectations at all times; k.recruit, orient, supervise, and evaluate student athletes according to College expectations and team standards; l.manage expenditures allotted for the sport program including meals, lodging, transportation, and file record after each event; m.maintain and inventory supplies and equipment for the sport program; n.conduct periodic team program evaluations; o.scheduling of games and officials each year; p.driving the vehicle used for transporting players to and from College sponsored contests.
10.Develop programs to encourage target group participation (students, faculty, staff, neighbors and youth sports participants) to regularly attend home athletic contests.
11.Collaborate with the facilities staff to ensure all athletic facilities are properly maintained to provide a safe environment for all activities, participants and spectators.
12.Ensure compliance with all NAIA, and conference rules and regulations.
13.Perform other duties and tasks as assigned which contribute to achieving the goals of the Athletic Department in particular, and the College in general.
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: 1.Perform routine office functions such as filing and copying.
2.Participate in logistical activities such as delivering materials to and picking up materials from the campus print shop and mailroom, storage areas, vendor facilities and other locations.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Supervise potential assistant coaches and potential student workers. 2.Oversee set up and tear down of athletic facilities to ensure a safe environment for student-athletes, fans, and other users.
1.Clear commitment to and understanding of the mission of a comprehensive college with a liberal arts and professional focus with a substantial student-athlete population. Commitment to an environment that nurtures cooperation, diversity, academic excellence and a vibrant campus life.
2.Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards.
3.Ability to communicate both orally and in writing, in a manner consistent with professional standards, including making oral presentations to groups and contributing to the development of high quality written materials which reflect positively on the College.
4.Ability to consistently demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with persons both internal and external to the College, both on the telephone and in person. In particular, the ability to relate in a caring manner to students and families from a broad range of backgrounds, both in group situations and individually, and to effectively advise students and mediate disputes, some of which will be emotionally-charged.
5.The ability to remain calm in crisis situations, to act decisively, and to apply sound judgment in determining appropriate action regarding interventions, assistance and referral of students to other College staff members.
6.Ability to hire, train, supervise and evaluate assistant coaches.
7.Knowledge of NAIA regulations, legal issues related to athletics, and safety.
8.Experience responding to student, parent, faculty and staff questions and concerns.
9.Experience establishing collaborative working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and outside constituent groups.
10.Ability to prioritize and deal with several tasks concurrently, while maintaining flexibility, high energy, creativity, and attention to detail.
11.Ability to exercise creativity in conceiving innovative programs and means of publicizing and supporting them and in stimulating students and staff to take a major role in the development of programs.
12.Ability to quickly and easily get to know many students and the ability to work alternative hours when student issues or programs require it.
13.Ability to work effectively as a member of a staff where cooperation and teamwork are essential.
14.Knowledge of the organization and operation of the College, both administratively and academically, especially regarding those activities directly related to student athletes.
15.Ability to apply mathematical skills necessary for such tasks as the preparation of statistical reports and developing and monitoring budgets.
16.Ability to use new technologies to accomplish departmental goals.
Three (3) years’ experience in coaching at the collegiate level is preferred.
Coaching and/or playing experience is required.
Valid Driver’s License is required.
About Silver Lake College
Diversity StatementSilver Lake College believes that diversity is integral to the educational and developmental experience of all learners. As a college community, we strive to be inclusive, recognizing and valuing opportunities to integrate dimensions of diversity in broadening our interpretation and understanding of humanity. We respect and uphold the many facets of human identity in helping support and strengthen our college mission, vision and values.Mission StatementSilver Lake College is a dynamic learning community that empowers students through a quality liberal arts education integrated with professional preparation offered in an environment of mutual respect and concern for persons, based on the principles and truths of Franciscan Catholic tradition.