Ave Maria University
Ave Maria University seeks applications for the position of Offensive Assistant Football Coach.
Title: Offensive Assistant Football Coach
Department: 3612 – Football
FLSA Status: Exempt -Teacher
Reports To: Head Football Coach
The primary duty of the Offensive Assistant Coach position is to teach, train, and develop the skills of the student athletes in the sport of Football while integrating the Catholic faith through mentorship and virtue development.
The offensive assistant works under the offensive coordinator and will have primary responsibility for a position group. As such, knowledge of teaching, technique and training for an offensive position is important. The position requires that the coach is responsible for the recruitment of his position group as well as the recruitment of a geographic area.
Ave Maria University is dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship, and service. Candidates must show a demonstrated knowledge of and strong commitment to the mission of the university and the teachings of the Catholic Church. All AMU coaching staff are responsible for supporting the university in the formation of student-athletes in the intellectual and moral virtues of the Catholic faith.
Candidates will be expected to adhere to all guidelines and regulations set forth by the Mid-South Conference, the NAIA, and Ave Maria University. The coach will provide leadership and oversight to the student athletes, serving as a positive mentor, encouraging virtue development, and creating a positive image within the Ave Maria University mission for the football program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Student Athlete Development – Planning and conducting the teaching, coaching, training, and individual student athlete skill development to prepare the team for competition. Implementing a virtue development program to foster integration of the Catholic faith.
Provide technical skill instruction to the student-athletes to aid in the skill development at practices.
Conduct individual training sessions with student athletes geared at skill development.
Prepares and oversees the implementation of practice plans that will prepare the team physically and mentally for competition.
Prepare and oversee the planning and implementation of camps and clinics.
Design and implement a virtue development program within the program that promotes integration of the Catholic faith.
Responsible to identify and recruit academically, mission fit, and athletically talented student athletes for football program.
Academics, Service, and Development
Monitor the academic, social, and personal development of student athletes.
Mentor the student athletes through virtue development.
Ongoing monitoring of academics amongst the sports student athletes to oversee their progress in degree advancement and meeting eligibility standards.
Reinforce the AMU mission and ideals of devotion to service by being a positive role model in the spiritual, character, and athletic development and monitoring of the women’s basketball team players.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree required
EXPERIENCE: One to three years of coaching experience required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: General knowledge of the sport of football, and its rules & regulations. Must possess excellent teaching, organizational and communication skills, as well as the ability to pay close attention to details, interact effectively and appropriately with student athletes and evaluate prospects. Must show a demonstrated knowledge of and strong commitment to the mission of the university and the teachings of the Catholic Church. The coach is responsible for supporting the university in the formation of student athletes in the intellectual and moral virtues of the Catholic faith.
PHYSICAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Requires ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to teach the fundamentals of the sport, coach practices, games, travel to other locations; and the ability to stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10 – 50 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a telephone, computer keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed indoors and outdoors with some potential for outdoor exposure to high temperatures, and safety and health hazards related to sport and weight room training. Will periodically travel for conference meetings, recruiting and games.
Application Instructions: Online applications through the University’s talent management portal link provided below are required. Have all requested application materials prepared in advance, as a second log in is not available.
Please upload your resume, cover letter addressed to the attention of Mr. Joseph Patterson, Athletic Director, and list of three references with their contact information, by copying and pasting the below url to your web browser:
Ave Maria University provides an excellent benefit package to full time faculty and staff.
Ave Maria University does not discriminate in employment opportunities, practices or the terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
Ave Maria University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution of higher learning dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service. The University offers thirty undergraduate B.A./B.S. degrees in addition to an M.A. and Ph.D. in theology, and is located in Southwestern Florida in the town of Ave Maria.
For more information about Ave Maria University please visit our website: www.avemaria.edu
The town of Ave Maria is Southwest Florida’s newest hometown, built around the Ave Maria University and the Ave Maria Parish. A small, safe, and family oriented community with affordable housing, yet just 45 minutes away you will discover all the treasures of Naples, Florida with its sugar-sand beaches, cultural attractions such as Artis Naples, the Sugden Community Theater, and a large array of shopping and dining choices. For more information on the community please visit this link: http://www.avemaria.com/community/location
About Ave Maria University
Ave Maria University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution of higher learning devoted to Mary the Mother of God, inspired by St. John Paul II and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, and dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service.”