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Head Football Coach

Date Opened: 11-3-2011
Closing Date: when filled

Southwestern University recently announced the addition of football as a varsity sport beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year and is now seeking candidates for the Head Football Coach position to build this new program.  The projected start date is February, 2012.  This is a 12-month position with benefits and the salary is commensurate with experience.

Primary duties initially include the overall development of the football program, hiring of offensive and defensive coordinators, and strategizing the recruitment of qualified student athletes.  Regular/on-going primary duties include:  practice and game preparation; planning and executing daily workouts; game coaching; scouting of opponents; team travel; attending to player issues, on-going recruitment of qualified student-athletes; administrative duties, including budget maintenance, purchasing and monitoring equipment, making travel arrangements and filing travel expense reports; maintaining correspondence, public relations and promotion of the football program; and, teaching in the FRA and / or Exercise and Sports Studies programs.  Additional duties include serving on university committees, serving as a game day administrator as assigned, involvement in an Athletic Department summer camp, assisting with Student Life and Athletic Department functions (e.g. search committees, department committees, etc.) and performing other duties as assigned.  In consultation with the Director of Athletics, this position is responsible for delegating work, providing input for performance appraisals, handling discipline issues and hiring/promoting/terminating staff.

Position requirements include a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred); evidence of successful coaching experience (head coach; defensive or offensive coordinator preferred) at a highly competitive level; knowledge and experience with NCAA Division III philosophy, competition and legislation; understanding and commitment to a liberal arts education, including the ability to relate to a liberal arts faculty and willingness to adhere to the University’s core values; strong communication skills for recruitment of qualified student athletes, teaching, and departmental/university relations; excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to complete and maintain required university health and safety courses and certifications; ability to attend work consistently and maintain a regular work schedule; and, ability to obtain and maintain a valid Texas Driver’s License and ability to pass a University Van Driver’s Course.  Background or training in Kinesiology or related field strongly preferred.

Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates.  Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education.  Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of Austin, Southwestern is affiliated with The United Methodist Church.  Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  Southwestern is a member of NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Association (SCAC).  More information on the University is available at

To apply, submit letter of interest, resume, the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references, salary history and expectation, by e-mail ONLY (please reference “Head Football Coach, Job # 438” in the “subject” line) to

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   For best consideration, applicants should submit their materials before December 16, 2011.  Only those applications that include all the information requested and which are submitted to the e-mail account will be considered.  Anticipated start date is February, 2012.  All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process.  Southwestern University is an equal opportunity employer.  EOE/M/F