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Assistant Coach - West Plains (Men's Basketball)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

First date of consideration is August 17, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Coach - West Plains (Men's Basketball)
Work Location West Plains Campus
Department West Plains Men's Athletics
Pay Grade Unclassified
Proposed Salary $30,000 - $35,400 Annually
Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.
Appointment Type Full Time Regular
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
General Function

The Assistant Coach, WP is responsible for specifically designated aspects of the sport team, provides technical expertise in the fundamentals of the sport, teaches student-athletes the basics and assists the Head Athletics Coach in management of the team through recruiting, program development, fund-raising and promotional activities, and related assigned responsibilities. The Assistant Coach, WP guides and mentors student-athletes throughout the academic year and performs certain non-athletics assignments as may be required.

Description of Primary Duties


1. Enables the achievement of a quality, competitive sport program and supports the educational goals of individual student-athletes by demonstrating a coaching philosophy which encourages those goals and promotes an environment conducive to both. Assumes responsibility for a particular aspect of the sport as assigned by the Head Coach, demonstrating technical expertise in the basics of the sport and teaching the fundamentals to student-athletes, assisting with recruiting activities, recommending the selection of team members, supervising practice sessions, providing guidance or mentoring to student-athletes throughout the academic year, and monitoring the academic progress of participating student-athletes.

2. Protects the integrity of the sport coached and the reputation of the intercollegiate athletics program of the University by complying with National Junior College Athletic Association rules and regulations as well as applicable University policies regarding recruiting activities, student-athlete eligibility determination, scholarships and financial aid programs, scheduled practice sessions, and related covered activities.

3. Reduces the likelihood of athletics-related injuries or the aggravation of such injuries during the practice sessions and scheduled contests by being knowledgeable of the injuries sustained in the sport and proper prevention methods, directing appropriate pre-training sessions and pre-contest preparations and warm ups, and referring injured student-athletes to qualified athletic trainers or sports medicine personnel.

4. Supports established athletics fund-raising goals by actively participating in fund-raising events and promotional activities for intercollegiate athletics.

5. Promotes a positive image of the intercollegiate athletics program and the University through participation in community and professional organizations, representing the University at professional meetings as required, and maintaining credible relations with various news media.

6. Participates as a member of the University community by teaching appropriate courses or class sessions, as assigned, and performing certain non-athletics duties as may be required.

7. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

8. Contributes to the overall success of the University’s intercollegiate athletics program by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Experience: At least two years of experience in coaching at the intercollegiate level is required; however, extensive player experience at the collegiate level can be substituted for the coaching experience. Any coaching experience in a NJCAA Division I level program is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of NJCAA rules and regulations governing recruitment, eligibility, and related functions is preferred. Public speaking experience is required.

Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills are required. Management and organizational skills are required. A record of inclusive conduct and evidence of multicultural skills in the workplace is required.

Other: A valid Missouri driver’s license is required.

Additional Qualifications
Link to Job Description
Open Date 08/10/2017
Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled)
Special Instructions to Applicants

First date of consideration is August 17, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

EO/AA and Diversity Statement

Non Discrimination Statement
Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897,, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897,, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Detail

Posting Number 20170158FTS
Quicklink for Posting

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this vacancy?
    • Missouri State University Website
    • Web Postings
    • Print Publications
    • Diversity website posting
    • INSIGHT into Diversity
    • (HERC) Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Job Board (, Monster, etc.)
    • Other Professional Conferences or Meetings
    • Personal Contacts / Networking
    • Newspapers
    • Other
  2. * Please specify the recruitment source where you located this posting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a valid Missouri driver's license?
    • Yes, I have a valid Missouri driver's license.
    • No, I have a valid driver's license from another state.
    • No, I do not have a valid driver's license
  4. * Are you a current full-time regular Missouri State University employee?
    • Yes, I am a current full-time faculty/staff University employee.
    • No, I am not currently employed by the University.
    • No, I am a current per course faculty member.
    • No, I am a current part-time staff University employee.
    • No, I am a current University graduate assistant or teaching assistant.
    • No, I am a current student University employee.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts - 1
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)
  2. Letter of Recommendation-2 (Non-confidential)
  3. Letter of Recommendation-3 (Non-confidential)
  4. Other Documents -1
  5. Unofficial Transcripts -2
  6. Unofficial Transcripts -3