Division of Enrollment Management (Athletics)

Job Description




Position Title:        Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

Department:        Athletics

 FLSA:                    Exempt


Working Relationships:

  • Reports to:   Head Women’s Basketball Coach
  • Works Closely with: Athletic Department Staff, Women’s Basketball Team Members, Admissions Staff
  • Directly Supervises:  N/A


Job Summary:      The Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach will assist the Head Coach in all aspects of the women’s basketball program, particularly on-court coaching, practice and game plan preparation including film breakdown and opponent scouting.  The Assistant Coach will also assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes and the retention and success of current student-athletes, which is of the utmost importance and priority.  The Assistant Coach will serve as the Head Coach of the Women’s Basketball Junior Varsity Program.



All employees are expected to uphold the values of the University.  At Millikin University, we value:

  • Commitment to the discovery of knowledge
  • Civil debate
  • Passion and enthusiasm
  • Dignity and respect for individuals
  • A diverse and inclusive community
  • Integrity and responsibility
  • Advancement of the greater good


Primary Responsibilities: 

  1. Recruit prospective student-athletes
  2. Serve as Junior Varsity Coach for Women’s Basketball
  3. Assist with practice planning and game preparation
  4. On-court coaching in practice and games as allowed by CCIW and NCAA regulations
  5. Hand video responsibilities for women’s basketball including CCIW required video exchange, video breakdown of Millikin practices and games, and opponents’ scouting preparation


Other Duties:

  1. Serve as Griswold Gym Monitor.


Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in coaching preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of the sport of basketball
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn, technology skills needed to perform listed responsibilities
  • Ability to recruit and retain quality women’s basketball student-athletes
  • Excellent organization, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively to various audiences
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively in a team atmosphere in the Athletic Department
  • Strong commitment to the University and NCAA Division III philosophy
  • Demonstrated commitment to the academic and athletic success of the student-athlete


Work Environment:

 Manual Dexterity:  

  • Dexterity to operate a keyboard
  • Dexterity to operate a video camera

 Physical Effort:      

  • Typically sitting/standing/bending/stooping
  • Occasionally lifting 25 lbs. or less
  • Hearing and visual acuity within normal range

Working Conditions:

  • Typical working conditions found in a gymnasium setting
  • Alternative or flexible work schedules
  • Travel and/or periodic overnight travel