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Head Womens Basketball Coach

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution Dakota State University
Working Title Head Womens Basketball Coach
Posting Number NFE00142P
Department DSU-Athletics
Physical Location of Position (City) Madison
Posting Text

Dakota State University is seeking candidates for a Head Women’s Basketball Coach. This is a twelve-month, benefit eligible position. The purpose of this position is to support and enhance the direction of the Dakota State University Athletic Department and the Women’s Basketball program. As the Head Women’s Basketball Coach, the incumbent will be responsible for oversight and administration of all aspects of the Women’s basketball program which will include recruiting, fundraising, compliance, budget management, academic advising and coaching.

The Women’s Basketball Head coach position is a half time position. It will include additional half-time teaching responsibilities to make it a full time, 12 month position.

*Strong interpersonal communications
*Demonstrated ability to write and communicate persuasively
*Developed problem solving skills
*Strong organizational and time management skills
*Ability to coach, mentor and develop student athletes
*Strong commitment to graduation and retention
*Excellent relationship-building and volunteer engagement skills
*Ability to work independently and as part of a team
*Ability to relate to multiple internal/external constituencies
*Must possess a positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and a high degree of initiative
*Experience with fundraising for the sport and department
*Experience with athletics and knowledge of NAIA rules is preferred.
*Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, additional computer skills is preferred
*A Bachelor’s degree is required for the Coaching position.
*A Master’s degree is required to teach or provide classroom instruction.
*Three years of previous coaching and recruiting experience in basketball is preferred.

Dakota State University competes in the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) of the NAIA. DSU currently offers 12 sports; 6 for men and 6 for women.

Posting Date 03/07/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 03/16/2018
Advertised Salary
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours
Typical Hours Worked Per Week
Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status
Scope of Search Internal
If internal, define scope of search Current DSU Employees
This position requires Travel, Overnight stays, Weekends/Holidays, Valid Drivers License
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

Dakota State University is a state university located in Madison, S.D. DSU offers technology-intensive and technology-infused degrees in a variety of majors, from the associate to the doctoral level. Strategic partnerships with governmental entities and corporations have bolstered DSU’s position as a technologically forward-thinking institution. Both online and on-campus programs have been recognized for their quality, affordability and graduates’ job placement records, which are 100 percent for several majors.
Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, paid professional liability insurance, longevity pay and training opportunities.
Dakota State is located in Madison, S.D., a growing community of 7,200 people. Both the community and campus have been recognized as the safest in South Dakota. The greater Madison area has top-rated K-12 educational systems, an award winning critical access hospital, and a strong manufacturing and business environment. The area also has year-round recreational choices at its state parks, two scenic golf courses, joint community and campus fitness facility called the Community Center, and historic Prairie Village. Entertainment venues are located in Madison, and in nearby Brookings, Mitchell or Sioux Falls, S.D.
DSU accepts applications through an online employment site at The employment site requests a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses for at least three references. For questions concerning the position, contact Jeff Dittman at Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Affirmative Action Statement

Dakota State University is committed to the recruitment, hiring and retention of minorities. We urge individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.

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  1. Resume
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