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Assistant Coach - Football & Track

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution Dakota State University
Working Title Assistant Coach - Football & Track
Posting Number NFE00077P
Department DSU-Athletics
Physical Location of Position (City) Madison
Posting Text

Dakota State University is seeking candidates for an Assistant Coach for Football and Track. This is a ten-month, 40 hour per week, benefit eligible position which will work half time for each sport. The purpose of this position is to assist the Head Coaches of Football and Track. This Assistant Coach for Football will work in the areas of Defensive Backs or Linebackers and the Assistant Coach for Track will work in all possible areas. Experience with the vertical and horizontal jumps is preferred. This coach will also assist with efforts for recruiting, fundraising, compliance, student retention and student study efforts to maintain higher student athlete Grade Point Averages (GPA’s).

Requirements: The incumbent for this position must have the ability, technical skills, and proven knowledge to work with collegiate athletes. Good organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (both oral and written) are necessary. Must have ability to read and teach sport plays and possess ability to coach, mentor and develop student athletes. One to three years of previous coaching and recruiting experience is preferred.

Applicants should have the knowledge of the evaluation and assessment of student athletes for skills and abilities, ability to communicate information clearly and concisely; establish effective working relationships with coaching staff, student athletes, and administration; work evening and weekend hours and travel as required by the position.

Dakota State University competes in the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) of the NAIA. DSU currently offers 10 sports; 5 for men and 5 for women.

DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota, in the southern lakes region of the state. The Madison area offers a healthy community, excellent schools and abundant recreational activities. Information regarding Dakota State University and its programs may be found at

Posting Date
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Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 01/17/2018
Advertised Salary $24,650
Duration of the Term 10 months
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Appointment Percent 100
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Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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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.

DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three references. Applications will begin to be reviewed January 17th and continue until the position is filled.

Affirmative Action Statement

Dakota State University is committed to 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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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
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