Head Football Coach

Saint Augustine's University

Saint Augustine's University

Posted on Monday, February 26, 2024

Posting Details

Posting Summary
Position Title Head Football Coach
Position Code ATHL-HDFTCM-E
Job Description
Saint Augustine’s University, a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) member, is accepting applications from qualified transformational leaders to direct, manage, and provide the vision for its varsity football program, including selecting, training, equipping, and influencing student-athletes and assistant coaches. To that end, the transformational leader coach consistently provides:
  • Idealized Influence- The leader coach shares and gains buy-in to the vision and mission, instills pride and a sense of duty, and gains the team’s trust and respect.
  • Inspirational Motivation- The leader coach communicates high expectations and focuses the team on the urgency of now, beginning with doing the little things right.
  • Intellectual Stimulation- The leader coach celebrates academic achievement, critical thinking, and the process of recruitment through graduation using all available resources- internal and external.
  • Individualized Consideration- The leader coach meets the individual needs and aspirations of the team and staff. The leader coach understands the distinct characters and needs of the individual and how best to mold a team.

The leader coach encourages team success through strategic discipline, setting clear goals, focusing on team development, modeling fairness and integrity, creating a championship culture, and paying attention to the mental wellness of his team, and recognizing the process and development of the entire team.

The Head Football Coach reports directly to the Director of Athletics and works in partnership for the good of the University, the Department, and the football program. The successful leader commits to the department’s philosophy of:
  • Student-athlete First
  • High-Performance Teamwork
  • Compliance Excellence
  • Exceptional Operating Performance
  • Exceeding Customer Expectations
  • Grow the Business of Athletics

This position is responsible for maintaining the integrity, academic profile, and success of the football program, Department of Athletics, and Saint Augustine’s University. The head coach works closely with other leader/coaches, the athletics administrative staff, and the broader university community to ensure the best experience possible for all student-athletes.

Job Duties:
The primary focus of the transformational leader coach is to Win Championships… Graduate Student-athletes… Develop Leaders!
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, leading, managing, and directing all phases of the day-to-day operations of the football program by way of recruiting and developing highly successful student-athletes (champions and graduates), recruitment and retention of highly talented coaching staff; prepares, organizes, designs and executes of effective practice and training plans that translates to the field of play. The transformational leader coach designs off-season programs, and recruiting systems; effective and timely budget management, equipment oversight, and travel planning; a commitment to community engagement, fundraising and effective public relations; adherence to NCAA, CIAA, and SAU rules and regulations. The transformational leader coach will institute a Junior Varsity Football Program in the fall of 2023. The JV Program is expected to grow each year through the recruitment and marketing efforts of the varsity staff (i.e., 25 student-athletes for year one and 65 student-athletes by year two). The leader coach will assign a coach from his staff as the head JV coach. Saint Augustine’s University is set to launch a premier football skills development program through its newly formed Junior Varsity (JV) Football Team. The JV Team will consist of freshmen and sophomores willing to further their athletic careers. The JV Team will play upwards of six games against other JV programs in the state.

The JV Program receives coaching and guidance from the current Varsity coaching staff including the strength and conditioning coaching staff. The JV Program will mirror the Varsity program in philosophy, training rudiments, film study, policies and procedures, strength and conditioning, study hall, and academic support. As a premier football skills development program, the JV Team will spend significant time on individual skills, academic achievement, position development, and football IQ.

In addition, the leader coach performs the following duties:
1. Schedules contest.
2. Monitors and manages football budget.
3. Communicates with program stakeholders (student-athletes, staff, alumni, parents, and various campus departments).
4. Recruits potential student-athletes that meet the established academic profiles and superb athletic skills.
5. Maintains compliance with all rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the NCAA, CIAA, and Saint Augustine’s University
6. Supervises and directs a staff of full-time and part-time assistant coaches, team members, and managers.
7. Partners with the Athletic Director and staff for appropriate cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies in accordance with department and institutional standards
8. Collaborates with all department areas to create a high-performing environment.
9. Facilitates connection to campus resources for student-athletes.
10. Demonstrates leadership, sportsmanship, and ethical conduct.
11. Maintains a fair and objective relationship with team members.
12. Performs other responsibilities as assigned by Athletics Director.

Saint Augustine’s University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is firmly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Saint Augustine’s University (SAU), drawing on its rich legacy as an access institution, is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. SAU was established in 1867 in Raleigh, NC by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. A four-year liberal arts university with an average enrollment of approximately 1,000, SAU sits on 105 lush acres just north of Downtown Raleigh, NC. The institution offers more than 20 undergraduate degrees and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Additional Information:
  • Employment is contingent upon a positive background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Documentation of medical and religious exemptions will be accommodated.
  • Official transcript is required upon acceptance of the position.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree with five years of collegiate varsity coaching experience as an Offensive or Defensive Coordinate.
  • Must have current and valid CPRJ AED certifications or commit to receiving training and certificates within 60 days.
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred qualifications:
Master’s degree with seven years of varsity collegiate coaching experience and previous collegiate head coaching experience with a history of winning.

Preferred Skills, Experience and Education:
The leader coach must possess the keen ability to coordinate and maintain regular communication with athletics staff, including the Director of Athletics or designee, Compliance, Sports Medicine, Business Office, Academic Services, Marketing and Media Relations, Video, Strength & Conditioning, and Facilities Operations.
Technology Competency:
The leader coach possesses functional knowledge of Microsoft Office and Hudl is needed. Basic personal computer operation and willingness to adapt to a changing technology environment (i.e. updates, security, and new versions). The leader coach has the ability to use multiple internet browsers, competence in email and document management.
Physical Demands
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number S278P
Job Type Staff
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 03/11/2024
Job Open Date 02/23/2024
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/ Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation