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TITLE:Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach
Athletic Department
 
DATE POSTED: Friday, August 18, 2017
LOCATION: Longview
REPORTS TO: Athletic Director

SCHEDULE:

Office hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities require additional hours and flexibility that will include many evenings and weekends.  

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Occupational Summary

LeTourneau University is seeking a qualified, industrious and enthusiastic professional to lead the Men’s and Women’s Golf program to conference and national prominence.  The Head Men’s and Women’s Golf coach is responsible for the management, conduct and supervision of all phases of the NCAA DIII intercollegiate men’s and women’s golf program in a manner that upholds the philosophy and objectives of the University.  Through leadership and the establishment of sound coaching strategies and teaching methods, the coach will provide instruction in the academic, athletic, and personal development of student-athletes at LeTourneau University. 
 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
 
  • Provides leadership and instruction in the academic, athletic, and personal development of student-athletes at LeTourneau University.
  • Plans, organizes, and coaches the LETU men’s and women’s golf teams.
  • Ensures compliance with the University, Conference, and NCAA policies and regulations.
  • Establishes coaching strategies and teaching methods to develop student-athlete’s skills and teamwork.
  • Prepares the Men’s and Women’s Golf team student-athletes physically, mentally and strategically for competition.
  • Recruits and retains highly skilled student-athletes for the Men’s and Women’s Golf teams consistent with the LETU philosophy and standards.
  • Determines fiscal requirements and budgetary recommendations while monitoring, verifying, and reconciling expenditures of budgeted funds.
  • Coordinates the scheduling, planning and management of home and away tournaments with the Director of Athletics.
  • Hosts and coordinates the LETU Spring Golf Tournament with an expected increase in number of participating teams.
  • Create and provide documents, reports, and information required for program and department functions.
  • Counsels team members in disciplinary, academic, or personal matters while consulting with LETU administration on matters requiring resolution of problems.
  • Monitors academic progress of members of the Men’s and Women’s Golf team.
  • Teach courses in the Department of Kinesiology as assigned by the Department Chair or assume other duties as assigned.
  • Represents the University in public relations and marketing activities that promote the program and community relations.
  • Creates fundraising strategies in coordination with the Director of Athletics and in compliance with University/Athletic Department policies.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Director of Athletics.
Desirable Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the game of golf.
  • Ability to serve as spiritual leader and mentor to student-athletes.
  • Ability to effectively teach and demonstrate golf skills during practice sessions.
  • Demonstrate competitive golf coaching skills.
  • Skill to recruit and retain highly skilled student-athletes.
  • Ability to utilize information technology and display computer skills.
  • Skill in communicating effectively in oral, written and electronic means.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment and work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of NCAA Division III and American Southwest Conference regulations and guidelines.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Ability to effectively counsel student-athletes on requirements for personal, academic, and athletic participation.
  • Ability to lead and supervise student labor.
  • Ability to prepare, submit, and maintain accurate reports, records, and documents required by the Department.
  • Ability to teach in the Department of Kinesiology or assume other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
  • Skill in public relations that build, support and promote the program to the internal and external community.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
 
Ability to conduct practices on the golf course and walk long distances during tournament play.  Physical demands are moderate to high based upon practice requirements.  Standing, walking, and possibly some running for extended periods are common.  Job includes considerable travel during the week and weekends over the course of the season and recruiting period.  Evening and late night hours are common to the position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree with Master's degree preferred.  A minimum of three years golf coaching experience at the college or university level preferred.  A proven record of integrity, strong leadership, high moral principles, and demonstrated skill will be considered.  Successful recruitment and retention of high skill level players with acceptable academic and graduation rates will be necessary.  LeTourneau seeks a person with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith who is committed to Christian higher education that integrates Christian Faith with learning.  The ability to serve as a spiritual mentor and ensure compliance with both NCAA and LeTourneau University rules and policies is required.

DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: Immediately

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:

Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled.  In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.

Applications are required and are available from www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX.  Send completed application, and a current resume to:  
LeTourneau University
ATTN:  Human Resources
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX (903) 233-4103
E-mail address:  HumanResources@letu.edu

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community.

LETU is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 85 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, aviation, business & technology, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, psychology & counseling and theology & vocation. LETU's 2,700 students represent nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries, and around 50 different denominational groups. In addition to residential programs at the main campus in Longview, Texas, students are enrolled in a robust suite of online programs, as well as innovative hybrid programs in the Dallas and Houston areas.

LETU is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges," and the engineering program is ranked nationally. LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.

The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of over 190,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

See http://www.letu.edu for more information.

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