The Augsburg Fellowship Program provides professional experience in coaching which complements graduate instruction and research. The fellow is responsible for assisting the head coach with the development and success of their sport.
The fellow will be expected to recruit prospective student-athletes through emails, mailings, phone calls, campus visits, home visits, scouting, evaluation and web-based recruiting programs (ie Front Rush), pursuant to NCAA, MIAC and Augsburg recruiting and admissions standards and regulations.
The fellow will assist the head coach with planning training and practice sessions based on the strategy and philosophy of the program. Perform all practice coaching responsibilities. They will assist the head coach with game-planning and coaching. They will provide individual and group skill instruction and player development.
Fellows will be expected to develop group/team cohesion and serve as a guide, resource and mentor to student-athletes. They will assist with motoring academic progress of student-athletes in connection with the coaching staff, academic support staff, compliance officer and athletic director.
The Fellow will supervise work-study students/team managers/volunteers as assigned. They will assist the head coach with organizing team travel, lodging, meals, equipment, budget and team fundraisers as assigned. The fellow will establish and maintain connections/relationships with alumni as assigned.
The Fellow will develop and implement an on-going professional development plan. They will be expected to adhere to the MIAC Code of Ethics and follow MIAC and NCAA guidelines and regulations while representing a positive image of the athletic program, the University, faculty, staff and alumni.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: (Under the direction of the Head Coach)
Identify and recruit talented and qualified prospective student-athletes according to program recruiting plan, pursuant to NCAA, MIAC and Augsburg recruiting and admissions standards and regulations.
Perform all practice coaching responsibilities, analyze film and facilitate team meetings.
Instruct student-athletes on physical health, team concepts, safety, and sport-specific skills on both an individual and team basis.
Teach, advise and mentor student-athletes on life-skills.
Monitor and support academic progress of student-athletes/teams to exceed athletic department standards; intervenes with appropriate corrective action as needed.
Maintain acceptable student-athlete retention rates to the team and/or institution.
ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
Assist with budget management, fundraising, travel planning and program organization as assigned.
Assist with Alumni/parent communication and involvement, including organizing events as appropriate.
Assist with organizing and participating in team community-service event(s).
Assist with camps and clinics.
Supervise student workers, if applicable.
All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor(s).
TERMS OF THE FELLOWSHIP:
The fellow must be accepted by an Augsburg graduate program.
The fellow must be enrolled in an Augsburg graduate program for a minimum of two (2) courses per-term.
The duration of the fellowship is two years. If a fellow vacates the fellowship prior to the conclusion of the two year term, all tuition costs/benefits will be assumed by the fellow.
The Fellow will receive full tuition benefits. Fellows are fully responsible for payment of all non-tuition costs, including student fees, parking fees, finance charges on unpaid balances, books/supplies, etc.
In addition to full tuition benefits, the fellow will receive a $6,000 annual stipend.
Bachelors degree required.
At least three (3) years of playing/coaching experience required.
Knowledge and adherence to the MIAC Code of Ethics.
Follow MIAC and NCAA Division III guidelines and regulation, while exhibiting behavior that represents a positive image of the athletic program and the university.
Integrity and leadership skills.
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Ability to build and strengthen cross-campus relationships.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
Ability to be attentive to details, be accurate, be precise.
Ability to lead/teach and mentor others.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment; and work independently with little supervision.
Ability to reason/analyze; maintain confidentiality; and demonstrate patience, understanding.
Ability to show initiative; organize workflow; manage one or more projects; and handle frequent interruptions.
Athletic recruiting experience preferred.
Candidates should have competitive playing and/or coaching experience at the college level or equivalent.
Candidates must be able to work effectively in a diverse work environment, be attentive to details, have the ability to lead and work independently as well as within a team environment, maintain confidentiality, show initiative, handle frequent interruptions and manage projects while keeping an organized workflow.
Augsburg University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status.
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:
Three Professional References
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Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.