Basketball Coach (Male & Female) at American University of Nigeria (AUN)

Basketball Coach (Male & Female) at American University of Nigeria (AUN)

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The institution was conceived as Africa’s first Development University. Its mission is to pioneer service learning and build leaders who will be prepared to tackle societal concerns. Located in Yola, Adamawa State, the University is a world-class career-oriented institution missioned to be an agent of change in the development of the region. AUN has a strong commitment to providing the skills and the leadership essential to solving the continent’s critical social and economic problems.

The University offers an American-style education modelled after the curriculum of American universities with corresponding approaches to teaching and students assessment. The first entering class of 124 students and 20 professors was enrolled in September 2005. The University started on temporary buildings at the AUN Academy located directly opposite the AUN campus. In seven years, AUN is fast becoming a model for other universities in Nigeria and West Africa.

At AUN Enrolees are provided with the tools to achieve personal growth and material success. AUN is a completely wireless University, which is highly focused on IT. Computers, the internet and other critical IT facilities are key tools in teaching. These facilities are deployed in classes and completion of course assignments. With great emphasis on small classes, AUN’s main goal is to graduate well-educated and qualified students in both general knowledge and specialized disciplines. Having acquired first class American education right here in Nigeria, AUN students can remain in the country or Africa and contribute as entrepreneurs, corporate business people, government leaders, scientists and good citizens. AUN offers a complete academic string ranging from elementary, through secondary, to undergraduate to graduate school.

The AUN Academy across from the main campus, operates the elementary school, a Charter School, and a high school with American and international tracks. Since 2009, AUN has consistently graduated four classes. Many of these alumni have either enrolled into top graduate schools abroad, taken up jobs in key organizations or have established personal businesses around the country and abroad. AUN has a sprinkle of international students from around the world ranging from UK, USA, Niger Republic, Ghana, Cameroun and Rwanda. The biggest foreign enrolment ever is from Rwanda where seventeen students have enrolled for the fall 2012 semester.

Resulting from AUN’s unique approach to teaching and community service, the University receives accolades from international organizations and institutions. In 2011 the American Peace Corps, while celebrating its 50th anniversary, conferred on the AUN Founder the first ever Harry Wofford Global Citizenship award for his uncommon generosity and unusual support to higher education. Also in 2011 the AUN President Dr. Margee Ensign won the African Leadership award in Educational Excellence in the UK. In October 2012 AUN was also conferred with another prestigious award in Atlanta Georgia titled Africa Leading University Award 2012.Location: Yola, Adamawa
Department: Athletics
Reports to: Athletics Director

Summary of Description

The Basketball Coach will be responsible for planning, coaching, and recruiting for Basketball activities.
S/he will also manage and direct the Basketball program.
S/he will recruit basketball players, decide player positions, guide player’s performance, and instruct players on proper technique.
The coach will be in charge of setting tryouts, selecting a team, and setting play and practice schedules. The coach will also serve as a mentor to players and help foster teamwork.
S/he will coach both female and male students.

Detailed Listing of Responsibilities

Assist in maintaining high academic standards for all student-athletes.
Work cooperatively with other athletic coaches in order to operate a well-balanced athletic program.
Foster among the participants and spectators an appreciation of the values of athletics, a desire to win, an attitude of good sportsmanship, and a sense of pride in self.
Direct the training, conditioning, and performance of the AUN basketball team.
Act as a positive influence upon the behaviour of members of his/her athletic staff and teams.
Be present and personally direct the team at all AUN contests and be present at as many contests as possible.
Responsible for the supervision of his/her athletes at invitational meets or post-season competitions.
Recommend the type and amount of equipment and supplies needed to conduct the sports program.
Provide for the inventory and care of equipment.
Advise the supervisor on the condition of athletic facilities and needs for their preparation and maintenance.
Ensure that lists of all players eligible for athletic contests are prepared and maintained.
Removal of athletes from the team(s) when training or eligibility regulations have not been met.
Ensure that all athletes have undergone and passed medical examinations before the regular practice season begins or competitions.
Organize a system for encouraging students to try out for his/her team and to develop and recruit equipment manager(s), scorekeepers, statisticians, ball runners, etc. for all teams.
Collect and keep on file records, statistics, news items, and photographs for the athletic teams under his/her supervision.
Observe sub varsity practices and games.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements for the Position

At least ND or B.Sc preferred with two year(s) working experience as a basketball coach in a reputable Institution.
Must be able to perform physical activities, such as but not limited to, bending, standing, climbing or walking.
Must be able to work safely in an environment.
Routinely required to work under different weather conditions.
Effective English – verbal and written communication.
Strong knowledge of basketball skills and procedures.
Ability to work as a team player.

Other Requirements, Abilities for the Position:

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Ability to understand and maintain the confidentiality of student and all other information and records of a confidential nature. 
Ability to supervise and train others.
Ability to stress the importance of the total student-athlete experience on the AUN campus.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership, and motivational skills.
Available to work nights and weekends according to the varying needs of all components of the position. 
Available for extensive travel for games and student-athlete recruitment.

Description of Benefits

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as per AUN salary scale.
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