Located in the upstate region of South Carolina, Southern Wesleyan University sits just minutes from Clemson University of the ACC. Southern Wesleyan University is dedicated to the concept that God is the source of all truth and wisdom. Its mission is to create an atmosphere in which members of the university community work together toward wholeness through the integration of personal faith, intellectual pursuits, and practical living. The university seeks to meet the needs of students with various abilities and backgrounds, enabling them to realize their personal and professional educational goals. SWU is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). SWU competes in the very competitive Conference Carolinas.
This position reports directly to the Director of Athletics and is considered a member of the Department of Athletics and Student Life staff. As a member of the Department of Athletics and Student Life staff, the individual will participate in Department of Athletics and Student Life functions as requested. This is a 10-month, full-time, salaried, exempt position with full benefits. Projected hire date is January 2019.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED AND APPLICANTS CONTACTED SHOULD ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BE DESIRED. DUE TO THE HIGH LEVEL OF INTEREST AND ANTICIPATED VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS, DIRECT INQUIRIES MAY NOT RECEIVE A TIMELY RESPONSE.
Abide by and comply with the constitution, bylaws, and interpretations of the NCAA D II, NCCAA, Conference Carolinas and University rules and regulations relating to the conduct and administration of the program. Report any known or suspected violations of the NCAA D II, NCCAA, Conference Carolinas and/or University promptly to the Director of Athletics.
Adhere to, respect, and follow the academic standards and requirements of the University in regard to the recruiting and eligibility of prospective and current student-athletes for the program.
Assist student-athletes in obtaining spiritual growth, a quality education, and appropriate academic accomplishments.
Supervise assistant coaches including compliance by such coaches with NCAA DII, NCCAA, Conference Carolinas and University rules and regulations.
Recruit student-athletes who are mission fit, academically solid, and athletically skilled.
Interview prospective student-athletes, their parents and their coaches.
Make every effort to work alongside and with admissions, financial aid and student life offices during the recruiting process.
Organize and supervise all practices, games and special workout sessions. Participate in the instruction and coaching of student-athletes.
Coordinate transportation, game schedule, meals, referees/umpires, equipment and facilities needs for all team contests.
Manage all aspects of the specific sport budget including team and personal travel, equipment, office supplies, and postage.
Actively raise funds to supplement the University budget for team expenses as agreed upon by the Director of Athletics. Assist the Director of Athletics and the coordinator of the Warrior Club in raising funds for the general Warrior Club agency.
Establish and maintain a frequent system of communication with the Director of Athletics, VP of Student Life, faculty, staff, and the student body.
Work to integrate intercollegiate athletics to the University and its mission.
Contact media, alumni and civic groups when necessary.
Assist in the organization and the planning of department events. Responsible for coordinating and managing the event staff for all men’s and women’s basketball home games.
Produce reports and paperwork for the local and national awards.
Perform other job related duties as assigned.
Successful candidates should display commitment to self-motivation, must be born-again Christians, and must be committed to the institution’s mission of Christ-centered higher education. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Needs to passionately support and articulate the University mission and vision for athletics within the context of that mission. In addition, see Mission and Lifestyle Expectations below.
Must have some level of experience in coaching (minimum of 2 years at the college level) that includes recruiting student-athletes, marketing, scheduling, equipment budgeting/management, and facility care.
Must have an earned bachelor’s degree. Preference given to degrees within the fields of Sport and Recreation Management, Health and Physical Education.
Need to be gifted in supervising and motivating others.
Must subscribe to the principles and lifestyle of the Wesleyan Church.
SWU is committed to maximizing the use of technology in its daily operations and in achieving its strategic goals; the ideal candidate will be familiar with integrated database management systems (Front Rush), including reporting, and have a high comfort level with web-based, mobile and PC applications including but not limited to the use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Mission and Lifestyle Expectations. The university is a Christian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition. In light of SWU’s unapologetically Christ-centered mission, all employees are expected to embrace the university’s Statement of Faith, respect its Wesleyan heritage, and adhere to its lifestyle expectations. Must demonstrate a mature and expressive Christian faith commitment.
Physical/Environmental Requirements. Must have the ability to stand for extended periods of time, to climb stairs, to walk and to reach overhead. Requires the ability to lift up to 25 pounds, and at times, up to 50 pounds. Must have visual acuity to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels, speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly. Requires ability to work in an outside environment for significant periods of time. Frequent travel and a flexible work schedule are required of this position.
Driving. Must have a clean driving record and valid driver’s license.
Pre-employment Screening. Employment is contingent on the completion a criminal background screening.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Southern Wesleyan University
UNIVERSITY MISSIONSouthern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ.UNIVERSITY CORE VALUESChrist Centered: Purpose, Scholarship, Community, Transformation•Purpose: A specific calling for a unique role in our world.•Scholarship: Academic excellence in an innovative faith-centered environment.•Community: Belonging to a connected and compassionate body of learners.•Transformation: Christ’s redemptive work in individual and corporate life.We believe that every individual has a God given purpose, brought to fruition by the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit and the challenge of scholarship. As we participate in a consecrated community of learners we are continuously transformed into the image of Christ both individually and corporately.HISTORYSouthern Wesleyan University was originally established in 1906 as the Wesleyan Methodist Bible Institute whose mission was to develop Christian character in its students while giving thorough intellectual training. Now, as a four-year, private, liberal arts college, SWU’s structure... and name have changed, but our mission—to be a Christian community of learners that recognizes God as the source of all truth and wisdom—has remained.ACCREDITATIONSouthern Wesleyan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southern Wesleyan University. http://www.sacscoc.org/Education programs are approved by the South Carolina State Board of Education using the Standards of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC). The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).Fine Arts programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) for demonstrating excellence in their academic programs.THE WESLEYAN CHURCHSouthern Wesleyan University is a sponsored higher education institution of The Wesleyan Church. ENROLLMENT DEMOGRAPHICSThe majority of the over 600 traditional, undergraduate students are from South Carolina and North Carolina. Students also hail from 20 other states and 10 foreign countries. 80% are white students and 20% are minority students. 39% percent are male and 61% are female.ACADEMIC PROGRAMSSWU offers over 40 undergraduate areas of study and 4 graduate degrees within the School of Business, School of Education, and the College of Arts and Science.FRESHMAN PROFILE•Average SAT Composite Score = 1005 (Critical Reading and Math)•Median HS GPA = 3.6A third of the freshman class was ranked in the top 25 percent of their high school graduating class and 70 percent were in the top half of their high school class.ATHLETICSSWU Warriors compete in the Conference Carolinas of the NCAA Division II, as well as the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). Men’s teams include baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis, and track and field. Women’s teams include basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. FACULTY•Student-Faculty Ratio 14:1•Average Class Size = 17•73 percent have the highest degree in their field (Doctorate/Terminal)•The international faculty represents South Korea, Nigeria, Brazil, Canada, and France. Other faculty members have worked extensively overseas in countries such as Russia, the Philippines, Romania, Zambia, England, and. Australia.SPIRITUAL LIFESpiritual formation is an essential and central part of life at SWU. Opportunities in our traditional program to walk closer to God include bi-weekly chapel services, discipleship groups, Spiritual Emphasis Week, Missions Conference, Ignite (student athletes), Student Missions Fellowship and a host of student-sponsored groups and events. CAMPUS LIFEEighty percent of first-year students and 60 percent of all students live on campus in residence halls, two-bedroom suites with private baths, and campus town-house apartments. All residence rooms include internet access, cable TV and personal phone line. Each residence hall is supervised by a professional residence life coordinator and a team of paraprofessional resident assistants. Campus life programs include intramural sports, weekly student-sponsored social events, service projects, ministry opportunities, concerts, plays and lecture series. In addition, there are many recreational and professional student clubs to choose from.