Assistant Football Coach
The University of Iowa Athletics Department seeks applications for a self-motivated, results-oriented individual with the knowledge, ability and interpersonal skills required to serve as Assistant Football Coach. This is a full-time, 12-month position, salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes full University benefits. The University of Iowa is an NCAA Division I Power Five institution and a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Department of Athletics manages 24 varsity sports programs and operates under a “Win. Graduate. Do It Right.” philosophy. For more information regarding Athletics, please click here.
Responsibilities: Perform all duties as a full-time countable coach, including prospect evaluations, on-campus, and off-campus visits, permissible communication periods with prospective student athletes, and eligibility criteria. This is an NCAA Countable Assistant Coach - specific position coaching responsibilities to be determined. Assist in the development of playbook materials; handle personal counseling needs of players directly supervised; public speaking and promotion; other duties as assigned by head coach.
Note to Candidate: This position requires some travel, work in the evenings, on weekends and holidays. Five professional references will be required at a later step in the recruitment process. The successful candidate will be subject to a credential and criminal background check and driving record review.
Application Process: Visit our website at https://jobs.uiowa and search for keyword “Assistant Football Coach”. Candidates must upload both a current resume and a cover letter that clearly address how they meet the listed qualifications of this position. Only applications submitted at http://jobs.uiowa.edu will be accepted. For questions or additional information, send email to Athletics Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits Highlights: Excellent fringe benefit package including paid vacation and sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans. The University of Iowa is a Big Ten, nationally ranked research university with 30,000 students located in Iowa City. A vibrant community boasting excellent public schools, safe, comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, a highly educated population, and numerous cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities and events contribute to the Iowa City area frequently appearing high on the best-places-to-live listings. Go to “Working at Iowa” to learn more.
Qualifications & Requirements Required qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent).
• Two – three years coaching experience working in a highly competitive environment
including high school, college or professional football.
• Working knowledge of and ability to:
o work constructively and collaboratively with individuals of diverse backgrounds;
o utilize basic office productivity software and online database systems (please
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, as demonstrated through public
speaking engagements, clinician experience, and use of effective and creative
• Demonstrated experience organizing and managing complex functions on behalf of
• Ability to work effectively in a highly regulated team environment.
• A valid U.S. driving license and the ability to meet The University of Iowa Fleet Safety Program driving standards.
• Three to five years of demonstrated success in recruiting
• Basic knowledge and understanding of the professionalism and intensity necessary to
successfully contribute to a Division I athletics program.
• Demonstrates extensive proficiency and ability to:
o utilize a video analysis system (please specify)
o utilize an online recruiting database (please specify)
o maintain productive, long-term relationships with staff, students, prospect’s coaches,
The University of Iowa is a Big Ten, nationally ranked research university with 30,000 students located in Iowa City. A vibrant community boasting excellent public schools, safe, comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, a highly educated population, and numerous cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities and events contribute to the Iowa City area frequently appearing high on the best-places-to-live listings. Go to https://jobs.uiowa.edu/why_ui/index.php to learn more about “Why Iowa?”
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.