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Assistant Coach, Women's Basketball

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Athletics

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Job Summary

Provide coaching and administrative assistance to the Head Coach. Oversee one or more specified areas of a sporting discipline or a component of a team and assist the Head Coach with all aspects of recruitment and training of athletes.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and 1 year experience specific to the sport.

Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the specified sports program.
  • Knowledge of NCAA regulations and guidelines governing the recruitment and retention of student-athletes.
  • Familiarity of athletic recruitment methods and techniques.
  • Ability to guide student-athletes in area of specialty.
  • Ability to initiate, develop and maintain appropriate contacts.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to identify athletic skill levels of potential student athletes


Non Standard Shift: see job details


Travel is a significant component of the position (greater than 25%)


Driving a personal vehicle for non-passenger use

Starting Salary/Rate

Expected hiring range: $15.50 per hour plus available taxable housing

The expectation is that the incumbent will work 39 hours each week, on average, between August 16 and May 15 each year. The incumbent will be eligible to participate in health, retirement, and other benefits, including paid time off. This position comes with year-round housing. Kindly note that the value of the rent is taxable.

Pay transparency disclosure: The selected candidate’s salary will be determined based on factors that include the available budget, internal equity, and the final candidate’s qualifications, experience, education and other job-related credentials. This hiring range is provided as Rensselaer’s good faith estimate of the expected hiring range at the time of posting.

Application instructions

Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile. Please be ready to upload your resume and cover letter.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact

Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Culture of Safety at Rensselaer

Rensselaer is committed to providing a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment for its faculty, staff and students.  As such, we strongly recommend that faculty, staff and students obtain a COVID-19 vaccination and remain current with available boosters to protect themselves, as well as to protect vulnerable members of the community.

Total Compensation and Benefits Information

Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program is designed to provide stable pay growth, a comprehensive and affordable benefits package, and a comprehensive and affordable retiree medical and prescription plan. Rensselaer is recognized locally and nationally for the depth and breadth of its compensation and benefits program. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a comprehensive health and welfare program as an umbrella of financial security and protection during your employment. For more information, please visit Benefits | Human Resources (

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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