Human Resources

Assistant Football Coach - Tight Ends

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Department: General Athletics
Work Type: Staff - Full Time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Athletics/Recreation

Department: Athletics


Job Description Summary

Assistant Football Coach for the varsity football program at the NCAA Division II level, specifically the Tight Ends. Duties include areas such as recruitment, practice/game preparation, practice/game implementation of coaching principles, funding, promotion, and other areas assigned by the Head Football Coach. Assist the Athletic Department in a role to enhance the internal and external visibility and recognition of the Michigan Tech football program. Teach Physical Education activity classes.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

• Plan, organize, and administer the University's varsity football program with emphasis on the offense.
• Recruit football student-athletes from key areas such as Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan, as well as nationally.
• Develop and implement football practice sessions to meet needs for individual and team improvement.
• Evaluate MTU and opposing team capabilities to determine game strategy and manage/prepare the team for competition.
• Enhance and promote the internal and external visibility and recognition of the University and team to alumni, and campus and off-campus groups.
• Actively participate in fund raising activities and alumni relations.
• Monitor and promote the academic success of football student-athletes.
• Represent and act on behalf of the University as directed by the Head Football Coach.
• Teach activity classes in the Department of Kinesiology & Integrative Physiology.
• Functional supervision may be exercised over student assistants and part time assistants.
• Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.
• Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

• Bachelor’s Degree

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• Experience playing Offensive Line or Tight End and 5 years coaching football at the collegiate level, specifically the Offensive Line or Tight Ends.
• Working knowledge of the surrounding football recruiting areas, specifically the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Michigan and Wisconsin.
• Commitment to comply with all NCAA rules and Michigan Tech policies and procedures.
• Exceptional knowledge of basic football skills.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Fundraising Experience
• Athletic recruiting experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
● Excellent organizational, administrative, and prioritization skills.
● Demonstrated excellent decision making capabilities.
● Demonstrated exceptional knowledge of basic football skills.
● Demonstrated commitment to comply with all NCAA and conference rules and regulations.
● Demonstrated commitment to the academic success of student-athletes.
● Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.
● Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities


  • Demonstrated success in, or potential future contributions to, working with persons from diverse backgrounds, creating a sense of belonging, and fostering a fair, objective, welcoming place to work for persons with a wide variety of personal characteristics and viewpoints. 

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands


Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Other Conditions of Employment:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of an employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of your appointment, and maintain eligibility without sponsorship throughout your appointment.


Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term




Pay Rate/Salary

Negotiable, based on experience

Title of Position Supervisor

Head Football Coach

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on Funding


Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)


Additional Information


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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