Job Positions

Head Men's Basketball Coach

Categories: Northeast Region 1




University of Southern Maine

Date Posted:

Jul 1 2021 10:16AM

Close Date:

Jul 21 2021

Position Description

As a result of a recent retirement, the men’s basketball coaching position at the University of Southern Maine is open for the first time in 18 years. Here’s your chance to consider joining the Huskies and our team of talented, hard-working and dedicated professionals! By focusing our work towards student success, USM Athletics supports the University’s Service Promise to be “Student Focused Every Day.” We live the USM Service Promise and seek a team member who understands that promise and supports our values of Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity, and Responsiveness. We are committed to ensuring our work reflects a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for all students. We are also committed to five core values for our student-athletes: Academic Excellence, Athletic Achievement, Personal Growth & Development, Professional Development & Service to the Community. Our decision making is always focused on supporting these five key areas.


If this approach appeals to you, our Head Men’s Basketball Coach position may be the right one for you. The position is responsible for the oversight of the USM Men’s Basketball program and serves as a lecturer in Athletic Coaching. The Head Men’s Basketball Coach is responsible for the overall organization, administration and development of the USM men’s basketball program. The men’s basketball coach will recruit and retain qualified student-athletes, provide leadership and guidance to team members and create an environment where student-athletes are challenged, supported, and can experience success while growing as individuals. The men’s basketball coach will attend and contribute to department meetings, support departmental and institutional initiatives, be a champion of diversity and inclusion, engage and build the alumni base, develop strong community relationships, work to support student success, be involved in community service and outreach activities, conduct fundraising activities as approved by departmental administration and will be focused on student satisfaction, customer service, and take part in annual program review. The men’s basketball coach will represent the department and institution at University, state, regional and national conferences and meetings. The men’s basketball coach will have the ability to teach and deliver a college level three-credit Coaching Basketball course in the Athletic Coaching minor and will perform additional administrative tasks assigned by the director of athletics, based upon skills, experience and departmental need. USM is located in Portland Maine’s metro area that is home to over half a million people with a lively, livable community, nationally known for its arts and culture, outdoor recreation, beautiful beaches, and amazing food. Over 60 languages and dialects are spoken in the greater Portland area alone! We are committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants who are multilingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, those in our LGBTQ+ communities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Process

Apply online at You will need to create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a statement explaining your experience with and or commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. All materials must be submitted by July 21, 2021. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support. Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

Institution Information

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Additional Information

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more. Want to know more about employment, benefits and local resources? Our Employment webpage has additional information to help you become more familiar with developing a new career at USM as well as exploring everything the greater Southern Maine area has to offer.

Contact Information

Apply online at


Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with an emphasis on teaching, coaching or leadership
• A minimum of three years of documented basketball coaching experience at the high school, club or college level
• Experience working with student-athletes in an academic setting
• Successful leadership experience as a coach, manager and/or camp director/clinician
• Strong Interpersonal skills
• Strong work ethic, effective communication skills and attention to detail
• Commitment to student development and student success

Preferred Qualifications

No preferred qualifications listed.