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Wednesday November 5, 2008 (Update 3)


Olivet Nazarene University: Head football coach. Position Description: The head football coach will lead the ONU football team in its mission: "Winning Championships - Developing Champions." This requires successful management of all phases of the football program: facilities, staff, finances, and constituent relations. The position also requires visionary leadership to strengthen the football program athletically, academically, spiritually, and through the service mission of the university. Membership: Olivet is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) and in football, the Mid States Football Association (MSFA). Qualifications: Top applicants will have a master's degree and successful coaching experiences such as: college head coaching experience, college offensive or defensive coordinator experience, recruiting, administrative, and budgeting experience. The football coach should possess personal characteristics such as vision, excellent communication skills, and a demonstrated understanding and sympathy for education in the Wesleyan tradition and Nazarene school sponsorship. Commitment to a Faith Community: Olivet operates under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). The head football coach must demonstrate an active relationship with Christ as expressed in faith and service, which is in accord with the mission of Olivet Nazarene University, and display a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the University's Wesleyan tradition. The head football coach should be a model of Christian discipleship as confirmed through active engagement in a local church, involvement in campus worship, and through a vibrant current testimony. Direct Reports: The head football coach directly supervises all assistant football coaches and graduate assistants. The head football coach will work directly and report directly to the athletic director. Application Deadline: The application window will close for initial review on December 1, 2008. Resumes and letters of interest may be emailed to <> or mailed via the postal service to: Gary Newsome, Athletic Director, Olivet Nazarene University, 1 University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL 60914. Olivet Nazarene University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities in keeping with the applicable state and federal laws.