Bluefield College Employment Opportunities

Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach


Under the supervision of the Head Men’s Basketball Coach, the primary purpose of the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach is to assist in the administration of successful NAIA/Appalachian Athletic Conference men’s basketball program including travel arrangements, ordering and maintaining an inventory of all athletic equipment and assisting with all non-basketball related team functions.


The primary duties of the Head Men’s Basketball Coach consist of instructing athletes in the fundamentals and the performance of the sport of men’s basketball as well as teaching, tutoring, mentoring and coaching student athletes. In addition, as leaders of this sport, the coach exercises discretion and judgment in decisions affecting the student athletes and the employees of their department.


The Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach reports to the Head Men’s Basketball Coach and is responsible for the following areas:

  1. Departmental Administration (15%):
    • Assists in management of a men’s basketball program that is in harmony with and supportive of the institutional mission and philosophy of Bluefield College.
    • Assists with budget and controls inventory of men’s basketball equipment.
    • Develops men’s basketball schedule with the Head Men’s Basketball Coach
    • Works with the athletic trainers and medical health services to insure the safety and well-being of the student athletes
    • Works cooperatively with personnel in the Athletics Department, attends department meetings and activities, and always represents the College positively when interacting with the community, alumni, high school and other coaches, media and general public.
    • Complies with all rules, policies and procedures as established by Bluefield College, the NAIA, and AAC.
    • Interprets College policies to student-athletes and enforces safety regulations.
    • Complies with regular attendance at the College during regular scheduled days and work hours.
  1. Teaching/Coaching (50%):
    • Organizes and conducts practice sessions with student athletes.
    • Instructs, teaches, and coaches student athletes on how to perform for Men’s basketball games and also during practice.
    • Provides tutoring and mentoring of athletes involved in the Men’s basketball program.
    • Assists with monitoring and supervision of student athletes while at practice and while traveling to ensure their conduct is reflective of the mission of the College.
  1. Recruiting (30%):
    • Identify, evaluate and recruit potential team members to Bluefield College
    • Possesses the knowledge of eligibility requirements and provide and maintain a list of eligible athletes.
    • Assists with retention efforts of current BC students as team members
  1. Other Duties (5%):
    • Provides reports and documentation when required by the Head Men’s Basketball Coach
    • Possesses the ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and implement work, and be able to apply logic and creativity in order to solve problems and deal with mathematical and financial aspects.
    • Possesses the ability to receive, process and provide visual and verbal information
    • Performs all other duties as assigned.


This position directly supervises student workers who are assigned to the men’s basketball program, and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the College’s policies and applicable laws.  Supervisory duties, responsibilities, and functions include interviewing, hiring, training and mentoring employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints; and resolving problems.


The individual must possess the knowledge, skills and ability to demonstrate, explain and perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some combination of the following skills and abilities:

  1. Must be able to support the Mission Statement, purpose and goals of the College and express a personal Christian commitment.
  2. Must possess a minimum of a B.S/B. A Degree.
  3. Must possess a current and working knowledge of NAIA regulations.
  4. Must possess a minimum of three to five years’ experience in coaching and/or teaching
  5. Must possess sufficient manual dexterity to be able to operate all equipment including but not limited to: copy machines, computers, faxes, scanners, telephones as well as specialized equipment typically found in a modern athletic office environment.


  • Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This position may require frequent standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, pulling, pushing, lifting, carrying.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms, climb stairs; talk or hear.  The employee must also possess the ability to occasionally lift, carry, and/or drag approximately 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye. The operation of vehicles and the transportation of athletes are duties that are required at various times. Tasks such as working at a computer which involves extensive wrist and hand movements are also required.

  • Specialized Equipment Requirements

The use of specialized equipment listed here is representative of equipment an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Specialized equipment would be equipment typically found in modern athletic facilities.

  • Working Conditions and Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the duties, responsibilities, and functions of this job. Supervisors are responsible for maintaining an environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, coercion or harassment, including sexual or gender harassment.  Work is performed indoors and/or outdoors.  The noise level is usually low to moderate.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be required to travel.


This position is subject to at least an annual evaluation based upon the job duties, responsibilities, and functions as set forth above.


The job duties, responsibilities, functions, and requirements delineated above should not be interpreted as an all inclusive list of same.  Additional duties, responsibilities, functions, and requirements may be assigned as deemed appropriate.  The College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, responsibilities, and functions, or combine positions at any time.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the College.  Position descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The College maintains its status as an at-will employer.


To apply for this position, please visit to complete the electronic staff employment application and upload the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and full contact information for at least three professional references
  • Statement of Christian Faith

Hard copy application materials may be sent to Judy Pedneau, Director of Human Resources at Bluefield College, 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA 24605,

Additional information about Bluefield College is available at

To be considered for this position, all application requirements listed above must be completed.

Bluefield College is a Christ-centered, multicultural learning community that values and seeks faculty and staff who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives, are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Bluefield College is a private, not-for-profit institution affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. Bluefield College shall not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the College is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other College-administered programs. This institution encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.