Bluefield University Employment Opportunities

Assistant Football Coach


Under the supervision of the Head Football Coach, the primary purpose of the Assistant Football Coach is to manage the football program and provide teaching and instruction to the athletes included within the program, while fostering and maintaining fiscal responsibility.


The primary duties of the Assistant Football Coach consist of instructing athletes in the fundamentals and the performance of the sport of football 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 Football Coach reports to the Head Football Coach and is responsible for the following areas:

Departmental Administration (15%):

  • Leads a football program that is in harmony with and supportive of the institutional mission and philosophy of Bluefield University.
  • Possesses the knowledge of eligibility requirements and provide and maintain a list of eligible athletes.
  • 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 University positively when interacting with the community, alumni, high school and other coaches, media and general public.
  • Assists in reporting all score results to the proper media outlies and to the Sports Information Director
  • Provides recommendations for rewards for deserving athletes.
  • Complies with all rules, policies and procedures as established by Bluefield University, the NAIA, NCCAA and AAC.
  • Interprets University policies to employees and enforces safety regulations.
  • Complies with regular attendance at the University during regular scheduled days and work hours

Teaching/Coaching (50%):

  • Assists in organizing and conducting practice sessions with student athletes .
  • Instructs, teaches, and coaches student athletes on how to perform for competitive football games and also during practice.
  • Provides tutoring and mentoring of athletes involved in the football program.
  • Monitors and supervises student athletes while at practice and while traveling to ensure their conduct is reflective of the mission of the University.
  • Coordinates the Defensive system.
  • Organizes and conducts Defensive practice sessions in which he mentors and instructs the athletes involved
  • Assists with off season training, fitness, agility and strength training programs

Recruiting (30%)

  • Identify, evaluate and recruit potential team members to Bluefield University
  • Possesses the knowledge of eligibility requirements and provide and maintain a list of eligible athletes.
  • Retain current BC students as team members
  • Ensures that program meets annual membership requirements
  • Ensures that program recruiting activities adhere to University policies and procedures.

Other Duties (5%):

  • Provides reports and documentation when required by the Director of Athletics
  • 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
  • Assists the Head Coach will all aspects of a nationally competitive football program, including team travel, video editing, mentoring and instructing, recruiting, on-field coaching, monitoring academics and fundraising campaigns.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


This position directly supervises any volunteers and student workers who are assigned to the football program, and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the University’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:

  • Must be able to support the Mission Statement, purpose and goals of the University and express a personal Christian commitment.
  • Must possess a minimum of a B.S/B.A Degree.
  • Must possess a current and working knowledge of NAIA regulations.
  • Must be able to accept direction from the supervisor.
  • 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is 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 in addition to stooping, squatting, bending, jumping and running.   The employee must also possess the ability to 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.


 The Assistant Football Coach’s performance will be based on the ability to meet departmental and divisional objectives.  Performance will also be based on the ability to advance institutional objectives.

The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Ability to develop student athletes to their fullest potential which includes providing instruction to student athletes.
  • Ability to fulfill job description requirements as listed above in a timely and effective manner.
  • Ability to perform administrative functions such as supervision, budget preparation and management.
  • Ability to recruit quality student athletes.


 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 University 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 University.  Position descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The University 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 University, 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA 24605, [email protected]

Additional information about Bluefield University is available at

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

Bluefield University 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 University is a private, not-for-profit institution affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. Bluefield University 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 University 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 and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs. This institution encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.





Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231


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