Head Football Coach

Schenectady, NY - Posted on: Monday 12/21/15


Union College, a highly selective liberal arts institution located in Schenectady, New York, is accepting applications for the position of full time Head Football Coach. The football program is a member of NCAA Division III and the Liberty League. Union College sponsors 26 intercollegiate sports, 24 in Division III, with Ice Hockey competing at Division I.

Responsibilities include successfully overseeing all aspects of a highly competitive Division III football program, including but not limited to: recruiting, student-athlete development, ensuring academic success of student-athletes, practice and game planning, management of coaching staff, fund raising, budget management, rules and compliance. Additional responsibilities include a secondary assignment, as well as other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree strongly preferred. Evidence of at least five years successful football coaching experience required; demonstrated ability to recruit quality student-athletes; strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and computer skills. Candidates must have an understanding of NCAA rules and regulations, along with a philosophy compatible with a multi-classified liberal arts college with highly selective academic standards. Candidate must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals.

The College is committed to excellence in academics and athletics, diversity and a well-balanced, broad based intercollegiate athletics program dedicated to the concept of the student-athlete.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Only finalists will be notified. Persons interested in applying should send their letter of application, a current personal resume and three references (with current phone numbers) to JOANNE LITTLE, SENIOR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS at littlej@union.edu. Electronic submission is strongly preferred in a single pdf or doc file.


Please apply in person, via fax, U.S. Mail or email:

Human Resources Req. # 7236 Union College 807 Union Street Schenectady, NY 12308

Telephone: (518) 388-6108 Fax: (518) 388-6529 E-mail: hr@union.edu

Please submit all electronic application materials as a single pdf or doc file.

Union College, founded in 1795, is a highly-selective, independent college of 2,000 undergraduates. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is known for its distinctive blend of the liberal arts and technology. Union College offers its full-time employees an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity.

Union College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s).

Union College’s strategic plan highlights the role of diversity in providing an effective education for the 21st century at the heart of our mission and vision for the College. Diversifying the student body, the faculty, the administration, the staff and the curriculum requires a commitment to honor our mission and advance our goals. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and national origin.