Assistant Football Coach/Defensive Assistant Athletics

Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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February 2, 2023
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Carnegie Mellon University s department of Athletics is searching for an Assistant Football Coach/Defensive Assistant in its NCAA Division III program. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment. You will contribute to the department by providing assistance to the head coach with all aspects of the football program. This is a full-time, 12-month position.

The University seeks an individual with demonstrated competitive success on the collegiate level with proven effectiveness in recruiting for an academically selective and culturally diverse institution. Carnegie Mellon has a world-renowned reputation with core values that reflect its commitment to hiring and retaining individuals with a diversity of talents, perspectives and experiences. A national research university, Carnegie Mellon is a member of the NCAA Division III and University Athletic Association.

Core responsibilities will include:

  • Playbook creation, game planning, and organizing daily practice schedule
  • Demonstrate proficiency in sport skill instruction, motivation and ability to conduct practice sessions under the direction of the head coach
  • Exhibit encouraging and cooperative behavior pursuing sport programs goals set by head coach
  • Demonstrate sincere interest in personal, academic and athletic progress of student-athletes
  • Leadership and professional behavior when dealing with student athletes
  • Recruit potential student athletes via phone, email or personal contact
  • Teaching the physical education program as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the department of Athletics. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to optimally interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

Review of candidates will begin immediately with priority consideration given to those who apply before February 3, 2023 or until which time the position is filled. Expected start date is March 1, 2023.


  • Bachelor s degree required; Master s degree preferred
  • 1-3 years athletic coaching experience; knowledge of computer software for film breakdown and recruiting is highly desired
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills


  • Background check
  • OSHA on the job Hazardous Materials Safety Training
  • Child Protection Clearances

Are you interested in this exciting opportunity? Please apply!

CMU s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Staff and faculty must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements. Please see Minimum Requirements to Return to Campus for details regarding the university s current COVID-19 mitigation requirements.


Pittsburgh, PA

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Staff Regular

Full Time/Part time

Full time

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