Head Football Coach, Job Code 828WPU


Posting Date: February 6, 2018

Closing Date: Open until filled

William Paterson University, Wayne NJ, a Division III member institution of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, invites applications for a twelve-month fulltime position as Head Football Coach.  A member of the New Jersey Athletic Conference, William Paterson University sponsors 13 varsity intercollegiate sports. Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Head Football Coach is responsible for administering all phases of the football program.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing all aspects of a competitive football program, recruitment and retention of quality student-athletes, monitoring academic progress, individual skill development, supervision of assistant coaches, practice organization and game management, budget preparation, coordination of team fundraising activities, and compliance with all university, NCAA and NJAC rules. In addition, the Head Coach coordinates and is involved in community service activities and alumni events.

A Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of three years of full time coaching experience. Candidates must indicate if their prior coaching positions were full time or part time.

Master’s degree and collegiate coaching experience preferred. The successful candidate must have excellent communication and organizational skills, a recruiting plan and knowledge of NCAA Division III rules.

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Interested candidates must send a letter of application, a current resume and the names of at least three (3) professional references to Jan Olsen at olsenj@wpunj.edu or mail to Jan Olsen, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, New Jersey 07470. Electronic submissions are preferred. Applicants must reference the Job Code in the letter of application. A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the University, please visit www.wpunj.edu.



William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.