University of Iowa
February 11, 2021
Iowa City, Iowa
Job Type


The University of Iowa Athletics Department seeks applications from self-motivated, results-oriented individuals with the knowledge, ability and interpersonal skills required to serve as Assistant Football Coach – a full-time, 12-month position, salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, including full University benefits.  The University of Iowa is an NCAA Division I Power Five institution and a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Department of Athletics manages 24 varsity sports programs and operates under a “Win. Graduate. Do It Right.” philosophy. For more information regarding Athletics, please click here.

Responsibilities:  Perform all duties as a full-time countable coach, including prospect evaluations, on-campus, and off-campus visits, permissible communication periods with prospective student athletes, and eligibility criteria. This is an NCAA Countable Assistant Coach - specific position coaching responsibilities to be determined. Assist in the development of playbook materials; handle personal counseling needs of players directly supervised; public speaking and promotion; other duties as assigned by head coach.

Note to Candidate: This position requires some travel, work in the evenings, on weekends and holidays. Five professional references will be required at a later step in the recruitment process.  The successful candidate will be subject to a credential and criminal background check and driving record review.

Benefits Highlights: Excellent fringe benefit package including paid vacation and sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans.  The University of Iowa is a Big Ten, nationally ranked research university with 30,000 students located in Iowa City. A vibrant community boasting excellent public schools, safe, comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, a highly educated population, and numerous cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities and events contribute to the Iowa City area frequently appearing high on the best-places-to-live listings. Go to “Working at Iowa” to learn more.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent);
  • Minimum of three (3) years football coaching experience at the NCAA level or five (5) years successful coaching experience in a highly competitive environment including at a major high school, college, professional level or combination;
  • Ability to work constructively and collaboratively in a diverse environment, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and ability to build trusting relationships;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as demonstrated through public speaking engagements, clinician experience, and/or use of effective and creative training/coaching techniques;
  • Extensive knowledge of and the ability to:
    • Utilize basic office productivity software;
    • Operate effectively within a highly regulated team environment
  • A valid U.S. driving license and the ability to meet and maintain University of Iowa Driving Policy standards.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Successful football coaching experience in a Division 1 collegiate football program;
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the professionalism and intensity necessary to successfully contribute to a Division I athletics program;
  • Three years of demonstrated success in student-athlete recruiting;
  • Extensive proficiency and ability to:
    • utilize a video analysis system (please specify)
    • utilize an online recruiting database (ex: ACS, OXs Scout, etc.)
    • maintain productive, long-term relationships with staff, students, prospect’s coaches, and patrons.

Application Details:  Visit our website at Jobs@UIowa and search for keywords “Assistant Football Coach”.  Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.  Candidates must upload both a current resume and a cover letter that clearly address how they meet the listed qualifications of this position.  Only applications submitted at Jobs@UIowa will be accepted.  For questions or additional information, send email to Athletics Human Resources at

As a part of the University of Iowa’s review of job applications and consistent with its policies and practices, the University may access and/or view information about applicants that is job-related and publicly available on the internet, including but not limited to information on social media sites.  The access, viewing and/or use of such information is governed by the University’s Policy on Human Rights, as well as state and federal law.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.