The position is responsible for assisting in the oversight of the Women's Softball program at Grace College.General Responsibilities: Coaching: Assist with game preparation and coaching. Assist in the supervision of student athletes from the time practice or activity starts until the student athletes leave. At no time should the student athletes be without supervision of a coach. Show respect for officials, press, opposing coaches, visiting teams, parents, fans, students, athletes, fellow coaches, administrators, and teachers. Administrative Responsibilities: Responsible for the security of all facilities used by the team and coaching staff. Assist the Head Coach in insuring the proper completion of physical examinations and all forms relating to the examinations, waiver and release forms, and proof of insurance forms before a student athlete participates in practice. Assist the Head Coach in the distribution, collection, and storage of athletic equipment, uniforms, and supplies (during the season and at its conclusion), and in the collection of fees from athletes for lost equipment and uniforms. Attend departmental meetings as requested or required. Assist in the coordination of transportation for team members to all scheduled events. Perform any other duties or responsibilities related to the coaching position as needed or directed by the Head Coach. Recruiting and Fundraising: Assist in recruiting student athletes who are a good fit for Grace College. Assist with scouting trips. Participate in fundraising activities and the management of all related details. Student Mentoring and Leadership: Maintain strong leadership among student athletes. Assist with the discipleship of the student athletes by conducting Bible studies, meeting with players one-on-one, and being available for the team members. Assist in the coordination of spring or winter break trips for team members in order to establish team unity and cohesiveness. Assist in establishing an environment in which athletes can gain self-esteem and develop a positive self-image. Demonstrate an interest in the classroom efforts and off-season activities of student athletes. Provide leadership that promotes positive attitudes and good sportsmanship. Work with student athletes in a fair, understanding, and tolerant manner. Notify all members of the team of policies, procedures, and training rules as they pertain to the team. Monitor and address the conduct of the student athletes at practices and games. Promote unity within the coaching staff and within the framework of the athletic department. Provide ongoing individual support and guidance for team members. Other Duties: Assist with award presentations. Establish winning teams within the bounds of good sportsmanship. Develop teamwork, morale, sportsmanship, courtesy, fair play, academic excellence, and strict adherence to rules of training and conduct. Promote the attitude among student athletes and coaches that winning is important but is secondary to good sportsmanship and the overall welfare of the athlete.Status: Part-Time; Non-ExemptA completed employment application must be submitted in order to be considered for employment. Applications are available in the Human Resources Office or can be downloaded at http://www.grace.edu/about/employment/current-openingsPosted: 6-19-2017
Minimum Qualifications: Two years of successful assistant coaching experience or collegiate playing experience. Proven ability to communicate effectively one-on-one, in small groups, and in public speaking contexts. Proven ability to communicate ideas and priorities effectively to promote teamwork and achieve desired results. Demonstrated strategic planning skills and an ability to assess the team’s competitive strengths and vulnerabilities. Demonstrated skill in making strategic recommendations to enhance the team’s performance.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in the field of Physical Education, Sport Studies, or a related field. Three years of successful college-level assistant coaching experience.
Grace College is an evangelical Christian liberal arts college and a member of the NAIA and the National Christian College Athletic Association. Grace competes in the very competitive Mid-Central College Conference. Located in the resort community of Winona Lake, near Warsaw, Indiana (36 miles west of Ft. Wayne), Grace College offers 52 academic majors (38 minors) and a student-to-faculty ratio of... 16 to 1. Central to the mission is developing character, sharpening competence and preparing for service. Our goal in Christian living and teaching is to make Christ preeminent in all things. The programs of the college, as well as its community lifestyle, are designed to encourage serious academic inquiry, a biblical worldview, spiritual understanding, and social conscience, all in the context of God's grace.