Washington & Jefferson College is seeking applications for a Head Softball Coach. The head softball coach is responsible for the direction and organization of the Washington & Jefferson College softball program. The coach is responsible for the recruitment and retention of academically and athletically qualified student athletes, supervision of coaching staff, practice planning, player skill/leadership development, fiscal responsibility and alumni cultivation. The coach is expected to demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship and conduct becoming of the coaching profession. In addition, the coach should maintain a professional and cooperative relationship with the College’s faculty, working together for the benefit of the student-athlete. The coach is expected to annually review any rule changes relative to the sport and to always adhere to all rules, regulations and policies of NCAA Division III and the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.
Duties and Responsibilities Coaching and Instruction: •Plan coaching and practice sessions in accordance with NCAA Division III rules and regulations. •Organize and conduct an appropriate number of practice sessions and direct all activities during contests. •Coach team members, individually and in groups, and demonstrate game techniques. •Develop and implement game strategy and position assignments. •Oversee the strength and conditioning programs for student athletes. •Monitor and maintain the discipline and conduct of student athletes to support the image and reputation of the athletics program. •Provide an environment that supports the achievement of the academic goals of the student athlete. Recruiting •Recruit quality prospective student-athletes and ensure timely submission of their academic records for admissions. •Includes identifying prospective student-athletes, evaluating high school prospects, and maintaining an accurate records and database in Front Rush.
•Responsible for meeting the college-identified annual recruiting goal for the program (8 softball recruits) Administrative •Prepare a schedule of contests and team activities in conjunction with the director of athletics that complies with departmental policies, goals and objectives •Administer the sport budget in a fiscally responsible manner; submit all purchase requests to the director of athletics for prior approval. Develop program’s fundraising strategies. •Coordinate team travel, housing and meals and submit a travel itinerary prior to the start of each season. •Communicate and cooperate with the equipment manager regarding the distribution, collection and purchasing of athletic equipment and supplies. •Manage the development and coordination of community service projects for team members. •Cultivate alumni groups associated with the program in conjunction with the office of alumni programs. •Complete secondary duty as assigned by director of athletics. Minimum Qualifications •Bachelor’s Degree. •Between 2 - 5 years. •Excellent oral and written communication skills. •Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills. •Excellent organizational skills. •Ability to multitask with success. •Appreciation for the mission of a residential liberal arts college. •Literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). •CPR-First Aid certification or the ability to be certified.
Applicants should email (please type: Head Softball Coach in the subject line) their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Official transcripts required upon hire.
Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or national origin.
Founded in 1781 and located about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Washington & Jefferson College is a coed, four-year, private liberal arts college dedicated to developing students one at a time. All classes are taught by master teachers who are caring mentors and advisors, and opportunities abound for internships, study-abroad programs, student activities, athletics, and volunteer service.