Saint Joseph’s University Assistant Coach/Instructor, Softball
Position Summary: Under the direction of the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach/Instructor will be responsible for designing skill development programs for student-athletes and overseeing all aspects of the NCAA Division I softball program. In the absence of the Head Coach the Assistant Coach/Instructor will have the responsibility to act and function as the head coach.
Duties and Responsibilities: • Oversee graduate assistants and student managers. • Assist the Head Coach to identify and recruit student athletes who are capable of competing successfully on the NCAA Division I level and who are capable of succeeding academically and graduating. • Developing successful recruitment strategies, following up on prospective students, researching and targeting high schools and athletic camps as sources for potential student-athletes and visiting high schools and athletic camps to conduct student interviews. • Attend all competitions and practices unless directed to other tasks by the head coach • Teach student-athletes proper skills and skill development in their sport. • Provide instruction in physical health, nutrition and safety. • Provide instruction in team concepts and sports etiquette.
Secondary Responsibilities: • Assume the duties of the Head Coach in his or her absence. • Oversee other Assistant Coaches and/or volunteer Assistant Coaches as assigned. • Oversee graduate assistants and student managers as assigned. • Develop and oversee off-season conditioning programs for the team. • Determine individual and team strengths and develop strategies to maximize performance. • Scout opponents and develop scouting reports. • Provide advice and counsel to the Head Coach in holding student-athletes accountable for infractions of rules, regulations and policies. • Work with the Head Coach and administrators to stay within fiscal and budgetary guidelines.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours: • Must have flexibility and be able to sustain long work hours including evenings, early mornings and weekends. • Position requires frequent travel.
Minimum Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree. • Minimum of 3 years of coaching or playing at a collegiate or professional level. • Demonstrated knowledge of and adherence to NCAA and member conference rules and regulations. • Demonstrated self-direction and motivation with the ability to work independently and work under pressure. • Strong administrative skills including the ability to prioritize organize and budget. • Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification must be maintained. • Valid driver’s license and successful clearance of motor vehicle record check. • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of Saint Joseph’s University. • Successful background check clearances to include a PA Criminal Records Check, FBI Fingerprinting Check and PA Child Abuse Clearance Check.
Preferred Qualifications: • Master’s degree. • 5 years of coaching experience at the collegiate or professional level.
On-line applications only. Please provide a letter of application/interest and resume. For a complete description of position responsibilities, qualifications, and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.sju.edu/postings/15202.
Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, and Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and make positive contributions to that mission. Saint Joseph's is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. EOE M/F/D/V