The University of Iowa Athletics Department seeks applications for an assistant softball coach. 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.
The successful candidate will assist the Head Coach in the management and coaching of a competitive NCAA Division I softball program. This includes, but is not limited to, assisting with operations management (e.g., program development, budget, equipment, camps, marketing, public relations, fund raising), recruiting as permitted by NCAA rules, planning team practices, conducting individual workouts, and other duties as assigned. This position requires frequent travel, work in the evenings, on weekends and holidays, a valid U.S. driver’s license and the ability to meet The University of Iowa Driving Policy standards.
Note to Applicant: Please ensure your resume/cover letter illustrates your experience how you meet the required and desired qualifications for the position. Three professional references will be requested now and at a later step in the recruitment process, additional references may be requested.
Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent)
Minimum 3 years successful coaching experience at the NCAA level or 10 years successful head coaching experience at junior college and/or high school level or combination.
Working knowledge of and ability to:
Utilize basic office productivity software such as Microsoft Office;
Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as effectively communicate with and successfully recruit national caliber student-athletes;
Work constructively and collaboratively with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
Proven ability to successfully identify and accurately assess the talent of softball athletes
Knowledge of and commitment to comply with NCAA rules and regulations
Demonstrated extensive proficiency and ability to:
Utilize a video analysis system;
Encourage and motivate student-athletes through effective analysis, feedback and use of effective diagnostic/coaching techniques;
Maintain productive, long-term relationships with staff, students, coaches of prospects, and patrons.
Internal Number: 73034
About University of Iowa
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The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.