Assist the Coaching staff of an NCAA Division I Softball program in accordance with NCAA, and University regulations. This position will be for a Volunteer Assistant Softball Coach for the 2019-2020 season. The candidate will work closely with the coaching staff and athletic administration to promote Illinois Athletics mission to Unify, Develop, Inspire, and Achieve in division one athletics. The main duties of the position include assisting in the instruction of student-athletes during practices, preparation of student-athletes for competition, and support of strategic decisions in games. Pitching or Catching expertise is preferred. Ability to throw front toss, hit ground balls and flyballs is necessary. Ability to pitch batting practice is preferred. Secondary duties for this position will include assisting in the operational management of the program. Assisting with various administrative duties associated with running the program. Off campus recruiting is not permitted per NCAA rules.
General Requirements (education, years of experience, type of experience, etc.): Bachelor's degree required. Two to four years of Division I playing experience or two years coaching experience in Softball. Outstanding sport specific technical, tactical and strategic knowledge.Knowledge of NCAA Division I softball rules.
Technology Skills Required (desktop skills, proficiency with specific applications, etc.): Basic proficiency in excel and word. Basic internet and email capabilities. Basic video filming and editing skills preferred. Ability to break down, analyze and synthesize film to use in practices with student athletes.
Competencies Required (skills/behaviors): Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in accordance with the rules set forth by the University of Illinois, Big Ten Conference, and NCAA.
Conditions of Appointment: This is a volunteer position that will not include a salary or benefits. The preferred start date would be in Fall of 2019. A successful criminal background check will be required for any selected volunteers.
To ensure full consideration, send a cover letter addressing your interest, qualifications and experiences specifically relating to the responsibilities of this position, a comprehensive resume, and the current contact information for 3 professional references to the Softball program at email@example.com .
About University of Illinois
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a member of the Big Ten Conference and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.