Job Title: Head Softball Coach Job Class: Administrative Department: Athletic Department Reports to: Athletic Director FLSA status: Exempt/ Full-time
To apply: Complete the on-line application, including references and submit a resume and cover letter.
UNIVERSITY SUMMARY: Historically progressive and building. That is the hallmark of Otterbein University and those connected to this private university nestled in the picturesque, historic Uptown Westerville district in central Ohio and minutes away from Columbus, Ohio’s largest city. Otterbein has set the pace by providing an educational experience that is progressive, innovative, and inclusive. Students come from towns throughout Ohio, as well as many states and multiple countries, enriching the campus through their individual and collective diversity. As a university that educates students of various racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, we strive for and value a diverse faculty and staff that reflects our student population and Franklin County.
Otterbein has been selected as one of 23 universities across the US and the first in Ohio to host a Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Center. Otterbein will work with its own campus community as well as the Columbus City and Westerville City school districts to create positive narrative change about race; promote racial healing activities; and erase structural barriers to equity and opportunity
SUMMARY: Organizes, directs, supervises and administers all phases of a Division III athletic program by performing the following duties:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
The Head Softball Coach will provide oversight to the softball program.
Assists in selecting qualified individuals to serve as assistant coaches in the program.
Operates the program with a liberal arts Division III philosophy, giving attention to the development of academic success, moral character, competitive success and emphasis on community service and promoting these to staff and student-athletes.
Responsible for organizing and conducting a positive and successful recruiting program, which includes distributing information concerning the sports program, arranging for visitation and cooperating with the Office of Admission in a coordinated effort to attract student-athletes to Otterbein University.
Responsible to the Athletics Director or his/her representative for all administrative areas of the athletic program involving, but not limited to, budget, equipment, staff, student-athlete control, academic success, OAC, NCAA rules and regulations, facility and weight room management, strength and conditioning, alumni relations, campus policies and procedures, and student-athlete image and discipline.
Knowledgeable of, abides by, and confers with AD on all university, departmental, OAC, NCAA rules and polices as outlined in official manuals; Responsible for educating all assistant coaches with university, departmental, conference, and NCAA policies; Plans coaching/teaching techniques, conducts film study with coaching staff and student-athletes, coordinates schedules for practice and competitions; Insures that the conference and NCAA documentation is compete before any participation takes place; Confers with the S.I.D. concerning sports program publicity; Responsible for implementing the department and university policies concerning sportsmanship and school representation.
Responsible for medical care (or his/her staff): must work with the athletic trainers and team physicians for the medical wellbeing and protection of the student-athlete during preseason, regular season, and postseason activities assuring each student-athlete receives a medical examination before participation; Trainers will establish the training room hours for preventative care and rehabilitation; Emergency procedures must be reviewed/established for practice and competition.
May be required to drive team and coaches to program related activities.
Responsible for the physical appearance and personal conduct of all coaches, staff and players associated with the program. It is understood that these areas of interest will be kept in line with the standards of good conduct and image that will reflect positively on the program, the athletic department and Otterbein University. The Athletics Director will serve as a resource for the head coach and will assist in administering the standards for all sports.
Responsible for being sensitive to the needs of underrepresented populations. Furthermore, the promotion of diversity and inclusion should be demonstrated in the recruitment of both athletes and coaches.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: N/A
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: BS/BA Degree in Health, Physical Education or related athletic field; Master’s degree preferred; experience and demonstrated success in teaching, coaching and recruiting.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must have a valid driver’s license.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written English skills including grammar.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Must be competent in general math.
TECHNICAL SKILLS: Knowledge of strength and conditioning for university athletes preferred; strong interpersonal and supervisory skills. Must take pride in and be thorough in quality of work produced.
REASONING ABILITY: Must possess excellent attention to details; must be a team player and interact collegially with co-workers and other constituencies. Must possess excellent customer service skills. Must possess strong organizational skills. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment in unusual or new situations. Must be able to work independently and must retain confidential information.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear, sit, reach and use repetitive motions of hands and wrists. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop or bend. The employee must occasionally lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds and occasionally push and/or pull up to 50 pounds. This position requires close vision. Must be able to meet regular and predictable attendance standards.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Duties are primarily performed in on an athletic field subject to heat, dust, noises from players and fans.
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind of level of difficulty.
Otterbein University is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.
Otterbein University is committed to providing a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination. To this end, the University prohibits any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, pregnancy, religion, creed, marital status, partnership status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, military status, or any other legally protected status in its programs and activities. However, the University’s commitment to a nondiscriminatory environment is not intended to abridge unduly its commitment to academic freedom, free speech, or its educational mission. Inquiries or complaints regarding any form of discrimination or harassment may be directed to:
Scott Fitzgerald Director of Human Resources and Legal Affairs Title IX Coordinator 614.823.1130
Internal Number: CF9988
About Otterbein University
Historically progressive. That is the hallmark of Otterbein University and those connected to this private university nestled in the picturesque, historic Uptown Westerville district in central Ohio. Otterbein University was established in 1847, a set of deeply rooted values still guide this model community of leaders and learners. Otterbein has set the pace by providing an educational experience that is progressive, innovative and inclusive. Today Otterbein University enrolls 2,480 undergraduate students in more than 70 majors and 456 graduate students working toward one of six master’s degrees or a doctor of nursing practice degree. Students come from towns throughout Ohio and represent 42 states and 11 countries, enriching the campus through their individual and collective diversity. Integrity, humane values and an inherently just, moral compass have guided Otterbein’s forward-thinking vision and actions—from its curriculum to its responsibilities as a member of academic, regional and global communities.