1623-Assistant Softball Coach

Job #:  1623

The Assistant Softball Coach will be responsible for serving as Head Coach of the Softball Junior Varsity program as well as serving as the primary recruiter for the JV team.  The JV coach will meet target recruitment goals for the program outlined in the JV Program Business Plan.  The Assistant Softball Coach will assist the Head Softball Coach in other program areas as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for JV Program practice preparation and game coaching
  • Assist with Varsity practice preparation and game coaching 
  • Responsible for identifying , attracting and matriculating outstanding softball student-athletes to the university
  • Achieving recruitment goals for the JV Program
  • Assist the head coach as needed in scheduling competitive events for both Varsity and JV Programs
  • Assists the head coach in completing all travel arrangements as required
  • Makes financial reports for all JV trips away from home where money has been advanced and keeps accurate records when expenses are to be repaid
  • Under the supervision of the head coach, works within the parameters of operating, recruiting and work-study budgets
  • Works with the head coach in the purchasing of equipment, supplies and uniforms for both Varsity and JV Programs adhering to departmental policies
  • Follows all NCAA, NWC and Pacific University rules and regulations which pertain to the Softball Program
  • Successfully completes the NCAA Rules Exam annually
  • Cooperates with the Head Athletic Trainer to ensure that athletes receive quality care, prevention and treatment of injuries
  • Attend all Pacific Athletic Department Coaches Meetings
  • Works with the Sports Information office to promote the Softball JV Program and to ensure proper staffing for JV events
  • Functions as a team player within the department and shares the vision for the future of the Softball Program and Athletic Department as outlined by Athletics Strategic Plan
  • Exercises good judgment in projecting positive coaching behavior
  • Leads by example in promoting “class image” for the program
  • Encourages good sportsmanship and fosters desirable athlete/coach relationships

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:  Other duties within the Athletic Department will be assigned to this position.  Responsibilities which may be included, but are not limited to: Intramural Sports support, Game Management duties, Sports Information, Building Supervision and/or other related duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITY:  The Assistant Softball Coach will report directly to the Head Softball Coach.  All coaches and staff in Pacific Athletics report to the Director of Athletics.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

A Bachelor’s Degree is required; Master’s Degree is preferred.  A significant and successful record as an Assistant Coach at the college level in the sport of Softball is ideal. The successful candidate should possess strong leadership and communication skills and have the ability to recruit high quality student-athletes.  The candidate must be committed to the mission of a private liberal arts University and have an understanding of how the sport of Softball and Athletics in general fit into this environment.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & BEHAVIORS:

a)      Communicates with students, faculty, staff and the public appropriate to the age of the individual served.

b)      Builds on basic learning and carries it from one situation to another.

c)       Demonstrates critical thinking skills in problem solving and decision-making.

d)      Asks questions and seeks assistance.

e)       Takes responsibility to eliminate the source of problems.

f)       Demonstrates confidentiality regarding information pertaining to all students, faculty and staff.

g)      Maintains proper appearance and personal conduct for the employee’s particular job.

h)      Uses effective communication skills taking into consideration body language, filters, listening, paraphrasing, and questions with customers of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

i)        Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment.

WORKING CONDITIONS: General coaching environment

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIESx_Climbing  xBalancing  x_Stooping  x_Kneeling  x_Crouching  x_Crawling  x_Reaching  x_Standing x_Walking  x_Pushing  x_Pulling  x_Lifting x_Fingering  x_Grasping  x_Feeling  x_Talking  x_Hearing x_Repetitive motion

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS__Sedentary work  __Light work  x_Medium work  __Heavy work  __Very Heavy work   __Visual acuity

APPLICATION:  Please email cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references to employment@pacificu.edu.  Please name your documents as shown in the following example: (Example:  Adams_Amy letter, Adams_Amy resume, Adams_Amy references).  You may also mail your application materials to Human Resources/Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR  97116.

Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified.  The hiring process normally consists of several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position.  Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and successful completion of a background check.  If the position is posted on our job board at http://www.pacificu.edu/hr/employment/positions/index.cfm it is an available position and you may apply.  No phone calls please.

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Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business.  Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu.  In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.

At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences.  International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance.  Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116, provost@pacificu.edu.