Summary: Incumbent is responsible for administering all aspects of a competitive Division III baseball program, adhering to the guidelines and expectations that are set forth from Illinois College, the Midwest Conference, and the NCAA. In addition to the day-to-day coaching, the Head Baseball Coach is responsible for the organization of recruiting, scheduling, budget, travel coordination, game day staff management, equipment management, camps, and fundraising. The Head Baseball Coach is expected to meet recruiting, retention, and net tuition revenue goals and must follow all Illinois College, Midwest Conference, and NCAA rules and bylaws. This position reports directly to the Director of Athletics.
Essential Functions: The following list of duties is meant to be representative of the work performed in this position. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical extension of position responsibilities.
•Recruit, retain and graduate successful student-athletes •Meet the recruitment, retention and net tuition revenue goals set by the College •Complete operation of the baseball program including: Plan season competition schedule; schedule officials and student workers for game day events, plan and conduct practice and budget management •Ensure academic performance and personal development of student-athletes •Collaborate with Early Intervention group •Maintain a high level of professionalism on and off the court toward student athletes, other coaches, parents, administrators, and members of the community •Supervise Assistant Baseball Coach(es) •Monitor and manage Baseball budget •Coordinate fundraising with Development and Alumni Affairs; manage fundraising account •Maintain a clear understanding and adhere to the NCAA and Midwest Conference bylaws •Coordinate all hotel, travel, and meal arrangements for the season •Coordinate uniform distribution, purchase, and maintenance •Assist the Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning with the operation and supervision of out of season strength and conditioning activities (if certified in strength and conditioning) •Coordinate and host annual summer camps •Serve on committees, as needed •Additional administrative responsibilities will be assigned at the discretion of the Director of Athletics
To apply submit a cover letter, resume and list of references to the Office of Human Resources by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Office of Human Resources Illinois College 1101 West College Avenue Jacksonville, IL 62650
Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.
Minimum of five years’ experience coaching intercollegiate baseball, required
Valid driver’s license with evidence of insurability, required
Knowledge of compliance with all NCAA, Midwest Conference and Illinois College rules and regulations
Intercultural competency; ability to work with individual from diverse backgrounds
Able to develop and maintain collaborative relationships, engage in creative problem-solving, and extend enlightened hospitality when working with others
Skills and experience in coaching and team motivation
Appreciation for the value of a liberal arts experience and the philosophy of DIII athletics
Passion and motivation to recruit and mentor student-athletes
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Possess an outcomes-oriented approach to coaching
Professional integrity and a positive approach to conflict management/resolution
First Aid and AED certification, preferred
Strength and conditioning certification, preferred
Ability to work weekdays, weekends, and some evenings
Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
About Illinois College
Illinois College is a residential, private liberal arts college located in the heart of Illinois, 85 miles north of Saint Louis, Missouri, and 30 miles west of Springfield, the Illinois State Capital. True to its founding vision in 1829, Illinois College is a community committed to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts. The College develops in its students qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service, fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success.