The purpose of the Assistant Coach - Softball position is to develop Christ-centered excellence, to mentor and challenge student-athletes to grow spiritually (discipleship), academically, athletically, to provide opportunities for Christian service through the medium of softball and to be consistently competitive at the championship level. This position is responsible for assisting the head coach in initiating, developing and leading all aspects of the Softball program, such as recruiting, scheduling opponents, individual training, and coaching team members. This position provides support for specific internal operations for the athletic department and must abide by rules and regulations established by William Jessup University, the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) and the GSAC, (Golden State Athletic Conference). To be considered for this position, please visit our employment site at www.jessup.edu/employment and submit an application packet.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Provide Christ-like (biblical) leadership for the softball program and athletic department in accordance with the WJU Community Covenant.
Assist the Head Coach to recruit and graduate student-athletes who maintain the standards of the university and department.
Disciple and assist with character development of student-athletes.
Assist Head Coach to provide fundraising and public relations efforts to support the Athletic Department as well as the softball program.
Attend coaches and departmental meetings when necessary
Assist in player development in practice and games to better on field performance and promote a competitive environment.
Participation required in all practices and games, including travel, nights and weekends
Complete other duties as assigned.
Qualified applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred); Applicants must demonstrate a history of successful individual or team regional and/or national accolades. He/she must be an effective public speaker, positive/personable, and demonstrate successful recruitment and graduation of high academic achieving students, coordination or participation of community service and college engagement activities, and camps and clinics. The successful candidate must have the ability to market the great academic opportunities at William Jessup University and its affordability.
Knowledge of and committed to William Jessup University mission statement and philosophy, the NAIA, and conference rules and regulations.
Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the game of softball.
Experience coaching and recruiting at the college level or equivalent related experience.
Requires a valid driver’s license and be eligible to drive on University-related business (i.e. to practices, games, etc. including transporting students) according to WJU insurance requirements.
Exhibit and articulate a vibrant, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Strong interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Strong organizational skills, proficiency in oral and written communication, public relations skills, and strong self-motivation characteristics.
About William Jessup University
As an exceptional Christian college in Sacramento, CA, William Jessup University seeks to develop the whole person by developing skills in communication, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and by exposing students to a broad cross-section of knowledge in science, social science, and the humanities. Jessup Athletics is a member of the GSAC and the NAIA and, strives to mentor and challenge student athletes at the championship level.