Oglethorpe University, Atlanta’s leading private, Liberal Arts University is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic professional to serve as the Head Baseball Coach. The Head Coach is accountable for all phases of growing a competitive baseball program which competes in the Southern Athletic Association. Primary duties include coaching the team, managing the budget, overseeing game day operations including travel arrangements, and effectively recruiting student athletes. This is a full-time position with an excellent benefit package, including employer paid health insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, tuition waivers and much more. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Head Coaches’ responsibilities include but are not limited to: knowing and abiding by all University, NCAA and Southern Athletic Association rules and regulations; coaching; recruiting; monitoring scholar-athlete academic progress; budgeting; fundraising; and scheduling. The successful candidate must be highly motivated and have a successful coaching record in a competitive baseball program. The successful candidate must also provide positive leadership in all aspects of the baseball program and must possess strong interpersonal skills to interact professionally with all internal and external patrons. Other job duties and responsibilities are to be determined by the Director of Athletics.
A Bachelor’s degree is required and a minimum of three years coaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred. A valid driver's license is also required.
Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Successful candidate should also be knowledgeable of and committed to the rules and regulations of the NCAA, Title IX, and SAA. Position will require ability to demonstrate appropriate technical skills during practice and games; ability to plan, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks; ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Some travel required.
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
This position requires work in a normal office environment as well as on the baseball field; typically running, bending, crouching and stooping.; use of tools requiring high dexterity is required as well as occasional lifting of up to 50lbs; use of office equipment, baseball equipment and alternative work schedule is also required.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified individual has been hired. Oglethorpe University is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive culture to best support our student-athletes. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references at:
Employment is contingent upon satisfactory criminal history background check. Please no phone calls. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE
OU competes in the NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Association. Website: www.oglethorpe.edu. Athletics Website: gopetrels.com
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience.
About Oglethorpe University
Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe is a small, highly selective, independent, private university located on a beautiful,100 acre campus in Atlanta. Our liberal arts mission serves a diverse student body of 1,450 undergraduates, representing 33 states and 38 countries. Renowned for its ground-breaking Core program, Oglethorpe is a member of the Annapolis Group, comprised of the nation’s most selective liberal arts institutions, and has been named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges, Forbes’ America’s Best Colleges, and Princeton Review’s Best Southeastern Colleges. Oglethorpe is home to the Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, and the Piedmont School of Atlanta. The Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels compete in the NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Association.
Oglethorpe University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.