Assistant Softball Coach (Hitting Coach Preferred) Assist the Head Coach in recruiting quality student-athletes and instruct student-athletes in skill development.
1. Assists to plan and develop the Softball program to ensure compliance with established guidelines and regulations for college university accredited events.
2. Assists to establish and implement specific program objectives for the Softball program. Assists to plan, organize schedule and conduct practice sessions including a pre-season conditioning program, home and away competitions to provide participating students appropriate training and academic time for continued program eligibility and personal growth.
3. Promotes and manages all aspects of Division II intercollegiate softball team in compliance with the NCAA, Lone Star Conference, institutional rules, and regulations.
4. Recruits prospective athletes through personal visits, telephone interviews, and mail solicitation in accordance with established NCAA requirements and standards. Discusses personal scholastic and athletic goals/objectives with available opportunities at the University. Coordinates/schedules site visits for prospective recruits, parents, and other interested parties.
5. Monitors academic performance levels of all participating student-athletes to ensure compliance with established University and accrediting standards for class attendance and graduation performance.
6. Plans, develops, and implements a variety of fundraising events for financial/equipment contributions.
7. Works cooperatively with other conference schools for development of intercollegiate events. Arranges travel requirements including meals, lodging, and transportation for athletes in accordance with available funding/budget constraints.
8. Coaches students throughout all games, review strategies, strengths, and weaknesses of previous, current, and future performance to promote and encourage personal and/or team improvement.
9. Drives bus during softball trips.
10. Assists to organize and supervise athletic personnel at all home contests during the winter and spring sports seasons, including setting up, clean up, and assigning game time personnel.
11. Completes and maintains a variety of records and reports of achievements and activities. 12. Provides information and/or statistics to the University’s media as well as other local/regional media (i.e. radio, print and television) to promote awareness of Western New Mexico University’s athletic programs, students, and environment.
13. Provides a broad range of administrative and supervisory functions. Supervises assigned staff in accordance with WNMU personnel practices including recruitment, training, performance evaluation, guidance, etc. Participates in the process of ongoing personal and professional development. Maintains comprehensive communication among all contacts (internal and external). Models professional standards and ethics in accordance with WNMU philosophy.
14. Performs other duties as assigned by the head softball coach
Education /Background: Bachelor's degree and prior collegiate softball or baseball experience at the Junior College level or four-year institution required with 2 years of coaching experience. Hitting experience preferred the ability to work with infielders/outfielders. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.
Job Knowledge: Ability to resolve complaints and concerns. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Ability to understand and follow safety procedures. Ability to lead and train staff and/or students. Ability to perform complex tasks and prioritize multiple projects. Skill in organizing and coordinating. Must be sensitive to cultural differences within the University and community. Fluent in Microsoft Office Applications.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands (With or Without Accommodations): Normal office, recreation classroom, and gym environments. Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of the job. Must be able to stoop, bend, squat, sit on the floor and ambulate over uneven floor surfaces including stairs and steps. Must be able to visually and auditory assess situations to ensure health and safety. The work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment. Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, biohazardous materials, and/or loud noises. May be required to work additional hours or days depending on circumstances.
Valid driver’s License.
First Aid and CPR Certification or the ability to obtain the certification within 3 months of employment.
This job description is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, effort, and/or working conditions associated with the position. Management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change. In addition, this job description is not intended to create a contract of employment between the employee and Western New Mexico University, nor shall it be regarded as a promise to provide specific terms or conditions of employment.
About Western New Mexico University
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