GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: The Assistant Women’s Softball Coach will be responsible for serving as Head Coach of the Women’s 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 Women’s Softball Coach will assist the Head Women’s Softball Coach in varsity program areas as assigned.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for JV program practice preparation, game coaching, and the experience of a diverse student-athlete population
Assist with Varsity practice preparation and game coaching
Responsible for identifying , attracting and matriculating outstanding women’s softball student-athletes to the university
Achieve recruitment goals for the JV Program, which may include travel
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
Make financial reports for all JV trips away from home where money has been advanced and keep accurate records when expenses are to be repaid
Under the supervision of the head coach, work within the parameters of operating, recruiting and work-study budgets
Work with the head coach in the purchasing of equipment, supplies and uniforms for both Varsity and JV programs adhering to departmental policies
Follow all NCAA, NWC and Pacific University rules and regulations which pertain to the Women’s Softball program
Cooperate with the Sports Medicine to ensure that athletes receive quality care, prevention and treatment of injuries
Attend all Pacific Athletic Department Coaches Meetings
Work with the Sports Information office to promote the Women’s Softball JV program and ensure proper staffing for JV events
Exercise good judgment in projecting positive coaching behavior
Encourage good sportsmanship and foster desirable athlete/coach relationships
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.
The Assistant Women’s Softball Coach will report directly to the Head Women’s 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 Women’s Softball is ideal. The successful candidate should possess strong leadership and communication skills and have the ability to recruit high quality and diverse 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 Women’s Softball and Athletics in general fit into this environment.
Pacific University is a forward-thinking, private institution known for providing comprehensive liberal arts and professional education.
Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., is one of the West's oldest chartered higher education institutions. Pacific annually ranks as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report and is ranked as one of the best tuition values in the West. With an enrollment of more than 2,000 students, Pacific University provides an excellent academic experience linking theory to practice in education.
At Pacific, you can choose from 52 undergraduate majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. We also offer doctorates in optometry, professional psychology, pharmacy and physical therapy, and master's degrees in occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, and education. Our programs provide a wide variety of options for internships, study abroad, research, community involvement, and co-curricular activities.
Pacific’s main campus is located in Forest Grove, Oregon, a distinctive location that offers the best of many worlds, combining the vibrant metropolitan life of nearby Portland with the rich and productive farmlands of the Tuala...tin Valley. We also have a satellite College of Education campus in Eugene, Oregon, and facilities in Portland that support the academic and clinical programs of the College of Optometry and the School of Professional Psychology. Our newest addition is the 105,000 square-foot Health Professions Campus located in Hillsboro next to Tuality Hospital.
Our students enjoy small classes, allowing high-quality interaction with our engaged and engaging faculty, who continually receive high marks from students for excellence in teaching. Pacific’s faculty, whose work has been recognized nationally, augment their curricula with interactive learning strategies, service projects, and internships.
At Pacific, you are encouraged to step out into the community and learn from other’s experiences while applying what you hear, see and do in the classroom. As well, we offer many extra-curricular activities, including student leadership, student media, recreational and club sports, performing arts and music to enhance your classroom experience. I strongly encourage you to take advantage of the many formal and informal opportunities for learning that take place outside the classroom. And don’t forget to take in a Boxer’s match, game or meet! Since 1990, Pacific's nationally ranked teams have won 11 conference championships, captured six district or regional titles and have competed in national competitions 30 times.