Assist the head coach with the organization and development of all aspects of a NCAA Division III softball program. Perform additional coaching or administrative assignments as required.
Essential Job Functions:
Assist the Head Softball Coach with the daily operation of the softball program and the recruitment of student-athletes.
Monitor preparation of athletic facilities for practices and games, scout opposing teams, assist in developing and applying team rules and assist the head coach with team selection, games and practices.
Assist with administrative duties such as making team travel arrangements, home game management, monitoring academic progress of students, supervising student workers, working with the equipment staff on the distribution and maintenance of athletic equipment and providing the Sports Information Office with appropriate information for publications and press releases.
Provide skill training outside of regular practice sessions with individual student-athletes.
Identify and contact prospective students, arrange campus visits, develop printed recruiting materials and assist the Admissions Office with special events.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with alumni, working closely with the Head Coach.
Perform specific duties for the Head Softball Coach if needed in his/her absence.
Abide by University, NCAC and NCAA rules and regulations.
May teach courses for the department as needed. Participate actively in the university community. Serve on appropriate university and department committees.
Perform other duties as required.
*Residential Education and Housing Responsibilities:
This is a live-on staff position that requires regular shifts on the Student Development professional staff on call rotation (around the clock for a designated period). This scheduled rotation is shared by other College personnel and is required during residency on campus in sport season and out of sport season.
Assist in documenting and enforcing university policy, managing crisis situations, take direction from Residential Education and Housing staff; provide on call response as appropriate and report maintenance and safety concerns. May assist in facilitating educational meetings with students; may assist in mediation meetings; refer students to appropriate College personnel and resources for needed assistance. Serve as a role model and resource for students who live in our campus residence halls.
Perform administrative, and/or other duties for the department as assigned. Attend training sessions and other meetings as scheduled.
A Bachelor's degree. Playing and/or coaching experience. Exceptional understanding of the game of fastpitch softball.
Must be able to frequently work night and weekends. Proficiency with standard office and productivity software. Exhibit energy, enthusiasm, motivation, and the desire to work with undergraduate students.
Good problem solving, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. Demonstrate an understanding of and/or experience in a residential, liberal arts college environment.
Must have a current, valid driver’s license and must be insurable under Denison’s liability insurance policy.
Knowledge of pitching instruction. Collegiate softball playing or coaching experience. Demonstrable experience working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Pay/Salary: $23,000, plus non-taxable housing benefit
To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide. Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Background Check Statement:
The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment.
Internal Number: 2510
About Denison University
Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with a diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 25 minutes from Columbus Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.