Colgate University, an NCAA Division I member institution and a member of the Patriot League, invites applications for the position of Assistant Softball Coach.
This is a 12-month staff position with full benefits.
•Responsible for execution of specific strategic activities and outcomes within assigned sport or area. These will include sustained performance and execution in the following areas: adhere to Head Coach's philosophy athletic instruction/coaching. program operations and administration as designated by head coach •Responsible for oversight of all administrative operations regarding student-athlete development. These will include: Monitoring of student-athlete academic progress and well-being Ensure student-athlete participation in all assigned community service activities •Responsible for execution of all scouting, film preparation, and competition preparation. These will include: video breakdown use of appropriate video-editing software coordination and oversight over film exchange program per conference policies coordination of team film sessions development of scouting reports •Responsible for overall team recruitment strategy. Exercises independent judgement regarding recruitment of prospective student-athletes. Decision-making authority to determine which individuals to recruit Decision-making authority in the allocation of scholarship allocations (as applicable) attracting and evaluating prospective student athletes monitoring prospective student-athlete academic progress and well being developing and maintaining relationships with prospective student athletes and other recruiting constituents •Accountable for maintaining personal compliance with all relevant governing bodies to include: NCAA specific conference athletic department university policies Successful completion of annual NCAA recruiting exam Attendance at all required compliance educational meetings Successful on-time completion of all recruiting logs •Accountable for maintaining professional relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. To include: Responsible for all newsletters and communication with alumni Responsible for team promotion and marketing to all constituents Responsible for determining communication strategy within university and local community •Independent and unchallenged decision-making regarding all student-athlete participation in assigned sport activities when head coach is not present. Accountable for student-athlete welfare while coaching. •Responsible for maintaining a budget. Exercises independent discretion on all purchases and budgetary decisions for program. •Responsible for hiring, oversight and management of student managers and part-time casual wage staff. Assistant Coach has independent discretion on all hiring and termination of student employees and part-time casual wage staff. •Responsible for role modeling behaviors and leadership for student-athletes. -Adherence to the PERA Core Values Lead with integrity We are educators Strive for excellence One team
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required. Playing and/or coaching experience at the collegiate level is required. The candidate should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to maintain effective interaction with student-athletes in a challenging academic environment. Instructional knowledge is a must with the ability to organize practices that promote individual skill development and team concepts. The individual hired will be responsible for assisting the head coach in all phases of the softball program, within university, conference and NCAA rules and regulations. A valid driver's license in accordance with the University's Motor Vehicle Policy is required.
Playing or coaching experience at a D-1 academic institution is preferred.