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Assistant Coach - Softball

Muskingum University invites applications for the position of Assistant Softball Coach.  This position aids the Head Softball Coach in developing and maintaining a comprehensive softball program within the philosophy of Muskingum University, the NCAA Division III structure, and the Ohio Athletic Conference guidelines.  In addition to competitiveness, the coach will emphasize holistic student well-being and be a relentless supporter of Muskingum University and its athletic department. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Must work effectively with the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and administration of Muskingum University.
  • Assist and support the head coach in leading assigned aspects of the softball program.
  • Assist with the coaching and coordination of softball program.
  • Assist in recruiting prospective students who can succeed academically, athletically, and socially through their own initiative or with the support of available University resources.
  • Utilize available resources to maximize student persistence and retention.
  • Assist the head coach in developing and implementing a coaching strategy that promotes athletic growth and competitiveness.
  • Assist with film breakdowns and game/practice preparation.
  • Coordinate any assigned administrative functions of the program in compliance with University protocols, including equipment maintenance, travel arrangements, and scheduling facilities. 
  • Assist the head coach and sports information department to implement a modern and responsive social media presence.
  • Perform secondary duties as assigned, such as home game management.
  • May serve as a lecturer for an appropriate course as assigned by the Athletic Director and the Chair of the Education Department. 
  • Maintain a collegial work environment with colleagues and regularly attend and participate in departmental meetings.
  • Abide by all relevant policies and procedures of the Athletic Department, Muskingum University, the OAC, and the NCAA. 

The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the major functions of the position and should not be considered a complete description of the essential functions of the position.  This Job Description is not intended to be all inclusive.  The employee will be assigned by the immediate supervisor to perform other duties as needed or to perform other reasonable related duties, including special projects.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Prior coaching experience, preferably in a collegiate program.
  • Experience as an intercollegiate athlete in softball. 
  • Proven ability to implement adaptive recruiting and coaching strategies.
  • A commitment to student engagement in all aspects of the collegiate experience.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with or ability to learn relevant technology, including Microsoft 365 products and industry-specific programs or software.  
  • Knowledge of NCAA and the Ohio Athletic Conference rules and regulations.

How to Apply

  • Applications must include a letter of interest, a resume, and 3 professional references and should be sent by email to careers@muskingum.edu or fax to 740-826-6131.  Please include the position title in the subject line of your correspondence.  This position will remain open until filled, with review of candidates to begin immediately.
  • Muskingum University actively seeks out and welcomes administrators and staff who are committed to excellence in student learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the University’s educational programs and activities, and are committed to full inclusivity at the University.  As an equal opportunity employer, Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations, which have been historically underrepresented in higher education and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Muskingum University does not discriminate in its employment or educational programs or activities.  Please visit https://www.muskingum.edu/non-discrimination-statement to review the university’s official non-discrimination statement.
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