The Softball Coach will report to the Athletic Director and will oversee all aspects of operating a successful intercollegiate program.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Any one position may not include all of the listed duties, nor do all of the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions within this classification)
Student-Athlete Skill Instruction; Team and Game Preparation:
Teach all basic and advanced skills required in the sport of Softball during individual skill sessions, team practices, as well as the strength and conditioning sessions.
Develop and implement of sound and safe practice plans for both individual skill sessions and team practices that successfully prepare the student-athletes with the fundamentals in the sport of Softball, as well as the strength and conditioning sessions.
Develop a comprehensive and strategic meet plan for each scheduled contest throughout the season. This includes, but is not limited to, the evaluation of upcoming opponents, preparing a scouting report for the student-athletes and making adjustments to the game plan during the contests.
Organize and coordinate of a wide variety of administrative tasks which include, but not limited to; team travel, meet scheduling, budget preparation, office administration, academics (retention, graduation, GPA's, academic coaching, study tables), compliance, facility usage, public relations, marketing, style guide, fundraising, community engagement, fall-winter-spring summer camps and other daily operations for operating a successful intercollegiate program.
NAIA Rules Compliance:
Be responsible for knowledge of, and adherence to all NAIA rules and regulations pertaining to but not limited to recruiting, eligibility, and general operation of the program.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
According to Ohio Christian University employment policy, all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the OCU Community Lifestyle Statement.
Education, Training, and Experience:
o Bachelor's Degree required (Master's preferred)
o 2-4 years of playing/coaching at the college level
o Successfully pass all NAIA and University requirements for employment
Skills and Abilities:
o Strong public speaking skills that connect with 18-22-year old athletes
o Strong administrative and organizational skills
o Strong communication skills both verbal and written
o Ability to network with other coaches to continue growth professionally
o Ability to successfully recruit a full roster each season (mission fit student athletes)
As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Churches of Christ in Christian Union, Ohio Christian University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.
All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an 'at-will' basis, unless otherwise contractually bound.
Ohio Christian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer