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Graduate Assistant/Assistant Softball Coach 

About the Organization Ohio Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. OCU offers degree programs for residential undergraduate students, graduate students, and adult and online students.  
Position Graduate Assistant/Assistant Softball Coach  
Location Main Campus  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  

The Graduate Assistant/Assistant Coach will report directly to the Head Coach and will assist in overseeing all aspects of operating a successful intercollegiate athletic program.

Under the leadership of the Head Coach, responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Recruiting and evaluation of prospective student-athletes

  • Assist the Head Coach in identifying prospective student-athletes that fit Ohio Christian University's vision and mission, and who can succeed academically, spiritually, and athletically at the University
  • Assist the Head Coach in updating OCU Athletics reporting/recruiting information and compliance report on a weekly basis
  • Assist the Head Coach in maintaining a database of prospects including updated records of contacts
  • Assist the Head Coach in successfully recruiting identified student-athletes

Team and game preparation

  • Assist the Head Coach in teaching all basic and advanced skills in the sport during individual skill sessions, team practices, and strength/conditioning sessions
  • Assist the Head Coach in developing and implementing a sound and safe practice plan that will successfully prepare student-athletes with the fundamentals of the sport
  • Assist the Head Coach in developing a comprehensive and strategic game plan for each scheduled contest throughout the season. This includes but is not limited to the evaluation of upcoming opponents, preparing scouting reports and adjusting the game plan during contests.

Administrative responsibilities

  • Assist in organizing and coordinating a wide variety of administrative tasks which include but are not limited to team travel, contest scheduling, budget preparation, and administrative, facility usage, public relations, marketing, fundraising, community service, facility maintenance and other daily operations for the program

General athletic responsibilities (additional responsibilities within OCU Athletic Department are required during non-traditional season)

  • Assist in game/event management for sport teams including but not limited to game manager and event setup/breakdown
  • Assist in transportation for sport teams
  • Assist in Academic Center oversight

NAIA/NCCAA rules compliance

  • Responsible for knowledge of, and adherence to, NAIA/NCCAA rules and regulations pertaining to recruiting, eligibility, awards, and general operation of the intercollegiate athletic program

Perform all other duties as assigned by the Head Coach/Athletic Director

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.

Required Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2-4 years of playing/coaching at the collegiate level
  • Attain/Maintain CPR/AED/First Aid certification

Skill and ability

  • Strong public speaking skills that connect with college students and student-athletes
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to network with other coaches to continue growth professionally
  • Aid in successfully recruiting a full roster each season (mission fit student-athletes)

Preferred Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience:

  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • CPR/AED/First Aid certification (current)

Skill and ability

  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience with marketing and social media

Limitations and Disclaimer

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

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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