Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works, on average, approximately 37.5 hours per week. The position is a 10 - month position, actively working during the months of August through May.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Athletics. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Assists with coaching, organizing, administering and developing a successful intercollegiate athletics program, specifically, the women’s softball team. Complies with all rules and regulations of the NCAA, the University Athletic Association, Washington University, and the Department of Athletics.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Evaluate and recruit prospective student-athletes to Washington University by identifying academically qualified and athletically talented prospective student-athletes, communicating and building relationships with prospects, prospect parents, prospect coaches. Encouraging prospect application and matriculation.
Coordinate campus recruiting visits. Instruct team members, individually and in groups, in sport-related skills and techniques, particularly in skills and events as assigned by the Head Coach. Instruction will include the use of video analysis.
Assist in planning and implementing of all aspects of the softball program, including team organization and composition, player selection and evaluation, practice planning and supervision, and competition planning, scouting and strategy.
Represent the University at campus, alumni, and community functions, staff meetings, Student Affairs meetings, and other required events.
Participate directly and/or advise the Head Coach on matters related to team discipline, player counseling, etc., requiring discretion, sound decision-making and independent judgment.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Coach and/or supervising athletic administrator.
Organize, market, and coach at youth camps, youth clinics, and other camps as needed.
Manage aspects of the budget as assigned, ability to maintain and submit budget lines and travel documents in a timely manner.
Organize and create itineraries for all aspects of team travel.
Bachelor’s degree required
Previous softball coaching and/or college softball participation experience
Successful passage of annual NCAA rules test; current CPR, AED and First Aid certifications; Valid driver’s license with less than 6 points
Demonstrated ability to recruit, coach and teach talented student-athletes at a highly selective institution
At least three years’ college coaching experience in the sport of women’s softball
Experience, knowledge, and understanding of using video editing programming
Experience, knowledge, and understanding of using recruiting software
Effective communication and public relation skills
Strong organizational and administrative skills and ability to maintain deadlines
Competent knowledge of sport specific techniques, skill development and competition planning
An understanding of how to build and manage a team
The ability to understand and articulate program needs
Demonstrated competency in helping to meet program objectives, working independently, supervising others, and helping to establish program priorities
An ability to communicate with and interact positively with students, faculty, staff and the broader University community
Knowledge in the operational use of computer and video technology
The ability to develop and contribute to a safe and functional working environment
An appreciation of and a willingness to adhere to the NCAA Division III philosophy, rules, and regulations
Ability to provide competent suggestions in relation to game/meet/event and practice analysis
Ability to follow directions and accept decisions
Ability to work cooperatively with a variety of staff/personnel in the Department of Athletics, the University and the local community
Capable of managing and balancing multiple projects at once
The hiring range for this position is $44,090 - $56,238 depending on experience.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Ability to travel to on and off-campus games.
Ability to travel for recruiting purposes, work alternative work schedules, including evenings and weekends.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.