Assistant Baseball Coach/Facilities - Intercollegiate Athletics - 17244
The Intercollegiate Athletics department at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater seeks an Assistant Baseball Coach/Facilities (ASST COACH).
This will be a fixed term annual appointment and reappointment for subsequent terms is dependent upon needs of the position, university funding and external forces.
The individual in this position will assist the Head Baseball Coach in the planning, recruiting, coaching, developing, implementing, communicating and administering all aspects of the university Baseball program.
This position performs daily tasks for the Baseball and Softball Grounds functions for completion of assigned duties within the Baseball and Softball Complexes.
This position reports to Outdoor Facilities Program Manager (Head Baseball Coach) and Director of Athletics. Will maintain good working relationships with Director for Rec Sports and Facilities, grounds crew staff, Athletic Department Support Staff, Rec Sports Support Staff, and other Department and University personnel.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- 1 year of baseball coaching experience at the High School level or above
- Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in Recreation, Physical Education, or Sports Management
- Demonstrated grounds keeping skills
- Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills
- Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
- Ability to perform grounds keeping activities and operate a variety of grounds keeping equipment
- Knowledge of cleaning equipment and materials
- Ability to operate heavy motorized equipment and self-propelled equipment
- Ability to lift OSHA standards of 75 pounds, and at times 50 pounds above the shoulders
- Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, and climb up and down without any impairment
- Ability to maintain a cooperative working relationship with customers, students, co-workers and supervisors
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES: ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH
- Adhere to all rules and guidelines of the NCAA, WIAC and University.
- Assist head coach to plan and direct the development of student-athletes in relation to general and specific skills necessary for successful competition.
- Assist with scheduling, conduct, and management of intercollegiate athletics contests.
- Attend staff meeting/professional development seminars, and assist with total program issues.
- Assist head coach to ensure the safety, maintenance and preparation of the playing and practice areas for all student-athletes.
- Assist with the monitoring of the academic progress of the student-athletes, ensuring that normal progress is made toward the attainment of the degree.
- Assist with recruitment of student-athletes.
- Assists Head Coach with all other duties as assigned.
- Perform all grounds functions and field preparation as assigned on specified areas (primarily baseball and softball complexes) including edging, aerating, pruning, mowing, seeding, lining, trimming, top dressing, trash removal, and working with self-propelled equipment.
- Perform all maintenance and housekeeping assignments to the Baseball and Softball Buildings including cleaning and sanitizing showers, toilets, urinals, mopping, vacuuming, restocking housekeeping supplies, and handling all laundry duties coordination with Williams Center.
- Perform all other duties assigned by the Outdoor Facilities Program Manager, Grounds Crew Lead, or Director of Recreation Sports & Facilities.
Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. In the fall of 2018, as a result of the University of Wisconsin System’s restructuring of the state’s 13 two-year campuses formerly known as UW Colleges, UW–Rock County began operating as a branch campus of UW–Whitewater under the new name of University of Wisconsin–Whitewater at Rock County. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Main Campus and Rock County Campus are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offers the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.
The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs. UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System ( https://www.wisconsin.edu ).
Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).
Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.
For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.
To learn more about UW-Whitewater's competitive benefits packages go to our: ALEX webpage, which is our interactive benefits decision support tool.
UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles ( http://www.uww.edu/leap ) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices ( https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices ). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs ( http://www.uww.edu/orsp ) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys ( https://www.wisys.org ).
Conditions of Appointment:
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.
The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings is targeted to be implemented mid-2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/
The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater has the authority to implement temporary workforce reduction and cost saving measures to address financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 Crisis, consistent with Wisconsin law and Board of Regents, UW System, and UW-Whitewater policy and procedure.
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:
Applications received by July 1, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.
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