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Assistant Softball Coach

Employer
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Location
Arizona, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jun 23, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Part Time
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Job Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is looking to hire an Assistant Softball Coach (20 hours/week) to support the Athletics Department. Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

The Assistant Softball Coach provides assistance to the Head Softball Coach with all activities associated with the Baseball program, including recruitment, monitoring academic performance and social development, maintaining discipline and player development, fundraising activities, assist in coordinating summer camps, pre-and post-season conditioning programs, practice planning, and game preparation and execution.

Job Duties

  • Provides assistance to the Head Softball Coach with activities associated with the program and student athletes, including recruitment, monitoring academic performance and social development, maintaining discipline and development programs, fundraising activities, and assist in coordinating summer camps, pre and post-season conditioning programs, and preparation for practices and games.

  • Assists in the recruitment of student athletes, including pitchers. Attends off campus games for the purpose of evaluation and contact. Coordinates the outflow of recruitment materials and information. Maintains contact with prospective student-athletes. Plans campus visits with prospective student-athletes and their parents.

  • Prepares, plans, conducts, and evaluates practice sessions. Teaches individuals and groups of players' specific tasks and skills before, during, and after practice, on and off-season.

  • Assists with offensive and defensive sessions during skills instruction and team practice. Attends and works all non-championship and championship segment games, including traveling to and from game sites, monitoring of student-athletes while on-and-off campus, and developing game plans with coaching staff.



ERAU benefits include:

  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 3.5% of employee contributions

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mail room and enjoy observation flights



Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization.

  • Three years of coaching experience.

  • Current CPR/AED certification or ability to obtain within two months of employment.

  • Valid driver's license and the ability to travel throughout the country.





Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization.

  • Five years of collegiate coaching experience.

  • Demonstrated commitment to rules/policy compliance, as well as, demonstrated commitment to student-athlete success both academically and athletically.



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of all aspects of the sport of baseball with demonstrated expertise in pitching instruction and development.

  • Demonstrated management, organizational, and communication skills.

  • Ability to maintain compliance with NAIA rules/policies and to guide student-athletes toward successful completion of an undergraduate degree while participating in intercollegiate athletics.

  • Ability to participate in softball related activities (throwing, catching, hitting, and pitching) in order to demonstrate skills required and provide live practice to players.

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