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Softball Coach

Jarvis Christian University
Hawkins, Texas
Date posted
Oct 11, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time

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  • Bachelor’s degree in related field from an accredited institution of higher learning Three years’ University softball experience, preferably University coaching experience CPR and First Aid Certification or ability to obtain within six months Valid driver’s license and the ability to be insured to drive University vehicles required An equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved may be considered. Knowledge of and ability to follow University policies and procedures Knowledge of intercollegiate softball program Knowledge of and skill in use of computers and software applications, specifically Microsoft Office Skill preparing, monitoring and maintaining budgets Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to relate to others in a professional, helpful manner Ability to relate to a diverse population and to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations Ability to effectively identify and resolve problems and to maintain strict confidentiality related to sensitive information Ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, and take appropriate action to resolve problems using independent judgment and decision making processes Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students and the public.





  • Provides quality coaching and instruction to students participating in the softball program; develops, implements, and teaches related softball program curriculum; enforces safety regulations and procedures through supervision of students Plans, directs, and coaches an intercollegiate softball program that develops student/athletes’ fullest potential while being regionally competitive and ethically run; ensures JCU’s rules and regulation compliance; Recruits student athletes who can achieve academic and athletic success; and assists student athletes in realizing individual and team goals Supervises and coordinates softball events and activities; attends scheduled softball practices, classes, and all competitions Provides ongoing oversight of student athlete’s conduct both on and off the court; Assists with conflict resolution; Provides guidance with negotiating campus processes such as registration, financial aid, residence life; assists with the development of positive interpersonal relationships including campus integration with other students and faculty; Enforces safety regulations and procedures through supervision of students involved in the program Assists in developing the softball program annual budget, monitors expenditures including allocation of scholarships, and develops and implements a successful fund raising plan to meet program needs, goals, and objectives Works with Director of Athletics to schedule events and travel; develops an event management plan for each home game; Provides information to Director, Public Relations for press releases, season previews, hometown news articles, softball program web site, and feature stories to various media in compliance with the University's policies and procedures; Attends assigned University, department, and division meetings as required
  • Keep abreast of rule changes in sport
  • Analyze student records in preparation for appointments. Disseminate information on institutional policies and procedures. Understand the institution’s interpretation of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) rules for the release of student information to faculty, parents, and students. Maintain and update advisee records through regular review of academic files and transcript evaluations. Understand and interpret the requirements and academic options for graduation in relation to all areas and departments of the University. Advise students about the development of educational plan options and resources available. Work closely with other advisors, faculty, and staff in understanding, preparing, and providing advising sessions for individuals and groups of students. Review student records to determine athletic eligibility and assess necessary action steps for students to maintain athletic eligibility. Participate in office staff development, workshops, programs, and administrative functions; attends meetings. Performs other duties as assigned.


Located in beautiful Hawkins, Texas, Jarvis Christian University, private, co-ed Historically Black Liberal Arts, four-year institution with a rich history and high standards of educational excellence. Founded in 1912, we are affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)., The mission of the university is to prepare a diverse population of lifelong learners intellectually, socially, spiritually, and personally through providing interactive services and using varied modalities of instructional delivery. Jarvis Christian is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and, this year, is celebrating 110 years of educating students. Jarvis Christian offers programs in Criminal Justice, Business Management, Religion, Data Analytics and Cybersecurity and attracts a diverse student body from 22 states and cover 60 nations.

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