Head Women's Softball and Student Success Coach
Pay Grade Level
Health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability
insurance, flexible spending and dependent care accounts, health
savings accounts, Michigan Public School Employees Retirement
Systems or TIAA 401(a) 12% employer contribution, TIAA 403(b),
generous sick and vacation time, paid holidays, modified summer
schedule, YMCA membership, Wellness Program, tuition reimbursement
and professional development support.
Job Summary/Basic Function
The Head Women’s Softball and Student Success Coach will manage an
intercollegiate softball program to include recruiting,
instructing, and coaching students and coordinating various program
related activities. The head coach of Women’s Softball is required
to abide by the rules and regulations established by Bay College
and the National Junior College Athletic Association.
The portion of the Student Success Coach is responsible for
coordinating the supports of first year and continuing students.
The Student Success Coach will develop student and employees
trainings designed to improve student success. This position will
assist with the overall retention and persistence goals of the
College. This position will help support students who have
challenges navigating their academic and personal success.
- Bachelors degree
- Strong interpersonal, communication skills with the ability to
work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse
- Exceptional communication and presentation skills
- Experience developing and facilitating workshops
- Experience in utilizing a diverse range of technologies and
ability to learn various
- Prior experience coaching and supporting students
- Event and program management experience
- College coaching or playing experience
- Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the sports
- Knowledge of NJCAA regulations and guidelines governing
recruitment and retention of student-athletes
- Ability to maintain an effective sports program
- Ability to lead and guide student-athletes
- Ability to travel to team competition
- Valid State of Michigan driver’s license
- Ability to adapt to change in processes and procedures
- Enthusiastic, people orientated, a winning attitude
- Passion for results
Months Per Year
- Masters Degree preferred
- A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and
- Knowledge of FYE philosophy
- Prior higher education recruiting experience
- Previous advising experience
- Prior teaching experience
Hours Worked Per Week
Minimum of 40 hours per week
Supervises Assistant Coaches, managers, and student workers.
This position has two primary supervisors: For the Student Success
Coach will report of the Dean of Student Success and for the
Softball Coach, reports to the Athletic Director.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative
of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but
may be loud in areas of equipment operation.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by personnel assigned into this
classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list
of all job duties performed by personnel so classified. Job related
functions may be performed with or without accommodations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger,
handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and
arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or
hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or
move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job
include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
EQUIPMENT USED : Computer, recruiting and statistics software,
Stopwatch, softballs, bats, bases, scoreboard, weights, free
weights, and cardio machines.
Student Success Coach: Periodic travel to the Iron Mountain
Softball Coach: Frequent travel including overnight and
Teach sport skills, condition and motivate student-athletes to
positive action and utilize effective strategies to produce a
successful student experience.
Monitor student-athlete attendance, academic progress and
Oversee and monitor the conduct of the student-athletes and under
the direction of the Athletic Director, oversee discipline of
student-athletes if necessary.
Monitor recruitment needs, recruit a sufficient number of new
student-athletes annually and retain current student-athletes, in
accordance with NJCAA rules and regulations, through scouting,
attending games/tournaments, and home visits.
Assist student-athletes going through eligibility
Plan, prepare and administer practice plans and competitive
Work with the Athletic Director to arrange team schedules,
including travel to games and practice.
Work with the Athletic Director to ensure game day operations are
in place, including officials, venue and trainers.
Provide statistics and reports to the Athletic Director, Region
XIII, and the NJCAA when needed.
Direct all aspects, areas, and components of the team.
Represents the sport program at various institutional programs and
externally to the media, government agencies, funding agencies,
students, parents, and the community.
Support the vision/mission of Bay College by promoting student
success, culture of success, and community success.
Support students in navigating the transition to college;
homesickness, self advocacy, overcoming personal and/or academic
Refer and encourage students to connect to and engage with the
community, leadership opportunities, student organizations, and
Assist students in developing a deeper sense of self-awareness
regarding values, identity, strengths, and passions.
Encourage and support students with identity development, cultural
awareness, and cultural humility.
Challenge and support students in their personal growth and
development throughout their time at Bay College.
Uses data to explore and plan for supports and programming for
Research and promote professional development opportunities for
employees to assist students who may not be college-ready and
promote evidence-based best practices.
Develop, facilitate and coordinate informational workshops on
student success topics, collaborating with other appropriate
Coordinate and collaborate with Academic and Student Support staff
on both campuses (Advising, OOA, TRIO, Academic Supports,
Retention, etc.) to support programming and events.
Identify, advocate, and coordinate delivery of resources for
students who at new to the college experience.
Support all college efforts for student completion.
Provides co-advising support as needed including
individualized/group coaching and student support.
Any other duties as assigned.
Beth Berube, Director of Human Resources
Shena Meffer, Human Resources Specialist
Posting Detail Information
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
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Documents Needed to Apply
- Cover Letter
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you possess knowledge of NJCAA regulations and guidelines
governing recruitment and retention of student-athletes?
- * Do you possess a Bachelor's degree?