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Head Women's Softball and Student Success Coach

Bay College - Main Campus
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 22, 2023

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Position Title
Head Women's Softball and Student Success Coach

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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.


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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.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree
  • Strong interpersonal, communication skills with the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Experience developing and facilitating workshops
  • Experience in utilizing a diverse range of technologies and ability to learn various
    technology resources
  • 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 program
  • 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
Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters Degree preferred
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
  • Knowledge of FYE philosophy
  • Prior higher education recruiting experience
  • Previous advising experience
  • Prior teaching experience
Months Per Year

Hours Worked Per Week
Minimum of 40 hours per week

Work Schedule

Supervision Exercised

Supervises Assistant Coaches, managers, and student workers.

Supervision Received

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

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.

Physical Demands

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.

Travel requirement

Student Success Coach: Periodic travel to the Iron Mountain campus.
Softball Coach: Frequent travel including overnight and out-of-state travel.

Job Duties

Job Duty

Teach sport skills, condition and motivate student-athletes to positive action and utilize effective strategies to produce a successful student experience.

Job Duty

Monitor student-athlete attendance, academic progress and graduation.

Job Duty

Oversee and monitor the conduct of the student-athletes and under the direction of the Athletic Director, oversee discipline of student-athletes if necessary.

Job Duty

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.

Job Duty

Assist student-athletes going through eligibility requirements/compliance paperwork.

Job Duty

Plan, prepare and administer practice plans and competitive strategy plans.

Job Duty

Work with the Athletic Director to arrange team schedules, including travel to games and practice.

Job Duty

Work with the Athletic Director to ensure game day operations are in place, including officials, venue and trainers.

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Provide statistics and reports to the Athletic Director, Region XIII, and the NJCAA when needed.

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Direct all aspects, areas, and components of the team.

Job Duty

Represents the sport program at various institutional programs and externally to the media, government agencies, funding agencies, students, parents, and the community.

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Support the vision/mission of Bay College by promoting student success, culture of success, and community success.

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Support students in navigating the transition to college; homesickness, self advocacy, overcoming personal and/or academic challenges.

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Refer and encourage students to connect to and engage with the community, leadership opportunities, student organizations, and professional experiences.

Job Duty

Assist students in developing a deeper sense of self-awareness regarding values, identity, strengths, and passions.

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Encourage and support students with identity development, cultural awareness, and cultural humility.

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Challenge and support students in their personal growth and development throughout their time at Bay College.

Job Duty

Uses data to explore and plan for supports and programming for students.

Job Duty

Research and promote professional development opportunities for employees to assist students who may not be college-ready and promote evidence-based best practices.

Job Duty

Develop, facilitate and coordinate informational workshops on student success topics, collaborating with other appropriate employees.

Job Duty

Coordinate and collaborate with Academic and Student Support staff on both campuses (Advising, OOA, TRIO, Academic Supports, Retention, etc.) to support programming and events.

Job Duty

Identify, advocate, and coordinate delivery of resources for students who at new to the college experience.

Job Duty

Support all college efforts for student completion.

Job Duty

Provides co-advising support as needed including individualized/group coaching and student support.

Job Duty

Any other duties as assigned.

Department Information


Beth Berube, Director of Human Resources
Shena Meffer, Human Resources Specialist

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Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess knowledge of NJCAA regulations and guidelines governing recruitment and retention of student-athletes?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No

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