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Assistant Softball Coach

Employer
Christopher Newport University
Location
Newport News, Virginia
Salary
Starting at $40,200 commensurate with education and experience.
Date posted
May 17, 2024
Website
https://cnu.edu/

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Job Details

Chief Objective of Position

Responsible for assisting in all aspects of establishing and maintaining a successful NCAA Division III softball program, providing specialized expertise in their area of concentration and to support the successful development of student-athletes both in the classroom and on the field.

Work Tasks

  • Provides leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student athletes at Christopher Newport University; evaluate individual performances.
  • Assist in field and classroom instruction and coaching in Softball techniques and strategy of the Christopher Newport University Softball team.
  • Assist with and provide support with planning, organizing and coaching within the Christopher Newport University softball program.
  • Participate in the collection and analysis of tactical and statistical data of opponents; assist in designing game plans and strategies; film analysis. Analyze performance of the softball team and adjust strategies as needed.
  • Counsels team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters; consults with university administration and faculty for the amelioration of academic issues and concerns for student success.
  • Utilizes independent judgment in the absence of the head coach and renders decisions regarding the softball program.
  • Screens and evaluates athletic qualifications of prospective recruits; coordinates with the Office of Admission to establish academic eligibility and helps facilitate meetings between prospective student-athletes and university personnel. Coordinates campus tours for prospective student-athletes.
  • Assist in the planning and administering of the non-traditional physical training program in accordance with NCAA regulations; providing special training for the individual softball team members, as required.
  • Studies, evaluates and implements innovations in softball strategy and equipment; coordinates purchases of related equipment with head coach.
  • Promotes the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program to include adhering to all departmental policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the university and NCAA.
  • Represent the Christopher Newport University Athletic Department in professional, civic, charity, and alumni events.
  • Perform public relations and marketing activities to promote athletic program; perform community relations activities.
  • Develops and maintains very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and employees. Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Fully supports the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service.
  • This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.
  • Follow workplace safety regulations and adhere to applicable standards, processes, and programs established for your position.
  • Immediately report unsafe work conditions and work-related incidents to your supervisor and participate in accident investigation requests.
  • Report work-related incidents within 24 hours according to the procedures established by the university, state and federal guidelines.
  • Promote a safe and healthy work environment by ensuring the implementation of safety regulations and applicable standards, processes, and programs established for employees under your supervision.
  • Ensure employees under your supervision are trained in safety standards and procedures for their positions.
  • Responsible for safety rules and regulations regarding use of equipment to reduce liability and to ensure NCAA compliance.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) related to position

  • Knowledge of National Collegiate Athletics Association rules and regulations.
  • Skilled in training or instructing student-athletes.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to analyze situations and develop solutions; travel and work non-traditional hours; manage people and projects.

Required Education

Master’s Degree; or a Bachelor’s Degree and work experience at a level which equates to an advanced degree.

Experience Required

  • Previous coaching or playing experience at the university or college level.

Additional Consideration - Experience

  • Substantial experience coaching college softball.
  • Prior experience with instruction of softball techniques and skills.
  • Proven experience in recruiting successful student athletes consistent within NCAA guidelines.
  • Experience in fostering positive internal and external public relations.
  • Prior experience in team management to include supervising.

Salary Information

Starting at $40,200 commensurate with education and experience.

CNU Information

Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in the 388 Best Colleges: 2023 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 4,500 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as the #1 public regional university in Virginia and #3 in the South. The campus, convenient to neighborhoods, parks and the James River, features stunning public art and grounds and classical architecture.

Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored, and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit www.cnu.edu.

Application Instructions

Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application.

This position will be posted until filled, however for priority consideration, please apply by June 2, 2024.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

Company

<p><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:#333333">S​elected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 388​ Best Colleges: 2023 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News &amp; World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide​ as 2nd among public regional universities in the South and 5th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus.<br /> <br /> Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored, and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit&nbsp;</span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><a href="https://www.cnu.edu/"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:#207ab6"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="text-underline:none">www.cnu.edu</span></span></span></span></span></span></b></a></span></span></span><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:#333333">.</span></span></span></span></p>

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