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Assistant Coach - Baseball

Benedictine University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 21, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Coach - Baseball

Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community, inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition and Benedictine values. We seek employees who will contribute to the advancement of our mission by helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the Earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Job Title: Assistant Coach – Baseball
Department: Athletics
Reports to: Head Coach – Baseball
Status: Full-Time, Benefit Eligible
Location: Lisle Campus

Position Summary: This position is responsible for assisting the baseball program. Serve as the coordinator of strength and conditioning and recruitment.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

1. Assist in developing a recruitment strategy for prospective student athletes. Informing prospects of University academic programs, talent evaluation, coordinating mailings, telephone calls, and email exchanges. Maintain department and University standards for communication by actively monitoring on campus and off campus through in person contacts. Work effectively with the department of intercollegiate athletics and office of enrollment services to meet recruitment goals.

2. Run the Pitching Staff: Handle all aspects of the pitching staff. Hold meetings, handle all pitching duties during games and practices, and use all technology such as Rapsodo, Synergy, etc…

3. Assist with the retention of student athletes through social and academic counseling; interaction with University retention team and coaching staff. Coordinating and developing opportunities for student athlete development and programming. Create the “watch” list each term, as well as monitor class attendance and term progress reports. Inform faculty of student-athlete absences.

4. Assist with Baseball operations under the supervision of the Head Coach. This includes managing the overall budget, including the softball operating budget, recruiting budget, and fundraising budget within the approved policies and procedures of Benedictine University. This will also include coordinating team travel, room reservations (on and off campus), and meals. This includes management, purchase and inventory of team uniforms, equipment and supplies.

5. Assist in the development and implementation and execution of the strength and conditioning program within in the Sports Performance program. Provide instruction in technique and safety procedures in adherence with NCAA regulations and Sports Performance expectations. Assist the Sports Performance staff with the design of the strength & conditioning program. Attain proper certification while committing to continuing education for strength & conditioning.

6. Serve as an on-site supervisor for events in the Sports Complex during the summer months. Assist with all event responsibilities including set-up, take down and supervision of the event. Coordinate and supervise event workers as needed.

Other Functions:

1. Adherence to all Benedictine University and Division of Student Engagement policies and procedures. Work independently and creatively within established guidelines, while at the same time functioning as a member of a team.
2. Attend departmental and University related meetings and events.
3. Strong leadership, administrative, planning and presentation skills, including oral and written communications
4. Work in coordination with University offices and departments to coordinate and facilitate program needs, serve on University committees as needed.
5. Maintain high level of organization and ability to manage multiple tasks.
6. Ability to attain goals through knowledge of regulation and accreditation requirements, as well as incorporate best practices into initiatives.
7. Ability to create a culture of collaboration with all campus constituents.
8. Experience working in the areas of inclusion, diversity, equity and/or access
9. Employs sound project management practices, methodologies, and principles to accomplish work.
10. Proven ability to organize information; assess, utilize and navigate online platforms; and conduct detailed data analysis and develop reports based on data
11. Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations and matters with diplomacy and superior judgement.
12. Ability to complete high-level analysis of data.
13. Demonstrated analytical, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree Required, Master's Degree Preferred

Experience: Previous collegiate coaching preferred.

Specific Skills: Knowledge of NCAA Division III philosophy, recruitment, rules and regulations.

Specific Knowledge, Licenses, Certifications: Organizational skills, writing and typing skills, interpersonal skills, data entry and budget management skills and demonstrated supervisory skills.
Valid driver’s license; CPR/First Aid/ AED certification

Physical Requirements:
Ability to handle varying levels of stress while maintaining professional demeanor. Possible lifting, bending, walking, kneeling, stretching, and stooping. Frequent districtwide and statewide travel; frequent prolonged and irregular hours; outdoor exposure to sun/heat or cold weather.
Ability to speak clearly so listeners can understand. Understand the speech of another person.
See details of objects that are less than a few feet away or are more than a few feet away. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. General Customer service and office environment.

Per Gov. Pritzker’s Executive Order proof of vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing is required.

Travel (If applicable): Ability to travel with the team; for recruiting purposes and for professional development will be required.

Supervisory Responsibility (if applicable): Student Workers

Working Conditions: Office environment. Nights and weekends required.

Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored institution. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Per Gov. Pritzker’s Executive Order proof of vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing is required.

Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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