Johnson University Florida invites applications for a part-time head coach for women’s softball. Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references via email to , Athletic Director. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Position Title: Women’s Softball Head Coach
Administrative Area: Athletics
Reports to: Athletics Director, JUFL
Classification: Part-time, salary, no benefits
The appointee will plan, organize, direct, and monitor all activities of the intercollegiate women’s softball program in compliance with National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) guidelines. The role includes recruitment, conditioning, and training of the student-athletes and is responsible for student-athlete behavior/conduct and academic eligibility.
Education and Experience
The standard minimum qualifications for coaching are: any bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; one to two years of related work experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of both education and experience.
Remaining experience may include a combination of:
- playing experience at the collegiate level
- coaching at the high school/club level
Knowledge and Skills
- Technical knowledge in all aspects of coaching softball; effective oral and written communication skills with demonstrated success in recruiting student-athletes.
- Awareness of various learning styles.
- High standards of professional and ethical conduct.
- CPR Certification
- Valid driver’s license with ability to drive vans for tournaments, games, team events, etc.
- To read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively and write routine reports and correspondence.
- To add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
- To apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
- To coach and/or play college level softball.
- Model, promote, and encourage the development of individual Christian character, personal integrity, fair play, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and leadership skills among participating student athletes.
- Organize and participate in team Christian service projects.
- Recruit and retain student-athletes for each academic year.
- Supervise assistant coaches, athletic assistant student workers assigned by the Athletic Director, and game volunteers.
- Ensure compliance with all regulations, rules, procedures, and policies for the program as established by the NCCAA and Johnson University Florida.
- Train student-athletes in conditioning, skills and strategy development.
- Schedule practices and competitions.
- In conjunction with the Athletic Director, arrange for travel with team to off-campus competitions, and travel with team.
- Work closely with softball coaches from district area schools to develop rapport and enhance recruitment of student-athletes.
- Submit travel & reimbursement requests and other communications in a timely manner.
- Attend Athletic Department meetings as required.
- In conjunction with the Athletic Director, manage the budget efficiently for the women’s softball program.
- In conjunction with the Athletic Director, analyze equipment needs and inventory; order equipment and uniforms as necessary.
- Maintain regular contact with the Athletic Director during the full term of the contract, including the off season.
- Work with students of diverse skill levels and socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
- Follow up with the student-athlete’s academic expectations.
- Communicate effectively with students and colleagues.
- Organize and supervise assistant coaches and students.
- Perform other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is “to educate students for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.
Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.
The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions on the basis of religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.