Intercollegiate Athletics - ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH

Ithaca, NY
Jul 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Information

Vacancy ID S2138 Job Title ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH Department Intercollegiate Athletics School/Parent Organization Intercollegiate Athletics Parent Org Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Anticipated start date 08/07/2017 If temporary, expected end date Hours per week 37.5 Weeks Per Year 52.2 Normal Start Time 8:30 AM Normal End Time 5:00 PM Position/Job Summary
As a member of the coaching staff responsibilities include working closely with the Head Coach to develop and coach an NCAA Division III baseball team. Assume full responsibility for recruitment, teach courses in the PALS and/or professional physical education program, and carrying out administrative responsibilities within the Intercollegiate Athletics department during fiscal year 2017-2018. Actively ensure compliance with all NCAA and Ithaca College rules and regulations. Participate in establishing goals and objectives for the season; monitor the academic progress of student-athletes; and participate in fundraising projects and other activities designed to promote and enhance personal development of the student-athlete, the baseball program and the overall athletic program. Design and provide instruction and supervision on individual and team skills and physical health and safety to student athletes.
Position/Job Responsibilities
1. Oversee, coordinate and supervise recruitment efforts. Actively develop recruitment strategies in accordance with NCAA bylaws, identify students to recruit and high schools to visit; carry out correspondence with prospective student athletes by mail, telephone, and e-mail. Arrange and conduct on-campus and off-campus visits and various meetings with recruits and other members of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics program, including the Director.

2. Present and discuss information related to Ithaca College student host and prospective student athlete responsibilities prior to releasing a prospect for a campus overnight recruiting visit.

3. Evaluate and select student athletes to include assessment of individual academic eligibility and overall skill levels; coordinate the process of selecting, maintaining, monitoring and evaluating team members to include athlete talent assessment, academic eligibility and individual sport performance.

4. Monitor the academic progress of assigned student athletes and ensure compliance with NCAA, College, and conference regulations; provide council to student athletes regarding goals, academic success and other personal and sport related issues.

5. Teach assigned courses within the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance and/or carry out assigned administrative responsibilities equal to the teaching assignment.

6. Attend and participate in national or regional level coaching clinics as approved by the Head Coach and Director.

7. Prepare and submit the baseball program budget and provide input on all team travel, lodging and meals. Submit travel itinerary for all away competitions to athletics administrations approximately one week prior to scheduled events.

8. Evaluate, select and recommend for purchase sport related equipment, uniform and supplies. Oversee the distribution and recovery of all equipment, uniforms and supplies. Ensure and monitor an inventory control system for all equipment, uniforms and supplies.

9. Assist and collaborate respectively with the appropriate athletics administrators creating practice and competition schedules.

10. Oversee the arrangement of officials for all appropriate home competitions.

11. Identify problems and/or concerns regarding athletic facilities and work with the Associate Director of Athletics or other athletics administrators in an attempt to resolve facility-related concerns, especially those involving safety issues.

12. Participate in identifying candidates for assistant coaching positions and assist in the selection process. Supervise and evaluate the performance of full and part-time assistant coaches, graduate assistants and volunteer coaches and provide input on their evaluations.

13. Engage in various fundraising projects and related programs and activities promoting the athletics program to include ensuring that sport specific fundraising goals are met. This may involve participation in public relations opportunities with faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents and news media.

14. Participate in planning and conducting in-season and where appropriate and permissible pre-season, non-traditional and post-season team/individual athlete practices and competitions; using ones own discretion and independent judgment develop and implement conditioning programs, practice and competition related activities for teams and or/individuals.

15. Design instructions for individual student athletes and for specific team needs, and teach proper skills, skill development, and team concepts to student athletes.

16. Provide student athletes with instruction regarding physical health and safety and promote student athlete safety and well being.

17. Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

18. Participate in establishing goals and objectives for this season in consultation with the head coach; complete various reports and establish and maintain accurate records of all team data and statistics.

19. Oversee the distribution and recovery of all equipment and uniforms. Work with the Equipment Manager to establish and maintain an inventory control system; recommend the purchase or replacement of uniforms and equipment.
Position/Job Qualifications
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years' related experience; demonstrated ability to plan and conduct pre-season, in-season and non-traditional and post-season team/individual athlete practices and competitions; experience developing and implementing conditioning programs for teams and or/individuals, experience recruiting athletes, scheduling and coordinating special events or athletic contests; excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment are required. Masters degree or progress towards an advanced degree and previous experience working in a college or university athletics department is highly desired. National certification in strength and conditioning preferred.
EEO Statement
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume and cover letter, and list of three professional references. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.
Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position Department description College Description
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

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Market Hiring Range FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes

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