Head Baseball Coach
At Amarillo College, our students are the priority. It is our mission and our responsibility to enrich their lives by helping them identify an educational pathway that will lead to success in life. It is therefore required that every team member, regardless of job title or duties, be responsible, first and foremost, for assisting students in every way.
We are currently seeking a Head Baseball Coach who will adhere to the aforementioned mission statement and be responsible for all aspects of coaching Amarillo College's inaugural Division I NJCAA baseball program.
Application Deadline: 5:00 pm May 24, 2021
GENERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Preferred: Master’s Degree or higher
Required: Bachelor’s Degree
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENCES:
- Valid driver’s license and the ability to be insured to drive college vehicles.
- Current CPR and First Aid Certifications.
Parameters: Full-time 10.5 months/year.
Location: Washington Street Campus and various baseball fields in the Amarillo area.
Preferred: Three (3) years’ collegiate level baseball coaching experience / head coach.
Required: Extensive successful coaching experience at a high school varsity level or higher (college/summer league).
An equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved may be considered.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of intercollegiate baseball program.
- Knowledge of NJCAA, NJCAA Region V and WJCAC rules and regulations.
- Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act and student athletes.
- Knowledge of Title IX regulations.
- Computer skills with ability to use recruiting and eligibility software and current baseball software.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES:
- Plan, direct, and coach an intercollegiate baseball program that develops student athletes’ fullest potential while being regionally competitive and ethically run; ensures NJCAA, NJCAA Region V and WJCAC rules and regulation compliance.
- Assist in developing the baseball program annual budget, monitor expenditures including allocation of scholarships, and develop and implement a successful fund-raising plan to meet program needs, goals, and objectives.
- Work with Director of Athletics to schedule events and travel and develop an event management plan for each home game. (fall scrimmages and spring season).
- Provide information to College Relations for press releases, season previews, local news articles, athletics website, and feature stories to various media in compliance with the college, NJCAA, NJCAA Region V and WJCAC policies and procedures.
- Attend assigned college, department, and division meetings as required.
- Report directly to the Director of Athletics and work closely with other staff, faculty, administration and parents.
- Assist Director of Athletics in the development of the student athlete discipline policy.
- Direct the entire recruiting process which includes the identification, evaluation, recruitment and retention of prospective student-athletes.
- Train and oversee assistant coaches, if any, in techniques, skills, philosophy, rules and strategies and call meetings with coaching staff periodically and consistently throughout the sports season.
- Develop weight training, wellness/fitness program for baseball athletes and promote an appreciation of physical wellness/fitness.
- Advise on the procurement and manage the maintenance of all baseball equipment, training equipment, uniforms, etc.
- Provide quality coaching and instruction to students participating in the baseball program; develop, implement, and teach related baseball program curriculum; enforce safety regulations and procedures through supervision of students.
- Schedule training, practice and competition at Rick Klein Sports Complex, Hodgetown Stadium and other off-campus training facilities.
- Provide ongoing oversight of student athlete’s conduct both on and off the field; assist with conflict resolution; provide guidance with negotiating campus processes such as registration, financial aid, assist with the development of positive interpersonal relationships including campus integration with other students and faculty.
- Responsible for the development of practice schedules, game schedules and travel schedules to include transportation, hotel, meal arrangements and student athlete/parent contact and insurance information for all out-of-town games.
- Supervise and coordinate baseball events and activities; attend scheduled baseball practices, classes, and all competitions.
- Schedule, plan, organize and conduct summer sport camps.
- Enforce safety regulations and procedures through supervision of students involved in the program and immediately report all major injuries incurred during practice sessions or competition to the Director of Athletics.
- Responsible for field conditions at practice and school competition facilities and coordinate with the owners of the off-campus facilities to the extent needed.
- Exhibit strong communication skills both written and verbal. Ability to cultivate relationships built on trust and confidentiality with a diverse population. Must always maintain a high level of professional at all times, especially when dealing with resistance or hostility. Required to provide an exemplary level of customer service to all internal, external customers, vendors, community leaders, etc. Must maintain professionalism in demeanor, work-style and dress.
- Comply with all college, state and local procedures, rules and regulations. Observe and promote continual improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
- Perform additional related duties as required.
- As an Amarillo College employee, seek knowledge of and pledge to actively engage in a culture of caring striving to serve students, peers and the community by embracing the AC Core Values: Wow, Family, Fun, Innovation, and Yes!
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to travel between a baseball field, classroom or office setting and requires occasional lifting and carrying objects up to 75 pounds, frequent lifting and carrying, pushing, or pulling objects weighting up to 50 pounds; and/or continuous lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling 10-20 pounds.
Working Conditions: Must be willing to work a flexible schedule (days, nights, weekends, holidays, and varying events if necessary).
Work Environment: Work is primarily performed on baseball fields or office setting under general supervision.
Travel Expectations: Travel is required. Early morning, evening, and weekend work is required. Examples: field preparation, recruiting, conferences and meetings. School-owned vehicle may be provided.
Salary: Aligned with the current published salary scale for the represented position grade, commensurate with experience.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Amarillo College is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who not only reflect the demographics of our clients but also continue to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our customers.