Assistant Softball Coach

Job description


Looking to Transform and Change Lives every day? Think about joining our Jackson College team and be a part of one of the elite League for Innovation Colleges. Located in the Midwest, with four beautiful seasons, miles of golf courses and beautiful lakes parks, trails, and active downtown. Jackson has an Amtrak stop, bus service, and we are an hour from an international airport. Our employees enjoy working on a beautiful campus complete with state-of-the art facilities, a fitness trail, disc golf, on site mental, dental, and physical care and childcare. We believe in serving our community and making a positive difference to the life and future of our region by making socially responsible decisions that have real, beneficial and measurable impacts on people and the world around us. While we offer many of the amenities of larger institutions, our students, and our Total Commitment to Student Success (TCS2), is our focus. We provide small class sizes, individual professional development opportunities and a family atmosphere.

Assists head coach in selecting, recruiting, instructing and monitoring student-athletes for Softball. Follows all rules and guidelines of the College and in accordance with the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA).

Essential Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in recruitment of prospective student-athletes
  • Recruit top local athletes (athletic and academic performance shall be considered)
  • Submit list of recruits for grant approval (All grants/scholarships are awarded in accordance with an approved College budget and shall be approved by the Athletic Director.
  • Assists in developing preliminary scheduling and season plan
  • Assists head coach in the supervision of volunteer coaches and student-athletes (academic, practice and games)
  • Fosters sportsmanship and fair play
  • Assists in the coordination of practices and game and team travel
  • Abide by all standards, rules and regulations of the NJCAA and MCCAA
  • Conform to the administrative policies of the College and the Athletic Department, including but not limited to: Travel regulations, Scholarships & Purchase orders
  • Foster a positive image for the College and the Athletic Department
  • Promote and track student community service and academic performance as required by the Head Coach or Assistant Dean.
  • Refer student-athletes to appropriate College resources when support needs are indicated.
  • Engage in athletic program fund development
  • Support student athlete preparation and referral when athletic and academic transfer is the goal.
  • Responsible for understanding, supporting and actively demonstrating the College’s beliefs, values, mission and vision and being in agreement to be evaluated by same.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor(s)

    This position assists the head coach in supervising volunteer coaches and student athletes.


    Internal: Frequent contact with faculty, staff, and administrators within Student Services, Health and Physical Fitness and other departments in an information-sharing capacity.

    External:Regular contact with JC students, prospective students, community members, the media, high school coaches, area Athletic Directors, college coaches, game officials, and NJCAA & MCCAA administrators.

    Minimum Qualifications


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience

    Associate Degree from an accredited undergraduate institution is required. Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, Health Promotion, or related field preferred. Three or more years of experience serving as a coach in a college, high school or club setting required. College coaching experience preferred. Must be CPR/First Aid Certified, or able to obtain certification within 30 days of employment.

    Computer Skills

    Knowledge of personal computers and software including word processing, scheduling, e-mail and spreadsheets required

    Language Skills

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Effective oral and written communication including the ability to speak before large groups.

    Mathematical Skills

    Ability to add, subtract, and apply concepts of basic statistics.

    Reasoning Ability

    Ability 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.


    The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.

    While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently is required to use hands and fingers, handle or feel. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, run, sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust and focus.


    The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in this work environment is usually ranges from moderate to loud and is dependent upon the sport.

    “This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required and shall not be construed as declaring the specific duties and responsibilities. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his or her supervision. The use of particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.”

    Supplemental Information

    Jackson College only accepts on-line applications though this system. For assistance with this, please call 517-796-8468.Coaches are not employed directly by Jackson College with the exception of those receiving a pension from the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System. All others are employed by EDUStaff, LLC. If you are selected you will be required to complete EDUStaff's employment application and on-boarding processes. It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess (even if you are repeating it from your resume or cover letter). For instance, do not say, "See Resume or C/V." Your resume, cover letter, and an unofficial transcript must be attached to your application. Applications will be rejected if incomplete.When you apply for the position, you will get to the document upload area where you will be given an opportunity to attach your documents such as your vita, transcripts, etc.. Instructions will also be found there.The College reserves the right to request proof of degree or certification at a later date if these documents are required as part of the qualifications for the position. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background and reference check.If selected you will be required to complete the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Employment Eligibility Verification form I-9 and provide documentation verifying identity and eligibility to work in the United States. EDUStaff is NOT able to support Visa applications for employment at the college. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 6/3/2021
    Application Due: 6/23/2021
    Work Type: Full Time