Assistant Coach, Softball

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-08
Req: R0025079

The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The Department of Athletics at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for the position of Assistant Coach for the Women’s Softball program. The University, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a selective public institution known for its teaching, research, and public service. UVA sponsors a 27 sport intercollegiate athletics program, which includes approximately 750 student-athletes.

The Assistant Coach is responsible for contributing to the successful execution of objectives as defined by the Head Coach. They participate in the planning, design, implementation, management, and completion of an effective team strategy. They analyze, coach, instruct, recruit, retain, and advise current and prospective student athletes. Work is self-guided, but performed under the supervision of the Head Coach. The Assistant Coach will:

  • Explain and enforce rules and regulations to protect student athletes and ensure that policies and procedures are followed.

  • Study opposing teams to identify weaknesses and avenues for success.

  • Participate in recruiting efforts on behalf of the program.

  • Collaborate on conceptualizing and developing practice and game day plans.

  • Monitor the conditioning and training of student athletes, in conjunction with the Strength and Conditioning unit, Sports Nutrition unit, and Sports Medicine unit.

  • Initiate and maintain a strong partnership with the Academic Affairs unit to support the academic requirements of student athletes.

  • Assist with coordinating and performing various administrative tasks and often serving as a liaison with particular operational units, such as the Equipment Room, Business Office, Compliance Office, and Facilities Office.

  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Required Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's Degree.

Experience: Some experience in coaching Softball at the collegiate and/or professional level.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Familiarity with NCAA rules and regulations regarding the sport of Softball.

Licensure: Valid driver's license required.

Preferred Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, Physical Education, Sports Administration, or a related field.

Experience: Division 1 level coaching experience.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Pitching coach or defensive specialist.

Applications must be received by Monday, June 14th. Please do not forward any applicant materials directly to staff of the Department of Athletics, as only applications received through this system will be considered.

The successful candidate will pass a background check. PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for Assistant Coach, Softball.’ Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, search for Requisition R0025079, complete the application and attach a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration (please note that all documents can be uploaded into the "Resume" box). For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time