Head Softball Coach

Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title:

Head Softball Coach

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Key Responsibilities :

Primary Role:

Responsible for the development and maintenance of the women’s softball program. This includes structural and administrative organization of the program as outlined below.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide vision and build a positive team culture committed to the welfare of our student-athletes, a positive representation of the college, academic excellence, citizenship, and competitive success.
• Practice organization, planning, scheduling, preparation, and execution.
• Develop and implement specific training and skill development programs.
• Prepare the team for competitions including; scouting reports, meetings, and the use of video.
• Develop and implement appropriate in-competition coaching techniques and strategies.
• Recruit and retain qualified student-athletes.
• Develop and meet recruiting goals in consultation with the Director of Athletics.
• Maintain roster sizes in accordance with agreed upon maximum and minimum roster ranges.
• Provide support, oversight, assistance, to student-athletes with regards to academic performance, planning, and success.
• Meet department standards for academic success.
• Effectively manage all aspects of the programs budget including the purchase of all athletic equipment and supplies, and the management of the programs travel and recruiting budgets.
• Hire, train, mentor, assistant coaches, student-assistants, and student managers.
• Schedule all non-traditional and traditional competitions and practices.
• Develop, recommend, and enforce appropriate levels of discipline, behavior, rules, regulations, and conduct.
• Serve as team spokesman and appropriately represent the program and the college on campus and in the community.
• Ensure adherence to the rules, regulations, and policies of all governing bodies—Juniata College Athletics, Juniata College, Landmark Conference, and National Collegiate Athletic Association.
• Participate in overall administration of the Athletics Department by representing the office as requested and cooperatively assisting colleagues. This includes attending all mandatory department activities and functions, membership on department and campus committees, and participation upon request in enrollment, fundraising, and/or promotional events.
• Serve as game/event manager as requested.
• Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics: Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Advisor.

Juniata College believes in and embraces the liberal arts and as such, we encourage and seek mutual benefit through diversity of thought and approach which enriches our academic community, as well as the lives of our students and colleagues. Juniata College is committed to creating a welcoming community supported by relationships based on collaboration and mutual respect. We endeavor to create an inclusive learning environment where members with different perspectives and backgrounds can learn, contribute, and thrive. Please join us… AA/EOE

Position Qualifications:

• Knowledge and capabilities normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules, regulations, and the Division III philosophy.
• Three to five years of collegiate coaching &/or playing experience.
• Demonstrated ability to teach, strategize, recruit, lead, manage, represent, and oversee a competitive softball program.

Supervision Required/Given:

Receives direct supervision from the Director of Athletics. Works collaboratively and supportively with other individuals and groups. Hires, trains, and supervises assistant coaches, and student coaches, student managers, providing specific direction and oversight of assignments and responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

See position qualifications

Physical Demands:

To promote and sustain the health and safety of our campus community, Juniata College has adopted a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for all Faculty, staff and students. Exemptions to this mandate will be considered for bona fide medical, and religious reasons. Weekly testing will be required for the unvaccinated. Those granted exceptions for reasons other than approved medical or religious exemption will be assessed a monthly testing fee.

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Working at Juniata College 

Juniata College's mission is to provide an engaging personalized educational experience empowering our students to develop the skills, knowledge and values that lead to a fulfilling life of service and ethical leadership in the global community.

Founded in 1876, Juniata is a national liberal arts college located in the scenic Allegheny Mountain region of central Pennsylvania and is the intellectual home for 1,600 students and nearly 14,000 alumni. The College ranks highly in the percentage of graduates that eventually earn doctoral degrees. Juniata integrates international, intercultural and global dimensions into its curriculum and experiential learning opportunities and was awarded the 2012 Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. Juniata is known for the personal attention it gives to students and flexible areas of study (its Program of Emphasis resembles a major but is more flexible, encouraging students to design a program of study and justify their choices. About a third of Juniata students self-design their entire POE.) Each student is assigned two faculty advisers, and the average student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

Juniata is a very strong community where student involvement is paramount. There are no fraternities or sororities. The student clubs and organizations (over 90 currently) have a positive impact on the Juniata community and on the larger community of Huntingdon and the surrounding area.

Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy not because of legal obligations but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity. AA/EEO

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