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FULL-TIME TEMPORARY ASSISTANT COACH, SOFTBALL

Employer
Ithaca College
Location
Ithaca, NY

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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As a member of the coaching staff responsibilities include working closely with the Head Coach to develop and coach an NCAA Division III athletic team. Coaching staff responsibilities include recruitment, and coaching athletes and teams in the College NCAA Division III athletics program, teaching courses in the PALS and/or professional physical education program and/or carrying out assigned administrative responsibilities within the Intercollegiate Athletics department. Actively ensure compliance with all NCAA and Ithaca College rules and regulations. Participate in establishing goals and objectives for each season; monitor the academic progress of student-athletes; and participate in various fundraising projects and other activities designed to promote and enhance personal development of the student-athlete, the assigned sport and overall athletic program. Design and provide instruction and supervision on individual and team skills and physical health and safety to student athletes.

 

  1. 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.
  2. Design instructions for individual student athletes and for specific team needs, and teach proper skills, skill development, and team concepts to student athletes.
  3. Provide student athletes with instruction regarding physical health and safety and promote student athlete safety and well being.
  4. Analyze opponent performance and provide recommendations for strategies and tactics for utilization during competition play.
  5. 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.
  6. Participate in establishing goals and objectives for each season in consultation with the head coach; complete various reports and establish and maintain accurate records of all team data and statistics.
  7. Actively develop recruitment strategies in accordance with NCAA bylaws, identify students to recruit and high schools to visit; provide recommendations to the head coach and carry out correspondence with prospective student athletes by mail, telephone, and e-mail. Participate in on-campus and off-campus visits and various meetings with recruits and other members of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics program, including the Director
  8. Evaluate and participate in the selection of 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Teach assigned courses within the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance and/or carry out assigned administrative responsibilities equal to the teaching assignment.
  11. Attend and participate in national or regional level coaching clinics as approved by the Head Coach and Director.
  12. Provide assistance with establishing and arranging practice and competition schedules; ensure appropriate travel arrangements have been made to include mode of transportation, lodging, and meals; submit an itinerary to the Director of Athletics and Associate Director as scheduled.
  13. 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.
  14. Assist the head coach in identifying problems and/or concerns regarding athletic facilities and work with the Assistant Director of Athletics to resolve any facility-related concerns.
  15. If assigned, ensure officials have been secured for all home games.
  16. Engage in various fundraising projects and related programs and activities promoting the assigned sport and the athletics program. Participate in public relations opportunities with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and news media.
  17. Serve on various College-sponsored and other committees; seek out opportunities to serve on national and regional sports committees.

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.

Employment is contingent on a successful background check.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Interested applicants must apply online and attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional supervisory references. Questions about online applications should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000 or [email protected]

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.

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

Annual Compensation Rate: $35,000 - $40,000

Organization

Ithaca College is a private residential college in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Located in one of America’s top college towns, IC boasts a lively and sophisticated residential community that takes full advantage of its stunning natural backdrop and a local community rich in arts and culture.

At Ithaca College, faculty and staff work together to make students ready for success in an evolving world. Challenging academic programs promote critical thinking and hands-on learning, and students work closely with experienced and accomplished faculty on innovative research and enlightening coursework. Ithaca’s new strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions the college to offer a truly distinct integrative learning experience.

From its founding in 1892 as the Ithaca Conservatory of Music, Ithaca College has had a distinguished history of interweaving the threads of liberal and professional education. Students are encouraged to study across disciplines at each of the college’s five schools: Business, Communications, Health Sciences and Human Performance, Humanities and Sciences, and Music.

The college is an internationally known and respected coeducational and nonsectarian institution with approximately 6,200 undergraduate and 470 graduate students, who come to Ithaca from nearly every state and over 70 countries. The curriculum provides more than 2,000 courses in over 100 programs of study. While the breadth of its curriculum is normally found only at larger universities, Ithaca holds fast to its tradition of close, personal instruction (11:1 student-faculty ratio).

Rewards of Working at Ithaca College

A preferred employer in its upstate New York region, Ithaca College provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. Faculty and staff also enjoy the kind of uniquely rewarding work environment that can only be found in a vibrant college community.

Ithaca College’s benefits program includes medical, dental, and life insurance, long-term disability plans, and a flexible spending reimbursement account for eligible expenses not covered by other benefits.

Ithaca contributes to the personal and professional development of faculty and staff, and emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. With workplace flexibility, community service opportunities, and tools for individual growth, employees are encouraged to take advantage of everything IC has to offer.

Additionally, the college offers educational benefits, retirement options, vacation, sick, and personal leave, statutory benefits, at least 11 paid holidays per year, use of the college's many recreational facilities, and free parking. Employees also enjoy access to many services, including the college library, the Campus Center, and the college’s campus store.

For a more detailed description of benefits available to Ithaca College employees, visit ithaca.edu/hr/benefits.

About the Area

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the vibrant city center. Home to several parks and surrounded by more than 150 waterfalls, Ithaca is an outdoor lover’s paradise. And with more restaurants per capita than New York City, it’s also a food lover’s dream. Activity thrives downtown, where live music, independent cinema, and artistic performances can be found almost any night of the week. Whether you’re looking for natural beauty or urban sophistication, Ithaca has something for everyone.

 

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