Head Softball Coach

Vacancy Notice: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 by 11:59 PM CST
Position Type: Professional
Hours: Full Time
Reports To: Director of Athletics and Recreation

Job Summary

Hawkeye Community College’s Athletics program is looking for a Head Softball Coach to join their team.

The Head Softball Coach will be responsible for the overall management and supervision of the softball program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: recruitment, development, and retention of student-athletes; budget management; scheduling; fundraising; academic monitoring; and supervision and evaluation of student-athletes and assistant coaches. The head softball coach will be responsible for cultivating highly competitive programs within the NJCAA, Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC), and Hawkeye Community College policies, procedures, and expectations. Needs of the department vary, the percent of time devoted to each part of the job will be governed by seasonal and immediate needs of the department.

In 2015, Hawkeye Community College launched its first ever intercollegiate sport program and has since accumulated 14 athletic programs to include: sports shooting, men & women’s Soccer, men and women’s cross country, men & women’s track and field, men & women’s golf, women's volleyball, eSports, competitive dance, and men & women’s bowling. The Hawkeye RedTail Athletic Programs compete within the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) as Division II when applicable.

Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college focused on meeting the needs of the community by providing quality, affordable learning experiences for a diverse student body through our Adult Learning Center, Business and Community Education Department as well as through more than 50 career and technical programs and liberal arts transfer programs. Hawkeye Community College’s mission is about empowering students, strengthening businesses and enriching communities with a vision to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervises and provides instruction and direction at all softball practices and competitions.

  • Recruits and maintains specific roster sizes for the softball program.

  • Collaborates with the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Services for recruiting and enrolling prospective student-athletes.

  • Manages administrative operations of the programs i.e. scheduling, team travel, etc.

  • Monitors, assists, and nurtures student-athletes’ academic progress toward graduation at the college and assists with placement at four-year colleges and universities.

  • Assists the Athletic Administration in marketing and promotion of the softball program.

  • Promotes positive public relations for the softball program.

  • Provides first aid in emergency situations and complete required blood borne pathogen training and CPR/AED certification.

  • Performs set-up, tear-down, and storage of equipment.

  • Enforces and maintain all safety policies and procedures.

  • Cultivates and promotes a positive student-athlete experience.

  • General professional staff responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education/experience to total 4 years.

  • Demonstrated experience coaching softball at the Collegiate level.

  • Minimum of one year recruiting student-athletes at the Collegiate level.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of general admissions processes and procedures practiced by post-secondary education institutions.

  • Demonstrated experience providing leadership for both players and coaches.

  • Demonstrated strong commitment to high ethical standards and integrity.

  • Must possess a current driver’s license valid in the State of Iowa and a driving record insurable by the College’s insurer.

  • Demonstrated ability to work flexible hours to include evening and weekend hours.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations (faculty, staff, students, and general public) in a professional and personable manner.

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through inclusive behaviors and helping contribute to a culture of inclusivity, and a vibrant, diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environment.

  • CPR/First Aid certification required or ability to obtain within the first 3 months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years’ experience working with college age athletes.

  • Three years’ experience NJCAA and ICCAC policies.

  • Three years’ experience in recruiting collegiate athletes at the NJCAA level.

Working Conditions

Requires skills for succeeding in an outdoor and office environment, using technology. Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Work is in a combination of indoor and outdoor environments. Outdoor environments may become susceptible to inclement weather conditions. During the course of the day, interact with students, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computer.

Employment Status

Full time, exempt position with comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, vision, life, and LTD insurance, a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expenses; personal and sick leave; tuition reimbursement; and a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution). Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s education and experience. Anticipated hours will be flexible including evenings and weekends.

Application Procedure

  • Complete an online application at www.hawkeyecollege.edu/employment

    • Submit/upload a resume.

    • Submit/upload 3 references with a minimum of 1 being from a current/past supervisor.

    • Submit/upload a Cover Letter.

  • Submit the online application and all required materials by Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Preference will be given to applicants who submit the required materials on or before April 6th. This position will remain open until filled.

All application materials must be submitted by Wednesday, April 6, 2022 by 11:59 PM CST.

Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: hawkeyecollege.edu/about/diversity-inclusion/equal-opportunity. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email equity-titleIX@hawkeyecollege.edu, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Contact Information

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000‚Äč
Email Human Resource Services

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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