The University of Akron, a Division I (FBS) institution and member of the Mid-American Conference is seeking applicants for two assistant softball coaches. This position will provide assistance with the recruiting and administrative functions of the University's softball program, provide instruction and coaching to student-athletes while monitoring their academic and athletic development.
Provide assistance with the planning and coaching activities as well as decision-making functions for all practices and competitions. Provide assistance in recruiting highly skilled student-athletes while initiating oral and written correspondence and evaluating prospects from high school teams and summer camps. Perform various clerical duties including completing activity logs, making phone calls and organizing travel arrangements for team and staff. Assist in monitoring the academic development of student-athletes by organizing study table sessions and arranging individual tutoring appointments with department academic staff. Organize various promotional and developmental activities including softball camp/clinics, dugout club activities, alumni games, senior days and other special events.
Minimum of one-year collegiate coaching and/or collegiate playing experience
An understanding of recruitment procedures and the technical fundamentals and principles of fast-pitch softball
Strong motivational skills and communication skills
Located in Akron, Ohio, The University of Akron (UA) is one of the largest employers in the region and offers an array of employment opportunities. Here you'll find a metropolitan setting that places you in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy, and in sync with the pulse of business, government and the community.
We're committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff by including individuals from varied backgrounds and characteristics, including age, gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, national origin, sexual orientation and socioeconomic background. We're also committed to offering competitive salary and benefits packages to qualified candidates.
Application deadline: Open until filled.
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Job ID # 11720
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