Niagara University Athletics and is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Softball Coach to meet the goals of guiding and leading an elite-level program with effective management; as well as to promote academic achievement and character of the student-athlete, fans, and within the University community. NU competes primarily in The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
•Contribute to the educational mission of the University by assisting in coordinating the instruction of student-athletes in the area softball training and competition.
•Assist with the recruitment of student athletes for the softball program;
•Provide academic support for student athletes;
•Provide motivation, counseling and supervision for student athletes;
•Monitor study hall, day-to-day class attendance, Early Advantage Program reports and maintain contact with professors regarding students' academic progress;
•Instruct methods and strategies and coach student athletes in the sport;
•Follow and conform to NCAA, MAAC and Athletic department rules and regulations;
•Maintain confidentiality of information (including but not limited to: student and employee personal information, student grades, etc.), both during and after their employment with the University. Any question regarding the confidentiality of material, should be referred to the supervisor. Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
•Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Strong interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
Working knowledge of coaching and teaching techniques and the ability to effectively use them.
Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary.
Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries, and communicate with others by telephone.
Ability to travel when necessary.
Knowledge of recruiting techniques and the ability to effectively use them.
Proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to: computer keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, copy machine, and fax.
Knowledge of academic eligibility rules.
Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for university business.
Bachelor's degree or high school diploma with a high-level amateur or professional playing and/or coaching experience required.
At least one year of experience coaching softball at the high school, college, or higher competitive level.
A valid New York State driver’s license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. Must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.
Must pass the NCAA recruiting exam within the first year of employment.
About Niagara University
Niagara University is a private Roman Catholic university in the Vincentian tradition in Lewiston in Niagara County, New York. It is run by the Congregation of the Mission. Niagara has 3,300 undergraduate students in 50 academic programs.