Summary Description: The Head Softball Coach is a part-time, benefit eligible position that reports to the Director of Athletics. The Head Coach is responsible for administering the sport in the best interest of the University, in concurrence with the policies and regulations approved by the Board of Trustees and the practices and procedures of the University administration, as well as the Cascade Collegiate Conference and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) rules and regulations.
Primary Job Duties:
Manages and directs all aspects of the program.
Recruits student-athletes by following University and NAIA policies and meets University goals for roster size.
Maintains recruiting reporting with Athletics administration in a complete and timely manner.
Recruits and hires assistant coaches.
Creates practice plans and executes accordingly.
Maintains budget operations and follows expenditure procedures.
Coordinates fundraising efforts and follows University and departmental policies.
Coordinates team travel arrangements including reservation of vehicles, lodging, and meals with Athletics administration.
Builds and maintains good relationships with practice facility partners.
Monitors academic progress of student-athletes.
Establishes public relations efforts of the program.
Coordinates team community service activities.
Demonstrates interest in/aptitude for good sportsmanship, maintaining poise/self-control, teaching team to play hard yet fairly.
Serves as a welcoming host to visiting teams, coaches, officials, and spectators.
Disciplines student-athletes when necessary and communicates any community standards violations to Student Rights and Responsibilities personnel.
Ensures student-athletes practice good sportsmanship and abide by team/departmental policies.
Ensures knowledge and compliance of current University, Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC), and NAIA policies and procedures.
Responsible for working with Athletics administration for game management.
Follows departmental and University policies and procedures in regards to expenditures
Responsible for inventory of University-owned equipment and uniforms.
Orders equipment and supplies following proper procedure.
Works closely with Sports Information Director for game management, results, releases, recommendations of student-athletes for awards and special recognition.
Works closely with Athletics administration on all eligibility and compliance issues.
Responsible to report any potential NAIA violations directly to the Athletic Director.
Works closely with Athletic Training office for ongoing care, strength & conditioning, and injury prevention of student-athletes.
Successfully completes NAIA’s Character-Driven Coaches course within 90 days of starting position.
Contributes to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.
Adheres to University policies and procedures.
Participates in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities when appropriate.
Demonstrate commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Coaching experience in a high school or collegiate environment
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written communication
Ability to travel during the season
Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of people and commitment to diversity
Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently
Ability to multi-task with accuracy and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Ability to adapt and work effectively in a varied-paced or fast-paced environment
Experience working with diverse populations
Head or Assistant coaching experience in a collegiate environment
Experience recruiting student-athletes
Physical Demands – Work Environment: The position is located in a typical office environment. Professional/business attire is required.
Employment and Lifestyle Standards: Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
1. A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit. 2. The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices. 3. A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints. 4. A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development. 5. For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another. 6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives. 7. A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community. 8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Holy Bible.
Employee Agreement: Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
Warner Pacific’s students, faculty and staff are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect and accountability, to care for the personal dignity of others and to exercise integrity in their conduct and communication. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject. All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above. Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.
Warner Pacific University’s Mission: Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.
Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at https://warnerpacific.catsone.com/careers/1611-General Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following: Application, Cover Letter and Resume
Warner Pacific University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Founded in 1937, today WPU offers a four-year Christian liberal arts education in an urban setting on beautiful Mt. Tabor in Portland, Oregon.