This position is responsible for supporting the management of softball, planning, and implementing practice sessions. Providing input and other coaching-related duties for home and away events. Recruiting qualified, prospective student-athletes as allowed by NCAA rules and analyzing tapes of potential student-athletes for recruitment. Planning and implementing camps and clinics. Performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Head Coach.
This position is a ten-month (August-May) appointment and provides a competitive compensation package that includes 18 credit hours tuition waiver for graduate degree classes and a stipend (over 10 months) provided by the university. The Graduate Assistant reports to the Head Softball Coach. Duties include:
Assist in the organization of team camps; marketing team camps; recruiting campers; assisting in budget preparation for the camps, managing camp income generated by registration, concessions, and merchandise sales.
Assisting with the oversight of the student-athletes' academic achievement.
Conduct inventory management of athletes’ gear and equipment.
Assist in hiring, supervising, and evaluating student camp workers.
Demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship, and conduct becoming of the teaching, coaching, and/or business profession.
** Union University is committed to strict compliance with any and all rules and regulations of the NCAA and the Gulf South Conference. An infraction by the employee of any rule or regulation of the NCAA or the Gulf South Conference will render the employee subject to progressive disciplinary action, including, but not limited to, immediate termination of employment. Infraction of any rule or regulation of the NCAA or the Gulf South Conference shall include any infraction whatsoever, whether intentional or unintentional.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree is required. Acceptance into a post-bachelors academic program at the University, as well as full-time course registration into the same program of study is also required.
Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown, Hendersonville, and Memphis, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls about 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 48 states and 15 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nation’s premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence.