Assistant Baseball Coach

Posted Date 5 days ago(7/20/2021 12:45 PM)
Number of Openings
1
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Type of Search
Staff
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number
2021-5385
Campus
St Paul
Department/Unit
Athletics
FLSA Status
Exempt/Salaried
Employment Type
Full-Time Staff
Assigned Months per Year
12
Benefits Eligible
Yes

OVERVIEW

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for an Assistant Baseball Coach position within the department of Intercollegiate Athletics. 

 

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the Head Men’s Baseball Coach, this position is responsible for, but not limited to: recruitment, video analysis, skill development of student athletes, game/ practice planning & instruction, scouting, program social media strategy and day to day program administrative duties. Specific emphasis on recruiting and player instruction.  Hitting and defensive background preferred.  This position specifically supports the mission of the University and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics by assisting in institutional compliance with NCAA and Conference rules and regulations. Position will act as primary back up for head coach in his/her absence. This position will work collaboratively with Head Coach, baseball staff and administration in developing a competitive Division 1 program.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1. Recruiting

  • Identify, evaluate, and recruit prospective student-athletes - local, regional, national, and international.  Establish and cultivate relationships with high school and junior college coaching. Participate in the planning and execution of unofficial and official recruiting visits. Maintain and manage recruiting logs and contact dates/times.

2. Student-Athlete skill development, technique & mentorship

  • Assist in the instruction, assessment, and growth of men’s baseball student-athlete skill development. Responsible for player development scope & sequence. Assist in implementation and management of academic progress. Serve as active participate in student-athlete progress off the field in a holistic approach including, but not limited to professional development, community service engagement and life skills.

3. Administrative

  • Organize team travel including - ground transportation, lodging and meals. Work collaboratively with head coach, equipment manager and vendor on team equipment ordering. Contribute to the management and requesting of program annual operating budget. Plan, coordinate and establish initial contact for program future scheduling.

4. Program Marketing, Communication & Social Media

  • Purposefully manage and execute all program social media content and delivery. Establish work in partnership with external affairs administration to align with Intercollegiate Athletics over-arching strategic goals and initiatives related to social media.  Focus on alumni communication and engagement opportunities.

5. Game and Practice Planning

  • Organize, administer, and demonstrate all aspects of team practice. Assist in practice and game strategy including opponent scouting. Prepare for games involving video breakdown and analysis. Maintain practice records in accordance with NCAA and conference guidelines.

6. Other duties as assigned by head coach

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus three years of experience playing and/or coaching and recruiting at the collegiate level

An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Knowledge of NCAA and conference compliance rules and regulations
  • Ability to travel on weekends

HOW TO APPLY

All interested candidates must apply online at https://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/. Follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes creating or updating an applicant profile, uploading a resume, and completing a job specific application.

 

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.


The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

 

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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