Assistant Women's Softball Coach (Position Code PTSOF-23) - Oakton College
Oakton Community College
Location: Des Plaines and Skokie, Illinois
Internal Number: 159978
Location: Des Plaines and Skokie, IL Category: Adjunct Faculty Posted On: Mon Mar 13 2023 Job Description:
Basic Function and Responsibility:
Under direct supervision, provide support to the Head Women's Softball Coach and the Softball program through game coaching, player and team skill development and recruitment and retention of academically and athletically prepared students. Support activities of the softball program within the rules and guidelines of the NJCAA, the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference and the college. Demonstrate a sound and committed educational philosophy for holistic student development including academic, athletic and personal. Support the mission and philosophy of the college.
Characteristics Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assist the Head Coach planning and conducting in season and off season team practice and conditioning programs.
2. Assist the Head Coach and players during game play.
3. Assist individual players in softball skill development through skills training and weight and conditioning training.
4. Assist in the identification and recruitment of new players to the program. This may include traveling to regional high school and club softball events and showcases.
5. Assist in the scheduling of softball practices and matches, including arranging transportation, driving a team vehicle, securing funds for travel, making travel arrangements, etc.
6. Represent the Athletic Department and the Women's softball program on college committees or task forces and at college events and/or other public meetings.
7. Communicate as necessary with the other Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference and NJCAA Region IV softball coaches.
8. Participate in Athletic Coaches professional development including annual training in NJCAA regulations, CPR, AED usage, Blood Born Pathogen, Exercise Induced Asthma and use of Epi-Pen.
9. Secure and maintain certification in First Aid and CPR/AED required.
10. Assist the Athletic Department in the academic support of student athletes as well as the facilitation of academic support activities including the collection of academic progress reports.
11. Perform other job duties as assigned.
Oakton especially values candidates committed to working in a culturally competent environment. Cultural competence integrates and transforms knowledge about individuals and groups of people into specific standards, policies, practices, and attitudes used in appropriate cultural settings to increase the quality of services.
Applicants should be current and skilled in their use of evolving technologies, active in promoting critical thinking, and committed to challenging our students to be knowledgeable, ethical, and capable global citizens. Oakton seeks enthusiastic faculty who are committed to innovation in college-level teaching and learning, and interested in non-traditional delivery of instruction. The College expects faculty to be professionally competent, have strong leadership qualities, participate in professional development activities, and engage in institutional and departmental service.
Administrative supervision is received from the Senior Manager of Athletics and direct supervision is received from the Head Women's Softball Coach.
Functional supervision exercised of the Women's softball team members, managers and student employees.
Part-time faculty are paid on a lecture hour equivalents (LHE) basis. For most courses, the LHE is the same as a credit hour. For others, the LHE represents additional work for teaching the class, such as grading papers for Composition classes or teaching a class with a laboratory section (computers, languages, and the sciences); in those cases, the LHE represents a figure higher than the credit hour. All part-time faculty start at the beginning pay rates, regardless of the level and type of experience obtained elsewhere. Those rates for the 2022-23 academic year are $1173/LHE for faculty without doctorates and $1243/LHE for faculty with doctorates
Part-time faculty advance one step within the salary schedule with the successful completion of 2 fall & spring semesters where 3+ LHEs are taught in each semester.
1. An associate's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable skills and abilities can be obtained is required. A bachelor's degree is preferred.
2. One year of softball coaching experience as a head or assistant coach at the college, high school, club or travel team levels is required. Collegiate coaching experience preferred.
3. Collegiate level playing experience preferred.
4. Knowledge of NJCAA/NCAA/NAIA rules and regulations is preferred.
6. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning and leadership skills and positive role model for young adults is expected.
7. Ability to work independently in an unstable and chaotic environment desired.
8. Valid Class "D" driver's license required.
9. Work performed in different environments including interior/office work areas, gymnasiums and outdoor areas.
10. Work will required significant physical effort associated with coaching and teaching skills and techniques. The work will also require the lifting and movement of equipment up to 50 pounds
11. Limited exposure to physical risk
12. Regional travel required with occasional extended out of state travel for post season competition.
Two softball related references required
Part-time faculty are hired on a semester-by-semester basis. A reasonable effort is made to assure the assignment of courses to more senior part-time faculty who are fully qualified by virtue of their education, training, work experience as related to current technology and pedagogical techniques, and who have had a history of successful performance at Oakton College.
All assignments are conditioned on sufficient enrollment. Once a course starts, the part time faculty member is expected to complete the course.
Please contact Matthew Robitaille at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or experience problems in submitting your application.
For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.