Assistant Coach, Softball

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
May 24, 2022
Jun 09, 2022
Full Time
Assistant Coach, SoftballThe George Mason University, Intercollegiate Athletic Department, a NCAA Division I institution and member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, is seeking qualified applicants for the Assistant Softball Coach (full-time, 12-month administrative professional faculty).George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Position:The Assistant Softball Coach reports to the Head Softball Coach and is responsible for assisting in carrying out all activities necessary to accomplish the objectives of this sport within the guidelines of the NCAA, Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10), and the University.Responsibilities:Assist Head Coach in the following:Recruit and retain highly skilled student-athletes for the softball team;Provide instruction on infield and hitting fundamentals, details and strategies of softball;Develop game strategies;Monitor student-athlete's academic progress;Maintain softball field and practice areas;Market and promote the softball program;Utilize various technologies (i.e., high speed video, 643 Charts, Pocket Radar and Blast Motion), analyze and apply findings; andAdheres to the NCAA, A-10 and University governing policies and procedures.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Effectively teach infield and hitting fundamentals, and strategies of softball during preparation and practice sessions;Motivate individuals and the team successfully;Travel and recruit student athletes;Scout opponents;Learn and comply with all policies and regulations of the University, TBR, OVC and NCAA;Communicate effectively and appropriately;Maintain confidentiality of records and information;Interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, the University community and the public; andHandle multiple tasks simultaneously.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience;Some coaching experience (generally 2-3 years) at the college, university or professional level;A proven record of integrity, high principles and demonstrated skill in developing and motivating student athletes academically and athletically;Must currently possess an appropriate, active, valid motor vehicle operator's license that meets all of GMU's requirements for operating state vehicles and equipment under Mason's Vehicle Use Policy 1411 The Office of Risk Management reserves the right to review the driver's licenses and Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs) of all candidates selected with employment contingent upon a favorable review; andPhysical Requirements: Light Work - exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA27BZ at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. This position is subject to a criminal background check.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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