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Softball Assistant Coach

Position: Softball Assistant Coach

Department: Athletics

Campus: North Manchester

Position overview: The softball assistant coach is responsible for assisting the head coach in leading a successful program at Manchester University. This position will focus in part on hitting. This will include assisting in managing all aspects of coaching, eligibility, recruitment, retention, budget, and scheduling. The assistant coach is also responsible for assisting the head coach in fundraising for and Game Day management assignments.

Essential job functions: Assist the head coach in the following:

Eligibility, including:

  • Furnishes a list of team members for eligibility clarification before preseason, after preseason and at the end of the year
  • Monitors student-athletes' eligibility during the season and works with the Student Success Center to coordinate support for student-athletes

Recruiting, including:

  • Recruitment of student-athletes with a commitment to academic success
  • Supervise and coordinate athletic recruiting efforts with assistant coaching staff and admissions counselors
  • Provide an annual recruitment plan to athletic recruiting liaison
  • Report on the recruitment plan

Retention, including:

  • Work with the Athletic Director to establish retention programs
  • Maintain satisfactory retention rate
  • Track retention rates, including benchmarking internally, within the University, and externally, with other NCAA Division III schools
  • Report on retention progress

Budget, including:

  • Prepares the initial budget request
  • Orders equipment through established procedures
  • Arranges team transportation, makes hotel reservations, and organizes team meals on off-campus trips
  • Completes a yearly inventory. Issues, collects, and stores all equipment. Arranges for equipment repair

Coaching, Scheduling and Team Management, including:

  • Determines goals and objectives for sport within the philosophy of the institution
  • Organizes and conducts practice sessions
  • Ensure appropriate safety precautions during practice, games, and team travel
  • Cooperates with the Athletic Training staff to submit practice schedules, game schedules, and complete roster information in a timely fashion
  • Works with the Sports Information Director regarding internal and external publicity
  • Works with Director of Athletics or Assistant Director of Athletics on scheduling and travel details
  • Works with Director of Athletics on field or court preparations and ensures facilities are set up
  • Arranges for alternate eating plans if practice times conflict with food service schedule
  • Establishes guidelines for proper conduct of student-athletes
  • Recommends student-athletes for awards
  • Provides adequate feedback and evaluation to student-athletes as to potential, progress, and performance
  • Completes reports as required in for the athletic department
  • Drives University-owned vehicles to away competitions


  • Bachelor's degree preferred, progress toward bachelor's degree required
  • Coaching, especially with a hitting background, and/or playing experience preferred
  • Experience in NCAA Division III athletics preferred, as a coach or student-athlete
  • Successful completion of the NCAA Division III Rules Test
  • CPR/AED First Aid Certification required (available on-site)
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Willingness to enhance professional growth by attending clinics and workshops as well as belonging to national and state coaching associations
  • Ability to represent the Athletic Department in an appropriate and professional manner at all times
  • Ability to abide by the rules for the sport of the NCAA, HCAC, and Manchester University at all times
  • Ability to attend athletic staff meetings, mandatory student-athlete programs, admissions events, sports banquets and athletic fundraising activities
  • Ability to flex communication style to multiple cultural environments

General information: Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master's programs and 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to growing health science programs, including athletic training, nursing, nutrition and nutrigenomics, pharmacy, pharmacogenomics, and physical therapy.

Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.

Work schedule: This is a full-time, 12- month, exempt position. It includes flexible work hours Monday through Friday, especially in-season. Weekends and travel are required.

To apply: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and upload a cover letter and resume with your completed employment application. Questions can be emailed to

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

Salary Range
$23,000.00 - $39,000.00
per Year
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North Manchester, IN, 46962, US