Job Title: Graduate Assistant - Women's Softball
Reports To: Head Coach Women's Softball
Job Type: This is a part time, exempt position.
The duties of the Graduate Assistant Softball Coach will be to assist the Head Softball Coach in all areas of the operations of the softball program, with emphasis in working with pitchers. This will include, but not be limited to, the items listed in this job description.
The term of this job description is from August 1, 2021 until the end of May 2023, or the academic year as outlined by William Woods University. However, room and tuition continue year-round.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist in player development and training.
- Selected individual must have an understanding of the game of softball.
- Selected individual must be able to communicate effectively his/her understanding of the game.
- Selected individual must be able to properly demonstrate his/her understanding of the game in training sessions and drills.
- Selected individual must be competent to run training sessions with the direction of the Head Softball Coach.
- Selected individual must be able to translate the instructions of the Head Softball Coach effectively and in a timely manner during training sessions.
- Selected individual must be able to assist whenever and wherever needed during all training sessions.
- Selected individual must be able to follow directions (either verbal, written, or implied) by the Head Softball Coach.
- Selected individual must be able to publicly support all decisions of the Head Softball Coach and be supportive of the Vision of the Head Softball Coach.
- Selected individual must be able to maintain an appropriate, consistent, and fair level of discipline as defined by the Head Softball Coach.
- Collegiate Pitching experience preferred.
- Selected individual must maintain consistent office hours as agreed upon by the Head Softball Coach and selected individual.
- Selected individual is expected to keep an accurate accounting of all statistical data required by the Head Softball Coach. This includes game day statistics and training statistics.
- Selected individual will assist in the tracking and maintenance of all equipment.
- Selected individual will be responsible for ensuring that all games, as deemed necessary by the Head Softball Coach, are video recorded.
- Selected individual will be responsible for conducting video review sessions with players/team.
- Selected individual will be responsible for pre-game activities to include coordination of transportation and accommodation.
- Selected individual will be responsible for game day activities to include setup and breakdown of equipment and gear.
- Selected individual will be responsible for assisting in the development of summer camp activities and summer camp promotions.
- Selected individual may be called upon for community service and fundraising activities to include planning, coordination of, implementation of, and supervision.
- Selected individual will be responsible for supervision and attendance tracking of Study Tables and required extra study sessions.
Typical Physical Demands:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Ability to climb several flights of stairs several times each day and move freely on campus
- Ability to crouch, kneel, bend, or stand for long periods of time
- Ability to spend time outdoors and in inclement weather
- Ability to speak and read English fluently
- Ability to hear
- Ability to use a computer keyboard and phone
- Effective mobility skills required to move about freely and quickly in office and on campus
- Must meet the requirements of the William Woods University vehicle policy
Graduate Assistants work an average of 25 hours per week. More during the softball season and less during the off season. The Graduate Assistant is not required to work during the summer months, but may continue to live in campus housing (if awarded) and continue taking classes.
This is a 10-month position beginning August 1, 2021 and ending in May 2022. Compensation includes full tuition in a masters program and board when the campus dining facility is open. Room is available in some cases.
William Woods University is an independent institution chartered by the State of Missouri with main campus facilities in Fulton, MO. It has been operating continuously since 1870, taking its current form as a coeducational university with undergraduate and graduate programs in 1993.
Today, William Woods draws approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 35 states and approximately 11 foreign countries. William Woods has been ranked as a Top 100 Midwest University by U.S. News and World Report, and has been recognized for the quality and affordability of its online degree programs.
With a full liberal arts curriculum, William Woods also offers a strong professional tradition, with nationally ranked programs in Equestrian Studies and American Sign Language. Its graduate education program figures strongly in the administration and leadership of Missouri's state school system.
William Woods University is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees, and remains committed to serving the public good by helping students link intellectual development with the responsibilities of citizenship and professional life.
William Woods University is an Equal Opportunity Employer