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Assistant Coach I - Softball
Dawson Community College in Glendive, Montana
 
 
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Date Posted 08/26/2021
Category
Admin-Athletics/Coaching
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

EMPLOYMENT WITH DAWSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE:

Employees at Dawson Community College must demonstrate kindness, respect, integrity, professionalism,

and caring regard. We adhere to the highest ethical standards in fulfilling our jobs, to honor the College and college

policies and procedures and to promote the educational objectives of the institution. Respect creates an atmosphere

conducive to learning. Respect, in this sense, is a minimum threshold for our interactions with each other. A higher

threshold is a “caring regard” for the people with whom we work.

Professionalism at DCC includes being mindful of our actions when working with students, colleagues, co-workers and

our community members. Respect and “caring regard” for those with whom we share the common purpose of serving

students is a paramount value. Professionalism and respect for others is an expected part of DCC job performance.

SUMMARY OF WORK: The Assistant Coach will assist the Head Coach in the day to day operations of the athletic

program including, but not limited to, recruiting, eligibility, compliance, NJCAA documentation, public relations,

scheduling, travel, roster management, organization of practices and all home games, camps, fundraising, coaching,

player development, and other duties assigned by the Head Coach. The college expects coaches to promote and develop

leadership, citizenship, academic excellence, athletic competitiveness, and community engagement. There is no

guarantee of automatic annual contract renewal.

JOB CHARACTERSTICS AND AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

Nature of Work: The assistant coach works in a wide variety of settings depending upon the nature of the sport. The

assistant coach is instrumental in recruiting and retaining prospective student athletes to create a competitive team

comprised of student-athletes who develop into effective players, leaders, citizens, and scholars. The recruitment

process entails research of high school and transfer prospects, travel to events to observe and evaluate athletes’

potential and talent, interaction with high school coaches and prospective students’ parents and family members,

coordinating and conducting campus visits, and executing letters of intent. The work also requires the ability to plan and

execute a practice regimen that develops player and team skills, engages student-athletes in an appropriate strength

and conditioning program, and balances commitment to the team with academic and civic commitments. The work

includes planning of game-day activities for home games, which includes player and team preparation, recruitment of

scorer’s table volunteers, coordinating officials, and coordinating with Physical Plant and other college staff.

Personal Contacts: The assistant coach must interact with a wide variety of people in a professional and enthusiastic

manner. The assistant coach interacts daily with students, student athletes, and fellow employees. The assistant coach

interacts frequently with program volunteers, representatives of the Dawson College Foundation, members of the press,

parents and prospective students, fans, and the public.

Essential Functions: This position requires the ability to: communicate orally and in writing; read written material;

adhere to written policies and procedures for all recruiting, and retention activities; assist in the production of press

releases and public service announcements; recruit students; and coordinate college events. Position must be physically

able to operate a vehicle; flexibility to travel and be away from campus for up to three weeks at a time; sit and stand for

long periods of time; carry advertising/recruiting materials weighing approximately 25 pounds; set up exhibits; move

and haul advertising and recruiting displays; lift up to 30 pounds; fine motor skills for a computer and cameras; reach

with hands and arms; perform finger and hand dexterity; use visual acuity; and be mobile. Employee must have a valid

driver’s license and be able to drive for long periods during morning, day and after dark; and in all seasons of

Montana’s weather.

AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND PERFORMANCE

• Perform all coaching duties (e.g., recruitment, practice regimen, planning, student-athlete development,

competition strategy, etc.) necessary for create and maintain a competitive intercollegiate athletic team.

• Effectively motivate, teach, develop, and supervise students from diverse backgrounds and with various levels of maturity by developing and maintaining professional and appropriate relationships with student-athletes and students involved with the team.

• Oversee college and rented facilities and help ensure they are well maintained and safe for practice and competition.

• Appropriately represent the college during competition, team travel, recruitment, and when interacting with the press and the public.

• Assist with advisement and registration of student-athletes.

• Attend department and college meetings, commencements.

• Participate and work collaboratively to enhance visit days, orientations, and other events.

• Participate in college committee structure as directed.

• Contribute to the overall operation of the Intercollegiate Athletics department by working collaboratively with fellow coaches and college administrators.

• Coordinate local and national media for the sport by working closely with the college’s Marketing Committee to ensure a consistent unified message.

• Contribute content to ensure the Intercollegiate Athletic department website is current and informative.

• Work with the Sports Information Director to upload statistics and other relevant information the website.

• Help with fundraising efforts for the program, department and college.

• Coordinate and/or take photographs for department and college use.

• Assist with the development of team media guides.

• Participate in the enhancement of game-day atmosphere through music, event marketing, special appearances, and promotions.

• Assist with game film production and exchange.

• Maintain list of individual and team performance records.

• Schedule and maintain office hours as required.

• Conduct oneself with the highest integrity in all dealings and represent the college in a positive manner.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

DCC values professionalism in its employees. The following attributes and behaviors are identified as examples of

what is expected of an employee:

CORE COMPETENCIES:

• Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to

best fit the situation; Able to deal effectively with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

• Attendance - Is consistently at work and on time.

• Business Acumen - Understands basic business practices and reporting hierarchy.

• Change Management - Communicates changes effectively.

• Oral Communication - Speaks persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to

questions; Participates in meetings.

• Written Communication - Writes informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs;

Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

• Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits

and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.

• Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Meets commitments.

• Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Sets expectations and monitors

delegated activities.

• Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps

commitments.

• Initiative - Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent action.

• Judgment - Displays willingness to decide; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for

decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

• Managing People - Includes staff planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Makes self-available to

staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Improves processes,

product and services.

• Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports

organization's goals and values.

• Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Organizes or schedules other people and

their tasks.

• Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems promptly; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops

alternative solutions.

• Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and

consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on

commitments. Dresses appropriately for workplace with frequent customer service interactions. Supports and promotes a

positive image of Dawson Community College.

• Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

• Quantity - Meets productivity Standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works

effectively.

• Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Uses equipment and materials properly.

• Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

• Inclusion – Provides an environment inclusive of all students, colleagues, co-workers and community members and

supports underrepresented stakeholders.

• Assessment – Assesses annual performance and works closely with Supervisor.

• Supports and promotes a positive image of Dawson Community College.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

The above knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience

equivalent to:

• Earned Associate’s degree and/or 2 years of playing/coaching/recruitment experience at the college or

professional level or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Excellent team leadership and management skills, including ability to motivate, build consensus, evaluate

performance, and facilitate training and professional development.

• Maintain sensitivity, understanding, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students,

faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds.

• Demonstrated high quality oral and written communication skills.

• Ability to travel and work evening and weekends, as necessary.

• Valid Montana Driver’s license.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities

required of the employee.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable

Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKET MUST INCLUDE:

• Completed Dawson Community College application

• Current resume

• Cover Letter

• Copies of college transcripts (original transcripts required, if hired)

• Three professional references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers).

Background checks are required prior to employment.

INQUIRIES MAY BE DIRECTED TO:

Human Resources Department

hr@dawson.edu

406-377-9430

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