Under the supervision of the Athletic Director the Head Women’s Softball Coach will:
Serve as head coach for the women’s intercollegiate softball program.
Recruit and recommend the acceptance of prospective athletics.
Supervise practice sessions according to scheduled times.
Responsible for the teaching and development of softball skills to student-athletes.
Make the necessary arrangements for traveling to scheduled intercollegiate events.
Schedule, in conjunction with the Athletic Director, all intercollegiate events for the softball season with as little of class time missed as possible within NJCAA and Region IX guidelines.
Monitor academic progress of student-athletes including having study tables and securing tutors.
Provide data, research, and team informational requests to the Athletic Director as needed.
Hire, train, supervise and mentor assistant coaches.
Operate the sport program with integrity and within the scope and intent of NJCAA, Region IX, OJC Athletic Department and college regulations.
Comply with all NJCAA rules, procedures, and eligibility standards and follow the guidelines established in the NJCAA Handbook.
Work in conjunction with the Athletic Director and Athletic Trainer when a player is injured. Complete the necessary forms and turn in immediately to the Athletic Director.
Coordinate all physical arrangements for all home events. Act as liaison with City of La Junta on all field activities and maintenance.
Assist other coaches with the implementation of the other intercollegiate athletic programs.
Plan, organize, and direct all camps.
Demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion efforts that include culturally responsible coaching and success of a diverse student-athlete
Act as initial liaison with student/athletes under your direction for issues such as campus visitation, inquires, parental questions, student/athlete questions and our program set-up with the Athletic Director.
Provide proper guidance regarding class attendance and conduct with student/athletes under your direction. This includes informing the Athletic Director of any major violations by your current student/athletes.
Provide program discipline as needed to ensure the program is functioning within the scope and goals of our athletic program regarding academic and conduct matters whether in the classroom, during participation, or in the community.
Work with Sports Information Team on gathering team information for Media Guide and Web-Site.
Participates in corporate partner fund raising projects.
Foster positive relationships with faculty, staff, students, media, alumni and corporate partners while interacting successfully with department personnel and the college community.
Promote community interest in the athletic program by being actively involved in community activities that display or demonstrate interest in the College’s programs.
Establish and maintain direct contact with area high schools as well as other relevant local public agencies.
Assist in the coordination of all athletic activities regarding marketing functions with corporate sponsorship programs including all activities, media guides, and letter mailing program.
Assist in coordinating facility usage with area schools, City of La Junta, and other campus coaches including keeping Athletic Director informed of usage agreements that may need to be changed etc.
Secure Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and be fully trained to drive all needed vehicles. Serve as the driver of college vehicles needed for all travel to and from games and as needed for other events. Report any problems with vehicles to the Athletic Director. Do all pre and post trip checks in conjunction with driving the bus under CDL proper procedure.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.
Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver License
Successful coaching experience at the college level
Playing experience at the college level
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong computer skills
Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with diverse student populations with special emphasis on first-generation, low-income, and students of color
Educational philosophy in alignment with that of a small rural, comprehensive Community College and enthusiasm for this type of environment and the aspirations of its people.
For consideration, an applicant file must contain:
Cover letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications
Copies of transcripts (A.A., B.A., and M.A.)
Names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 professional references
Open Until Filled – 1st review of applications will be July 12, 2021
POSITION START DATE:
As soon as possible
Submit Application Packet To:
Otero Junior College
Attn: Kelsey Barbee
Director of Human Resources
1802 Colorado Ave
La Junta, CO 81050
FAX: (719) 384-6947
Or Email To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Inquiries May Be Directed To:
Additional Salary Information: On-campus meal plan
Excellent benefit package including retirement, health, vision, dental and life insurance
11-month technical-professional position- 241 workdays
Internal Number: 100190
About Otero Junior College
Founded in 1941, Otero Junior College is a state two-year community college with approximately 1500 students (1250 FTE) made up of traditional, non-traditional and international students. The college is governed by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education. OJC is located on an attractive 40-acre campus on the southern edge of La Junta, Colorado. The college is a full-service campus with dormitory housing, food service, men’s and women’s varsity intercollegiate athletics, and state-of-the-art educational technology. The city of La Junta has a population of approximately 8,000 and is located on Highway 50, sixty miles east of Pueblo. The college serves the residents of Otero, Bent, and Crowley counties. This rural geographic area in southeast Colorado is primarily agriculture based and has a population of approximately 33,000 people. Students at OJC can earn degrees in Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of General Studies or an Associate Degree in Nursing. Students who wish to pursue vocational occupations will find over a dozen one- and two-year certificate programs available.