Head Softball Coach (Part-Time)

Location: Portland, OR
Date Posted: 06-08-2018
Warner Pacific University’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.
Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Summary Description: The Head Softball Coach is a part-time, benefit eligible position reporting to the Director of Athletics.  The Head Coach is responsible for administering the sport in the best interest of the University, in concurrence with the policies and regulations approved by the Board of Trustees and the practices and procedures of the University administration, as well as the Cascade Collegiate Conference and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) rules and regulations.
Essential Functions:
  • Manages and directs all aspects of the program.
  • Recruits student-athletes by following University and NAIA policies and meets University goals for roster size.
  • Maintains recruiting reporting with Athletics administration in a complete and timely manner.
  • Recruits and hires assistant coaches.
  • Creates practice plans and executes accordingly.
  • Maintains budget operations and follows expenditure procedures.
  • Coordinates fundraising efforts and follows University and departmental policies.
  • Coordinates team travel arrangements including reservation of vehicles, lodging, and meals with Athletics administration.
  • Builds and maintains good relationships with practice facility partners.
  • Monitors academic progress of student-athletes.
  • Establishes public relations efforts of the program.
  • Coordinates team community service activities.
  • Demonstrates interest in/aptitude for good sportsmanship, maintaining poise/self-control, teaching team to play hard yet fairly.
  • Serves as a welcoming host to visiting teams, coaches, officials, and spectators.
  • Disciplines student-athletes when necessary and communicates any community standards violations to Student Rights and Responsibilities personnel.
  • Ensures student-athletes practice good sportsmanship and abide by team/departmental policies.
  • Ensures knowledge and compliance of current University, Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC), and NAIA policies and procedures.        
  • Responsible for working with Athletics administration for meet management.
  • Follows departmental and University policies and procedures in regards to expenditures
  • Responsible for inventory of University-owned equipment and uniforms.
  • Orders equipment and supplies following proper procedure.
  • Works closely with Sports Information Director for meet management, results, releases, recommendations of student-athletes for awards and special recognition.
  • Works closely with Athletics administration on all eligibility and compliance issues.
  • Responsible to report any potential NAIA violations directly to the Athletic Director.
  • Works closely with Athletic Training office for ongoing care, strength & conditioning, and injury prevention of student-athletes.
  • Successfully completes NAIA’s Character-Driven Coaches course within 90 days of starting position.
  • Contributes to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.
  • Adheres to University policies and procedures.
  • Participates in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities when appropriate.
  • Demonstrate commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
  • Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.Perform other duties as assigned. 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Coaching experience in a high school or collegiate environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written communication
  • Ability to travel 50-75% during the season
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of people and commitment to diversity
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently
  • Ability to multi-task with accuracy and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to adapt and work effectively in a varied-paced or fast-paced environment
  • Experience working with diverse populations
 Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree
  • Head or Assistant coaching experience in a collegiate environment
  • Experience recruiting student-athletes
 Employment and Lifestyle Standards:
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) and maintains a covenant relationship with that body. Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
1.   A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2.   The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3.   A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4. A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5.  For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7.   A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Bible as understood and generally held by the Church of God Reformation Movement.
Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. From its inception, the Church of God has resisted condensing the Scriptures into a formal creed, instead emphasizing salvation as the entrance into the body of Christ; unity in diversity; and a call to holy living as God’s people representing Christ in the world. Warner Pacific, rather than requiring subscription to an institutional doctrinal statement, asks each employee to affirm a personal faith in Jesus Christ by providing a statement articulating the ways in which faith informs the employee’s understanding of his or her vocation at Warner Pacific. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
Further, to ensure orderly operations and provide the best possible work environment, all Warner Pacific University employees are expected to maintain the highest levels of ethics, professionalism, integrity, and judgment.  Employees must obey all laws governing the workplace and the business of the University, as well as treat others (students, suppliers, and co-workers) with honesty, respect, and personal dignity in all interactions.  Conduct that is malicious, abusive, threatening, dishonest or unlawful is not acceptable.  Employees who feel they are being subjected to conduct of this kind should bring the concern to Human Resources. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs. 
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, electronic cigarettes or marijuana is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject.  All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above.  Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.
Commitment to Diversity: 
Warner Pacific University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Inquiries are encouraged from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University. Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Warner Pacific University offers a full range of traditional benefits for qualifying employees, including medical/dental insurance, disability, life insurance, paid vacation and sick time, mission leave, tuition remission, and retirement savings.
To Apply:
In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at www.warnerpacific.edu/jobs.  Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter with names/contact information for three professional references
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