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Assistant Softball Coach

University of Dubuque

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ID: 33578

Posted On 05/24/2023

Job Overview

The University of Dubuque is a growing faith based University that is seeking a Assistant Softball Coach.  The University of Dubuque offers a competitive wage and an excellent benefits package including tuition remission, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, and a retirement match.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in practice planning, execution and on-field instruction
  • Assist in the collaboration with campus partners and athletic administration regarding facility use, upkeep, and resource management. This includes, but is not limited to, the maintaining and preparation of the softball field for use during practices and games
  • Assist in developing and implementing game plans, reports, strategies and on-field duties as assigned
  • Assist in all phases of the recruiting process, specifically the scouting and evaluation of skilled and academically qualified student-athletes, the matriculation process of student-athletes (includes application, financial aid completion, housing registration, required paperwork, course registration, and orientation attendance), and the collaboration with campus partners regarding the communication processes required
  • Assist in monitoring academic progress of program athletes and serve as a program liaison for staff and faculty, and facilitate the utilization of resources to promote student success
  • Assist in planning and setting up spring break trip as well regular season travel and meals
  • Collaborate with campus partners and athletic department staff regarding the safety and well-being of student athletes
  • Assist in event management and game promotion/partnerships
  • Assist in camps, clinics, and workshops facilitated by sport program
  • Assist in effectively managing and reporting conduct related incidences within sport program
  • Assist the Coordinator of Student Athlete Success with the development and administration of academic support programming
  • Effectively live and model the UD Mission and engage the campus and surrounding communities in a manner that allows for the retention and persistence of UD students
  • Collaborate with and serve the campus community
  • Facilitate educational opportunities and compliance to all University, ARC, and NCAA rules and regulations
  • Serve as a collaborative and valued team member within the athletic department
  • Serve as a Title IX Campus Security Authority
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head Coach
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations, including necessary training and drills
  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of the University’s Mission

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong active listening and effective communication skills
  • Strong social emotional skills and a student centered approach to teaching and learning
  • Clear capacity for effective conflict resolution and mediation
  • Ability to throw quality batting practice on a daily basis
  • High ethical standards
  • Cultural competency and diversity-oriented approach
  • Strong technological skill set
  • Ability to effectively work in a team environment



  • Bachelor’s degree; master degree preferred
  • Collegiate playing experience preferred
  • Previous experience as a pitching coach preferred
  • Previous coaching experience of at least 2 years; preferably at the college level
  • Competency and knowledge related to NCAA rules, policy, and procedures; or experience related to rules and regulations associated with athletics
  • Experience preparing, monitoring, and maintaining budget
  • Demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of diversity, inclusion, hospitality, and equity for a diverse student population and campus stakeholders
  • Appreciation for and ability to work within a collaborative campus community and the ability to assist in building collaborative alliances to serve students and the campus communities

To apply with a growing faith based University for the Assistant Softball Coach position, please submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and UD employment application, located on our website, to or to the Director of Human Resources, at the University of Dubuque, 2000 University Avenue, Dubuque, IA 52001.

Applications from qualified persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons of color, are welcomed.  AA/EEO

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Dubuque, IA

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About the University of Dubuque

The University of Dubuque is a private, Presbyterian, coeducational, professional university with a foundation in the liberal arts. Our commitment is to nurturing the mind, body, and spirit as well as encouraging students to explore their fullest potential, is part of a rich Christian identity that dates back to the University's founding in 1852. Our welcoming interfaith community of 2000 students attracts young men and women from across the country and around the globe who seek the knowledge and the skills to make a difference in our ever-changing world. Within a values and faith base, we offer you an array of perspectives and broad exposure to our truly global society. The University comprises the undergraduate college, the graduate school, and the theological seminary.

Mission and Vision

The University of Dubuque is a private university offering undergraduate, graduate, and theological seminary degrees, and other educational opportunities with the intention of educating and forming the whole person. The University is comprised of individuals from the region, our nation, and the world.

As a community, the University practices its Christian commitments by educating students, pursuing excellence in scholarship, challenging students to live lives of worth and purpose, and preparing students for service to the church and the world.

Therefore, the University of Dubuque is committed to:

  • A hospitable Christian environment which respects other faith traditions;
  • Relationships which encourage intellectual, spiritual, and moral development;
  • Excellence in academic inquiry and professional preparation;
  • A diverse and equitable community where Christian love is practiced;
  • Stewardship of all God’s human and natural resources;
  • Zeal for life-long learning and service.