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Douglas College

Head Coach, Softball

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Position Title Head Coach, Softball Posting Number 02243SA Location Various Douglas College Campuses/Satellite Campuses Grade or Pay Level See Salary Range Salary Range $15,000 annually Position Type Contract Employment Posting Type External Regular/Temporary Contract Employment Type Part-Time Posting Category Contract Employment Start Date 08/01/2024 End Date Day of the Week Other - Week days, evenings, weekends, etc as required. Shift Flexible work schedule Work Arrangements
This contract position is available from the date of hire to July 31, 2024 with possibility of yearly renewal. A commitment to being able to work evenings, weekends and holidays and travel to and work at multiple locations, including off campus sites throughout the lower mainland is required.
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.
The Role
The Softball Head Coach will have the proven experience to develop a high performance softball program coupled with an understanding of a student-centered approach while focusing on the development of the whole student, i.e. academic excellence, athletic excellence, community service and fostering a respectful culture and environment. The Softball Head Coach reports to the Manager, Athletics & Recreation Operations.


The major responsibilities of this coaching position are:

    •Provide overall administrative and sport specific leadership of the program;
    •Develop, and manage a sustainable Pay-to-Play financial model and business plan;
    •Identify, recruit, onboard, and develop student-athletes;
    •Develop a perennial conference championship contending program;
    •Foster a community of supporters and develop program partners to contribute to the student experience;
    •Provide coaching leadership in the ongoing development of the student-athletes;
    •Participate and contribute to the development of the Douglas College and Royals' culture.

The Head Coach is responsible for ensuring proper training techniques, sport specific motor skills acquisition and development through positive coaching and communication. The Head Coach will establish an environment supporting student success through the awareness of physical and mental wellness best practices; including the safe use of facilities, and equipment during sport delivery and participation.

Key responsibility includes:

    •Working with Athletics to ensure the coaching staff have the appropriate qualifications as per College policies and the applicable sport governing bodies. i.e. NCCP , NWAC , etc.;
    •Collaborating with the Athletics department and the Douglas Foundation to develop and implement fundraising initiatives to support on the ongoing needs of the program;
    •Developing recruiting networks and fostering relationships to promote the program, Royals Athletics and Douglas College within our communities.
These responsibilities will be fulfilled through coordination, planning, implementation, and evaluation of strategies.

Successful candidate works respectfully and cooperatively with the Director, Athletics and Recreation, Manager, Athletics & Recreation Operations and/or Athletics designate in scheduling, facility issues, and travel planning, budgeting, equipment and administrative requirements.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

    •Coaching experience at the post-secondary level i.e. college, university or equivalent level;
    •A demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and inspire student-athletes;
    •Good understanding of the NWAC conference, league, rules and expectations;
    •Success at Provincial Sport or National Sport Championships is an asset;
    •A Bachelor's degree is preferred, and or equivalent experience;
    • NCCP (National Coaching Certificate Program) Level 2 or higher is an asset;
    •Experience in recruiting student-athletes;
    •Strong communication, motivational, and organizational skills;
    •Strong foundational knowledge of sport specific training, tactics and technical skills development;
    •Ability to articulate and implement goals in the development of the program;
    •Ability to work flexible hours based on the program operations; i.e. daytime, evenings, weekends and holidays to conduct team practices and attend league sanctioned competitions (home & away);
    •Ability to travel out of country, i.e. United States;
    •Ability to attend coaches' meetings and related athletic department special events;
    •Ability to work in a team environment;
    •Class IV BC Driver's License is an asset.
Link to Full Position Profile Equity Statement
Douglas College is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, that values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.
Needs a Criminal Records Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 08/10/2022 Close Date 07/23/2024 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online. Qualified internal applicants shall be given first consideration in filling this position. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.
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About Douglas College

Douglas College is one of the largest colleges in British Columbia, offering a variety of bachelor's degrees, diplomas, university transfer options, career training programs and much more. We have campuses in New Westminster and Coquitlam as well as a training centre in Surrey and are home to more than 14,000 credit students each year as well as an additional 20,000 who take non-credit programs. If you want to do what you love and be good at it, Douglas College is the place for you.



Company Size

1001-5000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-15

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