Function of Position:Responsible to the Director of Athletics for the overall management and leadership of the intercollegiate Baseball program. This program will support the philosophy, mission, and standards of Central College, the American Rivers Conference, and the NCAA, Division III.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan, organize and manage all phases of the baseball program including:
teaching student-athlete skill development and mental/motivating techniques for competition.
scheduling and supervision of practice and game sessions
supervision and evaluation of assistant coach(s) and other support staff members in an efficient and productive manner
monitoring and maintaining the discipline and conduct of student-athletes to support the image and reputation of the athletics program.
Recruit and retain academically qualified student-athletes within the guidelines of Central College, the American Rivers Conference, and NCAA Division III.
Develop a yearly recruiting plan and budget.
Collaborate with admission office staff and counselors for contacts, campus visits, and other recruiting activities.
Maintain a roster that is competitive within the American Rivers Conference and NCAA, Division III and support the college enrollment strategy/mission.
Monitor student-athlete progression in collaboration with academic affairs to ensure graduation, retention, and eligibility.
Manage the baseball program budget in collaboration with the associate athletics director of business affairs.
Develop an out-of-season strength and conditioning program in collaboration with the Strength and Conditioning staff/coaches in accordance with NCAA rules.
Develop and direct camps, clinics, and fund-raising activities to support the program.
Work cooperatively with faculty members, admission, alumni, and development office personnel, the sports information director, all student support services, and all athletic department personnel.
Attend staff development activities and coach's meetings.
Central College Brand Expectations:
Demonstrate a network of caring relationships by showing respect for others, being dependable, and promoting cooperation with others in the work environment.
Be your best self by being accountable for responsibilities, adapting well to change, and maintaining the highest standards of business ethics.
Perform job responsibilities on campus to support the residential college environment.
Strive to perform as effectively as possible while maintaining a high level of quality and promoting personal growth and development.
Respect and comply with college rules and policies, including participation in required training courses; report any suspected violations of the Title IX policy to the Title IX Coordinator.
Violation of NCAA or IIAC rules is prohibited and may result in disciplinary action or termination
Bachelor's degree required, master's preferred
Three to five years of coaching experience required
Strong communication and organizational skills required.
First Aid/CPR/AED certified or ability to obtain certification within six months required
Ability to travel; night and week-end work required
Valid driver's license and the ability to be insured to drive college vehicles required
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Central College
Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the American Rivers Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake.
Central College is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. In furtherance of that commitment, the college encourages candidates that are from diverse backgrounds, historically underrepresented groups, and/or have had experience working with and interacting with individuals from diverse populations to apply. Central College is an equal opportunity employer and a drug/tobacco free workplace.