Head Coach, Baseball - Douglas College Athletics
Post date: Jul. 4, 2019
Application Deadline: Jul. 19, 2019
Position Start Date: Aug. 19, 2019
Douglas College invites fully qualified candidates to apply for this Baseball Head Coach (Contract Part-time) position. The successful candidate will have the proven experience to develop a high performance baseball program coupled with an understanding of a student-centered approach focusing on the development of the whole student. (High academic achievement, leadership development, community service and culture development.)
Baseball Head Coach
The major responsibilities of this part-time Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) coaching position are:
- Develop, and manage a sustainable Pay-to-Play self-funded financial model and business plan;
- Recruit, develop and mentor student-athletes with high athletic skills and great character;
- Develop perennial conference contenders;
- Create a community of loyal supporters and partners eager to contribute to developing a top-of-class team;
- Provide coaching leadership in the ongoing development and improvement of the student-athletes, coaching staff and the overall program.
- Fully embrace the Royals culture
These responsibilities will be fulfilled through coordination, planning, implementation, and evaluation of strategies. There is an expectation that proper training techniques such as teaching motor and life skills through regular practice, reinforcement and feedback will be used by all coaching and athletic staff.
The Head Coach is responsible for ensuring that safe facilities and equipment are provided, current methods of physiological injury prevention are used, and that the coaching staff is properly certified. Also, there is an important responsibility to implement and follow through on fund and friend-raising initiatives working with alum and other groups. The Head Coach will develop recruiting networks through contact with secondary school athletes, coaches, clubs, teachers, parents, clinic/camp programs, academies or clubs, etc., as well as help promote the team through the local media, community and school districts. Successful candidates must be team players who work respectfully and cooperatively with the Associate Director of Athletics and Royals Athletics staff in scheduling, facility issues, and travel planning, budgeting, apparel and completing necessary administrative requirements.
- 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 or National Championships is an asset;
- A Bachelor's degree, Master’s preferred, and or equivalent experience
- NCCP Competition Regional Coach Certified required, Provincial Coach Trained or Certified is an asset;
- Experience in recruiting student-athletes who demonstrated academic and athletic success;
- Strong communication, motivational, and organizational skills;
- Strong knowledge of sport specific training, tactics and technical skills development;
- Ability to articulate and implement goals in the development of the program;
- Ability to coach during the evenings and attend competitions (home & away) on weekends;
- Ability to attend Athletics Coaches’ Meetings and related Athletics special events;
- Demonstrated ability to initiate, organize and lead team specific fundraising activities;
- A positive attitude in the midst of a busy and challenging atmosphere is essential;
- Ability to work in a team environment;
- Strong commitment to upholding the values and mission of Douglas College;
- Class IV BC Driver’s License is an asset,
This posting will remain open until July 19th. Submit application, attach resume and cover letter online at https://www.douglascollegecareers.ca
Questions/Further info: Brian McLennon, Associate Director, Athletics at firstname.lastname@example.org
Douglas is a post-secondary institution near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We have major campuses in New Westminster and Coquitlam and a Training Centre in Surrey.
Douglas offers Bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, post-degree and graduate diplomas, general university- transfer courses in the arts, sciences and business, as well as career programs in health care, human services (Child, Family and Community Studies), business, and creative arts.