Provides coaching and administrative support to the Head Softball Coach.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
•Coaching/Teaching- Utilize sport specific field/floor coaching and teaching strategies/methods during games/practices to optimize season long success of sport/team.
•Recruiting- Identify and secure high-level student athletes for sport participation and award appropriate scholarship amounts while abiding by all rules and regulations prescribed by the NJCAA, Region VI, KJCAA and Garden City Community College.
•Supervising/Disciplining Athletes- Monitor, redirect, and report (to head coach) the behavior of student-athletes in assigned sport while in settings on and off campus, including student housing, where athletes are representing Garden City Community College to ensure the highest standards of citizenship, sportsmanship, academic success and conduct.
•Academic Monitoring- Work with the Office of Student Success Services and the Faculty to assure eligibility status and appropriate academic progress of the student-athlete. Specific attention should be given to encouraging an athlete toward completion of graduation requirements.
•Other duties and guidelines as assigned by the Head Coach and the Director of Athletics.
1. To assist in the development of Garden City Community women's softball student-athletes in the areas of athletic performance, academic achievement, and social awareness.
2. To understand and adhere to NJCAA, KJCAA, Region VI, and Garden City Community College policies and procedures.
3. To demonstrate leadership on the campus of Garden City Community College through athletics.
Knowledge and Skills
Experience: 1-2 years of similar or related experience.
Education: An Associate's Degree required, Bachelor's Degree preferred.
Interpersonal Skills: Courtesy, tact, and diplomacy are essential elements of the job. Work involves much personal contact with others inside and/or outside the college for purposes of giving or obtaining information, building relationships, or soliciting cooperation.
Other Skills: BS degree in physical education or related field preferred plus 1-2 years' experience with a college-level program or as a high school coach. Must have knowledge of NJCAA, KJCAA, and Region VI rules and regulations. 1-2 years recruiting experience preferred. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are necessary. Ability to maintain confidential information in professional manner required. Computer proficiency necessary (Microsoft Office preferred).
Physical Requirements: Individual should possess the physical dexterity to demonstrate track/field/cross country specific drills and be able to lift at least 50 lbs. daily. Individual will be required to travel for recruiting and conferences and must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
Work Environment: Work will be conducted in an office setting and outdoors and frequently require the individual to work in inclement weather including; excessive heat, extreme cold, and possible precipitation
The first four community colleges in Kansas were established in 1919, and GCCC is one of two from that group which still exist. It was created by county-wide election on April 1, 1919, and opened in September of the same year.
The present 14-building, 63-acre campus at 801 Campus Drive was designed between July, 1965 and January, 1966.
The Collins Technical Building was added in 1974, and a residential life addition was built in 1978. The Penka Building was added in 1986, when additions were completed to the Joyce, Collins and PE Buildings. Williams Stadium, a baseball facility, was also added. In January of 1996 a 15,000 sq. ft. $1.4 million technical teaching laboratory was completed so that GCCC could provide more training for workers in area and national industries. A three-building student apartment complex opened in 2002, and a 12,900 square-foot, two-level addition to the original student center was completed in 2003, with the entire structure renamed the Beth Tedrow Student Center.
The 19,260 square-foot, three-level, two-story Student and Community Services Center opened in August, 2006 and was dedicated in October of the same year. Attached to the original... Administration Building, the $3.12 million facility consolidated public and student services, provided an on-campus home for adult basic education, added a series of 21st Century classrooms and created a single point of assistance for most services GCCC provides.
GCCC owns more than 70 acres east of Campus Drive, which has been developed in a cooperative effort with the City of Garden City. Named Tangeman Fields in honor of Dr. James Tangeman, a former president, the property includes softball and baseball facilities. Also located there are the college's indoor baseball practice building, a football practice area, running track with public seating and soccer fields.