Union County College Head Softball Coach in Cranford, New Jersey

Union County College is a public comprehensive community college providing quality, affordable, accessible educational programs that serve the greater Union County region. It is the oldest of New Jerseys 19 Associate Degree Colleges, serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933.

The College enrolls almost 30,000 credit, non-credit and continuing education students and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many programs lead to the Associate in Arts, Science and Applied Science degrees.

Campus: Cranford

General Description:

As Head Coach, you are responsible for reporting to the Dean of College Life and are responsible for the following:

Characteristics, Duties and Responsibilities:

•Recruiting and maintaining the appropriate number of student athletes.

•Developing and maintaining a competitive won/loss record of at least .500 in your division and qualifying the team for the Region XIX Tournament.

•Developing and maintaining the skill, discipline and integrity of team during games and practice.

•Statistical reporting and public relations including, but not limited to updating administration with every score and game highlight after each game, and keeping NJCAA Coaches’ Website pages up to date.

•You are charged with the knowledge of and shall adhere to the athletic polices and protocol of Union County College and the eligibility requirements and rules and regulations of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

•Updating and maintaining student/athletes eligibility. Working closely with our student athletes, Academic advisor for student athletes, Coordinator of Student Advisement/Athletics and faculty to help ensure the academic success of the student athletes.

•Attending the Athletic Orientation and Coaches Council meetings.

•Conducting yourself and the Team in such a manner as to reflect a positive image for the team and Union County College, both on and off the playing arena. You are charged with ensuring that both you and the members of the team conduct yourselves with a high degree of moral integrity as representatives of Union County College at all public appearances whether on or off campus.

•The head coach will be fully responsible for driving the van, including attaining and maintaining full positive status on the authorized drivers list, following school van policy, notifying appropriate contacts if lost or late for a game, keeping the NJCAA website current, submitting timely expense reports, following up with the Dean.

•Communication will be via phone or in person. Voicemail will be for emergency only.

•Distribute meal money for all road games to the student athletes. Reconcile the dollars and return any overage to the Athletic Department on a bi-weekly basis. Follow all school policies including Finance and Purchasing. Plan all overnight trips. Complete all required paperwork before and after the trip. Have student athletes sign overnight trip code of conduct as necessary.

•Established and maintain an active e-mail address.

•All statistical reports are the responsibility of the head coach. Any fines or penalties imposed by league will be the responsibility of the head coach.

•Head Coach will be responsible for hiring, firing and supervising the Assistant Coaching staff. The Head Coach and the Assistant Coach must follow all legal and college regulations.

•Following medical guidelines for injured athletes per ATC/Team physician.

•Head Coach must be present at all games and practices.

•Head Coach must read, acknowledge, sign, and follow the NJCAA Coaching Principles, Coaching Creed, and the NJCAA Coaching Excellence Contract.

•Must encourage athletes to attend select athletic events in support of other teams.

•Performing such other functions in connection with your position as may be assigned by the Dean of College Life.

Education Requirements:

•Associate’s Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.


•Three (3) years experience in coaching preferred at the college level.

•Coaching and/or playing experience required.

Competencies and Skills Required:

•Three (3) years experience in coaching preferred at the college level.

•Coaching and/or playing experience required.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

•This position’s duties are normally performed in an outside setting or inside gymnasium as work environment, based on the activity scheduled.

•Some physical effort required; however, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

•No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

•Some travel required.

•Must pass a pre-employment background check and drug screening.

Terms of Employment:

Seasonal employment, per individual contract. Flexible schedule to meet department needs. Some evening, weekends, and extended hours will be required. Ability and willingness to travel on short notice to all on and off- campus sites as needed by the college. Employee must establish primary residency in New Jersey within one year of appointment unless an exemption applies.

Union County College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, religion, age, disability, handicap or other legally protected status in its provision of employment, education, and activities, or other services. Union County College is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled Disclaimer: This job description outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes twenty medical plans to choose from including PPO, HMO and HD plans offered by BC/BS and Aetna, three dental plans including two PPOs and one DMO offered by Delta Dental of NJ, and a pension plan with seven investment carriers. We also offer twenty vacation days, ten paid holidays, and a ten week summer work schedule which allows the college to close on Fridays. Other additional benefits include gym privileges, tuition remission for credit and non-credit courses at Union County College, and tuition reimbursement for an approved degree program at an accredited college or university.