Job Information

University of Utah Assistant Softball Coach in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 07/20/2021

Requisition Number PRN27029B

Job Title Assistant Coach, Athletics

Working Title Assistant Softball Coach

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 00327 - Athletics Department

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting


Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Head Women’s Softball Coach, assist with the responsibilities of a Division I Women’s Softball program in accordance with NCAA , Pac-12, and University of Utah regulations.


Assist the head coach with instructing players in the rules, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport.

Provide an overall positive educational environment for our student-athletes conducive to learning, athletic development, social growth, and preparing them for life beyond college.

Aid the athletic advising program in the supervision of the academic progress of the team, implementing corrective action plans through appropriate staff.

Assist the head coach in preparing for, and conducting, all team-related activities including skill instruction, recruiting, sport strategy, and competitive opportunities.

Coach and instruct student-athletes individually, and in groups, and demonstrate game techniques and skills required to be successful in a Division I softball program.

Plan and attend coaching and practice sessions, games, tournaments, etc. in accordance with NCAA and conference regulations for specified positions.

Monitor and maintain the discipline and conduct of student-athletes to support the image and reputation of the department and university.

Responsible for the development, safety, and conduct of the student-athletes within the sport program; this position is expected to be a positive role model for the student-athletes and exemplify the conduct expected of their team.

Assist in the administration of the entire sport program, including, but not limited to daily practices, game planning and implementation, recruiting, equipment management, facilities scheduling, and budget.

Perform both direct and indirect public relations functions including promotion, public speaking, community events, and through camps and/or clinics.

Serve on departmental/campus committees as requested.

Minimum Qualifications

· Bachelor’s Degree required.

· Demonstrated softball skills, game and training strategies plus teaching progressions.

· Demonstrated effective communication skills through oral, written and electronic forms.

· Knowledge of, and compliance with, NCAA rules is required.

· Candidates must be able to work with a diverse group of student-athletes, coaches, support staff, and administrators.

· Candidates must also be able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and be able to travel as assigned by the Head Coach.

· This position requires the operation of a motor vehicle as part of the job responsibilities. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of the University-required background checks are required.


Master’s Degree preferred

Minimum of two years as a collegiate coach and recruiter is highly preferred.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.