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Assistant Softball Coach

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month Renewable
Location: Platteville
Categories: Athletics

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is currently seeking applications for an Assistant Softball Coach. The opening is a full-time ongoing position offering excellent fringe benefits-medical, dental, paid leave, and participation in the top ranked Wisconsin Retirement System. Starting salary is $30,000. 

Duties include, but are not limited to coaching, recruiting qualified student athletes, use of recruiting software, fundraising, meet management, camp operations, developing community support for the program, social media, monitoring academic progress of student-athletes and other duties as assigned by the Head Coach/Athletic Director.


Recruiting Coordinator

  • Identify, scout, and visit with student-athletes throughout the Tri-State area (as well as nationally) in high schools, camps or combines, and on-campus visits.
  • Assist the head coach in planning a recruitment strategy to attract top level, Division III prospects including setting up campus visits, assisting student-athletes with the application process, and implementation of campus resources.

Sport Program Support

  • Assist in the administration of the entire program; including assisting with daily practices, game responsibilities and alumni relations.
  • Be responsible for the development, safety and conduct of the team.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of NCAA, conference and institutional rules and conduct the unit within those regulations.
  • As a staff member within the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, you are responsible for knowledge of and compliance with national Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) regulations, both those general in nature and those which apply directly to your position’s responsibilities. Strict adherence to all applicable governing policies, procedures, and regulations of the NCAA is required and is a condition of your employment.
  • Be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations; including necessary training and drills.

Foster Transformational Experience

  • Enhance the student experience as a team liaison to the Pioneer Leadership Institute.
  • Build Alumni Relationships in partnership with the Pioneer Leadership Institute and Division of Athletics and Recreation.

Others Duties as Assigned by Director of Athletics and Head Coach.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College or University
  • Softball coaching on the collegiate level
  • Recruiting experience at a collegiate level
  • CPR, AED, First Aid

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

As a member of the premiere NCAA Division III Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics’ mission centers on three integrated pillars.

As a Pioneer Family, we seek to:

  1. Provide a supportive and transformational student-athlete experience that lays the foundation for lifelong success.
  2. Enhance corporate and philanthropic support via strategic campus and community partnerships to provide an invaluable student experience and forward the greater university’s educational mission.
  3. Develop a culture of competitive excellence in which student-athletes partake in meaningful athletics experiences.

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications will be accepted until position is filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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