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Head Men’s Baseball Coach (Full-Time)

DEPARTMENT MISSION 

SUNY Sullivan’s Department of Athletics provides an effective learning experience for student-athletes through competitive NJCAA Division I, II & III Athletics. We are committed to cultivating an environment of excellence that fosters personal growth, leadership development, responsible citizenship, and teamwork. The department promotes pride, loyalty and unity within the SUNY Sullivan community and creates opportunities for life-long relationships. 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Head Men’s Baseball Coach is responsible for the overall operation of our nationally known NJCAA Division II Men’s Baseball program. This person will also assist with student retention and the operation and administration of the Department of Athletics

This position reports to the Director of Athletics and works hours as assigned by the Director of Athletics and as needed to meet athletic programming and department schedule requirements. Weekend and evening hours are required, as needed. An in-season and out-of-season work schedule will be created, per the needs of the program and department.  The position is classified as Academic Support Staff and the incumbent is a member of the Professional Staff Association.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s degree is preferred) in Physical Education, Sports Management or Recreation or related field is required. 
  • At least three (3) years’ experience coaching baseball and athletic administration, preferably on the collegiate level, is required.
  • Proficiency using MS Office software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, athletes, staff, faculty, alumni, administrators and parents.
  • Ability to inspire achievement and leadership among students, athletes and staff.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Head Coach:

  • Direct and coordinate the planning, organizing, and coaching of the SUNY Sullivan Men’s Baseball program including the Junior Varsity Team.  Coordinate all baseball related duties to include recruitment of players, team practice and game management at the scholarship level.
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of the Men’s Baseball staff to include planning, organizing and coaching of the Men’s Baseball team; ensure compliance with College, NJCAA, Region XV and Mid-Hudson Conference policies and regulations.
  • Direct the baseball staff in preparation and analyses of opponent teams; analyze game statistics tactical data of opponents and prepare game plans accordingly. 
  • Assign and supervise the Baseball staff in the recruitment of new players; in conjunction with the Director of Athletics, determine recipients of baseball scholarships.
  • Provide leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student/athletes at SUNY Sullivan. 
  • Counsel team members in academic, disciplinary, and personal matters; consult with College administration and faculty for resolution of problems as required.
  • Work closely with the Athletic Trainer and School Nurse for the care and prevention of athletic injuries and support the overall drug and alcohol education program for student-athletes. 
  • Determine fiscal requirements and prepare budgetary recommendations; monitor, verify and reconcile expenditures of budgeted funds.
  • Direct various personnel functions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, promotions, and schedules of the Men’s PT Baseball Staff.  Make recommendations to the Athletic Director for assistant baseball coaches and managers. Supervise coaching and managerial staff of Men’s Baseball team to include a full JV program. 
  • Study, evaluate and implement innovations in Baseball strategy and equipment.
  • Assist players in the recruitment and transition to the 4-year collegiate or professional level.
  • Represent SUNY Sullivan Department of Athletics in professional, civic, charity and alumni events.
  • Assist in the implementation and management a summer sports camp program.

Retention:

  • Function as a coordinating liaison with the employees of the Admissions Office, Dormitory Corporation, Learning Center, Financial Aid Office and other offices on campus to facilitate each student-athletes’ transition to college life.
  • Assist the Athletic Director in the implementation of an academic monitoring program for all student athletes and assist part-time coaching staff by supervising mandatory study hall programs for all SUNY Sullivan student-athletes.

Operations and Administration:

  • Assist in the operation and management of the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse including, but not limited to:  Building supervision responsibilities and other sport game operation coverage which will include evenings and/or weekends.
  • Assist in events in the Field House as assigned by the Director of Athletics and/or the Dean of Student Development Services, that are hosted or sponsored by the College 
  • Represent, as assigned by the Athletic Director and in consultation with the Public Relations Office, the College’s sports programs to the media and at public functions in accordance with College policy regarding contacting members of the media.
  • Participate and coordinate the participation of varsity athletes and coaches in the fundraising ventures of the department including, but not limited to, the operations of The General Store and The Generals’ Club. 
  • Assist in the supervision of the work-study program.
  • Be the lead on Baseball Field Maintenance and Oversight.

SUNY Sullivan is a principal employer in the Catskill region that seeks to invest in its employees by insuring a well-rounded work/life balance for its employees.  Employee benefits, sometimes called fringe benefits, are indirect forms of compensation provided to our employees as part of furthering the employment relationship.  We do more than offer a “fair day’s pay.” In addition to a comprehensive salary, generous insurance benefit programs and broad benefit time policies are available.

As a benefit of being a union member of the Professional Staff Association, the incumbent will be granted a generous annual PTO: 25 vacation days, 14 sick days, and 5 personal days.  In addition to statutory considerations, the incumbent will also be eligible to participate in the following:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance,
  • Health Insurance Buyback if the incumbent has other health insurance coverage,
  • Participation in the NYS retirement system, 
  • Supplemental retirement annuities,
  • College-sponsored life and accidental death insurance equivalent to the employee’s annual salary,
  • College-sponsored Long-term disability coverage,
  • Optional short-term disability, cancer or accident insurance,
  • Tuition reimbursement,
  • Section 125 Cafeteria Plan – flexible spending for medical and dependent care, 
  • Access to credit unions,
  • Access to onsite Daycare, 
  • Wellness Program & access to the cardio & weight rooms in the Field House,
  • Community Garden on campus,
  • And more!

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and the review of resumes will be ongoing. The salary range for this position is dictated by the PSA salary schedule, starting at $42,770 through $46,853. Apply in less than 5 minutes using our Applicant Tracking System at the link below! Please submit your cover letter, resume, and the contact information for 3 professional references.


Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity College

SCCC is an equal opportunity employer. SCCC is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.  SCCC encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.  Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

American with Disability Act Requirements

External and Internal applicants, as well as position incumbents, must be able to perform the essential position responsibilities as listed in this position description either aided or unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the college on a case-by-case basis. 

All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently.  This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.  Employees will be required to perform other job-related instructions given by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.

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