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Head Coach Softball/Assistant to the Athletic Director

Head Coach Softball/Assistant to the Athletic Director


Chestnut Hill College, founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1924, is an independent, Catholic institution that strives to foster equality through education. The College is situated in Chestnut Hill, a charming neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia. The College community is proud of its mission to provide students with holistic education marked by academic excellence, shared responsibility, personal and professional growth, service to one another and to the global community, and concern for the Earth.

The Head Coach is the individual charged (in conjunction with the Director of Athletics) with the responsibility, planning, programming, directing, supervising, and implementing of duties and functions for the individual sports program.  The Head Coach must work closely with all others involved in carrying out the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletic program.  The Head Coach is directly responsible to the Director of Athletics.  As a full-time athletic department staff member, the head coach will be assigned additional duties by the Director of Athletics.  Including but not limited to the assignment of event management responsibilities.

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Successful collegiate coaching experience preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
  • Possesses and maintains a high moral character that is in congruence with the expectations of the Mission of Chestnut Hill College.
  • Possesses a good knowledge of the sport assigned including, but not limited to, knowledge of training and conditioning techniques and the ability to diagnose player deficiencies and prescribe corrective activities.
  • Possess a good ability to communicate with student-athletes and parents.
  • Assign duties and responsibilities to assistant coach(es).
  • Responsible for being thoroughly familiar with and complying with all College, Department, Conference, and NCAA policies, and disseminating such information to assistant coaches and student-athletes.  This includes the annual completion of the NCAA coaching certification test.
  • Work with the coaches to purchase equipment, supplies, and uniforms for the sport.
  • Work with the Associate athletic director in scheduling independent contests.
  • Show respect for officials, opposing coaches, visiting teams, parents, fans, student-athletes, fellow coaches, and faculty.
  • Attend all meetings called by the athletic director.
  • Recruit and contact prospective student-athletes to the athletic program, working closely with the Admissions Department and the Athletic Department.
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities related to the coaching position as needed or directed by the Athletic Director.
  • Be responsible for awards presentations made during the annual awards program, and incorporating total coaching staff.
  • Responsible for treating the academic achievement and requirements necessary for progress toward a degree as the highest priority for the student-athlete, and being sensitive to class and final examination schedules when scheduling practice and game competitions.
  • Provide leadership that promotes positive attitudes and good sportsmanship.
  • Work with athletes in a fair, understanding, tolerant, sympathetic, and patient manner.
  • Notify all members of the team of all policies, procedures, and training rules as they pertain to the team.
  • Be responsible for the conduct of student-athletes and other involved students at all times – practices, games, bus rides, other schools, etc.
  • Promote unity within the coaching staff and within the framework of the Athletic Department.
  • Attend institutional-sponsored drug and alcohol awareness programs.
  • Responsible for maintaining current CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification
  • Position will require evening and weekend hours.
  • Serve as game administrator for assigned home events.
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Currently, the College is requiring COVID vaccines for all faculty, staff, and students.  There will be limited exemptions for medical or religious reasons.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, and resume to Jobs@chc.edu.  No phone calls, please.

Chestnut Hill College is an employer committed to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core value.  To foster an inclusive community and support our diverse student body, we embrace equal access and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, and encourage applications from groups historically underrepresented in higher education.  We are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. 

Chestnut Hill College is an equal opportunity employer