Job Reference #: 2016-1878
Coach-HS Assist Softball
Mt. Rainier High School
Hours Per Day: 0.00
Position Type: Coach - Seasonal
Salary: $2,915.00 - $3,538.00
Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
JOB TITLE: HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT COACH
GROUP: Coaching LEVEL: H.S. Assistant
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
WORK DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR: Varies - Work days are dependent on the schedule for specific sport
SUMMARY: High school assistant coaches work in concert with the assistant coach to ensure the growth and
development of student athletes by focusing on fundamental skills instruction with an emphasis on whole child
development to include expectations for academic and athletic excellence, leadership skills, and positive social
CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of
Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State.
Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining
the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline
Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.
The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline
students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.
The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and
- Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.
- Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-
tune their craft and grow in their profession.
- Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,
families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.
- A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,
excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not
exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also
be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
1. Professional Development and Leadership. The assistant coach will keep abreast of knowledge and
techniques associated with his/her sport by staying current with sport-specific literature and attending
clinics and workshops.
2. Responsibility for Rules and Regulations. The assistant coach will study the rules and regulations associated
with his/her sport. The assistant coach will read and understand the rules and regulations of the Washington
Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), Highline Public Schools, and the league in which his/her team
3. Program Promotion. The assistant coach will promote his/her sport within the school and in the community.
Scores and contest-related information will be reported to designated media and the league website
immediately following each contest.
JOB DESCRIPTION: HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT COACH
4. Program Organization. The assistant coach is expected to attend practices and contests on a daily basis. An
absence from practice should be rare and for illness and/or personal emergency cleared in advance with the
building athletic director not the head coach. The assistant coach will implement a system of play and/or
style of instruction as directed by the head coach.
5. Standard of Care. The assistant coach is expected to model safety training relative to his/her sport as
demonstrated and directed by the head coach. The assistant coach is expected to have a working knowledge
of basic athletic training skills and procedures. He/she should be able to perform basic taping and first aid
6. Professionalism. The assistant coach is expected to exercise good judgment and project positive coaching
behaviors. The assistant coach is expected to assume a major role in the molding of student athletes in
his/her program and the school/community at large. The assistant coach is expected to teach and develop
basic skills fundamentals, leadership characteristics, and cooperative, team-oriented behavior. His/her
approach is expected to be even keel, calm, and positive. He/she is expected to be contemplative and fair-
7. Sportsmanship and Ethics. The assistant coach is expected to serve as an example of sportsmanship and
humility at all times. When faced with obstacles or losses, he/she is expected to handle each instance with
grace, dignity, and pride. The assistant coach must model and insist upon ethical behavior and good
citizenship at all times.
1. Supervision. The assistant coach is responsible for participants from the time they report until the time they
2. Presentation of Rules/Regulations. The assistant coach thoroughly understands and reinforces eligibility
requirements, participation rules, and the District Eligibility Code as demonstrated and directed by the head
3. Attention to Eligibility Rules. The Assistant coach ensures that team members have completed the eligibility
process before allowing participation in any form of practice activity. This can only take place when the
assistant coach has, in his/her possession, a signed and completed Highline Public Schools Single-Sport
Clearance Form (AD-1).
4. Accident/Injury Procedure. The assistant coach is expected to call 911 without hesitation for serious and/or
difficult to assess injuries. The assistant coach is expected to fill out and submit an Accident Report Form to
the building athletic director within 24 hours of a student or staff member being injured. Emergency
situations are to be immediately reported to the building athletic director and director of athletics.
5. Media Contact. The high school assistant coach is expected to report scores promptly and accurately to local
news media and the league website immediately following the event as directed.
6. Meeting Attendance. The assistant coach is expected to attend building, district, league, and rules clinic
meetings as scheduled and as required by Highline Public Schools.
7. Post-Season Awards Gathering. The assistant coach is expected to work with the head coach to plan and
implement a post-season gathering that includes participants from all levels of the program and
8. Responsibility for Playing Facility and Equipment. The assistant coach immediately reports safety concerns
to the head coach and assumes responsibility for the care of equipment and facilities used in the program.
9. Violations and Ejections Procedure. The assistant coach is expected to report a violation and/or ejection to
the head coach, building athletic director, and director of athletics immediately following the contest where
the infraction occurred.
JOB DESCRIPTION: HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT COACH
10. Coach Evaluation Process. The assistant coach is expected to attend an evaluation meeting with the building
athletic director following the season.
11. Assistant coach as Program Leader. The assistant coach is expected to meet regularly with the head coach
to discuss program goals and ensure consistent presentation and implementation of skills, systems, and
strategies at all levels.
Financial and Equipment
1. Responsibility for Program Equipment, Supplies, and Inventory. The assistant coach is responsible for
his/her program’s equipment and supplies and is expected to account for all program-related items checked
out to him/her at the start of the season.
2. Program Purchases. The assistant coach is expected to request essential program needs through the head
coach and is not to purchase program items with personal funds.
3. Fundraising Activities. The assistant coach is expected to work through the head coach to discuss potential
fundraising activities and is not to raise or handle funds without advance approval from the building athletic
- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning
of the work unit and supporting student learning objectives.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent
Prior sport-specific playing and/or coaching experience in a secondary and/or post-secondary athletics program
and/or related club coaching experience.
Proven training and experience in the presentation of drills, safety factors, and proper application of skills.
Two or more years of paid high school and/or post-secondary sport-specific coaching experience and/or related club
Completion of the National Federation Coaching Fundamentals Course to include passing the test.
Note: Individuals completing this course at their own expense (found at www.nfhslearn.com) will receive $100 added
to their coaching stipend for each season coached.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
21 years of age or older
Criminal background clearance
First Aid and CPR certification (must be hands-on training).
Online Concussion Training (CT). A free course is available at www.nfhslearn.com
Note: Individuals may submit an application prior to completing FA/CPR/CT Training.
League and WIAA rules and regulations
National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) sport-specific rules and regulations
Record keeping and report preparation
School board policies and procedures
JOB DESCRIPTION: HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT COACH
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Maintain effective working relationships
Relate in a positive manner with students, staff and parents
Organize, administrate, and oversee a sport-specific athletics program at each level of the program
Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Building Athletic Director
EVALUATION: This position will be evaluated by the building athletic director based on performance of duties
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee
frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The
employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10
pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include
close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and on surfaces that
vary in height and stability. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
Created by Human Resources, 2014.01.15
Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not
intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.
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