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Middle School Baseball Coach

  • Temporary
  • Seattle

Website University Prep

Reports to:  Director of Athletics

FT/PT/R/T:  Part-Time Temporary Spring 2024

University Prep (UPrep) is seeking a talented, engaging, and compassionate Middle School Baseball Coach. We look for staff and faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education. We need a leader who understands best practices in coaching baseball and thrives on working independently as well as part of a team. If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.

Who We Are:

UPrep is a 6–12 independent school in northeast Seattle, WA, one of the country’s most dynamic cities. We offer an intellectually rich education that fosters deep inquiry and critical thinking that is powered by student engagement. Our students graduate prepared for college and life. UPrep is a strong and vibrant community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni that joins together to support our students in becoming caring and productive adults. UPrep is a place where all students and families have equitable access to all the school has to offer, and we aspire for all community members to feel like they belong. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are embodied in all facets of our school culture. We believe that our shared values of integrity, respect, and responsibility are essential to accomplish our mission to develop each student’s potential to become an intellectually courageous, socially responsible citizen of the world.

Job Summary:

Under minimal supervision, coach and facilitate our University Prep Middle School Baseball Program. Season begins on March 12th and concludes the week of May 13th. Practices are held Monday and Wednesdays with games played throughout the week.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Teaches appropriate fundamentals, techniques, strategies and skills –
  • Is responsible for health and safety of the athletes
  • Articulates a well-defined and understandable coaching philosophy to players and families
  • Applies developmentally appropriate and age appropriate methods to coaching student-athletes
  • Prepares detailed practice and game plans
  • Emphasizes sportsmanship and leadership among athletes
  • Clearly communicates to players, parents, administrators and staff
  • Positively motivates athletes and promotes teamwork
  • Inventories and organizes gear and uniforms; requests new purchases as needed
  • Attends all meetings required by league and/or Athletic Director
  • Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents
  • Since safety and security are everyone’s responsibility, takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials and facilities
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Education & Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s degree in physical education or related field from a four-year college or university preferred
  • Demonstrated competence and experience in coaching Baseball required
  • Recent successful coaching experience in a school environment preferred
  • Must possess or be willing to obtain valid First Aid/CPR card

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be a strong, successful baseball player and coach
  • Deep knowledge of the intricacies of the game of baseball rules and instruction
  • Understanding of the developmental needs of upper school- aged students
  • Efficient, well organized, and able to handle a variety of duties simultaneously
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the students and program
  • Professional manner, discretion, and appearance
  • Sense of humor, energy and enthusiasm and ability to hold students and oneself to high expectations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and strong work ethic
  • Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty and staff
  • Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Proficient in appropriate computer skills and office equipment
  • Ability to stand for long periods
  • Awareness of proper body mechanics to prevent injury
  • Ability to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, walk, and talk
  • Ability to use hands and finger, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Some local travel may be required

Pay & Benefits:

  • Salary Stipend is based on experience and ranges from $2,300-$3,300 depending on experience
  • Stipend paid in three installments on the last working day of March, April and May
  • This position is eligible for statutory benefits only

Thank you for your interest in this position and in University Prep. Position open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

University Prep does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, creed, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, disability, use of a trained service animal, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to admissions and administration of all its programs, as well as to all areas of employment.

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