Girls Varsity Softball Head Coach, San Lorenzo

Athletics San Lorenzo, California


Position Summary
Our coaches are actively engaged in the San Lorenzo  community, and embrace the mission and values of KIPP King Collegiate. The Varsity Softball Coach is to be responsible for coaching, character development and providing direction to student athletes so that they might achieve a high level of skill as well as an appreciation for discipline, sportsmanship and teamwork in that sport. This is a seasonal, temporary role reporting to the Athletic Director.

Preferred Qualifications


  • At least 2 to 3 years of High School or Club Softball coaching experience required
  • High school diploma or equivalent (Bachelor's degree encouraged)
  • Valid CA license (Class C) and current insurance coverage
  • Safe driving record (will be ask to provide a DMV report)
  • Must be at least 21 in order to drive students

Knowledge/skills required/qualities:

  • Prior playing, coaching experience or any combination of the two in the sport you seek to coach
  • Possesses and maintain a moral character that is aligned with the expectations of KIPP Norcal
  • 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
  • Knowledge of how to safely respond to injuries, including, but not limited to exposure to bodily fluids
  • Model respect for officials, the press, opposing coaches, visiting teams, parents, fans, students, athletes, fellow coaches, and teachers
  • Be a leader among young student-athletes as an athletic coach and/or teacher
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with faculty, staff, administrators, students, parents, and community members
  • Ability to coach athletes of different skill levels
  • Ability to communicate through email and phone

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Help manage and supervise the Softball Team from grades 9 through 12 and execute designated tasks assigned by head coaches (with the approval of the Athletic Director)

  • Supervise students at all times from the time practice or the activity starts until the designated activity ends 
    • Be responsible for the conduct of student-athletes and other involved students at all times (practices, games, bus rides, other schools, etc.)
    • Supervise athletes at all times during practices, transport to games, games and until athletes have been picked up by guardians, or make arrangements to ride public transportation. 
    • Help arrange transportation as needed for all away contests
  • In collaboration with the Head Coach plan, organize, advertise logistics for the season: 
    • Conduct tryouts for the particular sports program; inform the Athletic Department and participants of final selections. Maintain the integrity of the selection process. 
    • Help ensure the proper completion of physical examinations and all forms relating to examinations and emergency medical authorization before a student participates in any tryout, practice, scrimmage, or game
    • Help plan a Senior Night at the last home contest of each year
    • Help set up of all Pack Night and Senior Night audio and/or other equipment
    • Consult with the Athletic Director regarding any off-season training programs,including scheduling dates for summer camps/practices, uniform fitting, pre and post tryout informational parent meetings. 
    • Help facilitate team fundraising for a specific amount of money each year (Will not exceed $3,000 as a team)
  • Be responsible for the security of all facilities used by the team and coaching staff when custodians are not on duty
  • Perform any other duties or responsibilities related to the coaching position as needed or directed by the Principal and/or Athletic Director

Establish an environment in which athletes can gain self-esteem and develop a positive self-image:

  • Demonstrate an interest in the classroom efforts of athletes
  • Provide leadership that promotes positive attitudes and good sportsmanship
  • Work with athletes in a fair, understanding, tolerant, sympathetic, and patient manner
  • Promote school and community interest in the sport by:
    • Attend a pre-season parent meeting
    • Maintaining a pleasant, workable relationship with league officials, tournament officials, and news media
    • Encouraging team members to attend other games, dances, school plays, etc.

Training and Safety

  • Obtain/maintain  required NFHS and First Aid/CPR certifications required by the PSAL and CIF
  • Complete required safety training for basic first aid and injury prevention available through SafeSchools and NFHS Learn, including, but not limited to: 
  • Annually - mandated reporter, bloodborne pathogens, concussion in sports, sudden cardiac arrest, heat illness prevention
  • Every Two Years  - CPR and First Aid:
  • At time of hire - Fundamentals of Coaching or certificate of completion in a previous sports season
  • Attend seasonal informational meeting regarding your sport
  • Enforce all academic requirements set forth by CIF, PSAL, and KSJC

Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands


Ability to navigate office and school campuses, and hold meetings in different spaces. Traditionally, much of the day involves sitting. Ability to access and utilize technology. Occasional lifting/carrying of equipment 20-40 lbs.


Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, work with interruptions, concentrate for long periods of time, read, calculate, perform routine math problems, memorize and recall objects and people.


Gym or field environment will usually contain both participants and spectators. Location of gyms and fields will vary.  In an emergency context (e.g., pandemic), the season may be postponed or cancelled. 


Part-time, non-exempt hourly position that is based on a school calendar and time-off schedule.

About KIPP Public Schools Northern California

We are a thriving nonprofit network of 17 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical factor in making that vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. 


Our student community consists of over 7,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are multilingual learners, and 10% have special needs.  We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.



We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive hourly rate.

How to Apply

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