The Head Coach of Women's Softball is responsible for the direction, coaching functions, and oversight of the university's NCAA Division II softball program. Includes coaching, recruiting, practice, game day preparation, budget planning, forming game strategies, alumni communication, fundraising, assuring student-athletes' well-being and academic success, and management and supervision of staff. It is critical that the Head Coach establish a strong working relationship between the University and the community, ensure compliance with NCAA, RMAC, and University rules or regulations, develop student-athletes physically, mentally and emotionally for Division II competition, organize and manage camps and clinics, and oversee Department budget. Teaching responsibilities may be included.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the women's softball program. This includes supervision of assistant coach (es), scouting, recruitment of student athletes, monitoring academic progress of athletes, scheduling games, ensuring compliance with NCAA and RMAC conference rules or regulations and eligibility of players.
Supervise and participate in the recruitment of student athletes. This includes interviewing, screening, assessment/evaluation, and meeting with coaches, counselors, principals, teachers and parents to facilitate the process.
Plan and manage team travel such as time schedules, transportation by bus/vans, lodging accommodations, meal and accommodations, insurance coverage and schedules for games and practice. Ensure travel arrangements are within budget constraints and are safe for the players and coaches' welfare.
Supervise and manage the inventory of sports equipment. This involves the selection and purchase, reconditioning, checking standards and ensuring safety and accountability of physical assets.
Oversee the budget for the program. Monitor and approve expenditures for area of responsibility.
Supervise and manage playing facility and clubhouse. Coordinate the facility arrangements, ensure safety of equipment, practice field and building, and secure facilities at end of practices.
Plan, organize and participate in practice and games. This involves athlete conditioning, planning sets, oversight of practices, review current rules and regulations, and participate in media coverage of events.
Supervise and manage summer programs for youth.
Speak and participate in promotional activities and assist the Co-Directors of Athletics in fundraising activities. Work with gifted athletes to promote their continued play in non-college entities. Speak at sports banquets.
Work in liaison with community groups to encourage and foster their participation in the athletic activities or events.
Serve on committees as deemed appropriate for district, conference or national level.
Work in liaison with faculty, administrators, and staff to coordinate academic and athletic efforts and to share resources and ideas.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This position reports to the Co- Directors of Athletics and must subscribe to the Colorado Mesa University principles governing Athletics. This position supervises: Assistant Coach (es) Student Work Study Employee(s)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Five years' experience coaching at the collegiate level.
Must have knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
Ability to maintain team discipline and instill proper ethical and moral standards.
Demonstrated knowledge of basic principles of coaching/team supervision, ability to effectively coordinate recruiting activities, and the ability to maintain team discipline and instill proper ethical and moral standards.
Must have experience in prevention and care of athletic injuries, current CPR/AED and First Aid Certification.
Master's degree from an accredited college or university
To teach, a master's degree is required in physical education or related field
Proven successful recruiting of quality student athletes
LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to effectively present information, both orally and in writing, and to respond to questions from team members, groups of recruits, athletes, students, supporters and the press. Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical instructions, manuals and periodicals.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to perform basic mathematical functions and calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions and percentages as related to fiscal management.
REASONING ABILITY Strategic and analytical reasoning skills are necessary. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
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.
The incumbent will be required to sit, walk, talk, hear, and see with both near and far acuity. Must be able to effectively demonstrate skills relating to softball and be able to demonstrate proper weight training techniques. The head coach should be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds on a regular basis.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The tasks involved with this position will be performed in a variety of environments, including an office environment, a classroom environment, and indoor and outdoor facilities. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to extremely noisy.
Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.
Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact the CMU Human Resources Office by phone or email. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed.