The University of Minnesota Crookston Intercollegiate Athletics seeks an Assistant Softball Coach (Pitching) /Women’s Soccer Director of Operations. This position will report to the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and is a 75% time, 9 month, annually renewable position with full benefits. The position has dual responsibilities: Assistant Coach in Softball (Pitching) & Women's Soccer Director of Operations. The softball assistant coach will assist the head coaches in student recruiting and retention efforts; coaches student athletes and foster their skill development; assists in coaching plans and implementation at practices and competitions; provides for students’ safety, health and well being; complies with NCAA, NSIC and university policies; provides sound fiscal management; assists in equipment oversight, scheduling, travel planning; assists in off-season programs and athlete development; and assists in program communication and fundraising efforts with the head coaches. The Assistant Softball Coach (pitching)/Soccer Dir. of Ops will have primary soccer duties in the fall planning travel and general operations with some on field tasks; and softball duties in the winter and spring with secondary responsibilities throughout the year with both programs including weight lifting, recruiting and academic monitoring.
A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master's degree is strongly preferred. Required qualifications include: demonstrated effectiveness coaching fastpitch pitchers and soccer including coaching experience. Preferred qualifications include: pitching experience in softball; playing experience in soccer at the collegiate level and/or coaching experience at the collegiate level.
Appreciation for the philosophy of the NCAA Division II; strong program management skills; the ability to recruit qualified and talented student athletes; a demonstrated commitment to students’ athletic and academic success; the demonstrated ability to build, motivate and retain a diverse and inclusive team with sensitivity to individuals of all cultural backgrounds; and the capacity to be a visible and engaging leader and advocate for the program are required. The successful candidate will demonstrate an appreciation for the mission and value of a public, baccalaureate, coeducational institution, be self-directed and motivated, work with integrity, and bring skills and abilities needed to advance Golden Eagles women’s soccer and softball, the athletic program and the university. This position must demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Applicants must forward a letter of application, resume and contact information for at least three professional references to both Joe Alianiello and Don Stopa at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
The University of Minnesota Crookston is a public, baccalaureate, coeducational institution and one of five statewide campuses of the University of Minnesota system.
As a four-year, public university with an enrollment of more than 1,800 students (approximately 900 on campus and 900 online), the University of Minnesota Crookston proudly carries on a tradition of a century of educational service... to Northwestern Minnesota. Since its establishment as an institution of higher learning in 1966 and its transition to offering baccalaureate degree programs in 1993, the University of Minnesota Crookston has been a small campus offering big University of Minnesota degrees. The University of Minnesota Crookston equips all students and faculty with laptop computers; provides individual attention and mentorship; and offers an active, hands-on approach to teaching and learning that puts students ahead of the competition!