The successful candidate for this coaching position will possess intercollegiate athletics experience with proven ability to recruit and lead a successful women’s softball program to NCAA Championship competition. The successful candidate should also be able to demonstrate expertise in all aspects of coaching student-athletes at the collegiate level with a commitment to the highest ideals of sportsmanship and academics as well as developing and maintaining a positive student-athlete experience. Responsibilities •Provide on-field instruction and guidance to student-athletes, serving as the primary hitting coach •Recruit outstanding athletes to UM program who can be academically successful •Assist Head Coach in developing a balanced and challenging competition schedule •Plan all aspects of team travel •Work with Equipment Room personnel in ordering equipment •Work with the Head Coach in directing all phases of the program, including organizing and supervising all practices and games; monitoring student-athlete academic progress; and participating in community fund-raising efforts and public relations
Athletic Department employees and those University employees outside the Athletic Department with NCAA rules compliance responsibilities are subject at all times to NCAA Bylaws 10.1 and 11.1 regarding ethical conduct and the responsibility to positively contribute to a campus culture of NCAA rules compliance. Failure to conduct oneself as such will result in disciplinary or corrective action up to and including immediate discharge.
Collegiate coaching experience
Knowledge of and experience with NCAA rules and regulations
Demonstrated ability to coach and recruit the highly skilled student-athlete
Possession of excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as organizational skills
Ability to work with a wide variety of people
Collegiate or professional softball playing experience
Coaching experience at the Division I level
Experience recruiting in the Northwest
How to Apply
Application materials (letter of application, resume and complete contact information for three (3) references) must be submitted via the UM Jobs system: http://bit.ly/1849Griz.
Review of applications will begin on November 28, 2017.
ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Employer. Finalists must submit to a criminal background check.
The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University System with a student enrollment of 13,900 and 600 full-time faculty members. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of 63,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur. The University of Montana offers high quality undergraduate and graduate education in the arts and sciences, and the University’s nine professional schools pr...epare students for careers in social work, pharmacy, physical therapy, journalism, law, business, education, forestry and fine arts.The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics offers varsity competition in 15 sports at the Division I level and Football Championship Subdivision. UM is a member of the Big Sky Conference.