Southern Vermont College, an NCAA Division III institution, is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic Head Softball Coach for a full-time, 10-month position (August – May), reporting to the Director of Athletics. The Head Coach will effectively manage all aspects of the women’s lacrosse program including supervision and mentoring of assistant coaches and student athletes. Additional administrative responsibilities include recruiting, budgeting, scheduling, and monitoring academic progress of student athletes.
•Strategic recruitment of prospective student athletes to meet roster management, retention and graduation rate goals set forth by athletic administration; •Budget management and fiscal accountability of the softball program; •Management of uniforms and equipment, including purchase, assignment and maintenance; •Game scheduling and management of game contracts •Planning and management of all aspects of team travel including transportation, lodging and meals. •Driving school vans to off-campus games, as needed; •Planning and directing all aspects of practice, individual and team meetings •Scouting opponents and preparing game plans; management of competition, including game strategy, player and coaching personnel, and bench and on-field decorum; •Management and guidance of student-athletes in academia and campus life, including tracking academic progress and behavior, with frequent student-athlete consultations; •Creating a safe and comfortable athletic and professional environment for student-athletes and with other athletic department staff; •Compliance with policies and rules of Southern Vermont College, the New England Collegiate Conference, and the NCAA; and •Other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree, Masters preferred.
Two years of collegiate Softball coaching and recruiting experience, head coaching preferred.
Excellent organizational, computer and communication skills with the ability to work well with all members of the campus community, alumni and college stakeholders;
Knowledge of NCAA and the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) policies;
Certification in CPR/AED/Basic First Aid within three months of hire; and
Current valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
To apply, e-mail a letter of interest, current resume, and three professional references to the attention of Human Resources at email@example.com. Application review will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Southern Vermont College is committed to having an inclusive campus community, and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military service status, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic.
About Southern Vermont College
Founded in 1926, Southern Vermont College offers a career-enhancing liberal arts education with 17 academic degree programs for more than 550 students. SVC recognizes the importance of educating students for the workplace of the twenty-first century and as successful leaders in their communities. SVC’s athletic teams are part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III and the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC). The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Community-Engagement Classification institution. For more information about SVC, visit the Web site, www.svc.edu.