The Head Softball Coach is responsible for the management of a competitive NCAA DII softball program, managed in accordance with NCAA, Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC), and Hillsdale College policies and regulations. Areas of responsibility include: management of coaching staff, recruitment of student-athletes, student-athlete development, manage budget, adherence to NCAA/GMAC legislation, and other duties as assigned. An additional expectation of teaching Sports Studies department courses is possible. Full-time, 12-month position with College benefits package.
Essential Job Functions:
Plan and execute scheduling for traditional and non-traditional seasons, team travel, lodging, meals, and umpires as applicable.
Successful recruitment of softball student-athletes to meet College mission and admission standards and expectations
Preparation and management of program operating budget
Management of scholarship budget and communication with financial aid office when awarding and renewing athletic scholarship offers
Foster a positive and competitive environment.
Provide support to academics and monitor academic progress of student-athletes.
Plan and coordinate softball strategy, practices, and skill development of student-athletes
Emphasis on NCAA compliance and continual education of legislation
Plan and execute marketing and fundraising activities as applicable
Attendance at staff meetings, compliance meetings and community engagement activities as needed
Assemble a competitive coaching staff
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Sports Studies or related field required, Master’s degree preferred. Previous experience coaching softball and competing as an athlete is required.
Average physical strength is required.
Must be able to ambulate, step, climb, stoop, bend twist and carry heavy objects over uneven terrain.
Must be able to demonstrate movements in which athletes are being trained.
Must be able to hear, see, talk, read and communicate with Hillsdale College colleagues, athletes, prospective athletes, donors and other constituents orally and in writing.
Must be able to safely lift up to 50 pounds of track and field equipment regularly.
Frequently works in outdoor weather conditions.
Knowledge of NCAA rules & regulations.
Knowledge of technique and softball strategy.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to express effectively ideas orally and in writing.
The Office of Athletics interacts with the entire Hillsdale College audience. A neat appearance and a pleasant relationship that is supportive of the College mission is essential. This relationship needs to be supportive and professional, while maintaining confidentiality as needed.
Code of Commitment:
Be a good representative of Hillsdale College to promote the liberal arts, the College’s original Articles of Association and operating principles stated in the Staff Code of Commitment. The Mission Statement should be considered in all aspects of the position. The teaching of Christian faith shall remain a conspicuous aim of the College.
Please apply for the position at: https://staff-hillsdale.icims.com/jobs/1107/head-women%27s-softball-coach/job
About Hillsdale College
Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College is an independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 1,400. Its four-year curriculum leads to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, and it is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.Hillsdale’s educational mission rests upon two principles: academic excellence and institutional independence. The College does not accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies for any of its operations.Located in rural southern Michigan, the nearly 200-acre Hillsdale campus includes both modern and historic buildings. Excellent facilities include comfortable residence halls, subject-specific computer labs, a state-of-the-art health education and sports complex, Michael Alex Mossey Library with its Leighton-Taylor Wing, the Sage Center for the Arts, the Herbert Henry Dow Science Building, Howard Music Hall and two new classroom buildings—Kendall Hall and Lane Hall. Adjacent to the campus is the model primary and secondary school, Hillsdale Academy, whose comprehensive Reference Guide is used in hundreds of schools throughout the country. An ideal student-to-faculty ratio ...of 10-to-1, rigorous academics, intramural sports, national fraternity and sorority houses and widespread community volunteerism nurture intellectual, physical, social and personal growth. A broad perspective is encouraged through opportunities for off-campus internships, overseas study programs and the adjunct seminars of the Center for Constructive Alternatives, Mises Lectures in free-market economics, the National Leadership Seminars and the Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence.