The Head Women’s Softball Coach is a full-time, 12-month professional position that is responsible for planning and administering all aspects of the women’s varsity softball program. The Head Women’s Softball Coach reports to the Athletic Director and is responsible for planning and administering all aspects of the women’s varsity softball program, under the direction of the Athletic Director, including:
•Recruiting and retaining qualified student-athletes •Coaching the team during scheduled practices and games •Making schedule recommendations to the Athletic Director •Maintaining responsibility for expense control compliance with all softball program expenditures •Mentoring student-athletes in their academic performance to assure timely progress toward degree completion •Directing the women’s softball program within the NCAA’s rules and regulations •Developing strategies to motivate maximum level of individual and team athletic performance and appropriate personal and social conduct both on-campus and off-campus •Planning team travel arrangements in conjunction with the Athletic Director •Promoting the athletic program both on-campus and off-campus •Fund-raising within the community, coordinated with the Athletic Director •Planning and conducting softball camps •Actively participating in campus programs •Fulfilling other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Athletic Director
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university • Proven coaching ability • Ability to recruit and retain qualified student-athletes, and to facilitate timely progress toward graduation • Effective oral and written communication skills • Thorough knowledge of NCAA Division II rules and regulations • Sound human relations skills in dealing with student-athletes, university personnel, corporate sponsors, and members of the off-campus community • Ability to operate a softball program within budget parameters • Ability to raise funds within the community
• Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
About MSU Billings
Montana State University Billings is a comprehensive public four-year higher education institution located in Montana's largest population center, whose faculty is actively engaged in teaching, research, creative endeavors and public service. MSU Billings is unique in that it is one of a select few higher education institutions that also boasts an embedded two-year community college.
The University opened in 1927 and was initially called Eastern Montana State Normal School at Billings and was established to prepare teachers for elementary schools in eastern Montana. MSU Billings has grown, with the city of Billings and Yellowstone County, into the major urban comprehensive higher education center of south central and eastern Montana. The University campus consists of four colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education and the College of Allied Health Professions. Seven miles west of the University campus sits City College at MSU Billings, which serves the comprehensive two-year mission of the university.
MSU Billings Yellowjacket Athletics program is a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) and competes at... the NCAA Division II level with men’s and women’s varsity teams in basketball, soccer, cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, tennis and golf; plus women’s volleyball, women’s softball and men’s baseball (17 NCAA championship sports) and a co-educational cheer team.