The Head Softball coach leads and is responsible for all aspects of EOU’s competitive softball program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to recruitment, retention, and graduating of student-athletes; academic supervision, fundraising for both the softball program and the athletic department, budget management, supervising assistant coaches, developing and managing a competitive schedule, and organizing and conducting all practices. Must adhere to all rules and regulations of NAIA, and EOU. Expected to implement the NAIA Champions of Character Program within the Women’s Softball Program.
Intercollegiate athletics are integral to the overall educational experience at EOU. The Head Softball Coach will help fulfill the department’s mission, goals, and objectives. The Department of Athletics promotes core values that inspire academic excellence, athletic triumph, and community engagement through meaningful relationships and opportunities
Key Competencies: The EOU Head Softball coach demands a capable and deeply committed professional who is a great teacher and a person of character. The EOU Head Softball coach is expected to adhere to the NAIA Coaches Code and our Athletic Department’s guiding principles:
Support the physical, emotional, social, and mental development of student-athletes through a robust system of care and support that produces quality student-athlete experiences.
Reflect high standards of academic excellence.
A competent pursuit of athletic excellence shown by competing for Cascade Conference titles and participating in NAIA postseason play by advancing to the national championships.
Embrace the responsibility for equitable treatment and promotion of diversity, acceptance, and inclusion.
Encourage department innovation for enhanced success, and cultivate a mindset for growth, professional development, work-life integration, and department financial vitality.
Promote community engagement and student-athlete character development through respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.
Strictly adhere to the highest level of fiscal control and full compliance with all governing associations with transparency and integrity.
Engage EOU alumni through collaborative efforts that generate “Lifelong Mountie” loyalty and support.
Bachelor’s Degree in Coaching, Athletic Administration, Business, Education, or closely related field.
Three (3) to Five (5) years of demonstrated previous success in building a successful program at the collegiate or varsity high school level.
Knowledge of NAIA rules and regulations.
Requires ability to lift and transport materials needed for events.
Requires ability to work a flexible work schedule that includes nights and weekends.
Required Certifications/Licenses (Must have valid certifications/licenses or the ability to obtain within 3 months of hire date):
First Aid/CPR Certified Mental Health First Aid Training Current and valid Driver’s License NAIA Champions of Character Coaching Course Completed
Additional Salary Information: Please include your cover letter and resume including three professional references.
Eastern Oregon University is an EEO Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, US Veterans, and persons with disabilities.
EOU is as an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing equal opportunity in its recruitment, admissions, educational programs, activities and employment without illegal discrimination on the basis of age, color, handicap, national origin, race, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any status as protected by state or federal law.
EOU offers a very attractive package of employee benefits including:
• Paid holidays (9 days/year), and paid sick time-off (12 days/year), and paid vacation (22 days/year)
• Individual and Family Healthcare Insurance (95%+ employer paid medical, dental, vision)
• Generous Oregon Public Employee Retirement System benefits (defined contribution: 12% of gross pay)
• Employer paid life insurance
• Discounted tuition benefits for employees and eligible dependents
• Discounted athletics facilities membership
• See https://www.eou.edu/hr/prospective-employees/ for more details.
Internal Number: G99970
About Eastern Oregon Unversity Athletics
Eastern Oregon University is located in La Grande, Oregon and serves as a regional center for education, culture and scholarship. Close to 25,000 people call Union County home and approximately 12,500 people live in the city. The community is a jumping-off point for many outdoor activities including skiing and hiking in the nearby Elkhorn Mountains, mountain biking along the Oregon Trail and fishing for trout and steelhead on the Wallowa River. The closest major cities are Portland, 260 miles, Boise, Idaho, 174 miles, and Spokane, Wash., 255 miles. EOU plays a vital role providing greater access to higher education in rural areas of the state. The small size of the campus and supportive learning community enhance the quality instruction and personal attention students receive. A broad choice of liberal arts, sciences and professional programs are available, all taught by dedicated faculty. Regional centers and off-site programs extend exceptional learning opportunities to students from nearly every part of the globe through the university’s nationally recognized distance education program.Students represent many ethnic and cultural backgrounds and EOU is committed to fostering a ri...ch diversity in the university community. By participating in undergraduate research, internships and cooperative opportunities, international experiences and community service, all graduates are well prepared to succeed in today’s global environment. For more information about EOU and La Grande, please visit www.eou.edu/visitor/.