Peacefully nestled in the spectacular lakes & mountains region of western Maine, UMF is Maine’s public liberal arts college, offering quality programs in teacher education, human services and arts and sciences. The campus is in historic downtown Farmington, just a short walk away from coffee shops, funky stores, restaurants, banks, bookstores, a multi-screen movie theater and a whole lot more. Our perfect location combines the active outdoor lifestyle with the arts & smarts of a small college town.
The University of Maine Farmington is seeking applicants for the position of Head Women's Softball Coach for the Department of Athletics.
The head coach of women's softball is responsible for fielding and coaching a competitive women's softball team consistent with mission and core values by way of covering all responsibilities related to Division III head softball coach in full compliance with all NCAA, conference, UMF, and UMS policies, as well as any applicable federal/state laws. The employee must be committed to fostering and supporting the academic and athletic achievement of student-athletes, as part of their holistic development. They must foster a culture of trust and respect that values diversity and fosters inclusion and well-being. They must build positive student relationships and meaningful student experiences while demonstrating the utmost professionalism and integrity. Coaches at UMF are teachers in the most dynamic sense. Skill, strategy, and character/leadership development are all part of the curriculum.
The successful candidate will need to be an adept and competitive recruiter and fundraiser. Regularly fielding a competitive roster and raising sufficient funding to support the annual spring training trip south is integral to the position. Additional duties may include but are not limited to: strength and conditioning support, admissions work, athletic alumni relations/development, out-of-season event management, special events/projects/initiatives, possibly instructing a course in the coaching minor. Be a great team player within the department who is eager to work collaboratively with all programs/staff/administration who share facilities, resources and common goals, values, and mission. Sincere interest and flexibility to assist and adjust responsibilities that support evolving department/university needs are required.
Bachelor's degree and three to five years of applicable experience (those with any combination of equivalent experience and/or education are encouraged to apply)
Ability to drive a van for team transportation on occasion (ability to meet University requirements to become a certified driver)
Valid driver's license
Knowledge of office practices and procedures
Computer proficiency/knowledge of Windows Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in person and in writing
Public speaking experience
Excellent organization skills
Strong attention to detail
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects
Ability to interact with all levels of staff including management
Ability to work in a student-oriented training environment
Ability to inspire and motivate
The ability to establish strong and effective personal and professional relationships
Flexibility, initiative, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Ability to work with and support adolescents and young adults
Ability to work irregular/extended hours, including night and weekend duties as required
Adept at learning and using software programs
Intercollegiate coaching experience
Familiarity with Maine (or similar) seasonal conditions and demonstrated ability to run effective indoor practices in limited facilities
Demonstrated effective recruiting experience (experience effectively using Front Rush or comparable program)
Experience playing competitive intercollegiate softball
Excellent communication skills
Ability to forecast expenses and manage a budget (revenue, expenses, reports/reconciliation)
Demonstrated ability to run effective fundraisers
Demonstrated ability to learn and use new technology
Interest and experience (education/certification) with strength and conditioning for performance is a plus
Internal Number: 00023205
About University of Maine
About the University of Maine at Farmington:
The University of Maine at Farmington is the birthplace of public higher education in Maine and has earned a national reputation for excellence. Established in 1864, it is a small, selective public liberal arts college, serving primarily full-time, traditional-age undergraduates in a residential setting. UMF offers quality programs in teacher education, human services, arts and sciences and professional studies. At Farmington, students feel connected, deeply woven in the roots of the community. Through hands-on learning, the sharing of ideas, debating of issues and pursuit of research, our professors become an active part of their student’s lives helping them engage and succeed in a place where they are valued, inspired and empowered. Located in the foothills of the mountains of western Maine, UMF offers the perfect mix of the active outdoor lifestyle with the quintessential New England college town. With enrollment at around 1,800 full-time students, UMF is about the same size as many of New England’s most selective private colleges and offers many of the same advantages, yet at a very affordable price—providing a tremendous college ...value in a spectacular natural setting.
About the University of Maine System:
Established in 1968, the University of Maine System (UMS) unites six distinctive public universities, comprising 10 campuses and numerous centers, in the common purpose of providing quality higher education while delivering on its traditional tripartite mission of teaching, research, and public service. A comprehensive public institution of higher education, UMS serves more than 30,000 students annually and is supported by the efforts of more than 2,000 full-time and part-time faculty, more than 3,000 regular full-time and part-time staff, and a complement of part-time temporary (adjunct) faculty. Reaching more than 500,000 people annually through educational and cultural offerings, the University of Maine System also benefits from more than two-thirds of its alumni population residing within the state; more than 123,000 individuals. The System consists of six universities: The University of Maine (UMaine), including its regional campus the University of Maine at Machias (UMM); the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA); the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF); the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK), the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI); and the University of Southern Maine (USM). The System also includes the University of Maine School of Law and the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center.
The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469 207-581-1226. TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).