MSUB is a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and competes at the NCAA Division II level with men’s and women’s varsity teams in basketball, soccer, cross country, golf, women’s volleyball, baseball, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, and softball, plus co-educational cheerleading.
The Assistant Women’s Softball Coach is a 12-month professional position with the Athletics department at Montana State University Billings.
The Assistant Women’s Softball Coach reports to the Head Softball Coach and is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in all aspects of the NCAA Division II intercollegiate softball program, including:
•Recruiting and retaining qualified student-athletes and then mentoring them in their academic performance to assure their academic success and timely progress toward degree completion and graduation •Coaching and supervising the softball team during scheduled practices, games, and other events, and developing strategies to ensure the appropriate personal and social conduct on-campus and off-campus of the student-athletes, including, but not limited to, exemplary sportsmanship •Making schedule recommendations to the Head Coach and planning the team’s travel arrangements in consultation with the Head Coach •Maintaining responsibility for expense control compliance with all softball program expenditures and staying within approved budget parameters •Assisting the softball program within all NCAA and conference rules and regulations, as well as all state, university, and departmental policies, procedures, and regulations •Assisting in developing strategies to motivate maximum level of individual and team athletic performance required to build and maintain a competitive, high quality, NCAA Division II softball program •Developing strategies to ensure the establishment of a safe environment for the softball student-athletes, including but not limited to education on and methods for discussing and resolving harassment and discrimination •Promoting the athletic program both on-campus and off-campus, and actively participating in and contributing professionally to the Athletic Department, the university, and the Billings community •Fund-raising within the community, coordinated with the Head Coach, and meeting established fund raising goals for the softball program •Planning and conducting camps, clinics, leagues, lessons, and tournaments, coordinated with the Head Coach •Assisting in establishing and maintaining and active Yellowjacket Softball Booster Club (under the umbrella of the Yellowjacket Athletic Association) •Teaching university course(s) within an academic discipline (optional) •Fulfilling other related duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Head Coach and Athletic Director
Proven coaching ability
Ability to recruit and retain qualified student-athletes and to facilitate timely progress toward graduation
Effective oral and written communication skills
Effective computer skills
Sound human relations skills in dealing with student-athletes, university personnel, corporate sponsors, boosters, parents of student-athletes, and members of the off-campus community
Ability to operate an intercollegiate softball program within budget parameters
Ability to raise funds within the community
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Thorough knowledge of NCAA Division II rules and regulations
Ability to pass the NCAA Division II recruiting test prior to beginning duties at MSU Billings
REVIEW DATE: Applications received by July 14 will receive priority review; however, the position is open until filled.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience
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 Univ...ersity 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.