The University of Montana invites applicants for the next Women’s Softball Head Coach to lead the defending Big Sky Conference champions. The successful candidate for this coaching position will possess intercollegiate athletics experience with proven ability to recruit and lead a successful women’s softball program to NCAA Championship competition. The successful candidate should also be able to demonstrate expertise in all aspects of coaching student-athletes at the collegiate level with a commitment to the highest ideals of sportsmanship and academics as well as developing and maintaining a positive student-athlete experience.
Responsibilities: •Promote an atmosphere for compliance within the program supervised by the coach and to monitor the activities regarding compliance of all assistant coaches and other administrators involved with the program who report directly or indirectly to the coach (NCAA Bylaw 220.127.116.11). •Share as appropriate with assistant coaches and other sports staff information presented at monthly head coaches meetings. •Plan and implement a sound pre-season training program in coordination with the strength and conditioning staff. •Plan for all team practices to maximize time, effort, safety and skill. •Develop a balanced and challenging competition schedule. •Monitor and encourage the academic progress of student-athletes, culminating in their graduation. •Provide for the safety and welfare of team members at all times. •Work with the athletic trainers to assure all team members have had physical exams and their athletic training needs have been met. •Prepare yearly team budget and equipment requests in conjunction with appropriate staff. •Recruit and retain outstanding athletes to UM program who can be academically successful. •Promote the team, program, and University in a professional manner at all times, while promoting positive and productive working relationships with other staff members. •Do an appropriate amount of public relations, recruiting, and development work. •Deal effectively with the various public and booster groups to promote the respective sports program. •Athletic Department employees and those University employees outside the Athletic Department with NCAA rules compliance responsibilities are subject at all times to NCAA Bylaws 10.1 and 11.1 regarding ethical conduct and the responsibility to positively contribute to a campus culture of NCAA rules compliance. Failure to conduct oneself as such will result in disciplinary or corrective action up to and including immediate discharge. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Employer
Minimum of 4 years collegiate softball coaching experience
Proven ability to recruit high quality student-athletes
Effective interpersonal communication skills
Knowledge and experience with NCAA rules and regulations
Ability to work with a wide variety of people
Strong organizational skills
Coaching experience at the Division I level
Head coaching experience
Experience recruiting in the Northwest
Interested individuals should submit a coverletter, resume and contact information for three professional references via the UM HR web portal.
The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University System with a student enrollment of 13,900 and 600 full-time faculty members. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of 63,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur. The University of Montana offers high quality undergraduate and graduate education in the arts and sciences, and the University’s nine professional schools pr...epare students for careers in social work, pharmacy, physical therapy, journalism, law, business, education, forestry and fine arts.The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics offers varsity competition in 15 sports at the Division I level and Football Championship Subdivision. UM is a member of the Big Sky Conference.