Job Summary: Haverford College seeks to hire a full time, exempt, fully benefits eligible Head Softball Coach. This position reports to the Director of Athletics and carries responsibility for all aspects of a competitive Division III Softball program including but not limited to: planning and executing all practices, game day coaching, recruitment of qualified student-athletes, scheduling, budget management, fundraising activities and adhering to all NCAA, Conference and College rules. Additional administrative duties will be assigned.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: •Conduct practices and games. Responsible for communication/coordination with the Strength & Conditioning Coach •Enforce departmental policies and team rules as to travel and conduct both on and off the field •Supervise and Evaluate Assistant Coaches •Maintain liaison with college and athletic administrators, trainers and SID as appropriate for a head coach. Maintain communication with faculty liaison •All Full Time athletic personnel must attend monthly College Administrative Professional Staff meetings, athletic staff meetings as scheduled, weekly athletic logistics meetings, other special college meetings as announced, and Conference meetings •Adherence to all regulations of the College, Centennial Conference, and NCAA •Demonstrate success in the recruiting of student athletes who meet both the academic and athletic standards of Haverford College and its Softball Program •Operate within a budget that covers all operational costs of the program. Additional team fundraising activities, as approved by the Athletic Director, may be overseen to supplement special team gear and/or trips •Represent Haverford at all times in a professional manner including dealings with officials and opposing coaches •Continued and consistent communication with alumnae •Scheduling of all non-conference opponents in a manner that meets both budgetary and competitive goals •Support of community service programs for student athletes. •Basic field maintenance for both practice and games. •Other duties as assigned after discussion with the Director of Athletics
Special requirements: •Possession of, of ability to obtain and maintain, PA Act 153 Child Abuse Clearance •Possession of a valid Drivers’ License and ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records Check •Ability to work evenings and weekends as required •First Aid, CPR, AED Certifications are required
Education, Training & Experience: A Bachelor’s degree and 1st Aid/CPR/AED certification are required. Prior coaching and recruiting experience in Softball at the college level is required. College playing experience and Master’s degree strongly desired.
Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this Position: •Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another): •Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds): Up to three hours •Light Lifting (10-20 pounds): Up to three hours •Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds): Up to three hours •Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds): Up to three hours •Pulling (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction: Up to three •Pushing (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction): Up to three •Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body): Up to three •Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body): Up to three •Walking (to move entire body in erect position): Three to six hours •Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position): Three to six hours •Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees): Three to six hours •Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees): Up to three hours •Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground): Up to three hours •Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces): Up to three hours •Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary): Up to three hours •Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.): Up to three hours •Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes, extreme temperatures): Three to six hours
To receive full consideration, please apply by Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Haverford College has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the academic program, lived experience, and composition of the College community. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will contribute to the College’s educational mission.
Haverford College is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.