POSITION SUMMARY This position is responsible for growing the graduation rate of the College by providing students with opportunities to engage in a competitive NCAA DIII softball program and acting as the Sports Information Co-Director. This combined position plays the key role in recruiting, coaching, and retaining students through a focus on student engagement, health and wellness, and social justice. The Softball Coach/Sports Information Co-Director is responsible for the softball program and supporting the S.I.D. operations in the spring season along with other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.
POSITION SCOPE •The Sports Information Co-Director will be responsible for the management of the athletic web site including but not limited to updating rosters, player-team information, and overseeing NCAA statistics during the spring season. The S.I. D. will also be responsible for game operations that includes supervision of scoring tables, compiling statistics, reporting results, and game summary. The S.I.D. is responsible for the production of media releases, and for distribution of information concerning athletic teams and student-athletes. The co-director will coordinate and supervise all activities that are related to the sports information office along with the other co-director. •The Head Softball Coach will develop trusting relationships with members of the softball team that align with the College’s values of providing holistic (e.g. emotional, academic, co-curricular) support for our students. •Build positive group dynamics that contribute to the softball team and individual students’ success. Address conflict when it arises. •Serve as a positive role model and coach; value affirmative coaching techniques. •Understand and abide by all NCAA Division III rules and regulations as they apply to the athletic program. •Know the Athletic Department and College’s guidelines and polices as outlined in the Student-Athlete Handbook and the Student Handbook, respectively. •Manage and lead recruitment, coaching, and game management/supervision for the softball program, including (but not limited to) leading practices and home and away contests, overseeing the coordination of travel arrangements, managing games (e.g. equipment, facilities, score keeping) and emergencies/crisis when/if they arise. •Under the guidance of the Dean of Enrollment Management/Director of Admissions, work to recruit student-athletes who meet Pine Manor College’s qualifications and academic standards to ensure full rosters of year-to-year high retention of student-athletes. Recruiting responsibilities and priorities will align with the guidelines established by the admissions department and NCAA Division III standards. •Develop effective communications with faculty and staff in relations for team operations and student success. •Escalate emergencies or inappropriate behavior that does not align with the College’s mission and values to the Athletic Director, Dean of Student Affairs, and/or emergency personnel in a timely manner. •Work in conjunction with the Athletic Trainer regarding student-athlete health issues. •In congruence with the processes and support of the Athletic Director and Director of Human Resources, oversee the operations and management of assistant coaches. •Other duties as assigned by Athletic Director.
* Bachelor Degree required along with college athletic participation experience.
* At least 3 years of college coaching and recruiting preferred.
* Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
* Fluency in a Spanish and English are preferred. * Experience working with adolescents and young adults from diverse backgrounds. * Knowledge of FERPA, HIPPA, and related regulations governing student records and information. * Strong communication and conflict resolution skills when working with individuals and groups.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Selected candidate will be subject to a Personal and Criminal background check prior to employment.
Pine Manor College is a 4 year liberal arts college located just west of Boston. The mission of Pine Manor College is to make certain that all graduates are prepared to take meaningful steps in their lives: engaging in new jobs and careers, continuing to learn, and positively contributing to their communities. Students, including those who are the first in their families to attend college, who are... looking for a purposeful education in a personalized and inclusive learning community will find a home at Pine Manor College. Key areas of study include Biology, Business Management, Early Childhood, English, Communication, Psychology & Visual Arts.