Position Summary: Under the direction of the assigned athletic administrator, the head coach is accountable for the administration, financial management and development of the women’s softball program and is responsible for the leadership of the program. The head coach will manage the resources provided by the University which support the essential components of the program and is actively involved in fundraising for program enhancements. This individual must abide by the rules and regulations established by Concordia University, Nebraska (CUNE), the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), and the NAIA by performing the following duties.
This position will also support the Athletic Department with additional athletic department duties and may be called upon to teach activity course relevant to his/her program.
Essential Functions: •Provides leadership in the development of the program to achieve the objectives consistent with the strategic direction of the Athletic Department. •Adheres to the policies, procedures and processes set forth by CUNE officials. •Responsible for the administrative, financial and coaching requirements of the team. •Responsible for creating an environment which is consistent with the values of the University and the Athletic Department and for fostering student-athlete development. •Identifies potential student athletes for the softball program, in accordance with CUNE, GPAC and NAIA regulations, guidelines and standards. •Responsible for recruiting student-athletes who adhere to a Champions of Character athletic program which strives for academic greatness and spiritual development. •Accountable for the program’s annual operating budget as approved by the Athletic Director and Cabinet. •In consultation with the Marketing department, the head coach is responsible for promoting the program. •Responsible for the promotion of the program through interaction and communication with internal and external groups. •Responsible for the development and implementation of an annual retention plan. •May be responsible for teaching activity courses relevant to his/her program as assigned by the HHP Department Chair. •Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in sports related field preferred.
3-5 years of experience directly related to the essential functions.
2-3 years of experience as an assistant coach in Higher Ed or high school head coach preferred.
Demonstrated ability to provide winning results.
Valid driver’s license.
Knowledge of CUNE, GPAC and NAIA rules in area of specialty.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn and utilize other software applications as necessary; Experience with SCT Banner software preferred.
Proficiency in the sport.
Ability to lead and guide NAIA student-athletes in area of specialty.
Ability to make administrative/procedural decision and judgments.
Ability to drive a 12-passenger van.
Ability to travel, rent vehicles, drive in large cities and fly in commercial aircrafts.
Ability to supervise assistant coaches and student workers.
Member of an LCMS congregation preferred.
About Concordia University
Founded in 1894, Concordia University, Nebraska is a Christ-centered learning community for students preparing to be servant leaders in the church and world. A member of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS), Concordia is a private, coeducational institution of higher learning located in Seward, Nebraska (population 7,000), and committed to the Christian growth of its students through rigorous academic, spiritual, emotional and physical pursuits