The Colby College Department of Athletics seeks a full-time head coach of Softball, beginning August 1, 2018. This is an adjunct faculty position with benefits. In the context of Colby’s commitment to comprehensive excellence, the head coach is responsible for the direction, instruction, supervision, and coaching of a softball program with championship aspirations.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the management and administration of an intercollegiate softball program that competes regularly for NESCAC championships.
Comply with all guidelines, rules, and regulations set forth by Colby College, the New England Small College Athletic Conference, and the NCAA.
Create a dynamic and inclusive recruiting plan for the softball program. Lead the effort to recruit high-achieving student athletes from geographically and demographically diverse populations. Identify prospective student athletes through scouting athletic events, film review, developing industry contacts, and analysis of various performance indicators. Supervise all correspondence with prospective student athletes, coaches, and parents.
Monitor academic progress of softball student athletes. Understand academic needs, communicate with academic liaisons, identify any issues that may occur, and provide direction and guidance when necessary.
Hire, supervise, and evaluate assistant coaches.
Manage program budget, travel, and equipment logistics with department administration.
Establish strong relationships with student athletes and maintain effective lines of communication.
Analyze performance and instruct athletes in game techniques and strategies in preparation for and during athletics competition.
Enhance ongoing engagement with internal and external entities, including Friends of Colby Baseball/Softball, the C Club, and the greater Waterville community.
Work with strength and conditioning staff, athletic trainers, and College physician as needed to implement team-conditioning programs.
In conjunction with the Harold Alfond Director of Athletics and Colby’s Office of Advancement, coordinate the program’s fundraising activities.
Promote the program in harmony with institutional mission and oversight of all phases of a competitive NCAA D-III softball program.
Develop student athletes of character who are committed to fostering a campus environment of respect and inclusion.
A secondary responsibility within the Department of Athletics will be added, depending on the qualifications of the applicant.
Perform other duties as assigned.
KEY RELATIONSHIPS: The head softball coach has significant interaction with staff, students, faculty, parents, and alumni.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: General open office and campus environment. Position involves frequent movement. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Several weeks of domestic travel and frequent evening and weekend work required throughout the year. Heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs.) may be necessary.
TO APPLY: Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. For full consideration, application materials including resume, cover letter, and three letters of reference should be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/51733
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. For more information about the College, please visit our website: colby.edu.
QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree required. • Experience working within a successful collegiate softball environment preferred. • Successful track record of fostering and maintaining working relationships with various athletic constituents. • Working knowledge of rules and regulations governing collegiate softball. • Outstanding organizational, communication, writing, interpersonal, and analytical skills and the capacity to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. • Ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate, and advance strategic planning. • Ability to work independently and to exercise sound judgment and discretion. • Demonstrated commitment to supporting the development of student athletes from varied backgrounds. • Ability to work weekends and nights.
About Colby Collge
Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.
In a period of fast-paced progress, Colby is building on its strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes the creation of innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.