Millsaps College, a selective, residential liberal arts college that competes at the NCAA Division III level and is in the Southern Athletic Association, seeks qualified individuals for the open position of Head Softball Coach.
This role is a 10 month, full time staff (non-faculty) appointment. The successful candidate will be responsible for the organization, supervision, and administration of an NCAA III Softball program. The candidate will demonstrate and articulate an understanding and commitment to a liberal arts education, the Division III model and an appreciation for a commitment to the NCAA, Southern Athletic Association and the mission and guidelines of the college.
The candidate should possess outstanding communication skills, strong leadership and mentoring abilities and the ability to create a culture of care and discipline. Other duties include, but not limited to, the recruitment and retention of quality student-athletes, practice and game preparation, scheduling of opponents, compliance, public relations for the college, management and adherence to the operational budget for softball, fundraising initiatives, travel logistics, equipment and uniform management, monitoring of academic progress, and the supervision of any staff. Other duties may include game day management and other duties assigned by the Director of Athletics. The ideal candidate will have experience in creating campus and community support for a Softball program with playing and/or coaching experience at the collegiate level. This position reports directly to the Director of Athletics.
Millsaps College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Millsaps College to offer equal educational and employment opportunities to all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
Interested persons should apply electronically to Anne Clark in the Department of Athletics, at Anne.Clark@millsaps.edu. Please include a cover letter, resume, statement of coaching philosophy and a list of three professional references. The review of applications will take place immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 15, 2018.
Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree preferred). Prior coaching/playing experience required, preferably at the NCAA Division III level. Candidates must understand and embrace the Division III philosophy. Eligibility for employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background screening.
About Millsaps College
Millsaps College provides an ideal atmosphere for learning, with one teacher for every 10 students and an average class size of 15. Associated with the United Methodist Church, and located on 100 beautiful acres in the heart of Mississippi's capital city of Jackson - a progressive southern metropolitan city of nearly half a million population - Millsaps is home to nearly 1,000 students from 27 states and 24 countries. Our students have intellectual firepower, and know they will be taught by faculty who are as serious about learning as they are. Ranked by Forbes magazine as the best college in in Mississippi.The only national liberal arts college in Mississippi, Millsaps College has consistently been ranked a "Best Buy" among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges and is cited as one of Loren Pope's 40 Colleges That Change Lives. It was the first institution in Mississippi with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, and is the only institution in Mississippi ever to be listed in The Fiske Guide to Colleges. Millsaps is a member of the ACS and NITLE, has an AACSB accredited business school, and an NCATE accredited education program. Millsaps is locate...d in Jackson, the capital of the state. The Jackson area has a population of around 400,000 and offers low cost-of-living, excellent schools, pleasant climate, and many recreational opportunities.Millsaps College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Millsaps College to offer equal educational and employment opportunities to all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.