General Statement of Job The Head Softball Coach plans and directs recruitment, training, and performance of players for the varsity Softball team by performing the following duties. Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Duties: Performs management of all aspects of the varsity Softball sports program to include coaching, scheduling, organizing and conducting practice, arranging for team travel, budget management, providing academic oversight, and public relations development. Identifies and recruits academically qualified student-athletes and counsels the student-athletes toward graduation. Performs athletic administration and support activities. Actively support the endeavors and advancement of the Missouri Southern Athletics Department. Directs conditioning of players to achieve maximum athletic performance. Operates within the guidelines of Missouri Southern State University, MIAA, and NCAA rules and regulations. Communicates with members of the media. Assists with game day operations. Performs all duties required for proper game day operation, including field preparation. Weekend and evening maintenance and/or operations are required. Demonstrate fiscal accountability through budget management and fundraising. Monitors academic progress of student players. Develop and maintain quality relationships within the community both on and off-campus. Promote the academic and athletic well-being of student-athletes. Conduct summer camps and clinics. Assist in the solicitation of major gifts to the program. Performs other related duties as required. Education, Experience, and Licenses Bachelor's degree from accredited four-year college or university required. Master's degree preferred. Demonstrated successful Softball coaching and recruiting experience at the collegiate level. Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of and commitment to NCAA rules and regulations. Commitment to athletic and academic excellence. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Demonstrated knowledge of the institution, MIAA, and Division II athletics. Valid driver's license and ability to meet university’s insurance requirements for driving college vehicles required. Current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use is preferred at the time of hire, and will be required prior to participation in any countable athletically related activities as defined by the NCAA. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. •Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or NCAA and MIAA regulations. •Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. •Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of media, administrators, faculty, staff, students, public groups and/or Board of Regents. •Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. •Requires the ability to accept, receive, and/or collect payments. •Requires the ability to be accountable for inventory/property management. •Requires the ability to manage or administer grant funds. •Requires the ability to make recommendations that impact the budget. •Requires the ability to manage the budget within assigned department. •Requires the ability to oversee purchasing authority up to $1,000 without approval from supervisor. •Requires the ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems. •Requires the ability to use computers for data entry. •Requires the ability to use computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes. •Requires the ability to use or repair small to medium size equipment. Physical Demands/Work Environment The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear including the use of a telephone. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle and feel including the use of a computer keyboard; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color perception, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Requires the ability to see, smell, and taste. The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate. During game conditions, the noise level is often loud. NOTICE: The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Internal Number: P99743
About Missouri Southern State University
Missouri Southern State University is located in Joplin, Missouri. Joplin, with a population of around 50,000, is a retail hub serving approximately 400,000 people - the fourth largest metro area in Missouri. Approximately 5,600 undergraduates are enrolled in our state-supported, comprehensive university offering more than 100 degree options and a strong commitment to international education, liberal arts, and professional and pre-professional programs. MSSU is a member of NCAA Division II and the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA).