BASIC FUNCTION: To assist the university in meeting the stated goals of the mission statement and the athletic department through professional management of the softball program. Provide opportunities and support for St. Edward’s University student-athletes to achieve academically and athletically at the highest level and provide programming and resources that help build life skills. This individual will provide every opportunity for the softball program to compete for Lone Star Conference Championships every year and will operate with quality and integrity in the athletic department’s role as a focal point for school identity and spirit.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: ^Direct, administer and coordinate all aspects of a NCAA DII program within the rules, guidelines and principles of the NCAA, Lone Star Conference and the university. ^ Coaching, coordination of recruiting process, monitoring academic progress, scheduling, budget administration, supervision of assistant coach, scouting, community activities, promotion of the program, and being an engaged member of the athletic department and university community. ^ Chronicle and report NCAA required data to the athletic compliance office. ^ Travel nationwide for competition and recruiting. ^ Other duties as assigned.
SCHEDULE: This is an exempt position with a flexible full-time schedule (normal office hours 8 am to 5 pm), arranged around recruiting, scheduled team practice and competition times, and staff meetings. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and weekends to meet the needs of the department.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Sports Management, or Exercise Science; Master’s degree strongly preferred. Successful background in coaching softball; preferably with five years of experience at the collegiate level. Ability to relate effectively to student-athletes, recruits and their families. Ability to motivate student-athletes to be successful students, athletes, and citizens. A demonstrated commitment to high academic standards and healthy lifestyles for student-athletes. Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to manage team dynamics. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, administrative, and organizational skills. Basic familiarity, appreciation and empathy with the role of intercollegiate athletics and its relationship to the university, and the capacity to articulate that role and interact comfortably with those individuals and constituency groups (student-athletes, alumni, coaches, parents, etc.) crucial to the advancement of athletics at St. Edward’s University. Ability to successfully complete required NCAA DII University Courses within two weeks of hire. The individual must provide evidence of the ability to build a winning program consistent with the values of the NCAA Division II and the mission of the University. Must possess an unencumbered driver’s license and the ability to successfully pass a criminal background check.
About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885, St. Edward’s is a nationally ranked, Holy Cross university located in Austin, Texas. We educate the hearts and minds of undergraduate and graduate students, so they are prepared to make a difference.