Eastern Nazarene College, a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college on Boston’s south shore, is seeking a Head Softball Coach (both full-time and part time opportunities will be considered). The role of the Head Softball Coach is to support the Department of Athletics and promote the College’s Christian mission by providing primary leadership to the Softball program. The position is split evenly between coaching softball and other duties. Duties might include teaching in the Sports Management Program and/or other administrative duties within the athletic department. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience teaching, administrative and leadership abilities, experience coaching at the collegiate level, and a desire for serving in the context of an urban Christian liberal arts institution.
*Both full-time and part-time opportunities will be considered based on qualifications of interested candidates.
Softball Program Development and Supervision:
* Demonstrated knowledge of technical and tactical skills in the sport of softball. * Planning and executing all practice sessions. * Game day preparation and setup. * Recruitment of qualified student-athletes that understand and fit the institutional mission. * Coordinate recruitment and campus visits with the Office of Admissions. * Monitor academic progress and success of student-athletes. * Collaboration with the scheduling coordinator for all conference and non-conference contests. * Management of program budgets. * Fundraising activities to enhance existing budgets. * Adherence to all NCAA, conference, and college processes and rules. * Coordinate the hiring, training, and mentoring of assistant coaches and/or graduate assistants with the AD. * Provide consistent opportunities for spiritual development of student-athletes and coaching staff.
Department of Athletics:
* Provide clear and consistent professional communication to the Director of Athletics and to all athletic staff including regular corporate and individual meetings. * Understanding and commitment to Division III intercollegiate athletics. * First Aid/CPR/AED certification (can be obtained on campus). * Attend regular individual and corporate meetings of the Athletic Department. * Serve on committees of the college as assigned. * Annually complete the NCAA Division III Rules Test. * Provide home game management and other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
A master’s degree in a field related to athletics or administration is preferred (required for teaching in Sports Management Program).
Must have an established record of excellent leadership, mentoring relationships with students and staff, collegial relationships with staff and faculty, and demonstrated integration of best practices in NCAA Division III athletics.
Demonstrated successful record of, and commitment to, diversity and gender equity.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly with students and their parents, are required.
Strong organizational and management skills are also necessary to successfully serve in this capacity.
Candidates must possess a committed Christian faith evident in daily life, and support for the mission and educational philosophy of the College is required.
About Eastern Nazarene College
Eastern Nazarene College, a four-year, liberal arts, residential college of the Church of the Nazarene, located on Boston's South Shore, seeks qualified persons to join a multi-cultural community to fill faculty and staff positions. ENC encourages women and minorities to apply. Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church.