Women's Head Softball Coach

Employer
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Location
Arizona, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Feb 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University- Prescott, Arizona invites applications for the position of Full-Time Women’s Head Softball Coach. Embry-Riddle is a member of the NAIA and the California Pacific Conference, sponsoring 14 sports. Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include but not be limited to duties listed below:

  • Actively recruit qualified incoming student-athletes who have an interest in one of the University’s academic programs.

  • Provide fundamental and advanced instruction of Women’s Softball techniques and philosophy to student-athletes.

  • Administrate all facets of the Women’s Softball program, including: Complete all administrative responsibilities in a timely manner; on-site management of practices and games; supervise all assistant coaches and student workers; schedule all athletic contests; arrange for transportation, housing, and meals for trips; responsible for the purchase and care of uniforms and equipment; secure game management personnel (officials/umpires, scorekeepers, etc.) for home games/matches; develop, implement, and manage team budget according to University and Athletic Department policies; secure both practice and game facilities; ensure that all team members adhere to University and NAIA guidelines with regard to academic and athletic eligibility; collaborate with the Sports Information Office to maintain accurate statistics and records; work with the Team Physician, Sports Medicine staff, and University Health Services to promote the health and safety of team members; monitor the academic progress of all team members; responsible for organization and administration of any tournament hosted by Embry-Riddle; represent the Athletic Department and the Women’s Softball program at, NAIA regional, national, and other related meetings and events; perform assigned administrative duties with regard to University and NAIA requirements.

  • Promote the Women’s Softball program and pursue opportunities to fund-raise resources outside of the University budget. Develop relationships within the University to promote the Women’s Softball program and the student-athlete concept; develop relationships within the community to promote the Women’s Softball program; develop and execute fund-raising activities in conjunction with the activities (workshops, summer camps, clinics, etc.) to promote the Women’s Softball program; work with the Sports Information staff to develop media guides including advertising sales and generating ideas for media feature stories.

  • Mentor student-athletes with regard to life skills and preparation for life after their sport.

  • Actively support the NAIA “Champions of Character” initiative through team activities and personal adherence to the five core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.

  • Pursue professional development opportunities (conventions, clinics, guest speakers, etc…).

  • Other duties as assigned.



ERAU benefits include:

  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 3.5% of employee contributions

  • Two BC/BS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children will cover one undergraduate and graduate degree per person

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mail room and enjoy observation flights



Qualifications
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) from a college or university accredited by a United States Department of Education of internationally recognized accrediting organization.

  • Applicants must have a minimum of three years (five years preferred) of successful collegiate coaching experience or equivalent (head coaching preferred).

  • Candidate must have a strong commitment to the academic success, safety, personal development, and welfare of our scholar-athletes.