Head Women\'s Softball Coach

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Suffolk University is a private, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Our college green is the Boston Common and we are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, City Hall and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk blend together.

Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience since 1906. Our vision is to be recognized as a dynamic institution that fosters engaged learning, rigorous scholarship, innovative thinking, and community collaboration across disciplines. We will ensure that Suffolk graduates are versatile and prepared for modern society and the new world market. We will provide rich curricula, experiential learning opportunities and professional mentoring through increased collaboration with alumni and community partners. We will recruit, mentor, and support a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who are passionately committed to preparing our students to be leaders in the global community. We will inspire investment in a Suffolk community that is built on ethical, forward-thinking leadership, teamwork, and cooperation.

We compete for the best talent. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment we encourage you to complete the demographic portion of the application in addition to submitting your cover letter and resume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitment efforts.

Please note that Suffolk University conducts background checks as a condition of employment.

We are also committed to the well-being of our employees. Our terrific benefits package for benefits-eligible positions include, but are not limited to:
  • Generous paid time-off programs and commitment to work-life balance
  • Tuition free course benefits in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School for employees with additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children
  • Top-notch well-being care available through Harvard Pilgrim Medical/Delta Dental and a Flexible Spending Account
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program that provides employees and their family members with initial assessment, referrals and short-term counseling for personal and work challenges
  • Discounted home and auto insurance

  • Description

    Suffolk is thrilled to announce a career opportunity in Athletics! This career opportunity reporting to the Director of Athletics is responsible for overseeing all duties associated with developing and running a competitive Division III softball program. Additional responsibilities within the Athletic Department and Division of Student Affairs will include but are not limited to Ridgeway Fitness Center, game management as assigned, and hiring & management of student workers.

    Primary/Principal Responsibilities


    Provide vision and leadership in the development of a competitive Division III softball program. Create and sustain an atmosphere that promotes the academic and personal growth of student-athletes. Compliance with NCAA rules and Division III philosophy when performing job responsibilities .


    Development of a successful comprehensive recruiting plan with a focus on recruitment and retention of qualified student-athletes. Meet goals for student visits, applications, deposits, and program enrollment.


    Oversee all administrative aspects of the program including team travel, scheduling of games and practices, budget management, and travel arrangements.


    Identify, recruit and supervise assistant coaches.


    Engage in community outreach and alumni engagement initiatives. Participate in fundraising initiatives for the Athletic Department and the softball program.


    Hire, train and oversee student workers in the Smith Fitness Center and Varsity Weight Room. Provide game management coverage of home athletic contests as assigned.


    Serving as a member of the Student Affairs Division the candidate will have expectations of a broader campus involvement which may involve committees, events, and requirements outside of the Athletic Department. Candidates should have a global view of their involvement in the Suffolk community.

    Requirements/Qualifications (examples):

    • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree Preferred.
    • 3-5 years of successful softball college coaching experience. Head Coaching experience is preferred.
    • Knowledge of NCAA and CCC rules and regulations.
    • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, and computer skills.
    • This position requires an afternoon, night, weekend hours combined with business hours and some moderate travel.
    • A valid driver’s license.
    • Certification in first aid, CPR, and AED.

    Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.

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