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Head Softball Coach

New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 24, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Position Details

Position Information

Head Softball Coach

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Job Type

Position Summary

This position directs, provides leadership, and oversees all coaching duties for the Softball program. Directs and coordinates all aspects of recruitment and training for athletic competition and oversees the planning of the program activities while developing high expectations for student athletes to achieve in the classroom and athletic environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Recruit quality student athletes to participate in the softball program for New Mexico Highlands University which is affiliated with the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference;
• Continually assess athletic ability and improvement and provide high levels of guidance to assist improvement of student athletes in these areas;
• Demonstrated success working with limited resources;
• Participate and generate in fundraising activities for the softball program and athletic department;
• Develop high expectations for student athletes to achieve in the classroom and in the athletic environment;
• Develop performance standards for athletes and coaches to achieve high levels of competition;
• Assess academic improvement regarding student athletes and provide high levels of guidance to assist improvement of athletes in these areas;
• Utilize researched based methods of instruction to ensure that athletes receive high quality coaching;
• Organize, plan and implement practice and game plans to ensure that NMHU athletes have a chance to compete at the highest levels;
• Provide mentorship to student athletes and provide a social and academic network for the athletes to use if they need additional assistance in these areas;
• Provide assistance to the athletic department if needed including but not limited to supervising other athletic events, working alongside NMHU athletes in community service projects, and assisting the Athletic Director with any additional reasonable requests;
• Provide proper supervision to athletes on road trips;
• Schedule non-conference softball games;
• Promote the softball program in a positive manner;
• Supervise the softball program in accordance to the RMAC and NCAA rules and regulations;
• Perform related duties as assigned;
• Maintain regular attendance.

Minimum Job Requirements

• Education: Bachelor’s degree in any field.
• Experience: Five (5) years Softball coaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

• Education: Master’s degree in any field.
• Experience: Demonstrated successful collegiate coaching experience.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

• Complete NCAA Coaches Curriculum within first two (2) weeks of employment;
• Must possess and maintain a valid NM driver’s license. Selection of an out of state candidate will require possession of a valid New Mexico Driver’s license within sixty (60) days of employment.
• Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and odd hours.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of applicable team or individual sports and playing rules;
• Ability to exhibit strong leadership and management skills;
• Knowledge and skill in budget preparation and fiscal management;
• Knowledge and willingness to learn, then exhibit strong adherence to NCAA, RMAC, and NMHU rules, regulations and policies;
• Knowledge of NCAA student athlete academic eligibility requirements;
• Ability to demonstrate competitive coaching skills in area of sporting specialty;
• Ability to exhibit strong interpersonal and communications skills;
• Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community;
• Knowledge of NCAA recruiting rules;
• Knowledge of travel/lodging planning and scheduling;
• Ability to foster a cooperative work environment;
• Skill in Organizing and coordinating;
• Knowledge of athletic recruitment methods and techniques;

Physical Demands

• Standing……………………….Frequently
• Walking………………………Frequently
• Bending………………………Frequently
• Squatting……………………Frequently
• Climbing ……………………Frequently
• Kneeling ……………………Frequently
• Lifting up to 50 pounds……Frequently

Working Environment

• Work is normally performed in an indoor/Outdoor setting.

Pay Rate
50000 - 55000

Work Location/Campus Center
Las Vegas, NM Campus

EEO Statement

New Mexico Highlands University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. We are committed to the University values of diversity, accessibility, excellence, and responsiveness.

For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or email

Visit the link below for more information regarding affirmative action and equal opportunity:

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

A complete online application must include: 1) Letter of interest/cover letter; 2) Resume; 3) Names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three (3) Professional references in application, and 4) Unofficial copies of transcripts. Candidates who are invited for on-campus interviews will be required to submit official transcripts. References will be contacted in conjunction with on-campus interview. Upload required materials with online application. For disabled access or services call (505) 454-3242 or contact Human Resources at NMHU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER .

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
  4. List of Three Professional References with Name, Address and E-Mail
Optional Documents


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