Women's Head Softball Coach

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 19, 2022

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

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona. The University’s Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace, and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

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; develop and implement a maintenance plan for the softball facility in conjunction with the campus facilities office ; 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 and create community service opportunities ; 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 4% of employee contributions

  • Two BCBS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children

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

  • 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.

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