St Edwards University
  • ATHL - Athletics
  • TX, USA
  • Full Time

Assistant Coach - Softball

Overview

St. Edward's University invites highly qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Softball Coach.  The successful candidate will assist the university in meeting specified goals of the mission statement and athletic department through the professional management of the softball program. 

The goals of this position are to:

  1. Provide opportunities and support for SEU student-athletes to achieve academically and athletically at the highest level and provide programming and resources that help build life skills,
  2. Provide every opportunity for the softball program to compete for Heartland Conference Championships every year,
  3. Operate with quality and integrity in the athletic department's role as a focal point for school identity and spirit,
  4. Support the community through public service.

 

Responsibilities:  Assist head coach with coaching and administrative duties for the softball program.

  Primary:        

  • Actively assist in the planning and direction of the overall practice strategy: Run aspects of practices to include:
  • instruct student-athletes in positional specific techniques
  • instruct student-athletes in tactical strategies
  • instruct student-athletes in proper strength and conditioning techniques
  • Make strategic decisions in contest situations.
  • Counsel student-athletes concerning academic progress.
  • Instruct course(s) within the Department of Kinesiology
  • Lead reflection session with student-athletes relative to community service events

Secondary:

  • Assist in the overall recruiting strategy and implementation of evaluating, identifying and recruiting quality student-athletes; correspondence with prospective student-athletes.
  • Assist with scheduling contests and equipment purchase and organization.
  • Assist in oversight of team travel keeping budget considerations in mind.
  • Chronicle and report NCAA required data to the athletic compliance office.
  • Travel nationwide for competition and recruiting.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Athletics.

Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree, preferably in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Sports Management, or Exercise Science; Masters Degree preferred.
  • Successful background in coaching and/or playing softball; preferably at the NCAA level.
  • Ability to successfully pass NCAA recruiting examination within two months of hire.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, administrative, and organizational skills.
  • Basic familiarity, appreciation and empathy with the role of intercollegiate athletics and its relationship to the university, and the capacity to articulate that role and interact comfortably with those individuals and constituency groups (student-athletes, alumni, coaches, parents, etc.) crucial to the advancement of athletics at SEU.
  • Highly motivated with a capacity for independent work within the context of an intensely goal-oriented environment.
  • Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required for selected candidate.

Special Conditions and Salary

This is a full time position with excellent benefits.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Summary information on the St. Edward's University benefits package can be found here.

About SEU Athletics:

The St. Edward's University athletic department has a long history of success in both NAIA and NCAA competition. 

As a member of NCAA Division II and the Heartland Conference, St. Edward's University has captured 62 conference titles, advanced to the NCAA tournament 76 times and has produced 77 All-Americans and 95 Academic All-Americans since 1999.

2015-2016 was one of the most successful years in school history:

  • St. Edward's University Student Athletes had a 92% academic success rate which tied for 16th highest in Division II.
  • St. Edward's also finished 55th out of over 300 schools in the Learfield Sports Directors Cup which ranks all schools by division for the athletic success by post season appearances and how far they advance in each sport counting up to 14 sports per university
  • St. Edwards University sent 7 of 13 teams to the NCAA National Tournament.

About St. Edward's University:

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is the premier private institution of higher learning in Austin. Enrolling approximately 4,600 students, the university offers approximately 50 academic programs for undergraduates and seven master's degree programs. The St. Edward's community is diverse and cosmopolitan. Students from more than 50 countries are currently enrolled at the university and St. Edward's partners with 21 universities located in 16 countries around the world. The university is committed to preparing students for success in a 21st century world increasingly shaped by globalization, ubiquitous technology and relentless change. Over the last two decades, the university has doubled its enrollment and invested more than $250 million in new campus facilities. US News & World Report has ranked St. Edward's among the top regional universities in the West for 13 consecutive years. Consistent with its Holy Cross heritage, the university maintains a strong focus on issues of social justice.

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are invited to submit an application at www.stedwards.applicantpro.com Please attach a formal letter of application, resume, and a list of 3-5 professional references.  Only complete applications will be considered.   Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. 

 

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers.

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