To run a highly competitive softball program, recognized nationally both athletically and academically, consistent with the student-athlete philosophy of NCAA Division III athletics, which generates College and community enthusiasm and support. To create a culture that is strongly committed to recruiting and supporting students of varied backgrounds that is inclusive and accepting in nature.
Description of Key Responsibilities
1. Develop, and administer a highly competitive softball program, consistent with the student-athlete philosophy of NCAA Division III athletics, which generates College and community enthusiasm and support. Become competitive at the conference, regional, and national levels. Oversee all administrative and coaching activities within the softball program.
2. Meet or exceed established recruiting targets. Coordinate recruiting efforts with the admission office; develop a successful team recruiting strategy; visit high schools to meet with coaches and recruits; call, e-mail, text, and write prospects and coaches; record recruiting action. Maintain active communication with the admission staff through phone, in-person and electronic means (e-mail, text, etc.). Organize and participate in all on-campus recruiting activities including admissions recruiting days, official campus visits, and overnight programs. Fully embrace and utilize the athletic recruiting software (we currently use FrontRush).
3. Create and foster a positive team culture that emphasizes individual and group leadership development. Ensure the team atmosphere and environment grows proportionally as each team develops.
4. Investigate and develop training, competition, and travel schedules. Organize and purchase equipment, develop team traditions, hire coaching staff, and develop marketing materials related to the softball program.
5. Schedule all home and away competitions and set appropriate practice days and times for softball in accordance with institutional, CCIW, and NCAA rules and regulations.
6. Assist the athletic director in the hiring of graduate assistants (GA’s) and any part-time assistant softball coaches. Act as immediate supervisor for part-time coaches, GA’s, student-workers, and volunteer coaches. Create job descriptions, train, assign and evaluate their effectiveness on a regular basis.
7. Create a culture of awareness and support as they relate to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
8. Develop a retention program in conjunction with other departments on campus to ensure appropriate persistence from year-to-year.
9. Develop and implement an on-going fund-raising plan in collaboration with the director of alumni and development and/or the vice president for institutional advancement.
10. Operate a fiscally sound program with an annually balanced budget. Review all budget activities and expenditures on a regular basis. Submit purchase order requests and credit card expense reports in an appropriate and timely fashion.
11. Actively encourage leadership and scholarship among student-athletes. Monitor the academic progress of all the athletes on the teams, in collaboration with the director of academic support services, assistant and associate athletic directors, and the athletic director. Adhere to all compliance and eligibility rules and regulations. Participate in the department’s leadership and scholarship programs.
12. Other related duties as appropriately assigned. There will be an administrative duty officially assigned to the position.
1. Perform routine office functions such as typing, filing, copying, and some light lifting.
2. Participate in logistical activities such as delivering materials to and picking up materials from the campus print shop and mailroom, storage areas, vendor facilities, and other locations.
Five plus years of experience as a collegiate softball coach. Collegiate playing experience is desired. A successful record of recruiting, developing, and retaining college student-athletes is essential.
About North Central College
North Central College faculty and staff join a community of learners that welcomes your expertise and enables your professional growth. The College has maintained its commitment to academic excellence; a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, value and service; a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation; and a caring environment with small classes for over a century and a half.
North Central College was named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education five times in six years. The College was most recently recognized in two categories: Teaching Environment and Tenure Clarity and Process.
We’re honored by the recognition. We’ve always known North Central is a special place and we look forward to getting to know you.
Our Naperville location offers unparalleled professional opportunities for spouses and partners; great schools in a family-friendly community; options for urban, suburban and rural lifestyles; and access to the social and cultural opportunities of the nation’s third-largest metropolitan area. We’re just three blocks from an express train to Chicago and near an expressway leading both... to the city and a network of Chicago suburban communities.
You’ll feel at home here. Faculty and staff connect with their North Central colleagues at weekly informal campus gatherings. Employees receive free or discounted admission to many music, theatre and speaking events. Family members are included in campus life as well. You’re all invited to attend events like the President’s barbecue, Homecoming, the holiday open house, Cornerstone Day picnic and athletic competitions.
Our dedication to excellence
Each year, North Central recognizes outstanding staff and faculty with the Dissinger Awards. The campus community nominates colleagues for their outstanding teaching, scholarship or service “above and beyond the call of duty." Winners receive a monetary award and campus-wide recognition at the College's annual service awards ceremony.
North Central College provides a comprehensive benefits package to full-time staff and faculty, including:
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision group insurance
Health and dependent care savings costs
Life, AD&D and disability group insurance
403(b) retirement plan with employer contributions
Employee assistance plan resources
Tuition remission for full- and part-time employees, spouses and dependents
Generous paid time off plans
Monthly expense reimbursement for bicycle commuters
North Central College is strongly committed to recruiting and supporting students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds. North Central College does not discriminate against applicants, students, faculty or staff on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disabilities, national or ethnic origin, gender or sexual orientation, status as a veteran or any classification protected by local, state or federal law.
Position specific details are provided in the individual job posting, accessible from northcentralcollege.edu/employment or https://northcentralcollege.peopleadmin.com
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