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Head Woman's Softball Coach

Apply now Posting #: 2597
Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Athletics, Administrator

Position Title & Department:

 Head Woman's Softball Coach; Athletics 
Posting #


Department Description:

As part of the University of San Diego, a Roman Catholic University, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to advancing academic and athletic excellence and enhancing students' lives while promoting the University of San Diego.

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

The head softball coach is responsible for all administrative and organizational aspects of the given sport program within the mission of the University and its philosophy of Intercollegiate Athletics. The head softball coach will hold academic requirements and pursuits as a matter of highest priority and will actively encourage student-athletes to succeed academically and acquire a degree. The head softball coach directly supervises two assistant coaches, a volunteer coach, the student athletes in the softball program, student workers who function as grounds keepers in any given year. The head coach is also responsible for budget development and administration, recruitment of student-athletes, adherence to NCAA, WCC Conference and University regulations with regard to recruiting, admission standards and eligibility, monitoring student-athlete academic progress, the scheduling of athletic practices and contests, and the establishment of effective media relations. The head softball coach will assist in sports
promotional and fundraising activities and serve as a representative of the University to the outside community.  This position receives general supervision from the Senior Associate AD and exercises close supervision of the assistant coaches and volunteer coach.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Team Oversight, Administration and Organization - As head softball Coach, direct
involvement with all administrative and organizational aspects of an NCAA Division I program
under the supervision of the AD.

  • Supervision of assistant coaches with delegated responsibilities for the overall
    maintenance of the program
  • Supervision of all student athletes in a coordinated and planned program of practices
    and competition, with a concern for the players’ health and welfare, physical and psychological preparation.
  • In cooperation with the athletic academic support staff, uphold all University academic
    policies and assist, when appropriate, in counseling student-athletes relative to academic
    success, progress and eligibility
  • Enforce University and athletic department policies and regulations in regard to the
    use/abuse of alcohol and drugs by team members
  • Foster and maintain positive student body and faculty relations with student athletes
  • Work with the Senior Associate Director of Athletics on the annual budget for the
    program and operate within the approved budget
  • Work with the Manager of Athletic Equipment Services to purchase uniforms, supplies
    and equipment as approved by the sport supervisor and Director of Athletics.
  • Responsible for all team and individual travel, meals and lodging with prompt
    resolution of accounts.
  • Prepare and organize a competitive schedule for approval by the sport supervisor and
    director of athletics. Consideration should be given to the academic life of student-athletes, i.e. missed class time, examination periods and other factors that would adversely affect their academic success
  •  Participation in public relations, promotion and fund raising activities as conducted by
    the University and/or department.
  •  Responsible for a yearly designated amount of fundraising. (to be determined by the
    sport supervisor and Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Development )
  •  Maintain professional growth through attending meetings, coaches clinics, workshops,
  • Assist in conference, regional and national events hosted by the University
  •  Assist in the organization of any team and/or department awards presentations to
  • Establish and maintain positive relations with the media
  • The selection of the volunteer coach plus the assignment of duties and responsibilities
Responsibility for recruiting academically and athletically qualified student-athletes for
admission to the University with adherence to admissions and athletic department policies and
  • Knowledge of and adherence to all University, NCAA and conference rules and regulations, policies and procedures with special attention to recruiting, eligibility, admissions and financial aid
  • Annually make recommendations to the sport supervisor, director of athletics and director of financial aid for the awarding of athletic grants-in-aid for both new and continuing students-athletes

Field Preparation 

  • In cooperation with the Associate AD for Facilities and Operations, student workers
    and coaching staff, maintain softball field, dugouts, batting cages and bullpens for practices and home contests.
  • Responsibility for keeping the Associate AD for Facilities and Operations appraised of
    major needs for the stadium, field and support areas. (dugouts, batting cages, bull pen area, storage sheds, etc))
  • Responsible for making recommendations for improvements to stadium area and field
Overall responsibility for softball camps and clinics 
  • Work with the Executive Assistant for Camps and Associate Director of Facilities in setting of prices for camps. Responsible for all hiring and conduct of staff.
  • In conjunction with Executive Assistant for Camps, set all camp dates and reserve all sites.
  • Complete all necessary Human Resource paperwork, including background checks.
  • Ensure safety of campers while on campus
  • Responsible for recruitment of campers and overall budget for camps.
Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s preferred
  • At least 3 years of related experience, preferably in a head coaching position
  • Understanding of NCAA rules and regulations required.

Performance Expectations - Knowledge Skills and Abilities: 

  • Ability to communicate effectively with members of the University community, San Diego community and all media.
  • Possess good management skills.
  • Ability to run a successful program at the NCAA Division I level.
  • Represent the University in a professional and responsible manner; excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Adherence to and appreciation for NCAA/conference/league regulations and ability to instill those values in subordinates and students.
  • Ability to operate a Toro Tractor

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: 

  • Heartsaver CPR /AED certification required. Must have this certificate within 6 weeks of employment.
  • Must pass NCAA Division I Coaches Recruiting Test, (yearly). Must complete this within 6 weeks of employment.
  • California driver’s license required within 6 weeks of employment.

Special Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be able to travel for extended periods of time for athletic and recruiting events.

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. 

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits. 

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 6% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.  USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions:
Resume and Cover Letter Required

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu

Additional Details:

Hours: 40

Closing date: Open Until Filled

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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