Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Head Coach Softball must provide strategic leadership for Women’s Softball program while supporting the wider mission and goals of the University. The Coach is responsible for all aspects of coaching the team including recruiting, fitness training, practice, competition and travel. The Coach will advocate for the importance of the Schreiner Softball program within the campus community, as well as the larger Kerrville community, and will serve as a role model of the high standards expected of our students. A successful candidate will have experience recruiting students, as well as cultivating friends of the various programs in an effort to meet enrollment and fundraising goals. The successful candidate should demonstrate and support a commitment and sensitivity to diversity, gender equity, and equal opportunity.
Develop a program that will be highly competitive annually within the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Ambitiously and successfully recruit and retain academically and athletically motivated student-athletes who will have a positive impact on the program and campus. Monitor and promote a highly successful academic atmosphere for student-athletes. Develop a culture of excellence where successful student-athletes will thrive and be engaged in the growth of the team and themselves. Plan and conduct team practices and workouts for traditional and non-traditional seasons. Prepare (conference and non-conference) schedules for submission to Director of Athletics annually. Know and abide by the rules and policies of Schreiner University, SCAC, and NCAA. Work with athletics administration to manage all aspects of home contests, including coordination of facilities and officials. Make travel arrangements for road games and trips. Promote an atmosphere of academic excellence for student-athletes. Participate in conference meetings. Provide meet results and statistics to the SU Sports Information Director or Asst. Athletic Director Be responsible for the purchase, inventory and maintenance (and repair if necessary) of uniforms, supplies, and equipment. Be responsible for athletes’ conduct on trips. Recommend athletes for awards. Develop a positive relationship with and play an active role in university and community events and programs. Work collaboratively with Student Services and Residence Life staff with respect to student needs and any issues related to student behavior. Collaborate with Director in establishing a fundraising plan for that meets the department’s annual fundraising goals and aligns with the University’s overall fundraising strategy Manage funds by staying within an annual budget which includes equipment, travel, facility, training or related resource needs. Be responsible for processing business-related paperwork, such as: requisitions for purchase orders, travel forms, credit card purchases and receipts, travel advances, reimbursements and other business forms. In coordination with auxiliary services and the other coaches, promote and manage a summer camp program that helps to achieve the fundraising goals of the department. Other duties as assigned from time to time by the Athletic Director and/or Dean of Students Maintain University Safety – To ensure that all filing cabinet drawers are shut when not in use, cords are not across floor without being securely fastened down, all walkways remain clear in the office and hallway with no items hanging off edges or coming out from under tables, and chairs are placed in unobtrusive areas. Monitor baseball facility for safety. Communications – Acts to facilitate good communications between employees, students, parents and management through interpersonal and professional communication techniques. Confidentiality – Maintains the highest level of confidence concerning all matters in the Athletic Department. Does not discuss in any manner any information obtained through work.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
Bachelor’s Degree required. Prior collegiate coaching experience preferred. Proficiency in scheduling games, practice and travel. Proficiency in preparation and management of budgets. Ability to relate to young women. Ability to communicate effectively and work as University team member. Ability to travel overnight with softball team. Ability to become certified in CPR, First Aid and AED (automatic external defibrillator) Updated annually. Knows and abides by policies of Schreiner University, SCAC and NCAA. Valid Coaching license throughout employment. Must have a valid Texas driver’s license, related insurance and good driving record. Obtaining a CDL Driver’s License will be required.
Schreiner is a private, primarily residential liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. It is located in Kerrville, Texas 60 miles northwest of San Antonio. The University enrolls an estimated 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers 27 undergraduate degree programs, 9 pre-professional programs, 3 graduate degree programs and certification programs, 3 nursing programs, 1 military academy program, and 1 program to support college students with learning disabilities.
Schreiner University is an Hispanic-serving institution, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.