FT; Mon - Fri; work schedule varies. Evenings and weekends required.
The Head Coach provides leadership, organization, and supervision for all aspects of women’s softball to ensure a highly competitive and successful program. PLU is a member of the Northwest Conference and a NCAA Division III institution. This position reports to the Director of Athletics and Recreation.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: •Provide leadership, organization, and supervision for all aspects of the women’s softball program to ensure a highly competitive and successful program, following all NCAA Division III, Northwest Conference and university rules and regulations. •Hire, train, and supervise part-time coaches for the women’s softball program. •Prepare and manage annually the women’s softball budget following purchasing and spending guidelines as set by the university and athletics department. •Schedule all competitive events and complete all travel arrangements. •Monitor the academic progress of student-athletes. •Identify, attract, and matriculate outstanding student-athletes to the university. •Develop positive public relations with all internal and external constituents. •Engage in donor development and fundraising opportunities. •Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: •Clear understanding and knowledge of the sport of softball to develop a highly competitive program. •Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with student-athletes and athletics alumni. •Excellent organizational, planning, supervisory, and problem-solving skills. •Excellent written and oral communication skills. •Strong recruiting, teaching, and coaching skills. •Ability to manage and supervise personnel. •Investment in and engagement with diversity; ability to collaborate and communicate with a wide variety of students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, administration, and the general public. •Clear understanding of and commitment to the NCAA Division III philosophy and the role of athletics within a private, liberal arts university. •Willingness to fundraise. •Computer proficiency.
1. Bachelor’s degree.
2. Three years of successful women’s softball coaching experience.
3. Supervisory experience.
4. CPR/First Aid certification required and may be obtained on the job.
5. Valid driver’s license (Must have had a valid driver’s license for at least 2 years).
6. Finalist applicants must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check, provide an original copy of their Driving record (5-year Employment Abstract) and pass PLU’s internal Driver’s Certification Training.
· Master’s degree.
· Previous coaching and recruiting experience at the NCAA Division III level is highly desirable.
About Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) is a comprehensive institution with an enrollment of approximately 3200, including international students from two dozen countries. Located on the Pacific Rim in a uniquely scenic region, the university's campus is 40 miles south of Seattle in suburban Tacoma, Washington. As a "New American College," PLU accents integration between its liberal arts program and professional degrees in the arts, business, education, nursing, and physical education, and embraces its primary mission of educating students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care. PLU enjoys a healthy and progressive relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The University is committed to diversity, endorses the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action, and actively seeks applications from women and persons of color.