Location: SCSU Main Campus, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud MN 56301
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Fixed Term
Develop, promote, and supervise all facets of an established Division II softball program within the guidelines of the NCAA, NSIC, and St. Cloud State University.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Coaching: practice planning and game preparation to include scouting, video analysis, practice and game scheduling, organization of team travel.
Recruiting: talent identification and evaluation, correspondence, assistance with admission process
Budget development and management, including athletic scholarship allocation
Student-athlete development: mentoring to include individual and team dynamics, team rules and conduct, leadership development, commitment to safety and well-being of student-athletes
Academic monitoring of student-athletes; commitment to degree progress and graduation
Public relations: represent St. Cloud State as the face of softball in the softball community, engage in media and speaking engagements, advance relationships with supporters and local youth organizations, create effective professional working relationships with student-athletes, staff, administration, alumni, and general public
Fundraising: foster community and alumni financial support for the program, assist with University and athletics campaign fundraising priorities, engage in Department of Athletics events to cultivate and steward alumni and friends, manage program fundraising activities including special events and camps/clinics
Progressive coaching experience, including at least two years as a head/assistant coach or equivalent applicable experience
Evidence of ability to manage all aspects of a collegiate softball program
Evidence of ability to recruit talented student-athletes to Division II program
Knowledge of NCAA Division II rules and regulations
Commitment to academic success of student-athletes
Evidence of a valid driver's license, or ability to acquire a legal driver's license or qualify for a reasonable accommodation
Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Master's degree at time of application
Experience coaching at the collegiate level
Familiarity with recruiting and scouting software
Familiarity with strength and conditioning philosophy and techniques
Strong interpersonal skills and effective communication both orally and in writing
Evidence of strong organizational skills, including basic accounting practices
College and/or professional playing experience
Appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations. Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found at: http://www.stcloudstate.edu
Why Work For Us: Help students achieve their educational dreams. We are looking for diverse people with passion, who are engaged, serious in the work of helping those who strive and desire a college education to achieve their goals
Desired Start Date: 07/01/2021
Internal Number: 2687
About Saint Cloud State University
St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career. Our 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River.