This position provides direction and development of the Blue Devils Softball program.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, planning, budgeting, organizing, recruiting, fund-raising, student retention, NJCAA competition and promotional visibility of the organization.
Riverland is a Division III member of the NJCAA and a member of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference. Program reviews will occur at the close of each season.
Recruit quality student athletes to maintain a fully enrolled and competitive NJCAA Softball program
Direct all phases of the program including recruitment, onboarding, pre-season, in-season, and post-season activities
In partnership with the Athletic Director, develop, submit and monitor budget for the season
Organize, schedule, coach and supervise all practices and games/matches/tournaments
Schedule travel and supervise team travel
Create atmosphere that promotes good citizenship and sportsmanship
Keep up in all current trends and styles by attending clinics, MCAC Coaches meetings related to assigned sport, department and institutional trainings, as well as be able to relate information to student athletes
Show technique and offer drills to practice that technique and evaluate its effectiveness
Maintain player bios, statistics, and program historic records in collaboration with the Assistant Athletic Director
Collaborate with the Athletic Directing Team to inventory, maintain, order, and be accountable for all program equipment, uniforms, and supplies
Collaborate with Maintenance and the Wellness Center Coordinator to maintain the cleanliness of practice rooms, locker rooms, and other facilities or files used by the program athletes
Work with Communications and the Assistant Athletic Director to promote the season to local and national media through press releases, social media, and other methods of public relations
Offer support for student athlete academic achievements and progress and facilitate ongoing assessment of the Softball program to ensure a well-rounded student-athlete experience at Riverland
Participate in community fund-raising efforts and public relations
Assist in hiring and evaluation of assistant coaches
Supervise work study students
This is a part-time (seven) 7 credit assignment.
3 years of experience in coaching softball;
Knowledge of and adherence to NJCAA rules and regulations;
Knowledge of current styles and techniques and ability to demonstrate these techniques to others;
Demonstrated ability to recruit highly skilled student athletes from the area;
Experience in fund-raising and/or public relations;
Evidence of a valid driver's license, or ability to acquire a legal driver's license or qualify for a reasonable accommodation.
Experience coaching at the collegiate level;
Familiarity with recruiting and scouting software;
Familiarity with strength and conditioning philosophy and techniques;
College and/or professional playing experience;
Ability to work with a diverse student body including multilingual or multicultural and underserved populations.
Riverland Community College, recognized as one of Southern Minnesota's 2021 Best Places to Work, provides a rewarding career that cultivates student growth through service, collaboration, innovation and respect.
You will thrive in a supportive and innovative culture that values individual and team contributions, open communication and a commitment to employee satisfaction and engagement.
All employees are responsible for promoting a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.
Riverland Community College takes pride in offering student-centered education with small class sizes, personal instruction and hands-on learning. Our college serves approximately 9,000 students annually through credit and non-credit courses.
With campuses in Albert Lea, Austin and Owatonna, our college offers associate degrees in more than 50 career programs, and liberal arts and sciences.
Our southern Minnesota region offers excellent public and parochial education systems, exciting and diverse recreational activities for all seasons and upscale communities to further enhance your qualify of life.
To learn more about Riverland or Minnesota State, visit www.riverland.edu or www.minnstate.edu.
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About Riverland Community College
Riverland Community College, a proud member of the Minnesota State system, prides itself on student-centered education with small class sizes, personal instruction and hands-on learning. The College serves approximately 9,000 students annually through credit and non-credit courses. With campuses in Albert Lea, Austin and Owatonna, all located along the busy I-90 and I-35 corridors in southern Minnesota, our college offers associate degrees in more than 50 career programs, and liberal arts and sciences. Many of our career programs have received specialized accreditations to align curricula and outcomes of programs or specific fields with national industry standards. The College leads the state of Minnesota in the total number of Quality MattersTM certified online courses. Students enjoy a rich college experience through a wide array of student life activities. Opportunities in theatre, music, clubs, intercollegiate sports, and student government provide an easy way for students to meet new friends, share talents, and develop leadership skills.To learn more about Riverland or Minnesota State, visit www.riverland.edu or www.minnstate.edu.