Overview:  Lourdes University, rooted in Catholic and Franciscan traditions, provides a values-centered education that enriches lives and advances academic excellence through the integration of the liberal arts and professional studies. In support of this mission, Lourdes University nurtures a diverse community that supports students in fulfilling their potential, commits to the engagement of faith and reason, inspired by our Catholic and Franciscan intellectual traditions, and provides a holistic, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts.

Lourdes University invites applicants for the position of Head Softball Coach.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBITIES:

  1. Recruits students and student-athletes as required. Develops and executes recruiting plans including determining which schools/showcases/recruiting events to visit, which student athletes to recruit and scholarship dollars to offer.
  2. Coordinate with the Lourdes community recruiting efforts and the on admissions process for new students
  3. Responsible for the ongoing teaching and instruction of student-athletes in the performance of their sport such as but not limited to games, practices, individual and team workouts, and conditioning sessions.
  4. Supports the mission and vision of the University and respects the University’s Franciscan values and tradition such as community service projects
  5. Monitors the academic development of the student-athlete by functioning as an informal academic advisor who assists with academic problems, facilities tutors and oversees academic study sessions.
  6. Remains accessible to the media, alumni, boosters and general public to publicize and promote the athletic department in a positive manner.
  7. Coordinate and foster relationships with local venders and or university partnerships to support the efforts of the team.
  8. Knowledgeable and competent with NAIA, WHAC and any other governing body association for rules and regulations as it relates to the sport.
  9. Prepares schedules for practices, competition and coordinates team travel within the policies and guidelines of the university and athletics department.
  10. Responsible for the all aspects related to team budget.
  11. Hires and supervises an assistant coach, graduate assistant and other staff, while ensuring their compliance with the University’s Mission, sports conference and national office.
  12. Supports the University’s commitment to academic excellence, academic integrity, and the retention and graduation of student-athletes.
  13. Communicates effectively and courteously with others, including employees, students and the public, in a spirit of teamwork, respect and customer service.
  14. Assists with the well-being of student-athletes from a holistic approach.
  15. Coordinates fundraising initiatives and assist with promotion of the team or athletic program as needed.
  16. Maintains inventory of all equipment, uniforms and supplies.
  17. Performs other duties assigned by the Athletic Director.

QUALIFICATIONS: Desired qualifications include a degree in an appropriate discipline, college coaching and/or playing experience, proven integrity, leadership skills and the ability to motivate student athletes to be successful academically and athletically. Ensures that all phases of the sports program are managed according to policy and procedures.

Lourdes University is developing a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in an inclusive environment where differences are valued and respected.  Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.  People of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans, other minorities, and intersectional individuals are encouraged to apply.

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