This position reports directly to the Director of Athletics. The position is responsible for the direct oversight of the Edgewood College Softball Program and will include other duties within the department.
Athletics plays an important role in the life of the campus, including but, not limited to the following: enhancing the learning experience for student-athletes, creating opportunities for uniting the campus community, publicly demonstrating the College’s values and mission, and contributing to the achievement of the College’s enrollment goals. The position will be responsible for short and long term Softball Program planning that supports the College’s Mission and Vision, and strictly adherences to NCAA, Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference and institutional rules.
Assist each team member in reaching their athletic potential, in a manner consistent with the College’s
Teach each team member proper techniques, strategies and, skills that foster growth, development of potential and, opportunities to achieve success
Develop a strong sense of team within the Softball Team, the Department and the College.
Organize productive practice sessions
Prepare team members for high levels of collegiate competition
Support the academic and future occupational goals of each team member
Model and foster appropriate sportsmanship, competitiveness, and humility
Qualify for the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Tournament
Direct supervision of assistant coaches, student manager, student assistants, and team personnel for Softball Program.
Allocate, oversee, and modify (as needed) teams’ budgets, including operating and booster budgets.
Fundraise yearly, a minimum of 10% equivalent of program operating budget.
Increase booster budget funds in conjunction with Development Office guidelines.
Maintain a current working knowledge of NCAA and conference regulations, educate all team members, coaching staff members, and boosters, alumni, parents on those rules and regulations, and oversee adherence to them.
Develop and foster community relationships that benefit the Softball Program, The Department and College
Facilitate Team involvement that is beneficial to community organizations and individuals
Expand the Teams’ supporters, boosters and “ownership” groups
Facilitate and encourage campus and community involvement by all Team members
Assist in developing, fostering and maintaining practice and competition venue relationships
Complete one (1) Community Service Project with Team(s)
Participate in one (1) Athletic Department Community Service Project
Identify outstanding student-athlete candidates for Edgewood College and the Softball Program.
Develop relationships with recruited student-athletes and parents/guardians.
Develop relationships with high school/club coaches, teachers, alumni, and others that can aid in the recruitment of student-athletes.
Work closely with the Admissions Office on all recruiting activities.
Recruit and retain outstanding and unique student-athletes, every year.
Maintain a complete and competitive roster of 20 student-athletes.
Other Department Duties
Duties will be defined per knowledge and skills of the ideal candidate
Attend all Athletic Department staff meetings
Attend all Divisional meetings
Participate in Athletic Department’s annual Golf Outing
Serve as Event Manager for Athletic home contests outside your sport
Other duties as assigned
Necessary Education or Work Experience:
Bachelors degree in a related field required. Masters degee preferred.
At least 5 years experience as a high school head coach or 3 years experience as a collegiate coach.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills.
Excellent understanding of NCAA III rules
Ability to relate to a diverse population
Understanding of and ability to support the Edgewood College Mission and Values
Valid Driver’s License and outstanding driving record
Specialized Technology Skills:
Comfortable with Office 365 platform
Demonstrated comfort with social media (Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, etc.)
Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:
Human Resources – HSCO
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer
Internal Number: HSCO
About Edgewood College
Located in Madison, WI, Edgewood College is a liberal arts Catholic college in the Dominican tradition, with 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers more than 40 academic and professional programs, including master’s degrees in business, education, nursing, and other fields, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership. Edgewood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Edgewood College has been named to the 2012 'Best National Universities' list by U.S. News & World Report and this honor is the most recent in a series of national recognitions for Edgewood College. Since August 2011, the College has been named as a "Best in the Midwest" college by Princeton Review and as one of America's best colleges by Forbes Magazine.
Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment and must be willing to contribute to the College’s strategic plan of inclusion