The softball head coach is responsible for leading all aspects of a competitive NCAA Division I softball program including, but not limited to: budget management, recruiting, fundraising, supervision of staff, a commitment to student-athlete health and welfare, and directing skill instruction and development. The successful candidate must be fully committed to all NCAA, The Summit League, and Western Illinois University Athletics Department policies and procedures, and will be expected to work cooperatively with all constituencies and campus units.
Bachelor's Degree. Minimum five (5) years intercollegiate softball coaching experience with a proven record of competitive success. Proven record of successful recruitment of college-level academically and athletically prepared student-athletes. Progressive experience in managing the diverse administrative responsibilities attendant to an intercollegiate softball program, including effective budget management,travel planning, and scheduling. Ability to establish good rapport and working relationships with student-athletes, coaching staffs, administration, university personnel, and the general public. Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of and proven record of adherence to all NCAA academic and compliance rules and regulations. Valid driver's license.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree. Demonstrated competitive success coaching softball at the NCAA DI or DII level.Head coaching experience.
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application.
Additional Salary Information: Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.
Internal Number: 122533
About Western Illinois University Athletics
THE DEPARTMENT: Intercollegiate Athletics is a NCAA Division I Institution and is a charter member of The Summit League and the Missouri Valley Football Conference (FCS). For more information visit: http://www.goleathernecks.com.
THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.
More than 66 undergraduate degree programs, nearly 40 graduate programs and two doctoral programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation. Outside the classroom at Western, concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more are performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, as well as a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home ...to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.
The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 6,432): A traditional, residential four-year campus with offering a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,192): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.