The University of Sioux Falls invites applications for an Assistant Women’s Softball Coach. USF is a member of the NCAA Division II and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
The position is a full time position and reports to the Head Softball Coach and Director of Athletics. The person in this position will assist with all aspects of running a collegiate softball program. The selected candidate will assist the head coach with day-to-day operations of the softball team within the culture of the USF softball family. The person in this position will assist in organizing and running softball camps, player development through practices and team mental training. Focus on player skill development in all areas of the game will be asked for. Additional duties will include recruiting, equipment maintenance, throwing batting practice, scheduling travel accommodations, academics, and community service opportunities. The applicant must demonstrate leadership skills, organizational and communication skills, recruiting and coaching skills, adequate understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel, and knowledge of and adherence to compliance of all NCAA applicable procedures, rules, and regulations. The successful applicant will have demonstrated softball playing and/or coaching experience.
The successful applicant must have significant knowledge of and demonstrated success in coaching softball, recruitment of student-athletes, and strong motivation, organizational and communication skills. The individual will need to be proactive and understand the need to hold themselves and the student-athletes to the highest standards. The individual must demonstrate the ability to work effectively in the environment of a Christian higher education institution and abide by all NCAA DII, Northern Sun Conference and University policies.
A bachelor’s degree is required; with coaching experience or a combination of playing and coaching experience, strong professional work ethic, and a commitment to the academic success of students. Travel is necessary with a valid driver’s license, the ability to successfully pass a background check and lift up to 40 lbs. is required.
Send or email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references with address, email and phone number to:
University of Sioux Falls Attn: Human Resources – Assistant Softball Coach 1101 W. 22nd Street Sioux Falls, SD 57105
University of Sioux Falls web site: www.usiouxfalls.edu EOE/AA
About University of Sioux Falls
University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, South Dakota was founded in 1883. The University of Sioux Falls is the 2nd largest private University in South Dakota. USF offers 41 undergraduate and graduate academic programs. The University is located in the heart of South Dakota’s largest city which boasts a metropolitan area population of approximately 235,000 residents.The University of Sioux Falls, founded in 1883, is a Christian, liberal arts university of over 1,600 students (including non-traditional and graduate programs) affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA, and the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. The University of Sioux Falls is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The University offers a demanding liberal arts education in 29 fields of study, as well as graduate degrees in education and business administration. Located at the intersection of I29 and I90, Sioux Falls is a hub for regional transportation, culture, entertainment, commerce, medicine, and shopping. An attractive and progressive community, it is also one of the fastest growing financial centers in the nation. There are excellent public and pr...ivate schools, a symphony orchestra, a community playhouse, and other programs in the arts. There are three major hospitals, over thirty parks with soccer, softball, and baseball fields, swimming pools, and a bike trail that surrounds the city. Sioux Falls enjoys a low crime rate, low unemployment, no state or local income tax, and many nearby opportunities for camping, boating, fishing, hunting, and other year-round recreational activities.University of Sioux Falls Cougar Athletics has been blessed with a strong and supportive community. The City of Sioux Falls is one of a kind; with safe neighborhoods, a strong economy and population growth. Students at USF have a great experience outside of the classroom while studying in Sioux Falls. Many local businesses and organizations provide internships for our students which lead to jobs post-graduation.USF student-athletes continue to be successful on the field, court, and pitch in 16 different sports with approximately 32 percent of full-time, day-time students participating in sports. In the last 7 years, our athletic programs have produced 102 All-American Scholar Athletes and 45 All-Americans. Over the last five years, the USF community has supported construction and remodeling of athletic facilities that now boasts the USF Sanford Health Sports Complex which is home to The Bob Young Field, Lillibridge Track and Stadium, and the only FIFA sanctioned artificial turf, the first of its kind to be installed in the United States for the USF Soccer Complex. USF track and field features one of the 20 largest facilities in the country and Cougar football is one of the few programs of its size to utilize a video board for live footage, instant replays and game enhancing features. The Stewart Center has been upgraded with new scoreboards and bleacher and chair back seating with additional renovation to the lockerrooms and gymnasium taking place in the summer of 2012. The University of Sioux Falls is a member of the NCAA Division II and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. It is the support of the NCAA which will allow Sioux Falls student-athletes the benefit from the following features of Division II:•Graduation Rate: Division II student-athletes graduation rate is consistently 10-15 percentage points higher than the total student body. •Class Time: Division II's regionalization philosophy rewards the scheduling of local or regional opponents in the regular season, resulting in limited missed class time for student-athletes. •Additional Assistance: The Degree-Completion Scholarship Program provides deserving Division II student-athletes who have exhausted their collegiate eligibility with financial assistance. •National Championship Opportunities: Division II features unparalleled opportunity for student-athletes to advance to national championship competition as a result of the division's generous championship access ratios. •Community Partnerships: Division II has initiated national community partnerships with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.