Suffolk is thrilled to announce a career opportunity in Athletics. The Associate Director of Athletics/Head Softball Coach position reports directly to the Director of Athletics and is responsible for overseeing the management of varsity programs, playing a major role in the day to day operations of the Athletic Department and organizing all aspects of the varsity Women's Softball program. Additional duties as assigned.
40% Oversight of the following intercollegiate programs: women's soccer, women's volleyball, women's ice hockey, women's softball, men's and women's golf. Responsibilities include overseeing coaching staffs, scheduling, equipment, uniforms, ordering.
20% Daily Operations of the Athletic Department responsibilities include:
Managing and hiring of graduate fellows, overseeing graduate fellow duties.
Managing and overseeing student work-study staff.
Scheduling of Ridgeway Building facilities including student-athlete weight room, gymnasium, and Smith Fitness Center.
Game Day Administration as assigned--Home game day staffing scheduling.
Liaison between Athletics and Undergraduate Advising.
Liaison between Residence Life and Housing.
Work in collaboration with Facilities Management/Academic Support/Counseling Health & Wellness.
Overseeing Title IX Compliance.
Manage student-athlete leadership programming.
40% Women's Softball Program responsibilities include:
Creating and managing a competitive softball program.
Recruiting quality student-athletes, traveling to recruiting events to identify prospects, planning and managing prospective student-athlete campus visits and overnight, maintaining a competitive roster.
Supporting the academic success of student-athletes.
Fundraising for an annual spring training trip.
Creating a competitive game schedule.
Creating and implementing practice plans, coordinating travel to and from practices and games, managing assistant coaching staff, working directly with Athletics' support staff.
A Master's degree is required.
At least five years of coaching experience (preferably at the collegiate/professional level)
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) as well as the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies
Understanding of the NCAA Division III philosophy and rules and regulations
Strong knowledge of athletic recruiting methods, techniques, rules, and regulations
Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Be demonstrably committed to the success of student-athletes, both on and off the field and in the classroom. Must be willing to place an emphasis on the student-athlete experience.
Must be creative and proactive. Must have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle difficult situations.
Will be required to work nights and weekends.
Demonstrated experience in program development, implementation, and assessment.
Strong oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong professional and ethical standards on which to serve as a role model to a diverse student constituency. Ability to build working relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
Ability to maintain flexibility and work well in a fast-paced environment, including the ability to work nights and weekends as necessary.
Demonstrated leadership, organization, management, and platform skills; an ability to oversee a wide variety of activities; ability to work independently.
Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.
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About Suffolk University
Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers.Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites like the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus' Boston and Suffolk blend together. That means our students have incredible access to a wealth of opportunities, whether it's museums and restaurants or internships and co-ops. At the same time, we also take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student's promise, figure out what makes him or her tick, and build important mentoring relationships.As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give students the tools they need to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do.