Head Softball Coach

Job Summary

The Head Softball Coach provides leadership and direction for the college’s softball team, including but not limited to program budgeting, student recruitment, training and development of staff and players. The Head Softball Coach is responsible for the development of student-athletes both on and off the field and supports the mission of Division III athletics, and the mission of the college. This position reports to the Director of Athletics.

This position works on-site in Jackson, MS.

Job Duties

  • Recruit and evaluate high school and college athletes within college admissions and NCAA Division III guidelines;
  • Facilitate team compliance with all NCAA Division III, Southern Athletics Association (SAA), and Millsaps College philosophies, emphasizing quality educational experience and academic success;
  • Coordinate information exchanges with conference & non-conference opponents;
  • Provide on field coaching of athlete skill development;
  • Strategically plan and executive team practice schedules and sessions;
  • Monitor academic progress by student athletes involving grade reports, study skill development, and counseling;
  • Coordinate team travel and logistics, including vehicles, lodging, and meals;
  • Plan and coordinate scouting opponents;
  • Lead fund-raising programs to augment operations budget;
  • Maintain parent and alumnae communication;
  • Oversee the management and maintenance of equipment inventory.
  • Supervise and develop assistant coaches;
  • Partner with the Department of Athletics and Division of Student Life to find new and exciting ways to energize the scholastics-sports environment at Millsaps College;
  • Accept game-day administrator obligations each semester, if necessary;
  • Organize community service activities for team members and coaches;
  • Accept additional duties assigned by the Athletics Director.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in physical education, kinesiology or a relevant field, or an equivalent mix of education and experience; Master’s Degree preferred
  • 2-3 years of college varsity coaching experience or related experience
  • College or professional playing experience preferred
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to work in team environments and individually
  • Proven ability to promote a positive team environment and cultivate good morale
  • Highly organized, creative problem-solver who takes initiative
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools. Ability to quickly learn new technologies and adapt to varying technological environments

Physical Requirements

  • Able to lift and carry up to 35 pounds without assistance
  • Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license
  • Must be able to traverse college campus and climb stairs
  • Occasional stooping, bending, lifting and reaching are required
  • Manual dexterity needed for demonstrating proper form and technique, participating in team practices and other repetitive tasks

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should email a copy of their resume, a letter of interest and three references to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

About Millsaps

Millsaps College is a selective institution of higher education located on 100 beautiful acres in the heart of Jackson, the capital of Mississippi — a progressive southern metropolitan city of nearly half a million. Millsaps is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation and the innovative shaping of the social, economic and cultural progress of the region. The college was founded in 1890 by members of the Methodist Church and is consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education.

Millsaps has an enrollment of approximately 750 students and employs 80 full-time faculty members. The faculty/student ratio at Millsaps is 1:9, and the average class size is 14. Millsaps has graduated 25 Fulbright Award recipients, seven Rhodes Scholars, six Goldwater Scholars and two Truman Scholars. Millsaps is a member of the NCAA Division III and Southern Athletic Association and competes in 18 intercollegiate sports.

EEO Statement

Millsaps College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Millsaps College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.

All offers of employment will be contingent on successful completion of a background check and verification of employment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Millsaps College provides a competitive benefits package.

It is the policy of Millsaps College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact [email protected].

Additional Information

In compliance with the amendments to the federal Clery Act concerning annual security reports, all potential job applicants are free to view Millsaps College’s annual Campus Crime Statistics here.

The only national liberal arts college in Mississippi, Millsaps College has consistently been ranked a “Best Buy” among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report‘s America’s Best Colleges and is cited as one of Loren Pope’s 40 Colleges That Change Lives. It was the first institution in Mississippi with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, and is the only institution in Mississippi ever to be listed in The Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Millsaps is a member of the ACS and NITLE, and has an AACSB accredited business school. In accordance with Federal law, we are making available our Campus Security Report to all prospective employees. Millsaps is located in Jackson, the capital of the state. The Jackson area has a population of around 400,000 and offers low cost-of-living, excellent schools, pleasant climate, and many recreational opportunities.

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