Head Softball Coach

Posting Date  
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Job Type 
Full Time - Experienced
Preferred Education 
Bachelor's degree

Job Description 
Responsibilities include overseeing and management of UMKC Division I Softball team. Other duties include, but are not limited to:

Recruiting: identifies prospective student-athletes whom are qualified for admission to a strong academic environment with UMKC; effectively communicates with prospective student-athletes; effectively communicates and coordinates recruitment efforts with recruiting coordinator. This position will initiate and drive scouting and recruitment of student-athletes, for both on-campus and off-campus visits.

Coaching/Student-Athlete Experience: Must have experience as a coach or athlete in softball demonstrates strong knowledge of sport skills, strategies and philosophy; promotes student-athlete welfare and provides appropriate mentoring to student-athletes and assistant coaches.  Ability to effectively teach and coach students in both a team and individual setting. Coaches student-athletes, to include evaluating their performance in both practice and competition, and providing leadership and instruction in areas of deficiencies, as required; monitor the conditioning and training of student-athletes in conjunction with the strength & conditioning coaches and athletic training staff; participate in public relations activities, as approved, to include granting interviews with newspapers, radio and television media, attending press conferences and making public appearances; development of schedules for practice and competition; cooperate with all coaches and administrative staff in order to enhance overall departmental performance.

Administrative: operates within all University, Western Athletic Conference and NCAA Division I guidelines; responsible for the coordination of all practice schedules; monthly community service events, assist with maintaining equipment inventory, assist with carrying out team travel demands according to established policies and procedures; effectively communicates with the Assistant Coaches and Athletics staff on matters pertaining to the softball program, maintains and engages in upholding student-athlete welfare, ability to engage team members in academic accountability, upholds academic integrity, disciplinary and/or personal matters;  a commitment to providing a positive role model and leadership to the team as well as excellent communication skills are required. Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of people in a manner that positively portrays the University and its programs, personnel, and philosophies.

Minimum qualifications
A Bachelor's degree in related/relevant area or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 6 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred qualifications
Two to three years of successful coaching or playing experience in one or more areas of athlete development/administration/team recruitment for softball.

Employer Information 

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Application Instructions 
Apply here: https://erecruit.umsystem.edu/psc/tamext/KCITY/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U&TargetFrameName=None

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