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Head Softball Coach
DATE:   5/20/2013
JOB TITLE:   Head Softball Coach
JOB STATUS:   Full Time
WORK LOCATION:   Gallagher Center, Kiernan Center
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Assoc. Director of Athletics - SWA
DEPARTMENT:   Athletics
SECTOR:   Business Affairs


Under general supervision, the Head Women's Softball Coach recruits student athletes, schedules games and practices and makes recommendations for scholarships.

  • Recruits student athletes for the women's softball program.
  • Instruct methods and strategies and coach student athletes in the sport.
  • Make recommendations for scholarships.

  • Schedule practices and some games.
  • Transport and supervise players while on the road.
  •   Responsible for providing, in a timely manner before the beginning of the season, to the public relations office (sports information) all material relevant to the team (rosters with hometowns, high schools, etc. and schedules) so a recruiting/media pamphlet on the team can be prepared. Coordinate with public relations the manner in which team scores will be reported to the media for home and away games.
  • Follow and conform to NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information (including but not limited to: student and employee personal information, student grades, etc.), both during and after their employment with the University.  Any question regarding the confidentiality of material should be referred to the supervisor.  Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including immediate termination of employment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


% of Time

50%   Instruct, teach and assist in the development of players during practices.  Follow and conform to NCAA rules and regulations.

25%   Actively coach the team during games.

17%   Recruit players for the following year and make scholarship recommendations.

5%     Transport and supervise players while on the road.

3%     Provide accurate data to public relations about the team and its members. Coordinate score reporting.


  1. Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  2. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
  3. Knowledge of coaching and teaching techniques and the ability to use them effectively.
  4. Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary
  5. Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university business.
  6. Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone with or without reasonable accommodations
  7. Ability to travel when necessary.
  8. Knowledge of recruiting techniques and the ability to use them effectively.
  9. Sufficient manual dexterity with proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to: computer keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, copy machine and fax.


The functions of the position usually performed standing, but may require some amount of time sitting. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, running, carrying and other movements may be required.  Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, cutting, labeling, and taping involve extensive wrist and hand movements. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.


1)      Bachelors degree in related field is required or high school diploma with a high level amateur or professional playing and/or coaching experience.

2)      At least one year of experience coaching softball at the high school, college or higher competitive level or at least three years experience playing softball at the college level or higher.

3)      Valid driver's license required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.

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The University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all employees an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national origin, age, marital status, predisposed genetic disorder, Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status, disability or other category protected by law. The University also does not tolerate any actual or attempted reprisals or retaliation against an employee who raises a sincere and valid concern regarding harassment or discrimination. All such discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation is, therefore, strictly prohibited. This policy protects and covers the conduct of all employees, without regard to job title or status. Anyone engaging in the above mentioned conduct is subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge or termination of any other status.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
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