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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Athletics, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Other
4 Year Degree
Houghton College, a Christian Liberal Arts College located in Western New York, seeks applicants for the position of Head Softball Coach. Houghton, as members of the NCAA Division III, participates in the Empire 8 Conference. Houghton College is an academically rigorous and vibrant Christian college, with a tradition of student athletes excelling in the classroom as well as on the field. This is a full-time position with additional responsibilities to be determined based on the successful candidate’s qualifications. Possible secondary duties could include, but are not limited to, game and event management, assisting sports information, and general athletic administration.
Reports to: Director of Athletics
Summary of Responsibilities: Direct and coordinate the planning, organizing and coaching of softball
Provide leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student athletes.
Direct and coordinate the activities of the Team Staff to include the planning, organizing and coaching of the team; ensure compliance with College, Conference and National policies and regulations.
Direct the Team Staff in the preparation of analyses of opponent teams; analyze game statistics and tactical data of opponents and prepare game plans accordingly.
Counsel team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters; consult with College administration and faculty for resolution of problems as required.
Assign and supervise the Team Staff in the recruitment of new players
Provide opportunities for spiritual growth and formation, including such activities as team devotions, individual discipleship and mentoring, and planning of mission trips domestically and abroad.
Determine fiscal requirements and prepare budgetary recommendations; monitor, verify and reconcile expenditures of budgeted funds.
Study, evaluate and implement innovations in sport-specific strategy and equipment.
Organize, plan, and direct camp or clinics on the campus of the College.
Represent the Athletic Department in professional, civic, charity and alumni events.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Playing experience at the collegiate level and/or successful coaching experience at the high school or college level is strongly preferred.
Strong working knowledge of the game with a demonstrated ability to recruit and develop athletes.
Demonstrated commitment to athletics as a venue for the development of the whole person.
Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work effectively in a team setting, and a commitment to sports ministry.
CPR certification, Possession or ability to obtain valid New York State Driver’s License
While applicants will be accepted until a new head coach is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by June 28, 2021. Review of application materials will begin immediately.
Houghton College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.
Founded in 1883, Houghton College is a Christian liberal arts college in the Wesleyan tradition. Few colleges have so successfully combined the inspiration and strength of the Christian spirit with a contemporary, academically excellent, liberal arts education. The overall student body of 1,100 represents 40 states and Canadian provinces and 25 foreign countries.
Houghton is a member of the American Association of Colleges & Universities, the Annapolis Group and the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. US News & World Report's “America's Best Colleges" Guide has ranked Houghton among the Tier 1 National Liberal Arts institutions. Houghton is also ranked in the top 3 percent of colleges nationwide according to the fourth-annual ranking of America's Best Colleges, compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. Additional information on Houghton College can be found at: www.houghton.edu.
The college has an operating budget of $35 million.