Unclassified - Head Softball Coach/Lecturer

Code: 042 Posted: 05/27/2014

The University of Wisconsin Parkside invites applications for the position of Head Softball Coach/Clinical Assistant Professor in the Health, Exercise Science, and Sport Management (HESM) Department. Position starts July 1, 2014.

The head softball coach shall be accountable for all elements included in conducting of an intercollegiate sport. He/she will be responsible for; the safety and security of student-athletes, teaching fundamental skills, techniques, and strategies, evaluating progress, recruiting, academic monitoring of student-athletes, assisting facilities director with daily field maintenance, conducting fundraising activities, budgets, conducting community engagement activities, administration of the team office, coordination with sports information office, cooperation with media, and coordination with the athletic training staff. Head softball coach responsibilities account for 75% of position. The Clinical Assistant Professor position will involve teaching three credits each semester. The Clinical Assistant Professor responsibilities will account for 25% of the position.



  • Master’s degree

  • Previous coaching at the college level

  • Demonstrated knowledge in the sport of softball


  • Previous experience coaching softball at the division II level

  • Previous experience teaching

  • Previous experience with field maintenance



  1. Knowledge of softball, ability to teach students the fundamentals and strategies of the sport of softball

  2. Sufficient organization skills to direct the program athletically, academically, financially, and socially.

  3. Responsible for maintenance of Team Budget including fund raising for program enhancement.

  4. Manage team travel, equipment, recruiting, phone, postage, and club budget accounts.

  5. Ability to assist facility director in field maintenance.


  1. Teach 3 credits each semester in the Department of HESM.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of NCAA Division II rules

  • Considerable knowledge of and adherence to University and GLVC rules and guidelines and a commitment to the Student-Athlete concept and Life in the Balance.

  • Sufficient organization skills to direct the program athletically, academically, financially, and socially.

  • Ability to create a positive coach/student-athlete relationship, including balancing academics with athletics and creating a supportive environment to develop athletes on and off the court in areas such as leadership, teamwork, maturity and goal setting.

  • Ability to have excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to exhibit professionalism at all times and an ability to be an exemplary representative of UW-Parkside.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships within a diverse, academic environment.

  • Ability to communicate at a high level, great attention to detail and experience in working/interacting effectively with a diverse, multicultural population required.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and troubleshoot and problem solve daily.

  • Ability to travel frequently.

  • Ability to provide leadership and direction for a team.

  • Ability to motivate and develop collegiate players.

  • Ability to work on computers for an extended period of time.

  • Ability to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate and work with supervisor (athletic director)

  • Possible supervision of volunteer or part-time assistant coaches

  • Sufficient mobility to perform coaching duties.

  • Sufficient mobility to perform event management duties.

  • Ability to drive vehicle for recruiting and travel

  • Ability to work with keyboard, mouse and monitor

University and Community: The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a comprehensive campus of the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 4800 students, 120 faculty, and 70 instructional academic staff offering 33 undergraduate majors and 3 master's degrees in 22 academic departments. The campus is located between the cities of Kenosha and Racine in southeastern Wisconsin, within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.

The university is situated on 700 acres of prairie and woodland approximately two miles west of Lake Michigan. Consisting of 15 buildings, the coherence and unity of the original campus design within its natural landscape has been sustained over four decades of development. Recent additions include a renovated and expanded student center, a 250 bed suite-style residence hall, and a greatly expanded and renovated center for the arts and humanities.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Human Resources Office at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

A criminal background check and degree verification are part of the application process.

Review of Applications: Applications received by June 11th, 2014 are ensured full consideration. The position is open until filled.

TO APPLY: go to https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu

You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login." If you have questions about how to apply from the Candidate Gateway, go to https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21900

Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

Please be sure you have included:

  • cover letter

  • resume

  • Names and contact information for three references

  • transcripts

If you have application questions call or email:

Contact Name: Nancy Franzen

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2245

Contact Email: Nancy.Franzen@uwp.edu

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