D’Youville University, located in the West Side of Buffalo, NY is a nationally-ranked private university located in vibrant Buffalo, New York. Founded in 1908, D'Youville offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral degrees in liberal arts, business, and healthcare. Small class sizes, experiential education, and interprofessional learning environments prepare D’Youville students for success upon graduation.
D’Youville has been accepted to NCAA Division II Membership and is in year two of the NCAA-mandated three-year transition to achieve active member status in Division II. D’Youville Athletics has been accepted to and competes within the DII East Coast Conference.
Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Head Coach is responsible for the development of a competitive Softball program within NCAA guidelines and D’Youville. General tasks include all aspects of managing and coaching a collegiate Softball program.
Specific tasks performed:
Contribute to the educational mission of D’Youville by offering leadership that reflects D’Youville Athletics commitment to excellence, integrity, and respect.
Responsible for administration of all phases of the program, including monitoring team budget, scholarship distribution, player management, scheduling, compliance, expense reports, game day operations, and conducting camps and/or clinics.
Provide an organized recruiting strategy of student-athletes for the Softball program.
Coordinate with athletic administration on eligibility requirements to ensure full compliance with NCAA rules and regulations. Provides administration of financial aid for both prospective and enrolled student athletes.
Monitor student-athlete academic performance and utilizes campus resources to assist in student athlete academic progress.
Coordinate travel (ex: bus/air, hotel, meals, etc.) and organizes supervision of players while on the road.
Oversee operational activities of assistant coaches, provides professional development opportunities, and prepares annual coaching evaluations of staff.
Attend and participate in department and staff meetings as requested/required.
Maintain a positive and constructive working relationship with support staff in sports information, sports medicine, facilities/operations, compliance, admissions, and athletic advancement, to assist in implementation of an efficient and effective program and department.
Participate in fundraising initiatives. Engage in special events to generate interest within the College community, parents, and alumni.
Develop an effective outreach program with student-athletes that engages and supports the D’Youville community and the Buffalo community.
Collaborate with sport administrator and/or Director of Athletics to develop annual goals for the program.
Become an advocate and expert of the D’Youville mission, community, and academic standards on and off campus.
Perform other duties as assigned by sport administrator and/or Director of Athletics.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of coaching and teaching techniques to effectively create and establish program culture.
Knowledge of recruiting techniques and the ability to effectively use them.
Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required, master's degree is preferred.
5+ years experience coaching softball at the collegiate level is required.
Proven successful recruiting of quality student-athletes.
Must have knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, demonstrated knowledge of basic principles of coaching/team supervision, the ability to effectively coordinate recruiting activities, and the ability to maintain team discipline and instill proper ethical and moral standards.
D'Youville University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence in education and employment through diversity.Founded in 1908, D’Youville is an MSCHE-accredited, independent Catholic institution located in the city of Buffalo, New York. D’Youville offers its 3,000 students preeminent education in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in allied health professions, education, business, and liberal arts.D’Youville’s success is built on the commitment that our students learn how to think critically, work with others, be leaders, and communicate effectively – all skills employers look for in the people they hire. D’Youville is an exceptionally collegial and exciting place to work and learn. Its motivating plan for the future and expanded outreach to the region, state, nation, and global community provide wonderful opportunities.D’Youville is situated in the Prospect Park/Lower West Side neighborhood, one of Buffalo’s most diverse and historic neighborhoods with fine examples of residential architecture from the last hundred years. The city is in the midst of a remarkable transformation, including a redeveloped waterfront and revitalized neighborhoods. Join us, and be a part of Buffalo’s renaissance.