Head Coach-Softball | SUNY Adirondack

Head Coach – Softball

SUNY Adirondack is a teaching- and learning-centered community college, which fosters a diverse and equitable learning environment for students of all ages, backgrounds, goals, and learning styles. A member of the State University of New York, located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, one hour north of Albany and thirty minutes from Saratoga Springs.  Our size is intimate, with only 4,000 full and part-time students, yet we offer more than 30 unique academic programs that prepare students for both work and transfer to four-year schools. A four-year degree is attainable on campus through our SUNY Plattsburgh extension center. While many of our students are first generation college educated and from rural areas in Upstate New York, we are excited by the influx of students from downstate and out of state who can now live in our new 400-bed residence hall.  

SUNY Adirondack Athletics values high energy, creativity, and a strong commitment to student engagement. We are seeking coaches who will have an impact on student success, and will enhance a culture of hard work, dedication, resilience, and respect in our Athletic Department.

We strongly encourage applications from minorities and other underrepresented groups. A demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population and to the values of inclusion, engagement, and equity is imperative.

Major Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Director of Athletics and in collaboration with the athletic department staff, duties for the Head Softball Coach will include, but are not limited to the following expectations for the supervision and organization of the basketball program:

  • Monitor student athlete academic status through attendance in class and study hall as well as grades to ensure they are compliant with all NJCAA and Region III eligibility policies
  • Plan, supervise, and conduct practices appropriately to prepare for competition
  • Design a community service plan to ensure players and coaches engage in a volunteering activities annually
  • Develop a fundraising plan to secure additional resources to bolster program budget
  • Coordinate the collection of physical exams, transcripts, releases, waivers and other documents for eligibility purposes prior to the first day of sanctioned practice
  • Develop relationships and interact with members of the institution including faculty, staff, and administration in an effort to elevate brand awareness of the department across campus
  • Manage budgets and college issued credit card, trip requests, travel preparation and meet necessary deadlines set by the college and/or athletics staff
  • Promotion of the program and department to the college, community, region and nation
  • Assist with the inventory, maintenance, and returning of all team equipment and gear at the conclusion of the season
  • When able, attend all coaches, conference and region meetings related to the sport as well as college meetings and functions scheduled for employees
  • Meet deadlines for submitting national, regional, and conference award nominations and voting, as well as, competition results to local media outlets i.e. the Post Star
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule that will include days, evenings, and weekends, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Student Athlete Recruitment and Retention

  • Recruitment of in state and out-of-state student athletes as well as the advising, retention, and counseling of current student athletes with the desired outcome and expectation of fielding a full roster, of which the size will be determined by the Director of Athletics

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Manage and supervise assistant coaches, team managers, and student workers
  • Assign and designate work accordingly
  • Show a commitment to the mentoring and development of program staff
  • Show a commitment to the mentoring and development of program staff