Head Coach – Softball / Instructor in Sports Management
Eastern Nazarene College, a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college on Boston’s south shore, is seeking a Head Softball Coach/Instructor in Sports Management to support the Department of Athletics and promote the College’s Christian mission by providing primary leadership to the softball program and teaching in the Sports Management program. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate excellent teaching, administrative and leadership abilities, experience coaching at the collegiate level, and a desire for serving in the context of an urban Christian liberal arts institution. The following functions are the responsibility of the Instructor of Sports Management and Head Softball Coach.
- Softball Program Development and Supervision:
- Demonstrated knowledge of technical and tactical skills in the sport of softball.
- Planning and executing all practice sessions.
- Game day preparation and setup.
- Recruitment of qualified student-athletes that understand and fit the institutional mission.
- Coordinate recruitment and campus visits with the Office of Admissions.
- Monitor academic progress and success of student-athletes.
- Collaboration with the scheduling coordinator for all conference and non-conference contests.
- Management of program budgets.
- Fundraising activities to enhance existing budgets.
- Adherence to all NCAA, conference, and college processes and rules.
- Coordinate the hiring, training, and mentoring of assistant coaches and/or graduate assistants with the AD.
- Provide consistent opportunities for spiritual development of student-athletes and coaching staff.
- Department of Athletics and the Student Development Division:
- Provide clear and consistent professional communication to the Director of Athletics and to all athletic staff including regular corporate and individual meetings.
- Understanding and commitment to Division III intercollegiate athletics.
- First Aid/CPR/AED certification (can be obtained on campus).
- Attend regular individual and corporate meetings of the Athletic Department and Student Development Office.
- Serve on committees of the Student Development Division as assigned.
- Annually complete the NCAA Division III Rules Test.
- Provide home game management as assigned and other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
INSTRUCTOR OF SPORTS MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES:
- The teaching load will include 12 credits as assigned within the Sports Management program.
- Attendance at departmental and campus-wide faculty meetings is required.
- Will be assigned to serve on faculty committees that provide governance structures to the campus.
- Involvement in campus initiatives including meeting with and contacting prospects interested in the Sports Management program is expected.
- Continual professional growth to be demonstrated through involvement in discipline-specific organizations, submission of scholarly work, and presentations and/or attendance at professional conferences.
- A master’s degree in a field related to athletics or administration is required.
- Must have an established record of excellent leadership, mentoring relationships with students and staff, collegial relationships with staff and faculty, and demonstrated integration of best practices in NCAA Division III athletics.
- Demonstrated successful record of, and commitment to, diversity and gender equity.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly with students and their parents, are required.
- Strong organizational and management skills are also necessary to successfully serve in this capacity.
- Candidates must possess a committed Christian faith evident in daily life, and support for the mission and educational philosophy of the College is required.
August 15, 2020
Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter, and provide a statement of faith – a statement of your Christian experience, including how your christian commitment models the mission and values of Eastern Nazarene College and your church affiliation and involvement.
Human Resources Director
Eastern Nazarene College, 23 E. Elm Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170
Who We Are
Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) with approximately 1,000 students distributed across residential undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs. Nestled in a residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Boston, the college’s picturesque New England campus is a window into the world. While our faculty are leaders in their fields, actively involved in publishing and research, they are devoted to teaching and mentoring students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. Students are encouraged to travel, engage in service projects, and participate in internship experiences as a part of their education. Through their classes, work experiences in Boston, and mission trips around the world, students are challenged to open their minds and hearts, preparing them for a lifetime of meaningful work and service to our nation and the world.
Our benefits include health, dental, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, competitive retirement matching, generous paid time off, life and disability insurance, and more. In addition, as a staff or faculty member in our multi-cultural and close-knit community, you’ll enjoy a variety of unique benefits as you play an active role in achieving our mission and supporting our community.
Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well. www.enc.edu
Eastern Nazarene College provides a transformational education that equips diverse students to lead and serve our world as agents of Christ’s love and truth.
Eastern Nazarene College will be widely-recognized as a leader in innovative Christian education, renowned for excellence in student achievement, vibrant intercultural community, and global impact
- Holistic education: We provide a holistic educational experience in the liberal arts and professional studies that integrates spiritual, academic, emotional, and social development.
- Christian community: We facilitate the building of loving relationships so that we reflect the Spirit of Christ in our life together.
- Student-centered: We orient our work around the success of our students, making every effort to be responsive to the unique needs, aspirations, and backgrounds of each one.
- Wesleyan: Consistent with our rich Wesleyan holiness tradition, we create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, and justice as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.
- Civility and hospitality: We intentionally welcome and embrace people from diverse cultures, viewpoints, and faith traditions.
- Servanthood: We model servant leadership to our students and community by building a culture of listening, respect, encouragement, and support.
- Authenticity and transparency: We are deliberately honest in our relationships, candid in our communication, and transparent in our governance in order to foster trust and confidence.
- Excellence: In an effort to provide “the best in education and the best in Christian faith,” we strive for excellence that honors God in all our endeavors.
- Strategic innovation: While remaining deeply rooted in our mission, we are boldly creative and innovative in the methods we employ.
- Accountability: We keep promises, honor commitments, meet and exceed expectations, and are willing to be held accountable for the faithful fulfillment of our responsibilities.
Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the “Articles of Faith and “Agreed Statement of Belief” of the Church of the Nazarene and the Mission Statement of Eastern Nazarene College. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes. To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: drinking alcoholic beverages, engaging in sexual acts with anyone other than your spouse, viewing pornographic and violent videos/movies, using illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, participating in gambling, or using tobacco in any form. The College also asks employees to follow dress code guidelines. The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask that you consider the larger picture that what we do and how we do it reflects on ENC and affects other people as well as ourselves. Our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.