Doane University
  • Crete, NE, USA
  • Starting at $45,000; commensurate with experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Administration & Staff

Doane University is a mission-driven institution offering work/life balance and a competitive benefits package. Doane is an inspired and unique community committed to the liberal arts. We empower and encourage students, faculty, and staff to seize opportunities, take healthy well-calculated risks, and achieve excellence as they define it.

Doane University invites applications for the position of Head Softball Coach at its nationally recognized undergraduate campus in Crete, Nebraska. We are looking for someone who is focused and goal-orientated to manage the sport and student-athletes in the best interest of Doane University and in accordance with all the rules of the NAIA and the GPAC Conference. The ability to effectively supervise and develop student-athletes and one or more assistant coaches will be a key part of succeeding in this role.

The successful head coach must demonstrate:

  • An excellent knowledge of the sport;
  • Proven ability to teach the sport to student athletes and the ability to effectively recruit and retain student-athletes
  • The ability to represent Doane University in a positive and effective manner.

Primary/Essential Job Duties:

  • The Head Coach has full responsibility for the supervision of the softball program including day to day operations, practice planning, competition schedules, and travel arrangements for the team
  • Demonstrating competitive excellence by preparing the team to compete at a level commensurate with the resources available, and by following all applicable rules and regulations (GPAC and NAIA).
  • Supervises student workers and those assigned to assist the softball program and communicates with the Doane Maintenance Staff regarding the facility set up for practice and competition.
  • Demonstrating excellence and contributing to the University's resource engine by recruiting to consistently meet enrollment goals.

​Education/Training​ ​​​​Required:​

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Playing or coaching experience at the collegiate or professional level.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • A valid driver's license and driving record acceptable to the university's automobile insurance provider

At Doane you will enjoy a balance between life and work:

  • At Doane, you'll find that we're sensitive to your life outside of work, and we want our employees to enjoy their time at Doane as much as they enjoy their time away.
  • Eight paid holidays each year.

Benefits offered:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance; 403b retirement plan with employer matching contributions
  • Free admission to Doane University events
  • Discounts through Apple, Verizon Wireless, and more!
  • We encourage our employees to take advantage of a Doane education with tuition benefits for undergraduate and graduate programs. Employees' dependents can receive tuition benefits in our undergraduate programs too.

Apply for this position at The position will remain open until filled, with a preferred start date of August 2023.

Doane University actively works to create and sustain a welcoming learning community for all members to fulfill their potential, feel valued, and make meaningful contributions to the university. Doane University is an equal-opportunity employer and seeks candidates who reflect the diversity of our society. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Doane is unable to sponsor applicants for work visas.

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