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Head Softball Coach
Riverland Community College in Austin, Minnesota
Date Posted 06/09/2021
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details

Classification Title
Temporary Part Time ( TPT)
Working Title
Head Softball Coach
Position Type
Riverland Community College
Academic Affairs
Liberal Arts
Austin, Minnesota
Full/Part Time
Part Time
Employment Condition
Temporary Part-time
Work Shift
Work Schedule/Hours/Days


Posting Details

Riverland Community College welcomes applications for the temporary part-time position of Head Women’s Softball Coach for the Riverland Blue Devils. Our coaching faculty are passionate about helping students succeed both in and out of the classroom. We are committed to supporting diversity in all of its forms. Applicants representing diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Salary Minimum
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Per Credit
Bargaining Unit/Plan
210, MSCF
Job Description

This position provides direction and development of the Blue Devils Softball program.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, planning, budgeting, organizing, recruiting, fund-raising, student retention, NJCAA competition and promotional visibility of the organization.

Riverland is a Division III member of the NJCAA and a member of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference. Program reviews will occur at the close of each season.

  • Recruit quality student athletes to maintain a fully enrolled and competitive NJCAA Softball program
  • Direct all phases of the program including recruitment, onboarding, pre-season, in-season, and post-season activities
  • In partnership with the Athletic Director, develop, submit and monitor budget for the season
  • Organize, schedule, coach and supervise all practices and games/matches/tournaments
  • Schedule travel and supervise team travel
  • Create atmosphere that promotes good citizenship and sportsmanship
  • Keep up in all current trends and styles by attending clinics, MCAC Coaches meetings related to assigned sport, department and institutional trainings, as well as be able to relate information to student athletes
  • Show technique and offer drills to practice that technique and evaluate its effectiveness
  • Maintain player bios, statistics, and program historic records in collaboration with the Assistant Athletic Director
  • Collaborate with the Athletic Directing Team to inventory, maintain, order, and be accountable for all program equipment, uniforms, and supplies
  • Collaborate with Maintenance and the Wellness Center Coordinator to maintain the cleanliness of practice rooms, locker rooms, and other facilities or files used by the program athletes
  • Work with Communications and the Assistant Athletic Director to promote the season to local and national media through press releases, social media, and other methods of public relations
  • Offer support for student athlete academic achievements and progress and facilitate ongoing assessment of the Softball program to ensure a well-rounded student-athlete experience at Riverland
  • Participate in community fund-raising efforts and public relations
  • Assist in hiring and evaluation of assistant coaches
  • Supervise work study students

This is a part-time (seven) 7 credit assignment.

Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • 3 years of experience in coaching softball;
  • Knowledge of and adherence to NJCAA rules and regulations;
  • Knowledge of current styles and techniques and ability to demonstrate these techniques to others;
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit highly skilled student athletes from the area;
  • Experience in fund-raising and/or public relations;
  • Evidence of a valid driver’s license, or ability to acquire a legal driver’s license or qualify for a reasonable accommodation.
Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience coaching at the collegiate level;
  • Familiarity with recruiting and scouting software;
  • Familiarity with strength and conditioning philosophy and techniques;
  • College and/or professional playing experience;
  • Ability to work with a diverse student body including multilingual or multicultural and underserved populations.
Other Requirements

Riverland Community College, recognized as one of Southern Minnesota’s 2021 Best Places to Work, provides a rewarding career that cultivates student growth through service, collaboration, innovation and respect.

You will thrive in a supportive and innovative culture that values individual and team contributions, open communication and a commitment to employee satisfaction and engagement.

All employees are responsible for promoting a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

Riverland Community College takes pride in offering student-centered education with small class sizes, personal instruction and hands-on learning. Our college serves approximately 9,000 students annually through credit and non-credit courses.

With campuses in Albert Lea, Austin and Owatonna, our college offers associate degrees in more than 50 career programs, and liberal arts and sciences.

Our southern Minnesota region offers excellent public and parochial education systems, exciting and diverse recreational activities for all seasons and upscale communities to further enhance your qualify of life.

To learn more about Riverland or Minnesota State, visit www.riverland.edu or www.minnstate.edu.

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Special Instructions Summary

Positions are open until filled. The following materials will need to be uploaded and attached to the online application:

  • Letter of interest/cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae (or resume);
  • College transcripts (copies are acceptable for initial application screening)
Posting Contact
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please email hr@riverland.edu and indicate what assistance is needed.

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