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Head Softball Coach

The Head Softball Coach is responsible for all aspects of the Softball program, including strategic planning, budgeting, personnel management, and campus and community relations. The university is an NCAA Division II institution and participates in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversees all aspects of game management
  • Oversees athletic team travel
  • Represents the program on various campus-wide committees and represents the university at NCAA and NSIC conferences as requested
  • Assists with various camps and conferences held on campus
  • Administers program contracts
  • Manages the program budget
  • Performs related duties as assigned

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Masters’ Degree preferred
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of previous coaching experience required
  • Upholds and promotes the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary
  • Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities
  • Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the office of Athletics and throughout the university in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ

Knowledge and Skills include:

  • Demonstrated personal and professional integrity
  • Ability to comply with NCAA regulations
  • Clear commitment to a tradition of athletic and academic success for student athletes
  • Excellent communication skills

In keeping with the University’s strategic plan Vision 2030, this position requires thoughtful commitment to the University’s unique philosophy of collegiate athletics (please see http://www.umary.edu/SportAtMary). Candidates will want to demonstrate clearly in their application materials both an ability and a willingness to understand and champion this vision, which is the bringing together of sport and true virtue.

University of Mary Marauders Athletics

The University of Mary is a member of NCAA Division II and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and offers nine varsity sports for women and eight for men. U-Mary became an active member of the NCAA in 2007. The process took only three years after the NCAA waived the final two provisional years, making the University of Mary’s transition to active membership one of the quickest in the organization’s history. The Marauders began competing in the NSIC in the fall of 2006.

Marauders History

Athletics at the University of Mary began in 1970 when Fritz Fell was brought on board to start a men’s basketball program. Al Bortke succeed Fell in 1973 as the men’s basketball coach and athletic director and over the next 36 years would develop an athletic program that enjoyed tremendous success at the NAIA level and later in NCAA Division II. After achieving a record of 335-156 in 16 years as the men’s basketball coach that included 11 20-win seasons, Bortke became U-Mary’s first full-time athletic director in 1989. During Bortke’s tenure, U-Mary grew from one varsity sport (men’s basketball) to 19, as the Marauders athletic program became a national power in the NAIA. A member of both the Marauders and NAIA athletic halls of fame, Bortke spearheaded the University of Mary’s move to NCAA Division II.

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We welcome your interest in joining the University of Mary. To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to employment@umary.edu or mail to University of Mary, Attn: Human Resources, 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504.

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