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Head Coach - Softball

About Salem Academy and College:

Salem Academy and College is the oldest continuously operating educational institution for girls and women in the country.  Since 1772, the institution has engaged in transformational change to innovate women’s education. Founded with the mission of making education accessible to all, Salem has a rich 252-year-old history and a long-standing track record of educating students who are prepared to make a bold impact locally, nationally and globally through liberal arts education. Our graduates are committed to making the world a better, healthier and more equitable place. Salem College is the nation’s only liberal arts college exclusively dedicated to developing the next generation of health leaders.

Salem College has more than 40 full-time faculty and over 150 staff members who support approximately 500 students including full-time undergraduates, part-time students and graduate students. In 2023, Salem received a second $5M anonymous philanthropic gift equaling its largest in history focused on enabling our health leadership transformation.

Recognized by the U.S. News & World Report, Washington Monthly, and the New York Times Magazine as a top liberal arts college in the nation, Salem College continues to lead among liberal arts colleges in social mobility and economic diversity. In 2023, U.S. News & World Report ranked Salem College #2 among all national liberal arts colleges in America as a top performer for social mobility. Salem performed as one of the best liberal arts colleges with the highest percentage of Pell-eligible students graduating in four years.  Out of 286 colleges in the country, the New York Times Magazine ranked Salem College as #2 for economic diversity – enrolling more economically disadvantaged students than its peers. This ranking is a reflection of Salem’s commitment to making education accessible and affordable for all students. In another 2023 national ranking, Washington Monthly ranked Salem College as #4 in the nation for Pell-eligible graduation rate, #8 in the country for earning performance, #14 best bang for your buck college in the southeast, and #24 best liberal arts college in the U.S.

Salem College is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a vibrant college town known as the “City of Arts and Innovation”. Winston-Salem is a lively academic community, home to six institutions of higher education and more than 26,000 students. Winston Salem has a collaborative and engaged academic community with strong private and public schools, excellent healthcare systems, and affordable housing. The Winston-Salem area also offers a rich variety of cultural opportunities and has a vibrant art and restaurant scene. Within a few hours of campus are mountains for skiing, camping, or hiking; rivers for whitewater rafting; and the beautiful ports and beaches of North and South Carolina.

Position Summary:

Salem Academy and College invites applications for Head Softball Coach. The Head Coach will develop, implement and manage the overall day-to-day operations of the women’s softball program, including teaching skills and strategies for the specific sport during practice and games in the traditional and non-traditional seasons. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position that reports to Athletic Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and coordinate the day to day operations of the women’s softball team, including teaching skills and strategies for the specific sport during practice and games in the traditional and non-traditional seasons
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive recruiting plan to develop a highly competitive team
  • Organize and direct a comprehensive student-athlete support program including promotion of the program, leadership development and student-athlete motivation through programs such as the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
  • Coordinate team logistics with Athletic Department staff and other support personnel such as managers, scorekeepers, etc.
  • Monitor and oversee the academic development of softball student-athletes, ensuring academic progress to graduation
  • With appropriate certification from a national recognized governing body, develop in women’s softball student-athletes an understanding of proper sports nutrition, personal health and safe strength development
  • Create a positive and healthy team culture that encourages learning and development
  • Hire, supervise and evaluate assistant coaches
  • Develop and implement a team-specific community service and learning initiatives
  • Organize and direct team-specific fundraising initiatives as well as support program-wide fundraising initiatives
  • Teach (if requested/necessary) half semester physical education classes at the collegiate level
  • Adhere to and support all rules, conditions and regulations as set forth by Salem College, Conference affiliations and the National Collegiate Athletic Association pertaining to aspects of the team’s management.

Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s Preferred)
    • Three – four years collegiate coaching and/or playing experience required
    • Successful completion of the NCAA Division III Rules Test for Coaches in a timely manner
    • Current certification in First Aid/CPR (AED)
    • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work evening, weekends, and holidays as play and practice season schedule dictates    
    • Experience with FrontRush recruiting database management
    • Valid US driver’s license

Physical Functions:

  • The ability to work inside and outside and to perform duties in the weather conditions
  • The ability to stand for varying lengths of time and traveling moderate distances to perform work at the athletic event locations.
  • The ability to bend, reach, lift, push, and pull up to 25 pounds.
  • The ability to move athletic event-related equipment and materials to and from athletic event sites.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position along with a resume or curriculum vitae; a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement; a statement of teaching philosophy; and contact information for three professional references to both and The letter of interest may be addressed to the “Athletic Director.” The review of applications will begin immediately and will be ongoing until the position is filled.


Salem Academy and College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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