Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics
August 29, 2023
500 E 9th st, Claremont, California
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The Joint CMS Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation Program is comprised of student-athletes from Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, and Scripps Colleges and offers a comprehensive program of regular physical education, intramural, recreational, club, and varsity sports. CMS varsity teams compete in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), as a member of NCAA Division III. The Program is comprised of 21 varsity sports (10 men’s, 11 women’s) and supports a student population of over 3,200 and a student-athlete population of approximately 530.


The Athenas have a rich history of success on the field, having won seven SCIAC regular season championships and five SCIAC Postseason Tournament titles, including a regular season title during the most recent campaign in 2023. In addition, the Athenas have made numerous appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including reaching the NCAA Super Regionals in 2014 and serving as a regional host in 2019. The Athenas have won 30 or more games eight times since 2010, and reached the 20-win plateau in SCIAC games five times in that span, including 24-4 in both 2016 and 2019. In the classroom, 12 Athenas earned Easton All-America Scholar honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for having grade point averages of 3.5 or higher during the 2022-23 academic year, while 14 were members of the SCIAC All-Academic Team.


This head coaching position is responsible for the management of all facets of the women’s softball program including but not limited to: coaching, teaching, recruiting, budget management, administration, scheduling of competitions, team travel, practice sessions, hiring and supervision of assistant coaches, and compliance with all applicable rules and regulations. Additional administrative responsibilities as assigned by the Athletic Director.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the role of athletics in the liberal arts college curriculum and the integration of the student-athlete and coaching staff into the overall educational experience offered at The Colleges.

Teaching responsibilities include instruction in physical education courses, which are required of all students. Additional responsibilities will include department-wide duties as assigned. This is a full-time, non-tenure track, athletic faculty appointment.


Reporting to the Director of Athletics, performs or works independently/collaboratively to perform the following essential duties and responsibilities:
• Lead a competitive varsity softball program that promotes the values of leadership, scholarship, teamwork, discipline, commitment, resilience, positive sportsmanship and high ethical standards.
• Recruit and retain academically qualified student-athletes to highly selective liberal arts institutions with exceptional academic opportunities at Claremont McKenna College (CMC), Harvey Mudd College (HMC) and Scripps College.
• Oversee all administrative aspects of the softball program. This includes but is not limited to, budget management, prompt completion of all administrative paperwork, and collaboration with CMS Athletics staff in the areas of sports medicine, business operations, compliance, equipment, events, facilities, and recreation.
• Schedule all contests; work in concert with fellow CMS coaches and staff for scheduling and event management.
• Prepare and maintain the softball field for practice and competitions.
• Recruit and retain assistant coaches with values that are reflective of CMS Athletics.
• Mentor and develop coaching staff to serve the goals and expectations of the CMS athletic program.
• In collaboration with Athletic Administration, as well as staff at all three colleges, assist with building and maintaining relationships with alumni and other program supporters.
• Teach physical education courses in the required Physical Education program, engaging students outside the varsity teams in fitness and recreational activity classes.
• Engage as a faculty colleague with academic peers to promote Athletics as a significant co-
curricular activity with important educational value.
• Represent CMS Athletic Department and the softball program at college events, faculty meetings, and in committee assignments for CMC, HMC, and Scripps.
• Represent CMS Athletic Department and the softball program in a positive manner within
the SCIAC as well as regionally and nationally.


Education: A Bachelor's degree is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.

Experience: A minimum of 3 years of coaching experience, preferably at the college/university level. Five or more years preferred.

Licenses: A valid driver’s license is required to drive College-owned vehicles and the ability to be insured under the College’s authorized driver’s policy.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Individual must possess knowledge, skills, and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Deploy professional skills, in collaboration with colleagues, to best promote the College’s strategic interests.

• An evident understanding of the role of athletics in the liberal arts college environment is necessary along with proven experience in recruiting student-athletes to highly selective institutions.
• Strong administrative, interpersonal skills, and computer/technology skills.
• Significant interest and expertise in teaching physical education activity classes.
• Appropriate certifications in First Aid, CPR, AED.
• Operate computers with basic Microsoft Office software (such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Box, Teams, and PowerPoint) and associated professional software (such as CX CARS, internet research, and menu-driven databases).
• Use technology/devices/equipment in assessing and improving division/department systems and processes to achieve annual goals and maintain confidentiality.
• Demonstrate effective, accurate, and clear communication with excellent/strong verbal, written, interpersonal, reading, phone, and customer service and leadership skills. Follow all written and verbal instructions, asking questions as needed for clarification of projects/tasks/duties.
• Use strong organizational and time management skills to complete work with accuracy and keen attention to detail.


Required Hours: The regular hours for this full-time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Holiday, weekend and evening work hours will be required. Travel will be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division. This is a 12-month position.

Classification and Status: Athletic Faculty – usually initial rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor.

Anticipated Salary Range: $70,000-75,000

Physical Requirements: Heavy (up to 50 lbs.)

Supervisory Responsibility: Assistant Coaches

Background Check: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a full consumer background check. Employment is contingent on the satisfactory results of the aforementioned, in addition to compliance with requirements cited in this job description.

ADA/OSHA: This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of this position. It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title 1 of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Disclaimer: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the College will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.

At-Will Employment: Employment with the College is “at-will” meaning that the terms of employment may be changed with or without notice, with or without cause, including, but not limited to termination, demotion, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, duties, and location of work. There is no agreement express or implied between the College and you for continuing or long-term employment. While the College has every hope that employment relationships will be mutually beneficial and rewarding, employees and the College retain the right to terminate the employment relationship at will, at any time, with or without cause. The President is the only person who can modify or alter the at-will employment relationship.