Assistant Coach, Volleyball

Updated: 9 days ago
Location: Wellesley, MASSACHUSETTS
Job Type: FullTime

Serves as a varsity assistant coach in the sport of women’s volleyball within the Department of Athletics and Recreation. Assumes additional secondary duties as assigned by the AVP, Athletics and Athletic Advancement or their designee.


  • Collaborates with the head coach on all aspects of the management and direction of the program in conjunction with the overall strategic plan for Athletics; assumes the duties of the head coach in their absence.
  • Assists in planning and coaching practice sessions and games as directed by the head coach; teaches advanced-level skills and game strategies.
  • Counsels students on general and sport-related matters. Makes student referrals to appropriate student support resources and offices as necessary.
  • Assists in the monitoring of academic progress of student athletes; collaborates with class deans; serves as a mentor to athletes helping to resolve academic and non-academic issues; makes themselves available to coaches and players before, during, and after practices, games, and events.
  • Develops and maintains liaison relationship with Health Services, Residential Education, Student Activities and Leadership Programs, and other appropriate departments to facilitate program development and management for student athletes.
  • Assist the head coach in scouting opponents to help prepare, plan, conduct, and evaluate practice sessions as required.
  • Assist the head coach, as needed, in the recruitment of student athletes including but not limited to contacting high/prep school coaches to identify prospective recruits, planning recruiting trips with the head coach, attending off-campus games to evaluate athletes, and preparing and distributing recruiting information.
  • Assumes additional secondary responsibilities in the department as required by the AVP, Athletics and Athletic Advancement.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required


Student Workers


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 1-3 years of previous coaching experience.
  • Hepatitis B vaccination and training in compliance with OSHA regulations; must maintain both throughout time in the position.
  • Must obtain/maintain current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use.
  • Must have strong communication skills.
  • Compliance with all NCAA, NEWMAC, and Babson College rules.
  • Contributes to a culture of inclusion and belongingness for all staff members, student-athletes, prospective student-athletes and stakeholders of the department.
  • Commitment to working with a diverse student body, staff, and other constituents.
  • Ability to envision and propose new methods to perform tasks that support ET&A; take thoughtful risks; and accept new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results.
  • Ability to anticipate and embrace change; demonstrate willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.
  • Must have strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint


  • Regular physical exertion, walking, and exposure to weather are required; Light lifting required (50 pounds and under).
  • Ability to work days, evenings, and weekends, and to travel in person and stay overnight (for one or more nights) for all regular and post-season games, recruiting, conferences, and tournaments as identified and directed by the Head Coach.
  • Must have had a valid unrestricted U.S. Driver’s License for one year, and maintain throughout employment an insurable (as determined by the College’s insurer’s criteria) or a satisfactory driving record; must successfully complete and pass the College’s vehicle training program within the first 60 days of employment; annual or more frequent review of employee’s driving record based on the College insurer’s criteria; and safety training as required by management.


  • Previous college playing and coaching experience preferred.
  • Experience with software/online programs related to game film (i.e., Synergy, Hudl, etc.) and roster management (e.g., ARMS) preferred.

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