Assistant Volleyball Coach

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Primary Function:  The Assistant Coach supports the head coach in the leadership and organization for all aspects of the Volleyball program, including monitoring both the academic and social development of the student-athletes; and observing, evaluating and recruiting student-athletes.  The Assistant Coach is responsible for following the University’s coaching guidelines and expectations including the rules and regulations of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Conference.

Coaching Duties:

  • Recruits talent and academically eligible athletes in a professional manner.
  • Teaches fundamentals of the sport and assess the skill level of the Student-Athlete to achieve maximum athletic performance.
  • Assist in any team activity or event pertaining to the volleyball program.
  • Assist in practice planning and set up.
  • Assist in breakdown of film scouting and conference requirements.
  • Assist in social media and communications.
  • Assist in travel accommodations and communications.
  • Assist in Home and Away Game duties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.
  • May take lead role of the program in the absence of the Head Coach.

Administrative Duties:

  • Assist in coordinating Fund Raising activities.
  • Assist in inventory and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
  • Track student-athlete’s progress in the classroom to ensure graduation.
  • Attend required Conference Meetings (NSAA).
  • Review sport rules and regulations per both the NAIA and NSAA annually.

Marginal Duties:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Assistant Coach Competencies:

  • Understanding of the Sport: To be able to teach effectively, you must have in-depth understanding of the sport from the fundamental skills to advanced tactics and strategy.
  • Eagerness to Learn: Staying up-to-date and informed of new research, training and everything which supports the coaching process.
  • Sharing Knowledge: having the confidence to share and seek others’ views, especially those outside of your sport, is a key quality. 
  • Motivational Skills: A motivator with a positive attitude and enthusiasm for the sport and the athletes. 
  • Team Leadership: Develop, motivate and guide team to attain to meet goals. Create a shared purpose for the team. Celebrate and recognize success. Displays confidence, credibility, competence, respect, authority and enthusiasm when speaking to the team.
  • Communication: Listens to others and communicates in an effective manner. Clearly conveys information, captures and holds audience/team’s attention.
  • Gains Commitment: Positions ideas and discussions effectively, clarifies situations, develops team ideas, facilitates agreement, summarize decisions and action items for next steps for the team.
  • Coaching and Developing Others: Determines talent gaps, recruits strategically, and champions talent development. Provides timely feedback, instruction, and development guidance.
  • Student focus - the ability to keep the student at the center of what we do, and why we do it. Exhibits passion about improving the educational experiences of our students by creating lasting partnerships with employers, community colleges, school districts, and the community.
  • Inclusivity - Understands that each individual is unique; recognizes individual differences along the dimensions of: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, veteran status, education, training, position, and level of authority, seniority, full-time or part-time status.

Skills & Abilities:

Education: Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years successful competitive coaching experience required; coaching experience at the collegiate level preferred.

Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to teach techniques associated with sport.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and the ability to represent the interests of the University in a professional manner.
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills required.
  • Ability to motivate and contribute to building a positive and productive team.
  • Requires the ability to maintain strict level of confidentiality in the handling of student’s academic records and health information.
  • Ability to travel and work a varying schedule to meet competition and recruiting needs.
  • Ability to lift over 50 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record to be insured by the University’s insurance carrier.

Computer Skills: N/A

Certificates & Licenses:  CPR and First Aid certification preferred.

Other Physical Requirements: N/A

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

  • Frequently stands, walks, bends, and other movements for long periods of time.  Minimal sitting. 
  • Travel 50% of the time.
  • Requires lifting of equipment, athletics, etc. in excess of 50 pounds.

NOTE:  The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work involved for this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this job.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

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