Head Women's Volleyball Coach

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Milton, MASSACHUSETTS


Posted: 13-Apr-24

Location: Milton, Massachusetts

Type: Part-time

Salary: Open



Internal Number: 5177091

Head Women's Volleyball Coach
About Curry College:
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 25 undergraduate majors, over 70 minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.
The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. We are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing our legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. We mentor and empower our students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.
Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and our rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that we do.
Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry College.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.

Job Description:

Job Summary:
Under the direction of the Director of Athletics, the Head Women's Volleyball Coach is responsible for all aspects of the development and administration of a successful NCAA Division III Intercollegiate Volleyball Program. The program will be conducted in accordance with all College and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC),) rules, regulations, and policies. The Head Coach will supervise and delegate certain functions to the (1) Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach.
The Head Women's Volleyball Coach is a professional employee of the College with a primary duty of teaching and instructing student-athletes in the specific sport that is being coached. The vast majority of the Head Coach's time is spent on coaching/teaching duties, as well as performing numerous administrative duties. The length of playing season is (18) eighteen weeks.
Essential Functions:
1. Coaching/Teaching Duties

  • Teach and develop Volleyball specific skills in a successful, safe and prudent manner.
  • Create, present, and maintain records of up-to-date lesson plans for pre-season/season practice drills and procedures detailing the desired goals to be achieved.
  • Schedule practice and game preparation sessions; conduct post game analysis and incorporate into lesson plans.
  • Conduct research of opposing teams.
  • Initiate new ideas and methods to improve the program in support of the College goal of a successful conference and attainment of a regional level Intercollegiate Associate ranking relevant to Volleyball.

2. Team Success
  • Build Volleyball student athletes' respect for themselves, their teammates, their opponents, their coaches, and their sport. Communicate to student athletes in a positive manner.
  • Assure proper safety equipment and safety practices are implemented; Schedule practices; assure skills and game strategies are effectively taught.
  • Develop commitment of team members to team success.
  • Work with Assistant Volleyball Coach on game preparation, film review, practice scheduling.

3. Recruitment
  • Partner with the Admission Department in the recruiting of student athletes; provide recruiting reports as requested by Admission and follow Admission and recruiting procedures as required by Admission
  • Arrange and attend recruiting visits to schools, games, and recruiting events, maintaining full and accurate records of recruiting events.
  • Maintain recruiting database with up-to-date contact information for prospective students and coach contacts, as well as record of all communications and interactions with recruits.
  • Supervise recruiting efforts of Assistant Volleyball coach.
  • Arrange on-campus visits for recruits and meet with prospective students and their families; arrange overnight visits and assure prospective students are appropriately supervised.
  • Participate in Admission Open Houses, Accepted Student Day, and other events.
  • Source possible recruits through phone, email and on-line research.
  • Assist in preparation of recruitment mailings.
  • Work closely with Admission Counselors through the Admission cycle and provide reports to Admission as requested.

4. Student Success and Retention
  • Monitor academic success of Volleyball student athletes and encourage high achievement.
  • Respond effectively to concerns expressed by student athletes about athletic and non-athletic issues.
  • Keep Athletic Director informed of concerns raised by student-athletes.
  • Refer students to appropriate office on campus to address concerns (Academic Support, Counseling, Residence Life, Financial Aid, Athletic Training). Follow-up when appropriate.
  • Monitor student performance with Student Affairs, and encourage participation and compliance with campus standards.

5. Team Administration
  • Attend all Athletic Department coaches meetings.
  • Support other teams, and other Athletic units (Sports Information, Athletic Training).
  • Complete all paperwork in a timely manner regarding rosters, purchase orders, meal expenses, eligibility forms, reimbursements, end-of-season reports.
  • Aid the Athletic Training and Sports Information departments in getting material (from players or coaches) that they need.
  • Arrange all transportation, food and lodging for away-games.
  • In charge of distribution, collection, and inspection of all related equipment.
  • Coordinate Work-study assignments as needed (Team Laundry, office work, etc.)
  • Meet regularly with Athletic Director.
  • Keep Roster Size of 12-16 players.
  • Put together a schedule of 30 Games.

6. Community Outreach
  • Arrange Service projects for team (at least two events each season).
  • Maintain records and inform Institutional Advancement and Athletic Director prior to all events. (Secure approval of events from Athletic Director in advance.)
  • Assure that team presents a positive image both externally and on campus.
  • Initiate alumni involvement when appropriate.
  • Initiate Fund-raising ideas to help supplement your funds.
  • Conduct an ongoing recruitment program through a variety of methods, both on and off the court with the goal to attract, select and encourage enrollment of high caliber student-athletes.

Additional Functions:
  • Comply with the Volleyball specific intercollegiate affiliation policy, conference rules, and department policy and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy.
  • Supervise weight room for safety purposes when needed.


Prerequisite Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in a related discipline from an accredited four-year collegiate institution.
  • Intercollegiate Volleyball specific experience.
  • Experience in coaching and knowledge of the fundamentals, tactics, and strategies of coaching intercollegiate sports with ability to recruit talented players for the Volleyball program.
  • Knowledgeable and current on all College rules and regulations concerning eligibility and recruiting related to specific sport that is being coached.
  • Ability to handle emergency situations involving students.
  • Current driver's license and good driving record.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Ability to work evening and weekends and some holidays.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification.

Additional Information:

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.
At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.
Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Elizabeth Canning at [email protected] , (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ('OCR') - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at https://www.curry.edu/about-us/community-resources/employment/job-opportunities for consideration. Interested applicants must submit the following:
  • a cover letter;
  • a resume; and;
  • a list of three professional references, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles.

To apply, visit https://curry.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=174662
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About Curry College
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Curry College offers 27 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as four graduate programs and a variety of continuing education certificates and programs. Curry College is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.
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