Contributes to the educational mission of the University by coordinating the instruction of student-athletes in the area of volleyball training and competition;
Recruits student-athletes for the women's volleyball program;
Instructs methods and strategies and coaches student athletes in the sport;
Makes recommendations for scholarships;
Transports and supervises players while on the road;
Demonstrates and teach advanced volleyball skills;
Mentor and advise students on personal health and academic matters;
Assist with strength training and nutrition programs;
Assist with team schedule and travel;
Promote and market the program;
Assist with recruiting and evaluating new players, scouting opponents, fund-raising, summer activities;
Teach theoretical skills such as match psychology and match preparation;
Operates the program under the rules and regulations of the university, the NCAA and the MAAC; understanding that a coach can be suspended for a period of time without pay or terminated if found to be involved in significant or repetitive violations of NCAA regulations;
Responsible for providing all material relevant to the team (rosters with hometowns, high schools, etc. and schedules) in a timely manner before the beginning of the season, to the public relations office (sport information) so a recruiting/media pamphlet on the team can be prepared. Coordinates the manner in which team scores will be reported to the media for home and away games with public relations;
Faculty and staff are expected to maintain the confidentiality of all confidential and proprietary information (including but not limited to: student personal information, student grades, employee personal information, etc.), both during and after employment with the University. If a faculty or staff member has a question about the confidentiality of a particular matter, he/she should consult their supervisor. Any violation of this rule shall subject the faculty/staff member to disciplinary action, up to and including immediate termination of employment. Please refer to your employee guide for the University's complete statement on confidentiality;
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
50% Instruct, teach and assist in the development of players during practices. Follow and conform to NCAA rules and regulations.
30% Recruit players for the following year and make scholarship recommendations.
15% Actively coach the team during the games.
5% Transport and supervise players while on the road. Provide accurate data to public relations about the team and its members. Coordinate score reporting.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
Knowledge of coaching and teaching techniques and the ability to effectively use them.
Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.
Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university business on a regular basis.
Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone.
Ability to travel when necessary.
Knowledge of recruiting techniques and the ability to effectively use them.
Proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to: computer keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, copy matching and fax.
The functions of the position usually performed standing, but may require some amount of time sitting. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, running, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, computer software applications, involve extensive wrist and h and movement. This positions requires traveling. All individuals are required to be able to perform these tasks without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.
Bachelor degree in related field is required or high school diploma with a high level amateur or professional playing and/or coaching experience.
At least one year of experience coaching volleyball at the high school, college or higher competitive level or at least three years experience playing volleyball at the college level or higher.
Valid driver's license required. License must meet insurance company rules and regulations for driving underwriting criteria.
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