Assistant Coach, Volleyball

Washington, D.C.
Jul 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University Department of Athletics and Recreation, an NCAA Division I member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, actively engages our students, our campus community, our alumni and our fans through the spirit of healthy living and competition. Located in the heart of our nation's capital, this world-class university aspires to have a world-class athletics and recreation program. We are committed to building and sustaining a program that mirrors the overall excellence of the university, by providing students an unparalleled opportunity for achievement and engaging the larger community as we grow and cultivate the next generation of leaders.

Reporting to the Head Coach of Volleyball, the Assistant Coach will support the Volleyball program by performing the following:

  • Assists in identifying and recruiting academically and athletically talented student-athletes for the women's volleyball program.
  • Assists in team coaching and individual player development.
  • Assists in the coordination of team and individual travel for the purpose of team competition and player recruitment.
  • Assists in preparation and implementation of both camps and adult clinics.
  • Assists in the game-day management.
  • Assists in scouting and video preparation to prepare team for competition.
  • Assists in monitoring academic, social, and personal development of women's volleyball student-athletes.
  • Maintains knowledge and remain current regarding all appropriate NCAA, Atlantic 10 Conference, Department of Athletics and Recreation, and University compliance issues, policies, and procedures.
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships and communications with students, colleagues, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and general public.

The position is based at GW's Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC but will require significant domestic travel for games and events. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous coaching and/or playing experience, preferably at the collegiate level.
  • Thorough knowledge of Division I NCAA rules and Division I intercollegiate athletics.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of the recruitment process.
  • Ability to work with and communicate effectively with all team members and support staff within George Washington Athletics and the GW community.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer and technical skills.
  • Ability to train and motivate student-athletes.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Athletics and Recreation Family Athletics Sub-Family Coaching Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm plus evenings and weekends. Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to gain a better understating of your experience, the professional experience section of your resume must include months in addition to years. For example, instead of “2014 – 2015,” it should include “April 2014 – January 2015” or similar information.

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006449 Job Open Date: 06/30/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Does the professional experience section of your resume include months?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is your expected salary range?
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents


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