Head Men's Volleyball Coach

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Head Men’s Volleyball Coach

Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

Position Purpose: The Head Men’s Volleyball Coach supports learning by managing, organizing and administrating all aspects of the Aurora University NCAA Division III Men’s Volleyball program. This includes but is not limited to: scheduling of varsity contests as necessary; development and management of operating budget; and making team travel arrangements.

Core Competencies:

  1. Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  2. Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
  3. Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
  4. Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Recruits and retains quality student-athletes and works with the Athletic Director and the Office of Admission to satisfy squad size target numbers and freshmen/transfer recruitment goals.
  2. Understands and follows NCAA and conference rules and regulations. Follows NCAA recruitment rules as outlined in Bylaw 13 in the NCAA Division III Manual. Reports any alleged violations of NCAA, conference, or institutional rules and regulations.
  3. Assists student-athletes and their parents to understand the educational programs and opportunities at Aurora University as well as the opportunities in the athletic program. Answers questions to aid in the in understanding of NCAA Division III rules related to recruitment.
  4. Maintains high expectations for academic achievement and monitors the academic progress of student-athletes.
  5. Keeps informed of contemporary trends, tactics, techniques and strategies, which includes developing a philosophy of what to teach and how to implement. Provides coaching and direction to assistant coaches, as well as praise and constructive feedback.
  6. Plans, implements and evaluates practice sessions. Communicates expectations, praise and corrective feedback in a clear and constructive manner.
  7. Develops effective game plans. Prepares team physically, mentally and emotionally for competition; maintains and meets high expectations for team athletic success.
  8. Maintains self-control and poise; provides an example of sportsmanlike conduct for team members, officials, opponents and spectators.
  9. Develops and maintains a positive relationship with alumni and interested segments of the university and community.
  10. Attends athletic department meetings and university community meetings and functions.
  11. Prepares an end of season report and assistant coach(s) evaluations by the date designated by the Athletic Director. Schedules and completes an end of the year review meeting with the Athletic Director.
  12. Handles confidential information with tact and discretion.
  13. Maintains records and statistics of team and individual performances. Utilizes the support of the Sports Information Director in collecting the necessary information for archives.
  14. Performs special and/or additional duties as required by the Athletic Director.

Essential Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university is required; Master’s degree is preferred.


  • Minimum of three years related experience; intercollegiate volleyball coaching experience preferred.


  • Excellent verbal and written skills required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a wide range of constituents: student-athletes, parents, coaches, media, alumni, administrators, support staff, campus community and the community at-large.
  • Ability to set and achieve or exceed goals and meet deadlines.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem solving abilities.
  • General computer knowledge with a proficiency in Word and Excel.

Special Requirements:

  • Evening and weekend availability is required
  • Flexibility with an evolving work environment important
  • A valid driver's license and driving record which meets institutional requirements is required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to move about campus and other locations.
  • Physical ability to include standing and/or walking for long periods, bending, kneeling and stooping; manual dexterity; ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds

Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

Apply to:

Aurora University
Human Resources
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax
[email protected] - email

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





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Posted: 12/1/2018
Application Due: 12/15/2018
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