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Head Beach Volleyball Coach

University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL

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Job Title:

Head Beach Volleyball Coach

Position Number:


Requisition Number:


Position Type:


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Time-limited through:

Full Time A&P Position

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Faculty Position Sub-Type:


Length of Appointment:


Internal Recruitment?:


Working Hours:

8:00am - 5:00pm plus nights and weekends


Beach Volleyball


Athletics, Intercollegiate


President's Office



Approved Hiring Salary Range:

$50,000 to negotiable

Pay Basis:


Equal Opportunity:

In 2020, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the HEED institutions and was recognized as a 2020 Diversity Champion.

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who reports discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of university regulation.


UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

Faculty Initiatives:

The University of North Florida promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.

General Description / Primary Purpose:

The Head Beach Volleyball Coach, under the direction of the Athletic Director or designee, plays an integral role in the design, development, implementation and interpretation of departmental processes and/or programs. The Head Beach Volleyball Coach’s primary responsibility is the coaching and instruction of the sport of Beach Volleyball. Approximately 60% of the Coach’s responsibility is dedicated to the instruction of Beach Volleyball through on-court training and classroom training through the use of video and other teaching techniques. Approximately 40% of the Coach’s responsibility is recruiting and other administrative duties.

Job Function:

The Head Coach is responsible for directing the activities related to the Beach Volleyball program to include: coaching, planning, organizing, recruiting, and adherence to budgets and rules as defined by UNF, ASUN Conference, and the NCAA. 1. Coach student-athletes in Beach Volleyball at UNF. a) Use working knowledge of skills to prepare game and practice plans to benefit the growth of the student-athlete in their chosen sport. b) Assist and encourage student-athlete in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence. c) Oversee the academic progress of the student-athlete in conjunction with the Academic Advisor. d) Counsel all student-athletes as needed in academic, disciplinary and personal matters. 2. Maintains adherence to college sport regulations, policy and accreditation procedures and follow UNF, ASUN, and NCAA rules and regulations in all aspects of running the program 3. Oversee and direct recruitment of student athletes on behalf of the athletic program. 4. Organize, plan and conduct team practices and games. 5. Scout prospective athletes at various sporting events. 6. Represent UNF in professional, civic, and charity and alumni events. 7. Serve as program’s contact for administrators in regards to budget, rules compliance, and other duties customarily designed with a Head Coach. 8. Adheres to all institution, conference, and NCAA rules and regulations. 9. Reports all known NCAA violations in accordance with institutional, conference, and NCAA policies and guidelines.

Marginal Functions:

May assist in other athletic programs as determined by the Athletic Director. Solicitation of outside income for the Beach Volleyball program. Attendance at Osprey Club fund raising projects. Public speaking at civic clubs, etc. to promote the overall athletic program. It is an expectation of the Athletic Director that coaches and administrative/support staff will support, to a reasonable extent, the activities of sports within the total program via attendance at scheduled events.

Required Qualifications:

A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and two years of experience directly related to the job functions; or a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and four years of experience directly related to the job functions.

Faculty Position Required Qualifications:


Departmental Requirements:

Must have demonstrated ability to lead and direct a sports program; working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations; good oral and written communication skills; and strong organizational skills. Coaching experience at the Division I level is preferred along with collegiate playing experience.

Statement(s) of Understanding Definition:

This position requires a background check. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.

The holder of this position is responsible for any NCAA and Atlantic Sun Conference bylaws and guidelines that a member of the UNF Athletic Compliance Department provides in addition to all UNF regulations. The individual must also assure that NCAA, Conference and UNF regulations are followed to the best of their knowledge and any violations thereof are reported to UNF Athletic Compliance.

This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). This position has been designated as a CSA because it involves significant responsibility for student and campus activities and/or responsibility for campus security. As such, any person in this position must report to the University Police Department a crime or an incident that might be a crime that he/she becomes aware of. This position has a reporting requirement because the University believes that responsibility for students, campus activities and/or campus security will make the holder of this position someone members of the University community will see as an authority figure and someone to whom they can seek help. A CSA is not expected to investigate or determine whether a criminal incident actually took place. A CSA’s responsibility is a duty to report. All positions designated as CSAs are required to complete an online or in-person training session. For more information concerning the training sessions or CSAs, please contact the University Police Department at (904) 620-2800 or the Office of the General Counsel at (904) 620-2828.

The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.

Required Licensure or Certification:

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) First Aid

Machines/Equipment used regularly:

Beach Volleyball equipment

Anticipated Start Date:


Job Posting Date:


Application Review Date:


Application Deadline:


Open Until Filled:


Point of Contact Information:

Ervin Lewis, (904) 620-1534

Hiring Official:

Nick Morrow, 620-1537

Location if not Jacksonville:

Jacksonville, FL

Special Instructions:

Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Ervin Lewis at (904) 620-1534, or [email protected]



Mission Statement

Our student-centered mission is to create the next generation of thinkers, leaders, and problem solvers with the knowledge and experience to uniquely change the world. 

Vision Statement

University of North Florida will be the higher education nexus where diverse students, faculty, and organizations from around the world collaborate to creatively innovate for the advancement of society.


We achieve excellence in all we do; we are an institution of uncompromising character; we lead with humility, humanity and integrity.


Integrity – We do the right thing for the right reason at the right time.

Respect – We treat everyone with kindness, we are informed by the perspectives of other, and we draw strength from our differences.

Accountability – We are responsible for how the outcomes of our actions affect others and our environment. 

Innovation – We harness creativity and talent to turn challenges into opportunities and problems into solution in a uniquely UNF way.


Strategic Goal

University of national prominence and distinction with North Florida as our catalyst and student success as our mantra.  Learn more about UNF’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

Statement of Unity

UNF stands in unity and solidarity with all members of our community, regardless of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status. We are proud of the diversity in our students, faculty and staff.

We strongly condemn acts of hate and bigotry as antithetical to the university's core values of mutual respect and civility. Actions and words that seek to deny human beings full membership in the broader moral community on the basis of arbitrary characteristics are intolerable. We stand opposed to violence in language or in action, and we see these as a threat to the mission of UNF as a public university that is committed to intellectual and cultural growth and civic awareness.

We pledge to stand with and for those who are the most vulnerable members of our community and to take actions that help our students and fellow employees feel safe and know that they are safe. We affirm UNF's unreserved commitment to student success within a diverse, supportive campus culture. We seek to embody the ideals of a free and democratic society, and we fully support and value each member of our community.


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