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Head Volleyball Coach

Washington & Jefferson College
Washington, PA, USA

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

  • 04-Nov-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Washington, PA, USA
  • Full Time
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    The head volleyball coach is responsible for the direction and organization of the Washington & Jefferson College volleyball program. The coach is responsible for the recruitment and retention of academically and athletically qualified student athletes, supervision of coaching staff, practice planning, player skill/leadership development, fiscal responsibility and alumni cultivation. The coach is expected to demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship and conduct becoming of the coaching profession. In addition, the coach should maintain a professional and cooperative relationship with the College's faculty, working together for the benefit of the student-athlete. The coach is expected to annually review any rule changes relative to the sport and to always adhere to all rules, regulations and policies of NCAA Division III and the Presidents' Athletic Conference.

    Duties and Responsibilities


      Plan coaching and practice sessions in accordance with NCAA Division III rules and regulations. Organize and conduct an appropriate number of practice sessions and direct all activities during contests.Coach team members, individually and in groups, and demonstrate game techniques. Develop and implement game strategy and position assignments. Monitor and maintain the discipline and conduct of student athletes to support the image and reputation of the athletics program. Provide an environment that supports the achievement of the academic goals of the student athlete.Recruit quality prospective student-athletes and ensure timely submission of their academic records for admissions. Includes identifying prospective student-athletes, evaluating high school prospects, and maintaining an accurate records and database in Front Rush. Responsible for meeting the college-identified annual recruiting goal for the program (7 volleyball recruits)

      Prepare a schedule of contests and team activities in conjunction with the director of athletics that complies with departmental policies, goals and objectivesCoordinates the scouting and video film online exchange. Administer the sport budget in a fiscally responsible manner; submit all purchase requests to the director of athletics for prior approval. Develop program's fundraising strategies. Coordinate team travel, housing and meals and submit a travel itinerary prior to the start of each season.Communicate and cooperate with the equipment manager regarding the distribution, collection and purchasing of athletic equipment and supplies. Manage the development and coordination of community service projects for team members.Cultivate alumni groups associated with the program in conjunction with the office of alumni programs. Complete secondary duty as assigned by director of athletics
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

      Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulationsKnowledge of computers and athletic-related software programsKnowledge of effective strategies which focus on helping an individual improve their skills and performanceKnowledge of recruitment to a NCAA Division III athletic departmentSkill with the setting of learning goals and action planningSkill in instruction of student athletes with fundamentals and principles of the sportSkill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutionsSkill in developing leadership skills within a team and athletic departmentSkill in oral and written communication.Supervisory duties
    Supervisory Responsibilities

    This position is responsible for supervision of Intern Coaches and 1-3 Volunteer and/or Part-time Coaches.


    The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.

    Job Description Status

    The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Washington & Jefferson College reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.

    Getting to Know W&J

    Washington & Jefferson College, the oldest college west of the Allegheny Mountains, is consistently ranked among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the United States. Located in Washington, Pennsylvania, the college is home to a diverse population of approximately 1,100 students from 26 states and 11 countries. Washington & Jefferson College is the best of both worlds: a small-town college setting in historic Washington, Pa., with easy access to the bustling business and cultural districts of nearby Pittsburgh, Pa. just 30 miles to the north. Pittsburgh is a vibrant city consistently ranked as among the best cities in which to live and one that boasts an excellent food culture, nationally-recognized museums and performing arts organizations, major league sports franchises, and thriving medical and high-tech industries.

    Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. For more than 200 years, our alumni have influenced change in business, politics, medicine, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, doctors, researchers, writers, teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.

    Celebrating Diversity

    Washington & Jefferson College has made a commitment "to become a more welcoming and visibly diverse community every year, increasingly reflecting the demographics of the region and nation." The College welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs who wish to participate in a diverse educational community. The College strives to be a place where all students, faculty, administrators, and employees are able to live, study, and work in an atmosphere free from bias and harassment. The College encourages civil debate and lively exchange of ideas in the belief that such exchanges promote understanding that will grow beyond simple tolerance of difference to embracing and celebrating the richness of diversity. Our graduates acquire knowledge and learn skills that help them thrive in a culturally diverse world. We encourage candidates to specifically address in their application materials how they would contribute to the College's pursuit of that vision.

    Application Instructions Apply for this job at Please submit a cover letter and resume. It is recommended that all documents be in PDF format and uploaded at one time. Review of applications will begin immediately.

    Employee Benefits

    Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision, and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the employee's total compensation package.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or national origin.

    Washington & Jefferson College


    Washington & Jefferson is a private liberal arts and sciences college located 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. Our entire community is focused on student success. To that end we offer an On-Time Graduation Guarantee, opportunities to study all over the world through our Magellan Project and a committed staff of career counseling experts. For more than 200 years, our alumni have been influencing change in business, politics, the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, state representatives, doctors, researchers, writers and teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.

    All classes are taught by master teachers who are caring mentors and advisors, and opportunities abound for internships, study-abroad programs, student activities, athletics, and volunteer service.

    W&J's pre-law and pre-health programs are internationally known. Historically, more than 80 percent of W&J students who apply to law or health-related schools are accepted. More than 75 percent of W&J's seniors seeking employment find work in their fields or attend graduate school.

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