Assistant Coach, Women's Volleyball

Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Title:Assistant Coach, Women's Volleyball

Position Type:Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Salary Range:

$65,280 annually

Pay Frequency:Annual


The University competes at the NCAA Division I level and is a member of the West Coast Conference (WCC). Reporting to the Head Coach of Women’s Volleyball, the Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting in all aspects of running a Division I Women’s Volleyball program including, but not limited to: game preparation, teaching and coaching; practices and player conditioning; recruitment and retention of student-athletes; program administration; academic integrity; and donor/alumni public relations and youth programs. In addition, the assistant coach is responsible for abiding by all conference and NCAA regulations to ensure departmental compliance.


1. Assist with creation and implementation of effective match, practice and conditioning plans for the student-athletes.

  • Work with Head Coach to develop effective drills and strategies for player improvement.

  • Work with Head Coach and staff to review opponents and develop team game tactics for matches.

  • Use video software (VolleyMetrics, VolleyStation) to create teaching and scouting videos for student-athlete development and preparation.

  • Assist and/or monitor strength and conditioning programs as needed.

2. Direct or assist with recruitment of the best student-athlete within the admissions, financial and regulatory standards and policies established by the University, WCC and NCAA.

  • Assist with the identification of potential student-athletes.

  • Arrange and prepare on-campus visits.

  • Coordinate recruiting activities with media department including social media post.

  • Report all recruiting activities to Compliance office.

3. Assist with administrative responsibilities of the Volleyball program in an efficient and responsible manner.

  • Work with various areas of the department (equipment room, facilities, etc.) to ensure proper communication of schedules and other needs.

  • Act as main contact with compliance office including preparing and turning in logs (CARA, Recruiting).

  • Manage team and gym equipment inventory and ordering.

4. Assist in the monitoring and verification of program related expenditures and revenues.

  • Assist with travel arrangements and finances.

  • Ensure fiscal responsibility by administering the program’s budget within University and Department guidelines.

5. Assist External Relations and Development staff with program and department promotion and events.

  • Assist Media Relations with media-related requests and team social media accounts.

  • Assist Ticket Operations and Game Day Managers with fan experience opportunities.

  • Assist Development with donor and alumni relations that may include fundraisers and special events.

  • Maintain alumnae database. Create and send regular communication.

6. Skillfully communicate with colleagues and student-athletes.

  • Serve as a role model and example of sportsmanlike conduct and of the qualities taught by Santa Clara University.

  • Maintain active communication with internal constituencies.

6. Display commitment to the academic success of student-athletes.

  • Work cooperatively and effectively with Academic Support Services staff.

  • Assist and/or monitor study hall program.

7. Abide by all conference, department and NCAA regulations and assist to ensure departmental compliance.

  • Successfully pass NCAA recruiting test

  • Attend all compliance seminars and reviews.

  • Maintain current CPR certification.

8. Other Duties as Assigned.



  • Is aware of and abides by all NCAA, WCC and other applicable rules and regulations.

  • Sets a positive example of behavior for students and the Santa Clara University community.

  • Represents Santa Clara University in the community.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.

This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.

1. Knowledge

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the sport of volleyball required.

  • Thorough understanding of NCAA regulations and policies related to managing a Division I program.

2. Skills

  • Strong, positive communication skills as a coach and as a member of the Department of Athletics.

3. Abilities

  • Ability to interact positively with students and fellow coaches.

4. Education

  • Bachelor's degree required.

5. Years of Experience

  • Minimum of three years of demonstrated success in an assistant coach or playing position at the Division I level preferred.


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal

  • Considerable time is spent on court instructing students

  • Extensive travel required for competitions and recruiting

  • Position may be asked to demonstrate or be involved in athletic activities

  • May be required to tour the campus with students.


The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Typical office environment

  • Athletic facilities and arenas

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Jenna Elliott, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, , Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

Clery Notice of Availability

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its' commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.


Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Santa Clara University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This mandate allows for limited exemptions.

Santa Clara University does not sponsor work visas for staff positions. If hired, individuals must independently provide proof of their eligibility to work in the United States.

Santa Clara University offers a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees with programs and resources designed to promote and sustain personal health care, well-being, and the financial objectives of our employees and families. Visit our benefits page for more information.

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