Head Men’s Volleyball Coach
Head Men’s Volleyball Coach
Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community, inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition and Benedictine values. We seek employees who will contribute to the advancement of our mission by helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the Earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for the development, conduct and overall supervision of the Men’s Volleyball program. It is essential to foster a cooperative work environment and provide mutual support with all constituencies and colleagues. The head coach will represent the Department of Athletics and Benedictine University with sportsmanship, integrity and a high degree of professionalism. All head coaches will also be assigned a role by the Athletic Director to support the smooth functioning of other teams within the Athletic Department.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
1. Develop a recruiting and operation plan for the Mens’ Volleyball program to be competitive and respected in the University’s athletic conference. Recruiting expectations include informing prospects of University academic programs, evaluating talent, coordinating recruiting efforts and working closely with enrollment and athletic department staff to provide a smooth recruiting experience for all recruits and meet roster size, recruiting and retention expectations.
2. Develop student athletes as students first and as athletes through sport specific athletic development and coaching and also in coordinating academic support for student athletes. Attend and plan all team training and conditioning activities for the team.
3. Responsible for planning, development and direction of fundraising and maintaining budget alignment within University and department procedures. Assist the department in other planning and event development as needed for alumni engagement and other development opportunities. Work with Director of Athletics and other athletic and University staff to satisfy service and Champion of Character outcomes.
4. Support the athletic department in administrative duties and responsibilities as needed and determined by the Athletic Director or University administration.
- Responsible for following all NAIA, CALPAC, and institutional rules and regulations and policies and procedures including eligibility and compliance of student athletes, medical hardship documentation and extension waivers.
- Plan and implement at least one revenue generating activity on campus during the summer months in coordination with and as approved by the campus administration.
- Communicates timely and effectively, within project deadlines, with supervisor and colleagues.
- Contributes worthwhile information in departmental meetings and actively seeks solutions when problem-solving.
- Maintain competency and professional currency through self directed attendance of professional development courses, and attending training.
- Serve on University, conference and national committees as needed.
- Positively promote Benedictine University and the Department of Athletics on campus and in the community.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Education: Bachelor’s degree required
Experience: Previous collegiate coaching preferred.
Specific Skills: Knowledge of NAIA philosophy, recruitment, rules and regulations.
Specific Knowledge, Licenses, Certifications:
- Organizational skills, effective oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, data entry and budget management skills and demonstrated supervisory skills
- Valid driver’s license
- CPR/First Aid/AED certification
Supervisory Responsibility (if applicable): Oversee assistant coaching staff and work closely to develop student leadership on campus.
Working Conditions: Office environment; nights and weekends required.
Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored institution. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.