Assistant Volleyball Coach

Minnesota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 02, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Initial review of applications will begin on June 14th and will continue until June 30th, so applications should be submitted by that time for guaranteed consideration.


APPOINTMENT DATE:  July 20, 2021

JOB TYPE:  Fixed Term (0.75 FTE)



Bemidji State University (BSU) invites qualified applicants to join our team as the Assistant Volleyball Coach. BSU’s vision is to educate people to lead inspired lives. To accomplish BSU’s vision, the University prioritizes creating a culture in which diversity is embraced and all people are safe, welcome, and validated. BSU also prioritizes increasing engagement with Indigenous communities to become a destination university.


BSU is located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota and occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji.  BSU balances rigorous academia with the opportunity to enjoy a fun, robust, outdoor culture.  The proximity to the lake and the surrounding north woods allows easy access to an assortment of recreation.  Major campus facilities are connected by all-season underground passages for safe and warm travel during the cold, winter months. 


Enrolling around 5,000 students, BSU offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. BSU’s Shared Fundamental Values include civic engagement and leadership, international and multicultural understanding, belief in the power of the liberal arts, and environmental stewardship.


The BSU Intercollegiate Athletic Department sports programs are a member of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC), Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).  BSU sponsors the following NSIC sports teams:  football, men and women’s basketball, women’s soccer, volleyball, women’s cross country, women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, softball, baseball, men and women’s golf, and women’s tennis as a member of the NCAA Division II. The WCHA sponsors women’s ice hockey and the CCHA sponsors men’s ice hockey as members of the NCAA Division I. The Athletic department is fully committed to equity and to diversity in our faculty and students.


Responsibilities of the Assistant Volleyball Coach include:

  • Knowledge of Coaching Strategies and Coaching Methods.
  • Recruiting
  • Assist with Camps and Clinics.
  • Organization and Coordination of Practices/Game Plan.
  • Assist with Player Development.
  • Knowledge of NCAA Division II Rules and NSIC.


Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Knowledge of NCAA Division II and NSIC Rules.
  • 2 years of coaching volleyball experience.
  • Commitment to continuing education and professional development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.


Preferred qualifications include:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • 1 year of college volleyball coaching experience.
  • Knowledge of and interest in working with diverse cultures and populations.



Apply online:   




Kevin Ulmer - Head Volleyball Coach Bemidji State University         


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Bemidji State University is nestled among the pines along the shores of Lake Bemidji, just blocks from a thriving downtown community. In this Northwoods setting, students, staff, and faculty have a variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing all the charm and character of a college town, Bemidji remains a tight-knit community of good neighbors and engaged citizens who always come out to cheer for the Bemidji State Beavers. While the city of Bemidji — named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung (nicknamed Bemidji) — is home to a diverse population of more than 15,000 people, it serves a regional population of more than 100,000.


Located between three American Indian reservations – Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth, students at Bemidji State University have the opportunity to experience a dynamic local culture and history. Bemidji also sits at the center of the legends of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. The famous statues of Paul and Babe greet students as they drive in from the south along Lake Bemidji.


Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urban conveniences upon which college students rely. Bemidji State is conveniently located minutes away from affordable restaurants, cozy coffee shops, grocery stores, city parks and more. Small, locally owned shops and art sculptures line the streets of downtown Bemidji, while national chains can be found in and around the Bemidji area, including an uptown selection of department stores and restaurants.


The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities for engagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-dining restaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji. The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows; restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; the First Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits; and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and The Minnesota Finlandia bring the community together.


For those who love the outdoors, there are wooded, multi-use trail systems within minutes of campus and community parks with walking trails, playgrounds and a skate park. Lake Bemidji State Park and its miles of navigable trails is located directly across the lake from BSU, and the Buena Vista Ski Area — just 12 miles north of campus — offers downhill skiing and BSU-sponsored student transportation in the winter months. Further, the Mississippi River Headwaters is a mere 45 minutes from Bemidji.


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