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Assistant Coach - Volleyball

College of the Holy Cross
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 7, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
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About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

Assist Head Coach for the Volleyball program, with recruiting top quality student-athletes, instructing on skills and techniques, educating on rules and NCAA requirements, assessing comprehension of skills, techniques and rules and providing additional instruction as appropriate, and preparing team for competition and practice.

Primary Responsibilities (60%) :

Provide individual and team instruction to student-athletes on:
  • rules & fundamentals
  • skill attainment
  • techniques and methods required to demonstrate satisfactory performance in a safe manner
  • team concepts
Provide individualized coaching/tutoring/mentoring to student-athletes, including preparatory work that includes:
  • assessing student-athlete skill attainment demonstrated during practice, competition, and in films of both practice and competition
  • reviewing video of opponent performance and subsequently designing individualized and team instruction for Holy Cross student-athletes
  • determining specific daily practice activities that will be conducted by student-athletes
  • developing instruction for individual student-athletes and specific team needs
  • determining pre-competition activities that will be conducted during days of competition
  • attending workshops and training sessions for the purpose of researching methods to provide student-athletes with training and instruction on: rules, fundamentals, team concepts, physical health, safety, skill attainment, conference rules and regulations
Secondary responsibilities (40%)

Recruiting (30%):
  • identifying talented, academically qualified prospective student-athletes
Administrative duties as assigned, including, but not limited to (10%):
  • collaborating with coach to develop annual goals for the program
  • maintaining records
  • effectively communicating with coaches, prospects and parents
  • tracking academic progress and providing counseling as appropriate
  • assisting with fundraising, marketing and promotional activities
  • administering sport camps as directed by head coach and/or Athletics Administration
  • Coordinate Team Travel
To mitigate the spread and effects of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, College of the Holy Cross requires that all successful applicants show proof of full, up-to-date vaccination (including a booster dose once eligible) by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an accommodation exempting the applicant from this policy has been granted. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation based on a disability or sincerely-held religious belief should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information in your application materials.

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Previous coaching experience required, preferably at the Division I level.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Computer and video editing skills strongly encouraged.
Core Competencies.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Flexibility and reliability - position requires travel work on nights and weekends.
  • Understands risk management and works in conjunction with Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning personnel to uphold health and safety standards in the conduct of all activities.
  • Strong teamwork and team facilitation.
  • Supports departmental efforts through collaborative measures and sharing knowledge with others.
  • Understands, values, and respects diversity within the team and fosters an inclusive and supportive environment.

Additional Information:

This is a full time, exempt level position. The College is committed to providing competitive market pay for its employees. The College also offers a competitive benefits package for full-time staff, including:
  • 10% College contribution to the 403(b) Retirement Plan (1 year wait waiver available)
  • Hybrid work
  • NEW - condensed summer 4-day work week
  • Tuition benefits
  • Wellness programs & ongoing Training and Development opportunities
  • Generous paid time off
  • Free parking and free use of the athletic/fitness facilities.
  • Click here to learn more.
College Description

The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.

Region Description

Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to:

Application Instructions:

Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.

In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see ) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please provide examples of any past work that illuminate your commitments in these areas. For more information, please visit .

Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.

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