Augustana College is seeking a full-time Head Men's Volleyball Coach to lead and continue the development of all phases of the program.
Competing in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW), about 1/3 of the Augustana student population competes in one of 25 varsity sports. When it comes to Academic All-Americans, Augustana is # 1 in our conference and # 7 in all NCAA divisions, a testament to our commitment to success in the classroom as well as the playing field.
Overview: Is responsible for the overall management of the College's men's volleyball program including coaching, recruitment and retention of student-athletes, scheduling and budget management, equipment ordering, scheduling contests, viable fundraising, public relations, and other duties.
Responsible for creating an overall successful positive environment for the student-athletes of the men's volleyball team. Provide oversight and evaluation of the daily progress of the team including strength training, conditioning, and student-athlete academic, personal and athletic development.
Plan, conduct and evaluate practice activities for volleyball team members. Provide group and individual assistance in a manner that engages the athletes and builds commitment to the program.
Work collaboratively with other members of the Augustana staff to integrate efforts and create program success. Assist other staff members with activities as needed to reach the overall goals of the Augustana athletic department.
Meet with prospective students and their family members both on campus and at remote locations as possible. Provide advice and counsel on the admissions process, the Augustana experience and the integral role of the student-athlete in overall campus life.
Hire and oversee part-time coaching assistants and student workers as needed to assist with the program and competition related activities. Provide feedback both positive and negative on work products and outcomes.
Order equipment and supplies and manage supply budget for the program.
Complete auxiliary assignments including teaching physical education activity classes during the academic year.
Actively participate in department and college-wide meetings and events, and adapt work as required to meet overall campus goals.
Three or more years of previous coaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level.
A demonstrated understanding of the NCAA Division III environment, requirements, and accountability, with previous coaching or playing experience in a similar setting highly preferred.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
The ability to relate to a diverse group of students, athletes, coaches and campus community members.
Strong prioritization and organizational skills.
Must have a thorough understanding of and accountability to NCAA and CCIW rules and regulations.
Demonstrated strong commitment to the academic and athletic success of the student-athlete.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a frequent basis. Also required is the ability to listen, hear, speak, climb stairs, bend, stoop, and stand for intermittently long periods of time. Exposure to outside weather and extreme temperatures is occasionally required. Long work days, particularly during the recruiting and competition season on a frequent basis.
Successful candidates must pass a criminal background check and have a valid drivers' license with the ability to be insured by the college.
Interested applicants must submit:
Cover letter including salary requirements
One page statement of personal coaching philsophy
Email addresses for three references
About AUGUSTANA COLLEGE
Founded in 1860, Augustana College is a selective four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. Augustana is recognized for the innovative program Augie Choice, which provides each student up to $2,000 to pursue a high-impact learning experience such as study abroad, an internship or research with a professor. Current students and alumni include 161 Academic All-Americans, a Nobel laureate, 13 college presidents and other distinguished leaders. The college enrolls 2,500 students and is located along one of the world's most important waterways, the Mississippi River, in a community that reflects the diversity of the United States.