The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The Department of Athletics at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for the position of Head Coach for the Women’s Volleyball program. The University, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a selective public institution known for its teaching, research, and public service. UVA sponsors a 27 sport intercollegiate athletics program, which includes approximately 750 student-athletes.
The Head Coach is responsible for the development, planning, implementation, communication and administration of the Volleyball program within the guidelines of authorized University and Athletics Department policies and procedures, support programs, and budgets; and in accordance with and responsibility for compliance to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) rules and regulations.
The Head Coach routinely sets unit priorities, initiating actions, analyzing results, while providing supervision and leadership on all matters pertaining to sport program duties. Responsibilities include:
Provides instruction, evaluations, and performance feedback to assistant coaches, volunteer coaches, student workers, and student-athletes.
Counsels and advises student-athletes on academic, personal, and compliance related issues.
Uses initiative and experience to capitalize on key factors in supervising the assistant coaches and support staff.
Successfully recruits through effective timing, marketing, public relations, and networking.
Works closely with diverse internal and external constituencies, including the press/media to build relationships and promote the sports program, Department of Athletics, and the University.
Collects, analyzes, and interprets tactical and statistical data of opponent's teams to provide direction in establishing game day strategies.
Establishes short and long term goals for overall program.
Accountable for NCAA, ACC and Department of Athletics Compliance office rules and regulations, and for ensuring required documentation is submitted in a timely manner.
Accountable for applying sound judgment concerning budgetary decisions and for maintaining a balanced budget supported by documentation, as required.
Ensures negotiations with vendors for services are pertinent to program operations.
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Experience: Professional experience coaching athletes and leading a Volleyball sports program is required.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the sport program and the ability to teach technical aspects of the sport. Knowledge of NCAA, ACC and University rules and regulations , with the ability to interpret and correctly apply. Ability to demonstrate strong leadership skills in the development of a highly competitive Division I sports program. Ability to manage and develop assistant coaches, support staff, volunteers and student-athletes. Knowledge of athletic recruitment/retention methods and techniques with the ability to manage these program aspects. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with the press and a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Knowledge of budget preparation and fiscal management. Ability to establish, follow, and enforce safety procedures. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and sound judgments. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Strong organizational skills and the ability to oversee the effective maintenance of files pertaining to recruiting, compliance, team travel and budgetary expenditures.
Licensure: A valid driver’s license is required.
Education: Bachelor’s in Kinesiology, Physical Education, Sport Administration, or a related field.
Experience: 4+ years of professional coaching experience preferred. Experience coaching at a Division I institution or professional level also preferred.
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Shanna Dews, Assistant Director of Administrative Services, at email@example.com.
Please do not forward any applicant materials directly to the Athletics Director or Senior Administration of the University of Virginia.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
About University of Virginia
The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The University, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a selective public institution known for its teaching, research, and public service. The University of Virginia sponsors a twenty-seven sport intercollegiate athletics program, which includes approximately 750 student-athletes.