The University of Minnesota Morris (UMN Morris) seeks an Assistant Coach for Women’s Volleyball. This position is funded in part by a NCAA Division III Coaching Enhancement Grant supporting ethnic minority and gender representation in newly created assistant coaching positions.
The Assistant Volleyball Coach is responsible for supporting all aspects of building a competitive NCAA Division III volleyball program that advances the mission of intercollegiate athletics and the University. The assistant coach assists the head coach in student recruitment and retention; coaches student athletes and fosters their skill development; assists in coaching plans and implementation at practices and competitions; provides for students’ safety, health and wellbeing; complies with NCAA, UMAC and university policies; provides sound fiscal management; assists in equipment oversight, scheduling, travel planning, and summer camps; assists in off-season programs and athlete development; and assists in program communication and fundraising efforts with the Head Coach. The assistant coach will work with the head volleyball coach to build a shared vision, work collaboratively with the Office of Admissions, build and retain a diverse and talented team, foster good sportsmanship and a climate of respect, and provide an environment that supports students in achieving their athletic, academic and life goals. This is a 75% time, 10-month coaching appointment during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years. The appointment carries a $27,000 annual salary, a $2,000 annual professional development budget, a full benefit package (including health / dental insurance and wellness programs). Assistant coaching positions carry an additional appointment within Cougar Athletics in a second sport or other opportunity depending upon qualifications.
A Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated effectiveness playing and/or coaching volleyball is required. The position requires strong organization, oral and written communication skills, and the demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The preferred candidate will demonstrate an appreciation for NCAA DIII, be self-directed and motivated, work with integrity, and bring skills and abilities to help advance the program.
Additional Salary Information: This is a 75% time, 10-month coaching appointment during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years. The appointment carries a $27,000 annual salary, a $2,000 annual professional development budget, a full benefit package (including health / dental insurance and wellness programs). Assistant coaching positions carry an additional appointment within Cougar Athletics in a second sport or other opportunity depending upon qualifications.
About University of Minnesota Morris
A distinctive undergraduate campus within the University of Minnesota system, the University of Minnesota Morris (UMN Morris) combines a student-centered residential liberal arts education with access to the resources and opportunities of one of the nation's largest universities. A founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), UMN Morris provides students with a rigorous academic experience, preparing them to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship. The student body numbers nearly 1500 with a student/faculty ratio of 11:1. UMN Morris serves one of the most diverse student bodies in Minnesota. More than forty percent of UMN Morris students are Native American, persons of color, or of international origin. UMN Morris is the only federally recognized Native American-Serving Nontribal Institution in the Upper Midwest.
The University of Minnesota Morris Cougars compete in the NCAA Division III and Upper Midwest Athletic Conference with 19 sports for men and women. Cougar Athletics offers a competitive intercollegiate athletics experience advancing the UMN Morris... commitment to academic excellence, diversity, service, and community; fostering the core values of integrity, respect, unity, commitment, and excellence; and furthering students’ success in athletics, learning, and life. One in five UMN Morris students is a varsity athlete.