The position reports directly to the Athletic Director and implements all aspects of the NCAA Division III collegiate varsity program. Must have a clear understanding of NCAA Division III rules and philosophy, a commitment to recruiting, developing and graduating quality student-athletes. This individual will be responsible for all coaching duties including, but not limited to, planning and facilitation of practice sessions, game preparation, recruiting, and scheduling.
Manage, coordinate and develop all aspects of a successful men’s volleyball program including but not limited to:
Recruiting and retaining student-athletes in accordance with NCAA, OAC and institutional rules, regulations and guidelines Organizing, preparing and executing effective practice and game plan strategies Managing successfully the daily operations of the volleyball program: budgeting, scheduling, travel arrangements, and game day organization Monitoring student-athletes academic progress Supervising assistant coaches and other support staff Fostering a cooperative work environment and providing mutual support with all constituencies and colleagues Representing the program and University of Mount Union with sportsmanship, integrity and professionalism Perform other athletic department duties as assigned by the athletic director
Five years successful coaching experience with collegiate coaching experience preferred
Knowledge of NCAA and OAC rules and regulations and understanding of the NCAA D-III athletic philosophy
Ability to successfully impart knowledge and motivate learning in student athletes
Ability to identify and recruit student-athletes
Strong ethical character and interpersonal communication skills
Sport specific knowledge in all positions
Proficient with technology applications applicable to the position
Certified in or ability to be certified in CPR/AED
Commitment to diversity
Must pass a background check
Must be able to travel, maintain a valid driver’s license and be able to secure and maintain certification to drive university vehicles
Expectations: Uphold the high professional standard of conduct expected of each person on campus as outlined in our Employee Handbook. Build positive interpersonal relationships in and out of the athletic department by attending College functions, both social and professional; staff meetings; faculty meetings; serving on committees; etc.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. At the employee’s request, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
The University of Mount Union is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Mount Union prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, marital or parental status, pregnancy, disability, or genetic information in student admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or employment as now or may hereafter be required by university policy and federal or state law.
The University of Mount Union, a private institution founded in 1846, offers a rigorous and relevant academic program that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s 2,200 students can select from 59 broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors as well as a graduate program in physician assistant studies. Known for its personal approach, the institution boasts a 13:1 student...-faculty ratio and a curriculum delivered almost entirely by full-time faculty members who hold terminal degrees in their fields.
Throughout the course of the past decade, more than $100 million has been invested in the construction and renovation of modern facilities including a natural sciences building, recreation center, welcome center and apartment-style housing options. Primarily residential in nature, Mount Union’s picturesque 115-acre campus is located in Alliance, OH (population 23,000), within 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh. An additional 142-acre nature center is located six miles away. The University’s endowment is in excess of $130 million.
Mount Union is an NCAA Division III institution that is a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference. The Purple Raiders have 23 intercollegiate athletic teams and have won 12 national championships (11 in football, 1 in men's cross country).
The University, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is committed to providing a student-centered approach and an exceptional educational experience, offering an array of activities for cultural, civic and social development. Students experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation, both in the workforce and graduate study.
For more information, visit www.mountunion.edu.