Grand Canyon University is searching for an Assistant Coach for Women’s Volleyball. This position assists the Head Coach in planning, directing and strategizing game tactics for developing winning teams in the assigned specialty. Also, assists in organizing, recruiting, coaching and administering sports activities to individuals or groups at the University’s recreational facilities.
Ensures all aspects of athletic programs comply with University standards and conference and national affiliation rules and regulations. Identifies potential risk and helps in establishing criteria and plans for correction.
Coaches, counsels, advises and mentors athletic staff.
Works in association with institutional and departmental entities with record keeping and student-athlete certifications as required by NCAA and University guidelines.
Explains and demonstrates the principles, techniques and methods of regulating movement of the human body, kinesiology, bio-mechanics, etc. to achieve proficiency in the assigned activity or sport.
Makes recommendations in matters of event scheduling, budget preparation and expenditures / monitoring, and prepares various reports.
Observes students during practice to encourage good athletic skills and provide guidance for improvement. Assesses student-athlete capabilities. Explains and demonstrates use of apparatus and equipment.
Promotes good sportsmanship behavior and enforces discipline, establishes and oversees penalties for breach of standards by members of the team.
Assists in organizing competitions and tournaments.
Assists and/or executes program development, develops strategies for competitions.
Assists in implementing pre- and post-season conditioning and weight training, as necessary.
Promotes GCU Athletics and may attend various events.
Duties will require irregular hours, out of town and/or overnight travel.
May include supervisory responsibilities.
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree is preferred.
Minimum of 1 years’ work experience in a similar capacity.
Successful record as collegiate coach, preferably within NCAA Division I.
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record and occasionally operates University vehicles.
CPR, First Aid and Coaches’ Safety Training certifications required; AED helpful.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills including ability to establish and build a good rapport and effective working relationships with student athletes, coaches, assistant coaches, administrators, college faculty and staff, alumni, professional colleagues, the community or general public and representatives of local and national affiliations.
Student and diversity oriented.
Advanced knowledge of the fundamentals of assigned sports including game rules, regulations and officiating; well versed in game development strategy.
Ability to effectively coach, advise and motivate student-athletes.
Strong leader who can effectively motivate staff to deliver performance results.
Knowledgeable of University, NCAA Division I rules and regulations.
Certification in NCAA off-campus recruiting or ability to pass the testing requirements.
Ability to recruit high-quality talent on a local and/or national level.
Sound judgment, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Proficiency with MS Office Suite software and familiarity with team, game, meet management software preferred.
Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.
Grand Canyon University (GCU), Arizona's premier private Christian university, has a rich history with a central goal that has remained constant since 1949: Help students meet their educational goals. As a comprehensive liberal-arts institution with over 100 degree programs and concentrations, NCAA Division I athletics and a dynamic, growing campus in the heart of Phoenix, GCU is committed to prov...iding private, faith-based education that is accessible and affordable to all. Our focus is to help students find their purpose and achieve their potential through both traditional and online degree programs.