Head Women's Volleyball Coach and Aquatics Coordinator
Status: Full Time, Regular (12-month), Exempt
Department: Athletics/Recreation and Intramurals
Reports to: Director of Athletics
The College: Paul Smith's College is a small, private baccalaureate and associate degree-granting institution located on a 170-acre campus adjacent to Lower St. Regis Lake in the 6 million-acre Adirondack Park of northern New York State. The College is committed to providing all students with an outstanding undergraduate experience through engaged teaching, experiential learning, and personal attention. Paul Smith's College seeks student athletes who will represent the College and their sport well, and who are as motivated to succeed in the classroom as they are in competition.
The Position and Core Duties: Reporting to the Athletic Director, the Head Women's Volleyball Coach and Aquatics Coordinator provides leadership in developing an effective women's volleyball program. This position will supervise the Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach, and will assist with the selection and evaluation of candidates for that position. In addition, the position is responsible for recruitment of student-athletes for the women's team and providing skills development opportunities for "walk-on" players. Close cooperation with the Office of Admissions is expected, as is adherence to USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) policies and procedures.
As Aquatics Coordinator, this position has direct oversight of the management and daily operation of the swimming facility and aquatics programming. Responsibilities include training lifeguards, setting the pool schedule, coordinating and overseeing swim lessons and other aquatic programs conducted by the Athletics and Recreation Department.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities: • Develop and maintain an effective program to identify student-athlete prospects for the volleyball program. • Provide effective supervision of volleyball student-athletes in the practice areas, competition and life management, including travel. • Represent the department at campus and community events, including Open House and Orientation. • Assist with the Department's strategic initiatives and special projects. • Help promote the College's athletic programs and facilities throughout the community. • Coordinate event setup and take down at home athletic contests (game day management) as needed. • Work effectively with officials, the athletic trainer, and visiting team coaches. • Train and schedule student workers. • Assure a safe and enjoyable experience for visiting teams and spectators. • Effectively communicate volleyball schedules and accurate results and statistics to local media, conference offices and the college community using standard and approved formatting and means of submission. •Effectively manage program expenses and provide accurate and timely reports to the Director of Athletics. •Coordinate purchasing of supplies and equipment with the Director of Athletics. • Serve as a positive role model for student athletes. • Maintain Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification for supervising the operations of a publicly-used aquatic facility, and other pertinent certifications (e.g., CPR, First Aid, American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard instructor). • Supervise assistant coaches and other part-time employees as necessary.
Requirements: • Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree preferred) in Sports Management or related field preferred. • Experience as a high school or college volleyball coach. • Working knowledge of rules and strategies related to intercollegiate volleyball. • Proven ability to recruit women to athletic programs. • Ability to provide leadership to student athletes to encourage both successful academic development and competitive performance. • Strong communication, interpersonal, technology, organization and planning skills. • Record of teaching and modeling positive character, values, and responsibility, • Ability to work flexibly and accommodate a schedule that will include evenings, weekends and travel as required. • Possess or be willing to complete the following certifications: CPR, First Aid, Certified Pool Operator certification (within 5 months of the date of hire), American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (within 1 year of date of hire), Water Safety Instructor (within 18 months of date of hire). • Driver's license and driving record that meets the standard of "acceptable" to the College's insurance carrier.
Employment may be subject to a background check. To Apply:
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent in Microsoft Word or Pdf format to: firstname.lastname@example.org Mailing address: Human Resources Recruitment Manager, Paul Smith's College, PO Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970. Faxed to: (518) 327-6161.
Paul Smith's College values diversity in the College community and seeks to assure equal opportunity through its continued Affirmative Action program. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V