The First Assistant Volleyball Coach is responsible for assisting the Head Volleyball Coach in planning, managing and evaluating all aspects of the Volleyball Program. He/she will be asked to teach, train and coach all team members. The Assistant Coach’s main responsibilities are recruiting and coaching, but also include video breakdown and film, and all other duties as listed below. He/she must abide by the rules and regulations established by Lafayette College, the Patriot League, and the NCAA.
Primary Duties: May include, but not limited to, the following:
•Assists Head Coach in managing and directing the Volleyball Program
•Assists the Head Coach with all aspects of the team including training, competing, and scheduling
•Attends all practices and conditioning activities throughout the year. Observes weight lifting routine as often as possible
•Verifies travel arrangements one week prior to travel (bus, hotel, food)
•Commits to and is responsible for adhering to all rules and regulations set forth for the Team, the College, the Patriot League, and the NCAA with the utmost integrity
•Completes other assigned administrative duties in a timely manner
•Assists with recruiting, including calling prospective student-athletes, evaluating prospects as necessary, and maintaining accurate records in our recruiting database
•Coordinates recruiting efforts to attract quality student-athletes to Lafayette who meet the admissions requirements and who have the potential to improve our program
•Updates our Front Rush Recruiting Database daily with new prospects, and logs all contact and communication with recruits in a timely fashion
•Works cooperatively with personnel in the Athletics Department, and attends Department meetings and activities
•Handles all film breakdown with team regularly throughout the season and in the spring as needed
•Must pass the NCAA Division I Compliance test annually
•Represents the College in a positive manner when interacting with the community, alumni, high school and club coaches, media, and the public
•Attends professional development opportunities as they become available
•Confirms set up of gym two hours prior to all home events oScoreboard, lights, microphone, court set up, balls, locker rooms
•Coordinates facility needs of visiting team
•Works to market program and camps and clinics throughout the year
•Assists with fundraising activities
•Must be able to run a practice and participate in practice as needed
•Performs other duties as requested.
Bachelor’s Degree Required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The following are essential:
•Ability to recruit, coach, and teach highly talented student-athletes
•Ability to build positive relationships with our student-athletes and mentor our athletes on personal and academic matters
•Ability to adhere to all policies, rules and regulations of the College, the Patriot League, and the NCAA
•A proven record in following directives and being responsible for tasks which have been assigned
•Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
•Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives, and exercise independent judgement based on an understanding of organizational policies
•Ability to apply budgeting and fiscal planning techniques within financial constraints
•Ability to stay abreast of current and developing trends (video, voice, data, and computing technologies)
•Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with student-athletes, faculty, staff, and the community
•Ability to communicate effectively – orally, by phone, in person, and in writing
•Ability to represent the Department of Athletics and the College in a friendly, courteous, and professional manner
•Ability to show enthusiasm and thrive in an environment filled with challenges and constant change
•Ability to respond to emergency situations in a timely manner
•Ability to use personal computer and handle technical needs of the Program.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Interested candidates should submit their application indicating the exact position, resume, and list of at least three references through the online link at: http://apply.interfolio.com/52528
Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment, as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable laws and College policies.