The Head Men’s Volleyball Coach reports to the Director of Athletics. This position will have overall responsibility to develop and operate a competitive intercollegiate program by recruiting, retaining, teaching and mentoring quality student-athletes in the program. The Head Coach will also manage the volleyball staff effectively and efficiently.
1.Recruit and retain athletically skilled and academically qualified student-athletes into the volleyball program.
2.Oversee the volleyball operating budget with integrity.
3.Develop and implement modern and effective volleyball techniques and strategies through practices and competitions.
4.Arrange transportation and practice schedules in context of department guidelines, working with appropriate departmental and institutional personnel.
5.Establish and maintain effective relationships with local media, high school coaches, the Decatur community and the extended Millikin University community to promote the volleyball program in a positive manner.
6.Comply with all applicable Millikin University, CCIW and NCAA rules, regulations and policies.
7.Develop a competitive season schedule of non-conference games within the NCAA Division III philosophy.
8.Attend all departmental, conference and other professional meetings.
1.Perform a second duty as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
2.Serve on institutional committees and task forces as assigned.
3.Serve as Griswold Gym Facility Monitor.
Minimum Position Qualifications:
Three years of college coaching or equivalent
Extensive knowledge of the sport of volleyball
Ability to recruit and retain quality volleyball student-athletes
Excellent organization, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively to various audiences
Ability and willingness to work effectively in a team atmosphere in the Athletic Department
Strong commitment to the University and NCAA Division III philosophy
Demonstrated commitment to the academic and athletic success of the student-athlete
About Millikin University
Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution serving approximately 1,800 undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies. Situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, Illinois (population of 85,000), Millikin is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis. A Millikin education is characterized by performance learning – a unique approach to learning that builds the confidence to succeed before and after graduation. Students apply their learning to experiences both in Decatur and around the world. A vibrant campus community engages students in more than 90 student organizations and a close-knit Greek community. Millikin Big Blue athletics include 19 NCAA Division III teams as well as junior varsity teams and intramurals. In 2010, 98% of Millikin graduates gained employment or entry into graduate/professional school within six months of graduation.