Under the direction of the Head Coaches, the purpose of this position is to use athletics as a tool to educate college students. By using inter-collegiate competition and all activities related to such competition, this position serves as a teacher and mentor to help build student character, prepare students for a constructive and effective life, and teach valuable life lessons including work ethic; discipline; resilience; persistence; teamwork and selflessness; goal-setting and goal achievement; overcoming adversity; and leadership. This position typically influences student-athletes for their entire four years at Harvard and plays a key role in shaping their personal development.
This position assists in planning, directing, and coaching the men's and women's inter-collegiate Volleyball program. Typically works with all student-athletes in the program.
This position requires experience coaching at the collegiate level or comparable experience. Comparable experience may include coaching/teaching at the professional level or other high-performance environment, such as for a national team or at the Olympic level.
This position is a .92 FTE.
Requires at least 1 year of coaching, professional or Olympic experience.
Requires substantial knowledge specific to the sport of Volleyball and relevant issues.
Understands the philosophy, principles, and policies of college athletics (including Conflict of Interest and Commitment policies).
About Harvard University Department of Athletics
Harvard is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission is to educate citizens and citizen-leaders for our society. The College is a residential institution of nearly 7,000 undergraduates and is located in Cambridge, MA. Harvard is deeply committed to the intellectual, social and personal transformation of its undergraduates during their four years at Harvard. The Department of Athletics offers 42 varsity programs for men and women, more than any other Division I school in the United States.
Harvard employees have access to a wide range of educational offerings, including world-class museums, tuition assistance, and hundreds of web-based learning programs. Our benefits package is superior and provides multiple options for the health and well-being of our employees. Being located in Cambridge is a distinct advantage, since Cambridge is a lively, multi-cultural city adjacent to Boston, which is an undisputed hub of college and university life in the U.S.
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