Lafayette College, located in Easton, PA, is a highly selective private undergraduate college with academic programs and opportunities characteristic of larger institutions. The College is approximately 70 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia.
We are currently seeking Assistant Coach (First Assistant) to assist the Head Coach in the planning, management, and evaluation of all aspects of the volleyball program. Successful candidate will be asked to teach, train and coach all team members, and play an integral role in the recruitment and coaching, video breakdown and film, as well as all other duties listed below. He/she must abide by the rules and regulations established by Lafayette College, the Patriot League and the NCAA.
Assisting Head Coach in managing and directing the volleyball program
Assisting the Head Coach with all aspects of the team including training, competing, and scheduling
Attending all practices and conditioning activities throughout the year
Verifying travel arrangements one week prior to travel (bus, hotel, food)
Ensuring adherence to all rules and regulations set forth for the team, the College, the Patriot League and the NCAA with the utmost integrity
Completing assigned administrative duties in a timely manner
Assisting with recruiting, including calling prospective student-athletes, evaluating prospects as necessary, and maintaining accurate records in our recruiting database
Coordinating recruiting efforts to attract quality student-athletes to Lafayette who meet the admissions requirements and who have the potential to improve our program
Working cooperatively with personnel in the athletics department, as well as attending departmental meetings and activities
Handling all film breakdown with team regularly throughout the season and in the spring as needed
Must pass the NCAA Division I Compliance test annually
Representing the College in a positive manner when interacting with the community, alumni, high school and club coaches, media and the public.
Attending professional development opportunities as they become available
Confirming set up of gym two hours prior to all home events
Scoreboard, lights, microphone, court set up, balls, locker rooms
Coordinating facility needs of visiting team
Working to market program and camps and clinics throughout the year
Assisting with fundraising activities
Must be able to run a practice and participate in practice as needed
Performing other duties as requested
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
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 judgment 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 a personal computer and handle technical needs of a program.
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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.