Houghton University, a Christian Liberal Arts College located in Western New York, seeks applicants for the position of Head Women’s Volleyball Coach. Houghton, as members of the NCAA Division III, participates in the Empire 8 Conference. Houghton University is an academically rigorous and vibrant Christian university, with a tradition of student athletes excelling in the classroom as well as on the court. This is a 10-month full-time position with additional responsibilities to be determined based on the successful candidate’s qualifications. Possible secondary duties could include, but are not limited to, game and event management, assisting sports information, and general athletic administration.
Duties and Responsibilities: • Provide leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student athletes. • Direct and coordinate the activities of the team staff to include the planning, organizing and coaching of the team; ensure compliance with university, conference and national policies and regulations. • Direct the team staff in the preparation of analyses of opponents; analyze game statistics and tactical data of opponents and prepare game plans accordingly. • Counsel team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters; consult with university administration and faculty for resolution of problems as required. • Assign and supervise the team staff in the recruitment of new players • Provide opportunities for spiritual growth and formation, including such activities as team devotions, individual discipleship and mentoring, and planning of mission trips domestically and abroad. • Determine fiscal requirements and prepare budgetary recommendations; monitor, verify and reconcile expenditures of budgeted funds. • Study, evaluate and implement innovations in sport-specific strategy and equipment. • Organize, plan, and direct camps or clinics on the campus of the university. • Represent the Athletic Department in professional, civic, charity and alumni events.
Founded in 1883, Houghton University is a Christian liberal arts college in the Wesleyan tradition. Few colleges have so successfully combined the inspiration and strength of the Christian spirit with a contemporary, academically excellent, liberal arts education. The overall student body of 900 represents 40 states and Canadian provinces and 25 foreign countries. Houghton is a member of the American Association of Colleges & Universities, the Annapolis Group and the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. US News & World Report's “America's Best Colleges" Guide has ranked Houghton among the Tier 1 National Liberal Arts institutions. Houghton is also ranked in the top 3 percent of colleges nationwide according to the fourth-annual ranking of America's Best Colleges, compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. Additional information on Houghton University can be found at: www.houghton.edu. The college has an operating budget of $35 million.