The compensation for this part-time role will be aligned with the candidate's experience and competitive within the context of division 3 volleyball opportunities.
4 Year Degree
Assistant Volleyball Coach - part time
Knox College invites applications for the position of Assistant Volleyball Coach. This is a part-time, non-benefits eligible position reporting to the Head Volleyball Coach. The salary range for this position is competitive. The successful candidate will have a focus on supporting student-athlete success and developing a competitive NCAA Division III program.
Knox College, a member of the Midwest Conference and NCAA Division III, is a vibrant community of scholar-teachers and students with a tradition of free inquiry, independent thought, and diverse perspectives. Knox College is one of the 50 most diverse campuses in America and prides itself on its historic commitment to increase access to all qualified students of varied backgrounds, races, and conditions, regardless of financial means.
U.S. News and World Report included Knox as one of its “Best Value Schools” in its 2021 rankings, listing it as #20 among national liberal arts colleges, recognizing academic quality and the price that students pay after receiving need-based scholarships or grants. Knox is also regularly recognized for this historic and transformative mission; Knox has been included in every edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges since the groundbreaking book was first published in 1996. Washington Monthly ranks Knox #40 in the nation for its commitment to the public good, and Forbes regularly includes Knox on its Grateful Grads Index, which rates the top 200 colleges and universities for the success of graduates and the number of alumni that financially support their alma mater.
Knox student-athletes are driven individuals with a high focus on achievement in the classroom, on their respective field(s) of play, and, as community leaders. While institutional support for intercollegiate athletics at the College is strong, Prairie Fire athletics is aided by our generous athletics supporters who form our ‘team behind the team’, the K Club. While the K Club has been active for many years, the past three years have seen its upward trajectory rise significantly both in dollars raised, and in alumni engagement.
The Assistant Volleyball Coach is responsible for assisting and supporting the head coach in all aspects of the Knox College volleyball program including but not limited to: assisting with the execution of a successful recruiting and retention plan; assisting with the integration of the program into the campus community; scheduling, planning, and supervising practices and contests as assigned; assisting with the management of the programs’ operating budget; assisting with the administration of all aspects of the program ensuring compliance with departmental, institutional, Midwest Conference (MWC) and NCAA rules and regulations; assisting with alumni and booster engagement including promotion of program on social media platforms; additional coaching and administrative duties as assigned. Must provide support and encouragement and ensure the safety and well-being of the student-athletes.
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
Playing and/ or coaching experience in college volleyball
Valid Driver's License
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and projects
An appreciation for a residential liberal arts education and flexibility to adapt to constant change
Respect for individual differences, openness to the values and opinions of others, and commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for underrepresented communities
1 or more years of coaching experience at the NCAA Division III level
1 or more years of college volleyball recruiting experience
Experience with Front Rush Database or similar platform
Experience recruiting volleyball in the Midwest and internationally