Summary of Position: Assists in coaching, recruiting, counseling, conditioning, and evaluating for the volleyball team as directed. Responsible for instructing student-athletes in how to perform their sport which may also include teaching courses related to competition in varsity athletic programs.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Implements coaching strategies and teaching methods to develop student athletes' skills and teamwork; analyzes performance of team and adjusts strategies as needed; evaluates opponents and develops game strategies; plans and conducts practices and other activities in preparation for competition; manages camps and clinics, if applicable.
Assists with the development of the team budget; analyzes historical expenditure fixtures; compiles projections for budget expenditures for various aspects of team operations (i.e. travel, equipment, recruiting, athletic aid, marketing, etc.); authorizes the expenditures of funds for team operations; monitors expenditures to ensure that they adhere to proscribed limitations; ensures that all expenditures are properly documented and in compliance with university and NCAA regulations; prepares expenditure reports as directed.
Conducts promotional activities for fundraising, recruitment, public relations, and other marketing activities; attends promotional events, community activities, and fundraisers; prepares promotional materials for distribution (e.g. team background, participant bios, letters of interest, etc.); prepares and delivers speeches and presentations at local community groups, fundraisers, athlete events, etc.
Assists with the administration of policies and procedures with respect to academic expectations for team members; communicates with academic advising staff regarding athletic academic performance; meets with athletes to review course load issues, degree requirements, course selections, etc.; counsels athletes on performance issues, study skills, and techniques for academic success.
Identifies and develops team strategy for recruitment; analyzes team needs in order to focus recruitment efforts; creates promotional strategy for contacting and recruiting prospective student athletes; develops promotional correspondence and materials for distribution to prospective recruits; conducts recruiting trips and activities in accordance with developed recruitment strategy; formulates recommendations concerning the award of athletic aid to targeted recruits.
Oversees assigned course loads; compiles lesson plans and related course materials; receives and responds to student inquiries; provides instruction to students in applicable subject matter; reviews student performance to determine appropriate grade or credit.
Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.
Other Functions and Responsibilities: Videotapes practices, games, and strength training sessions as directed.
Manages equipment inventory and related duties as directed.
Drives passenger vans as required.
Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
Performs any and all other related duties as assigned or directed in order to promote, further, and ensure the effective and efficient operation of YSU.
Equipment Operated: Computer and all other standard office equipment.
Work Schedule: Travel and non-traditional hours
Supervision Exercised: May exercise supervision over student employees.
Reports to: Head Coach
Qualifications and Competencies Required Certifications, Training, and/or Licensures: CPR/AED/First Aid certifications;
Annual NCAA Certification to recruit student athletes to occur after hire; valid driver’s license.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of: NCAA rules and regulations; University policies and procedures*; office practices and procedures; department/division goals and objectives*; workplace safety practices and procedures*; English grammar and spelling; records management.
Skill in: Use of office equipment; typing, data entry; computer operation; use of computer software and other programs applicable to the assigned department/division*.
Ability to: Exhibit strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; determine material and equipment needs; use proper research methods to gather data; understand a variety of written and/or verbal communications; maintain records according to established procedures; effectively interact with personnel and public to answer routine questions; train or instruct others; move quickly and effectively from one tasks to another; work independently and in a team environment; develop and maintain effective working relationships.
Minimum Qualifications: At least a bachelor's degree; two years of volleyball coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, or club level or two years of collegiate or professional playing experience; demonstrated experience in training and instructing athletes.
Preferred Qualifications: Division I or II women’s volleyball coaching and recruiting experience. Experience utilizing Data Volley or VolleyStation.