Position Information Minot State University is seeking candidates for a full-time Head Women’s Volleyball Coach. Minot State University is a proud member of NCAA Division II and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: coaching, development and evaluation of staff, recruiting, scheduling, academic development, budget control, fundraising, and practice management.
Responsibilities Student-Athlete Skill Instruction and Conditioning; Team and Game Preparation
Promote the Women’s Volleyball program in accordance with the institutional mission of Minot State University (MSU) by ensuring the policies and programs developed for Women’s Volleyball coincide with institutional guidelines and policies.
Build and maintain a competitive, high quality NCAA Division II Women’s Volleyball program by developing strategies to motivate the maximum level of individual and team athletic performance.
Establish a practice schedule to enhance the student-athletes skill level and turn in weekly countable hours reports according to NCAA policy.
Establish game plans, plays, formations and strategy to best utilize student-athlete skills and strengths. Identify and develop best methods of instructing student-athletes on these approaches.
Coach and supervise the Women’s Volleyball team during scheduled practices, games, and other events.
Establish team guidelines and expectations for student-athletes and develop a plan for enforcing those guidelines and monitoring individual and team progress.
Collaborate with Strength and Conditioning coaches to develop in-season and out-of-season conditioning plans for student-athletes to follow both with and without supervision in keeping with NCAA guidelines.
Actively recruit qualified student-athletes to attend MSU within guidelines set forth by the NCAA, the NSIC conference and Minot State University.
Identify and maintain pool of prospects throughout the year, utilizing recruiting budget to attend games and tournaments.
Oversee planning and execution of unofficial and official visits for prospective student-athletes, including timely completion of NCAA paperwork, assignment of student hosts, and scheduling of visits with admissions and school representatives as appropriate.
Schedule and execute tryouts for prospective student-athletes, submitting appropriate paperwork and planning within NCAA allowable timeframes.
Work with the Admissions and Athletic Compliance Offices to identify academic viability of prospects as incoming freshmen or as transfer students.
Manage scholarship budget.
NCAA Rules Compliance
Learn, understand and adhere to guidelines of NCAA Division II eligibility and direct the Women’s Volleyball program within all NCAA and NSIC conference rules and regulations as well as all state, university, and departmental policies, procedures, and regulations.
Communicate with Athletics Compliance personnel regularly to ensure good communications and timely submission of required paperwork, including but not countable hours, eligibility, academics, athletics and input and maintain information, including recruiting phone call and evaluation tracking as well as recruit and student-athlete data as required and in a timely manner. Per NCAA regulations, failure to do so will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
Annually pass the NCAA Coaches evaluation models to allow for off-campus recruiting.
Participate in all Athletics Department training sessions and meetings.
Utilize ARMS software for all administrative, compliance and recruiting purposes.
Budget and Scheduling
Manage the Women’s Volleyball budgetary requirements by following the established guidelines for budget and accounting procedures.
Provide quarterly revisions and following year projections as requested by Athletic Director and Business Services.
Maintain responsibility for expense control compliance with all Women’s Volleyball program expenditures.
Participate in long-range planning and assessment by identifying and addressing both long-term and short-term operational budget and scholarship budget needs related to Women’s Volleyball.
Work with coaches from other institutions to schedule out-of-conference competitions, identifying opportunities to promote program visibility, while keeping within budgetary controls. Make schedule recommendations to the Athletic Director and Compliance Director.
Plan team travel schedule and arrangements in conjunction with the Athletic Director in keeping with travel budget.
Reconcile monthly p-card statements by scheduled deadlines, providing justification of expenses and appropriate budget coding.
Academics and Community Service
Ensure the academic success of Women’s Volleyball student-athletes as a model NCAA DII institution.
Mentor student-athletes in their academic performance to ensure academic success and timely progress toward degree completion.
Ensure that student-athletes adhere to department policies as it relates to academically-related requirements such as study hall and class attendance.
Work with Compliance Director, Registrar and Faculty Athletics Representative to communicate with student-athletes regarding academic issues and assist with plan of action to resolve issues.
Responsible for identifying opportunities and arranging for students to participate in community involvement programs to promote civic responsibility and leadership.
Supervision and Oversight
Oversee and supervise Women’s Volleyball assistant coach(es), graduate assistant(s), student assistant(s) and manager(s), giving them assignments and encouraging growth within the NCAA guidelines. Ensure that all assistants are cleared with the Athletic Director, Compliance Office and Human Resources before they report to work (including volunteers).
Provide leadership and direction for student-athletes participating in Women’s Volleyball. Encourage time management and wise decision-making with each student-athlete and ensure the physical, social and emotional well-being and safety of all Women’s Volleyball student-athletes.
Develop strategies to ensure the appropriate personal and social conduct on- and off-campus of the Women’s Volleyball student-athletes as well as the coaches.
Develop strategies to ensure the establishment of a safe environment for the student-athletes under the head coach’s supervision, including but not limited to education on and methods for discussing and resolving harassment or discrimination.
External Activities and Promotions
Participate in departmental public relations with team supporters, students, faculty, staff and media. Work cooperatively with other coaches, MSU departments and staff.
Foster positive relations with local media and work closely with MSU Sports Information Director to build media awareness for the team and to promote the athletic program both on-campus and off-campus.
Participate in community outreach events, activities and programs to enhance the profile of the Women’s Volleyball program, the MSU Athletic Department, and the University.
With direction from the Director of Athletics and External Relations Director, participate in fundraising activities within the community in order to supplement operational expenses.
Plan and conduct Volleyball camps, clinics, tournaments, and other special events.
Actively participate in and contribute professionally to the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, university programs and events, and the community. Perform Other duties as Assigned.
Master’s Degree is preferred. Collegiate coaching experience is required, collegiate head coaching experience is preferred.
Committed to high academic standards and professional support for students, Minot State University is dedicated to student success, engaged and life-long learning, advancement of knowledge, effective student service, and development of students of character.
The university values critical and creative thinking, vitality of communities and cultures, stewardship of place, and the multicultural and global environment. The university honors and supports the dignity and rights of diverse individuals, freedom of expression, academic freedom, ethical and moral behavior, integrity, fairness, and honesty.
Minot State University is first and foremost dedicated to the success of all students: their growth and development as educated citizens, their confidence, and their life-long devotion to the common good and the welfare of others.