The Assistant Volleyball Coach is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in all program operations, including recruiting, retaining and coaching members of the volleyball team. The Assistant Coach is responsible for day-to-day coaching responsibilities and is expected to meet recruiting and retention goals. This position will also assist the Head Coach on the coordination of travel, game day operations, equipment management, camps, and fundraising.
Essential Functions: The following list of duties is meant to be representative of the work performed in this position. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical extension of position responsibilities.
Recruit, retain and graduate successful student-athletes
Assist in executing recruiting strategies to meet the recruitment and retention goals set by the College
Collaborate with Head Coach on ensuring academic performance and personal development of student-athletes is in alignment with institutional and program goals
Assist the Head Coach with all operations of running a successful volleyball program
Demonstrate high level of intercultural competence and the ability to work with diverse population
Maintain a high level of professionalism on and off the field toward student athletes, other coaches, parents, administrators, and members of the community
Adhere all Illinois College, Midwest Conference and NCAA rules and regulations
Attend regular athletic and admission staff meetings
Assume additional administrative responsibilities within Athletics Department, as assigned by the Director of Athletics
Bachelor’s degree, required
Intercultural competency; ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds
Able to develop and maintain collaborative relationships, engage in creative problem-solving, and extend enlightened hospitality when working with others.
Valid driver’s license and evidence of insurability, required
Relevant coaching experience at the NCAA level, Division III, preferred
Recruiting experience at the collegiate level, Division III, preferred
Must understand and value the liberal arts experience for students at Illinois College, especially including participation in other sports, clubs and organizations, and having an academic experience
First Aid and AED certification, preferred
Ability to work weekdays, weekends, and some evenings
Strong oral and written communication skills
Possess an outcomes-oriented approach to coaching
Ability to lift 30 pounds
Additional Job Details: Job Title: Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach Department: Athletics Reports to: Head Volleyball Coach Status: Full-Time, Salaried, 10-month Class: Exempt Date Last Revised: February 2024
Illinois College is a residential, private liberal arts college located in the heart of Illinois, 85 miles north of Saint Louis, Missouri, and 30 miles west of Springfield, the capital of Illinois. True to its founding vision in 1829, Illinois College is a community committed to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts. The College develops in its students qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service, fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success.