May 24, 2021

Head Women's Volleyball Coach

  • Franciscan University of Steubenville
Part time Education: University/College

Job Description

Date:  May 18, 2021

Position Available:  Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

Position Reports to:  Director of Athletics

Department:  Athletics

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Schedule:  Part-time; Primarily evening and weekend hours during the academic year


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The Head Women’s Volleyball Coach is responsible for the organization and administration of all phases of an intercollegiate Women’s Volleyball program at the institution.  The position’s most important duties include demonstrating effective coaching skills and fundamentals during practice (both in a team and individual setting).  The Head Coach is responsible for supporting the academic and spiritual development of each student athlete.  The employee will also engage in other secondary duties as described below.



1.     Game day strategy and coaching.

2.     Plan and execute practices and training programs, including individual and team film study.

3.     Specific position/individual athlete instruction.

4.     Promote the academic development of each student athlete and a team culture of academic excellence.

5.     Promote the spiritual development of each student athlete and team culture where the Catholic faith and Christian moral principles are integrated into the daily activities and program.

6.     Learn and comply with all relevant NCAA and PAC conference rules and regulations and communicate with prospective student athletes in accordance with NCAA regulations/coordinate visits with the Admissions office.

7.     Coordinate with other Athletics staff members and other university departments on logistical issues such as contest scheduling, team travel, field/venue scheduling/maintenance, and game day preparation.


This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list.  Additional duties, expectations and responsibilities may be added or changed as needed to meet the University's needs.



Must understand, support and embrace the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville and possess the following:


Work Experience

·         2-3 years of Head Coaching experience/former college volleyball experience.

·         Knowledge of D3 and NCAA rules.

·         Collegiate volleyball coaching and/or playing experience preferred.

·         Recruiting experience and the knowledge of recruiting services preferred.



·         Technical/Functional Skills: Actively seeks out ways to practice and continually improve the required skills or knowledge.

·         Verbal Communications: Very good communicator.  Uses effective speaking and listening techniques to ensure clear and actionable communications.

·         Developing Self: Continually assesses own skills and identifies areas that can be further improved.

·         Decision Quality: Effectively blends analysis, experience, and intuition in the decision-making process.

·         Dealing with Ambiguity: Works well in situations where there is no single right answer.



·         Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

·         CPR and First Aid Certification.


Technical Skills

·         Ability to demonstrate coaching skill.

·         Knowledge of collegiate level coaching tactics.

·         Implementation of daily practice and game day plans.


Workplace Factors

·         Must demonstrate an understanding of basic set up and tear down of the equipment to keep track of inventory.

·         Must be able to schedule matches in a timely manner to be able to report game scores and statistics after games.

·         Must be able to handle travel arrangements and to drive a 12-passenger van.


Candidates must submit an online application, a resume and a cover letter that demonstrates their fit for the position based on their experience, accomplishments and skills as well as their desire to advance the mission of Franciscan University.


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Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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