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Head Volleyball Coach

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All applications must be submitted electronically through the Prairie State College Website.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number H0159P
Classification Hourly
Position Number HATHL07
Position Title Head Volleyball Coach
Status of Position Hourly - Academic Year
FLSA Non Exempt
Position Summary

The head coach is responsible for implementing, managing and overseeing operations of the Prairie State college volleyball program. The head coach provides leadership, direction and guidance for the entire program.

Reporting Relationship

Direct reporting relationship to the Director of Athletics.

Essential Responsibilities

1. Organize and coordinate total program and give support and cooperation to all levels of sports at Prairie State College.
2. Be available to the surrounding communities and feeder high schools to contribute to public relations in a supportive manner.
3. Formulate goals and behavioral objectives for sport season.
4. Remain abreast of current information and innovative ideas and techniques by attending clinics and workshops and through professional reading.
5. Possess adequate understanding of by-laws and regulations as defined by the NJCAA, including rules and rule changes.
6. Implement proper procedure for the following as defined by NJCAA regulations and the Prairie State College Athletic Department policies.
a. Pre-season conditioning
b. In-Season organization
c. Post-season involvement
d. Summer involvement
7. Implement and support departmental and institutional policies and regulations.
8. Demonstrate professionalism in all dealings with student-athletes, parents, staff member, administration, media and the public.
9. Demonstrate a real commitment to the success of the student-athletes.
10. Responsible for overseeing all of the program’s fundraising efforts throughout the year.
11. Oversees the recruitment of all potential players inside of the program.
12. Perform affiliated duties assigned, as deemed appropriate by the Director of Athletics, in addition to the delineated responsibilities.
13. Represent the College in national and regional coaching associations and organizations affiliated with the program.
14. Responsible for obtaining Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to assist athletic department in providing transportation to and from contests.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The employee is subject to both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions. The nature of the work requires that the individual possess a tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm and be willing to do light work, which may require lifting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally. Must be able to operate equipment involving arm and leg controls.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Associate Degree.
2. Previous coaching experience as a head coach or assistant coach in a college/university or high school setting.
3. Ability to assist in recruitment of student-athletes and operate under NJCAA by-laws and regulations.
4. Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills necessary to interface with students, faculty and general public.
5. Experience working with a culturally diverse student population.
6. Must possess a valid driver’s license, as providing transportation to and from contests, via the use of Prairie State college vehicles, is required.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Two years coaching experience at an institution of higher learning.
2. Evidence of organizational abilities to conduct athletic related clinics and workshops.

Anticipated Work Hours and Days


Posting Date 06/28/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications must be submitted electronically through the Prairie State College Website.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Prairie State College Website
    • BlacksinHigherEd
    • CareerBuilders
    • Chronicle of HigherEd
    • HispanicsinHigherEd
    • InsideHigherEd Jobs
    • VeteransinHigherEd
    • Community College Jobs
    • Other
  2. * Do you have an Associate Degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have previous coaching experience as a head coach or assistant coach in a college/university or high school setting?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents