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Head Coach-Women's Volleyball

Posted: 03/31/2024

Head Coach-Women's Volleyball

Head Coach - Women's Volleyball
Location: Grand Rapids, MI. W.A. Lettinga Campus
Department: Athletics
Pay: $50,000 - $52,500 per year
The Role:

The position will head the organization and administration in all aspects of the program in accordance with the rules and regulations governing the sports program and the institution. These responsibilities are performed in an ethical manner consistent with the University's mission, vision and values which include diversity, equity, and inclusion.

• Plan, organize, and continue developing the on-going athletic program and activities of the team.

• Understand and abide by universal standards of confidentiality and ethical decision-making.

• Provide instruction to student athletes regarding relevant skill development, a focus on great teamwork, and their own character development.

• Responsible for providing leadership to the team including budgeting, scheduling, and organizing travel arrangements.

• Hire, train, develop and evaluate the performance of assistant coaches.

• Responsible for the recruitment of academically and athletically qualified student/athletes for the program.

• Responsible to ensure all of the coaching staff and athletes are compliant with national affiliation rules.

• Reports any known violations or concerns to administration.

• Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of and compliance with applicable national affiliations, conference, university and departmental rules and regulations within the sports program.

• Monitor the academic performance, academic progress and social development of student-athletes and make referrals to the appropriate resources.

• Promote the academic progress and graduation of student-athletes, including assisting with enforcement of the mandatory study program.

• Ensure all members of the team abide by the student-athlete handbook.

• Assist with the marketing and promotion of the athletic department.

• Monitor student academic performance and social development and make referrals to appropriate resources.

• Responsible for the organization of university camps and clinics related to the team.

• Responsible for assisting in maintenance and upkeep of the field/complex.

• Assist Athletic Department in athletic issues as needed.

• Abide by the rules and regulations of the league in which you will be competing.

• Understand and abide by all external and internal regulations and policies. This includes NCAA, GLIAC and national affiliations associated within athletics or other role specific regulations.

• Provides GREAT customer service, anticipating and exceeding the needs of our customers.

• Demonstrate and promote the University Cultural Values.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor's degree required.

• Ability to pass a pre-employment background investigation including but not limited to: criminal background check, employment reference checks, and drug/alcohol screening.

• A strong commitment to the Student-Athlete concept and a working knowledge of national affiliation rules and regulations is required.

• Three to five years collegiate coaching experience including effective leadership, communication, coaching and recruiting skills is preferred.

• Ability to work independently without direct supervision.

• Strong service-oriented skills and the ability to have an exceptional customer service attitude at all times.

• Must be able to work and relate well with the public, students, faculty and staff.

• Demonstrated ability to work accurately and effectively with computerized data systems.

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and promote a positive working environment, spirit of cooperation and positive reactions to change and conflict resolution.

• Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, both written and oral which transcend diverse audiences.

• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and relate well to students, parents, faculty, staff, and others while maintaining appropriate confidentiality.

• Demonstrated motivational and problem solving capabilities with a high degree of integrity, ethics, and dedication to the mission of the University.

• Ability to perform under stressful situations. Must be able to travel (schedule could include day, evening and/or weekend availability).

• May require some heavy lifting.

• Must be able to work an irregular schedule, evenings or Saturday as needed, additional hours during peak times or as required.

Our culture, benefits and perks Empower U with:

• Freedom to grow. We offer free or reduced tuition for staff, spouses and dependents. Nationally recognized internal training and leadership programs, and career development. Is your program not available at DU? Ask about Tuition Assistance.

• A caring culture. DU values work-life balance and offers generous and flexible paid time off, 403(b) with an employer contribution plus the opportunity for an additional employer match with an employee contribution, paid volunteer time off, relocation benefits and more…

• A Healthier U. Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance, Wellness program, free use of Athletic Facilities, Employee Discounts, and access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Diversity and Inclusion:

At Davenport, we believe that engaging diversity, equity and inclusion is essential to achieving educational and institutional excellence. We invite you to join us as we band together to create an environment of equity and inclusivity that leverages diverse life experiences, ideas, backgrounds and perspectives. We respect diversity and are committed to fostering an environment of support, inclusiveness and learning, both in the workplace and throughout the application process. With that in mind, we welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including people of color, people with disabilities, Veterans and the LGBTQ + community. We recognize that not all job seekers have all the preferred qualifications listed in the job ad, but we strongly recommend that you apply if you meet most of the criteria.
About Davenport University:

At Davenport University, we know what it takes to be successful. For more than 150 years, Davenport has stood apart from other universities because of its unrelenting focus on ensuring its graduates rise to the top of the job market. Its unique approach to education offers students a career-centered curriculum and empowers them with real-world experience. Thousands of Davenport graduates are making an impact on the world with the knowledge and skills they learned here. Our team of faculty and staff collaborate to make this possible. Joining DU means growing and advancing your own career, while making a lasting impact on our students, colleagues and the communities in which we serve.

Davenport recently earned the 2020 Michigan Performance Excellence Award, the first university in Michigan to earn this recognition. In 2021, Davenport was one of seven organizations chosen for a site review, the final step to earning the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

The university continues to be recognized for its work to create a strong culture and embrace diversity and inclusion. As a result, it has been named one of the nation's Best & Brightest Companies to Work For and earned the Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight into Diversity eight times in the last nine years.
Would you like to be part of our success? It all starts here!

EEO-Davenport University is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of a person(s) national origin, race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, gender expression, transgender identity, veteran or military status, marital status, height, weight, genetic information, and any other category or classification protected by law.

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