Lawrence University openly invites applications for the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach.
The Head Women’s Volleyball Coach is primarily responsible for the successful development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the women’s volleyball program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, training and coaching the student-athletes, recruiting quality women’s volleyball student-athletes that fit with Lawrence University, scheduling, budget management, and overall administration of a varsity Division III women’s volleyball program in accordance with NCAA, Midwest Conference, and University rules and procedures. Credentials should reflect proven success or ability in coaching, recruiting, and working with student-athletes in a highly demanding academic environment.
Our program is at a place of positive growth with high quality returning scholar-athletes and significant potential moving forward. The successful candidate should be ready to capitalize on our development and continue the hard work progressing towards our expected goal of being highly competitive.
Lawrence University is a member of the NCAA Division III, Midwest Conference, Northern Collegiate Hockey Association, and Midwest Fencing Conference. Lawrence fields teams in 21 intercollegiate sports with approximately 325 scholar-athletes and is committed to a well-balanced program promoting excellence in both academics and athletics.
We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: 1) further diversifying the staff; and/or 2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives; and 3) showing interest in developing inclusiveness to address the needs of a diverse student body. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.
See https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/lawrenceuniversity/About_Us.html for more information about Lawrence and its surrounding community, including the New North Regional Guide which lists resources that promote diversity in the community. All candidates are encouraged to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and commitment to diversity through demonstrated experience and/or creative programming.
Application review will begin upon submission with an anticipated start date of Monday, February 11, 2019, however, this can be negotiated.
Duties and Responsibilities
Plan and direct athletics skill development for the women’s volleyball student-athletes. Create and implement fundamental and position-specific workouts for the student-athletes. Develop and implement a plan of a better understanding of the game for each of the student-athletes. Recruit student-athletes compatible with Lawrence University’s mission and the specific goals of the women’s volleyball program. Monitor student-athlete academic performance and implement team, athletics department, and University measures to support their academic performance. Advise student-athletes and staff of applicable NCAA, Midwest Conference, and University rules, regulations and policies, and ensure compliance of such regulations. Work within the budgetary guidelines established by the Athletics Director. Evaluate the performance of and assist in the development of the assistant coach(es). Assist the Athletic Performance Coach in developing and conducting pre-season, in-season, and off-season training and conditioning programs for the women’s volleyball team. Cooperate with the University Athletic Trainers to ensure student-athletes receive proper medical and physical training services. Work with the Athletics Director on the selection and scheduling of team contests. Coordinate all activities in preparation for scheduled competition. Work with alumni, student groups, University administration, and community groups to seek support for the team. Organize and run all team practices and home/away contests. Attend appropriate athletics departmental staff meetings. Assist the Athletics Director in resolving cases where a student-athlete violates an applicable regulation. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics
3-5 years of successful coaching experience.
Ability to recruit qualified women’s volleyball student-athletes.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Employment is contingent on successful completion of criminal record check, driving record check and reference checks.
Internal Number: 551-662
About Lawrence University
Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and the viewpoints and approaches that a diverse community represents. We strongly encourage candidates who can contribute to diversity at Lawrence to apply. See the Lawrence Careers website for more information about Lawrence and its surrounding community. All candidates are encouraged to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and commitment to diversity.