Summary This is a 10-month, full-time coaching position. The Assistant Volleyball Coach will be responsible for assisting the Head Coach in managing all aspects of a competitive Division III athletic program, consistent with the mission and philosophy of Illinois College, the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Midwest Conference and the NCAA. The Assistant Coach will assist in shaping the overall direction of the Illinois College volleyball program and will hold a secondary assignment, as assigned by the Director of Athletics. The Assistant Volleyball Coach is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by Illinois College, the Midwest Conference (MWC), and the NCAA. Illinois College is a member of the NCAA at the Division III level.
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.•Coach student-athletes by assessing and developing their skills •Recruit student-athletes who will succeed at Illinois College and provide leadership to support successful academic and athletic excellence •Ensure academic performance and personal development of student-athletes •Demonstrate high level of Intercultural competence and the ability to work with diverse population •Collaborate with the Office of Admission & the Head Coach to help meet recruitment and retention goals set by the College •Support retention of athletes in Illinois College •Collaborate with Early Intervention group as needed •Make travel arrangements for the team •Travel including several weekends for recruiting and competition •Maintain a high level of professionalism on and off of the field toward student athletes, other coaches, parents, administrators, and members of the community •Attend regular athletic and admission staff meetings •Help manage, as needed, online recruiting database (Front Rush) •Help plan practices for both in-season and non-traditional season, to include writing practice plans •Clean, organize, and order essential equipment or supplies •Assist with game day administrative duties •Assume additional administrative responsibilities within Athletics Department, as assigned by the Director of Athletics •Assist in organizing alumnae games and other special events, including fundraising events in collaboration with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations •Assist the coordinator of strength & conditioning with the operation and supervision of out of season strength & conditioning activities (if certified in strength & conditioning) To Apply:Please send a letter of interest, resume (including the names of three references), as well as copies of any college transcripts. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until filled. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to the following address: Director of Human Resources Illinois College 1101 West College Jacksonville, Illinois 62650 ICHR@mail.ic.edu
Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.
Bachelor’s degree, required
Intercultural competency; ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds
Valid driver’s license and evidence of insurability, required
Volleyball 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
Strength and conditioning certification, preferred
Knowledge of NCAA, Midwest Conference, and Illinois Colleges rules, regulations and guidelines
Ability to work weekdays, weekends, and some evenings
Passion and motivation to recruit student-athletes
Strong oral and written communication skills
Possess an outcomes-oriented approach to coaching
Ability to lift 30 pounds
About Illinois College
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 Illinois State Capital. 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.