The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following functions, which are not listed in any particular order of importance or significance:
Assists with all aspects of the volleyball program. Recruits qualified student-athletes for admission to a demanding academic environment.
Provides leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student-athletes, including counseling team members in academic, disciplinary, and personal matters. Observes all NCAA, conference, and college rules and regulations.
Teaches the fundamental principles and techniques of volleyball skills (i.e. competition, traditions, and sportsmanship) as well as the philosophy of the sport.
Projects and promotes an inclusive educational environment. Is proactive in all matters pertaining to safety among staff and participants.
Cooperates with all coaches and administrative staff within the athletics program to enhance overall department operation and student-athlete experience. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of all applicable NCAA Division III and Conference rules as they apply to volleyball.
Ability to successfully articulate the values of a liberal arts education and the role intercollegiate athletics plays in the development of student-athletes.
Ability to recruit outstanding student-athletes to a strong academic environment. Ability to effectively teach and coach students in both an individual and team setting.
Must demonstrate strong communication and organizational skills and must be able to work effectively with staff, faculty, and other members of the college.
Ability to effectively communicate in English, both orally and in writing, including the ability to communicate instructions pertaining to athletic matters in an athletic coaching setting. Ability to execute those physical activities required to perform the essential functions of the position.
Ability to positively and actively contribute to the College's core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Knowledge of and ability to use computers and a variety of software applications.
Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of people in a manner that positively portrays the college and its programs, personnel, and philosophies.
Must possess a current driver’s license valid in the state of Washington or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire date and satisfactory driving record insurable by the college’s insurer.
Ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain harmonious relations with other staff, faculty, and students.
College coaching experience
At least two years of successful volleyball coaching experience
TYPICAL WORK SCHEDULE:
Monday – Friday, 3 - 8 pm is typical with extended hours from August – November. Weekend work is common.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING CONDITIONS:
Ability to execute those physical activities required to perform the essential functions including, but not limited to, regular standing, sitting, and being mobile; frequent walking, running and reaching; occasional throwing, pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying weights up to 50 lbs.; continual talking and hearing both in person and on the telephone; frequent keyboarding; regular seeing; and all other activities required to perform essential functions.
This is a part-time position.
Review of applications will begin: July 17
The position is open until filled.
Desired Start Date: August 15
Additional Salary Information: medical, vision, and retirement program
About Whitman College
Whitman College, a private, residential liberal arts college and member of NCAA Division III.As a small, selective, institution, Whitman College is dedicated to providing excellent educational opportunities for students. The College provides generous professional development support for both teaching and coaching. For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see www.whitman.edu and www.wallawalla.org.