Job No: 496722 Position Type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Athletics & Recreation
The Assistant Volleyball Coach is responsible for working closely with the Head Coach on managing and administering phases of this varsity intercollegiate sport program. Bucknell is a highly selective, privately endowed comprehensive university of 3,400 students that is a member of the NCAA Division I (FCS in Football) and the Patriot League for 23 of 27 varsity sports. The University is located in Lewisburg on a 450-acre campus in central Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River Valley. New York City, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia are each within a 3 ½ hour drive from Lewisburg.
The Assistant Volleyball Coach will provide experience and expertise that contributes to Bucknell's commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
Job Duties: 1. Lead training and practice sessions, ensuring that all appropriate safety guidelines and standards are maintained. Perform specific coaching responsibilities during athletic events. Attend coaches preparatory meetings and implement strategies resulting from these meetings. 2. Assigned responsibilities within the daily operations and overall administration of the sports program. 3. Develop a comprehensive and functional knowledge of the sport and maintain a thorough and continuing familiarity with all applicable University and NCAA regulations. 4. Scout and recruit quality student-athletes under the guidance and direction of the Head Coach and coordinate all recruiting activities with the Head Coach and with appropriate departmental personnel. Be responsible to identify, cultivate, and assess for a specific geographical area or position group. 5. Serve as an Academic Enhancement staff member responsible for all facets of the sport specific academic program, including the monitoring of individual student-athletes academic progress as expressed by the faculty. Demonstrate an active interest in the academic progress of student-athletes. Work closely with all appropriate departmental personnel to assure academic success of student-athletes. 6. Work with student-athletes to monitor adherence to rules and regulations regarding conduct, appearance, and behavior. Provide individual counseling to student-athletes when appropriate, and direct the student-athlete to professional staff when needed. 7. Work closely with the athletic training staff to insure the safety of all student-athletes. 8. Perform other duties as assigned. 9. Represent the sports program to various institutional programs and externally to the media, funding agencies, students, parents, faculty, and the general public.
Minimum Qualifications: 1. Bachelor's degree 2. Maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Prior collegiate playing/coaching experience 2. Proven integrity, leadership, and a thorough knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations 3. Strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, counsel, and recruit academically qualified student-athletes
Physical Demands: 1. Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. 2. Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds. Requires standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.