POSITION TITLE:  Head Coach, Women’s Volleyball

DEPARTMENT:      Athletics

REPORTS TO:        Director of Athletics

FLSA:                       Exempt


This position promotes and supports the learning experience of Marian University students by developing and maintaining a competitive intercollegiate women’s volleyball program within compliance of Marian University, the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC), and NCAA rules and regulations.


  1. Oversees all aspects of running an NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball program.
  2. Recruits academically qualified student-athletes for acceptance into Marian University within guidelines set by the University, NCAA, and NACC. This includes identifying, evaluation, developing relationships, and initiating application submission.
  3. Develops and implements a program which includes monitoring academic progress in addition to athletic performance.
  4. Plan and organize in-season practice sessions. In addition, responsible for all coaching decisions during competition.
  5. Assists head strength & conditioning coach with strength and conditioning programs and provide skill instruction during season for competitive performance per sport.
  6. Demonstrates a working knowledge of our NACC conference, and University rules and regulations. Conducts program in compliance with NACC, and NCAA rules and regulations and Marian University athletic policies.
  7. Sets realistic roles and responsibilities of all assistant coaches in the program.
  8. Works with Director of Athletic Communication for press releases, media guide, social media, and other publications.
  9. Conducts athletic fundraising activities per department fundraising standards set by Director of Athletics and Marian University Advancement Office.
  10. Organizes camps and clinics to promote said sport, public interest, and community involvement with the University.
  11. Take part in professional development and educational activities to stay abreast of new ideas, concepts, and changes that occur in Volleyball.
  12. Plans all team travel including hotel reservations, ground transportation, and meal arrangements.
  13. Responsible for managing and monitoring the program budget under the direction of the Director of Athletics including purchasing team uniforms and equipment.
  14. Supervision of facility usage, including but not limited to, open fitness and gym hours, facility rentals, etc. as director by the Director of Athletics.
  15. Completes the following for program with assistance from Director of Athletics:
    • Attends all department and conference meetings
    • Schedules contests
    • Assists in long-range sport needs
    • Public relations, speaking engagements to promote Marian Athletics
  1. Maintains a positive work environment by cooperating in a professional manner with the University community.


  1. Performs other work related duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred. Previous collegiate coaching and recruiting experience required. A combination of education and experience may be considered.
  2. Candidate must demonstrate knowledge of the NACC and the NCAA Division III philosophy, recruitment, rules and regulations.
  3. Must have willingness to work nights and weekends.
  4. Strong oral and written communication skills and organizational skills.
  5. Valid driver’s license is required. Must register as a University driver.
  6. Willingness to support the Mission and Core Values of the University.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and name, address and telephone number of three references to muapplicants@marianuniversity.edu. Please use ‘Head Coach, Women’s Volleyball’ in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline: November 13, 2019


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Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the receipt of criminal background and reference check information; and the determination that the candidate remains eligible and suitable for employment.