Head Coach- Volleyball


Position Title

Head Coach- Volleyball




Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Coaching, teaching student athletes how to perform VOLLEYBALL, scheduling, recruiting, travel arrangements, budget management and fundraising. Approximately 70% of the Head Coach’s responsibility is dedicated to the instruction of SPORT through on-field (or on-court) training and classroom training through use of video and other teaching techniques.  Approximately 30% of the Assistant Coach’s responsibility is recruiting and other administrative duties.  Development of this Division I baseball program will be expected to be within the guidelines of the NCAA, Conference Office, and Jacksonville University.

Essential Job Duties


  • Instructing players in the rules, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport.
  • Organizing and directing individual and small group practice activities/exercises as directed by the head coach
  • Assess player’s skills, monitors players during competition and practice, and keeps the head coach informed of the athletic performance of students


COACHING – Responsible for:

  • All on- and off-field coaching
  • Completing the Coaches Status Report annually


SCHEDULING– Responsible for:

  • Scheduling of all competition
  • Submitting schedule to the Finance and Compliance Office for final approval prior to initiating contracts
  • Coordinating and Submitting Practice Schedule to DFO

FINANCIAL AID– Responsible for:

  • Understanding NCAA regulations
  • Initiating process for initial and renewal grants
  • Consistently updating team rosters
  • Meeting athletic grant-in-aid budget


BUDGETS– Responsible for:

  • Assisting in annual budget preparation
  • Staying within amount budgeted for fiscal year
  • Having all expenditures pre-approved through appropriate channels


TRAVEL– Responsible for:

  • Initiating process for all travel arrangements and submitting reports within 48 hours of return


EQUIPMENT/APPAREL– Responsible for:

  • Pre- and Post-season inventory
  • Care and maintenance of all equipment/apparel and facilities
  • Initiating process to order equipment/apparel


ACADEMICS– Responsible for:

  • Supporting all Department of Athletics policies on classroom attendance, study hall, progress reports and enforcing disciplinary actions
  • Working with teams to maintain and increase their APR


FUNDRAISING– Responsible for:

  • Getting prior approval from the DAD prior to initiating a fund raising activity
  • Devising new methods of fund raising
  • Being available for Departmental fund raising activities
  • Following guidelines established by Department, University, and the NCAA for fund raising activities


PAPERWORK – Responsible for:

  • Completing all paperwork by established athletic department and NCAA deadlines


MEETINGS – Responsible for:

  • Attending and contributing to all Department of Athletics meetings and requested functions


CAMPS - Responsible for:

  • Following guidelines established by Department, University, and the NCAA for camp procedures and operations


RECRUITING– Responsible for:

  • Compliance with NCAA recruiting rules and completing associated paperwork in a timely manner
  • Arranging financially responsible recruiting trips
  • Passing NCAA Coach’s Recruiting Test each year
  • Initiating arrangements for all official visits
  • Recruiting students who will be an asset to the University and Department of Athletics and graduate in a timely manner

Special Skills

  • Knowledge of NCAA Division I Rules and Regulations
  • Mastery of the sport of Volleyball
  • Ability to lead, guide and direct assistants
  • Willingness to form relationships with constituents and fundraise

Work Conditions

  • Required to work atypical hours including nights, weekends, potential holidays
  • May be required to practice in heat, cold, inclement weather

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to physically perform essential job duties or have special accommodations arranged in advance

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university, master’s degree preferred

Minimum Work Experience

  • Five years collegiate coaching experience at NCAA Division I level preferred

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with NCAA Division I Rules and Regulations
  • Proven recruiting and fundraising abilities
  • Demonstrated leadership skills

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Interested applicants, please send all application materials to Whitney Curtis.