Head Coach- Volleyball


Position Title

Head Coach- Volleyball



Position Reports to (Position Title)

Director of Athletics/ Sport Administrator 

Effective Date



Full Time/Exempt

Job 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 Head Coach’s responsibility is recruiting and other administrative duties.  Development of this Division I volleyball program will be expected to be within the guidelines of the NCAA, Conference Office, and Jacksonville University.


Supervisory Responsibilities

Assistant Coaches for Volleyball, Graduate Assistant and/ or Interns



  • 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:

  • Booking all forms of travel – transportation, hotels, etc.
  • 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 Head Coach prior to initiating a fund raising activity
  • Demonstrating 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
  • Growing camp attendance

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

CONFERENCE DUTIES – Responsible for:

  • Attending ASUN Head Coach Meetings

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledge of NCAA Rules and Regulations
  • Mastery of sport coached
  • Ability to lead, guide and direct graduate assistants, interns and student-athletes
  • Willingness to form relationships with constituents and help fundraise 

Education, Certificates, Licenses, & Experience

1. Minimum Education Requirement:

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

2. Minimum Work Experience:

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

3. Preferred Qualifications:

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

Physical Requirements

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

Work Conditions:

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

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

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter, list of references, and completed JU application to Dee Brown at dbrown50@ju.edu