Job Description Summary: Manages, directs, and coaches the Women's Volleyball program. Responsible for recruiting, training, and counseling of student-athletes, budget management and actively participates in alumni relations and fundraising. Receives general supervision and reports to the Associate Athletic Director.
Duties: Coaching - Coach and teach sport specific skills and strategies to current student-athletes at practice and competition, including preparation for said practice and competition. Educate team members on proper training techniques, exercises and any sport-specific needs. Prepare and execute practice and competition plans. Provide instruction and advice before, during and after competition in both group and individual settings.
Recruiting - Consistently recruit national caliber athletes for enrollment at the University through mail, phone, and in-person contact. Identify and properly vet prospects of strong character, academic ability and athletic skill. Evaluate recruits at competition. Organize and coordinate official and unofficial visits. Communicate with athletic liaison to admissions and financial aid regarding top prospect academic viability.
Alumni/Community Relations - Build strong relationships with alumni, fans, campus partners and the broader community.
Administrative Duties - Effectively work with staff members in the areas of compliance, student development, external operations, facilities/operations, equipment operations, internal operations, and athletic development. Comply with all NCAA, Ivy League, and Penn rules and policies. Organize team and coach travel, compliance paperwork, and other administrative responsibilities.
Counseling/Mentoring - Serve as a role-model and advisor for student-athletes in a general capacity. Connect student-athletes to necessary resources within and outside of Penn Athletics as needed. Provide a support system to all student-athletes on the team.
A Bachelor's Degree and 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Successful experience in coaching women's volleyball as a Head Coach or Assistant Coach at the collegiate level preferred. A thorough knowledge of and commitment to compliance with the rules, regulations and policies of NCAA. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Experience with Collegiate recruiting, directing camps/clinics, and fundraising is required. Ability to work nights, weekends, and travel nationally required.
Internal Number: JR00016660
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