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Assistant Volleyball Coach

Apply now Posting #: 4916
Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Administrator, Athletics

Position Title & Department:

 Assistant Volleyball Coach; Athletics
Posting #


Department Description:

As part of the University of San Diego, a Roman Catholic University, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to advancing academic and athletic excellence and enhancing students' lives while promoting the University of San Diego.

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Contemporary Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

Assists in the development and implementation of the educational and the athletic components of the University of San Diego’s Women’s Volleyball team, which is an NCAA Division I program in the West Coast Conference. Duties include on-court coaching and scouting, administrative duties, and recruiting coordination. Act as the liaison between the team and the marketing and communications department and the academics department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

On-Court Coaching and Scouting:

  • Supervision of players in a coordinated and planned program of practices and competition, with a concern for the players’ health and welfare, physical and psychological preparation.
  • Assist with the organization and implementation of daily practices.
  • Direct on-court coaching responsibilities (as assigned by the head coach).
  • Assist with the development and improvement of player skills. Work with individual players before and after practice, when requested.
  • Assist in creating scouting reports and video montages of our opponents.

Administrative Duties:

  • Training and game management logistics.
  • Team travel, meal, and itinerary organization.
  • Camp organization and logistics.
  • Concur expense report filing.
  • Equipment and apparel order, inventory, and organization.
  • Oversee student managers and practice players.
  • Prepare end of the season banquet and awards.

Recruiting Coordination:

  • Assist in the identification and recruiting of academically and athletically qualified student-athletes for admission to the University with adherence to admissions and athletic department policies and procedures.
  • Organize staff recruiting schedule.
  • Have a strong working knowledge of university athlete and keep notes, evaluations and prospect communications up to date.
  • Maintain records of calls, contacts, and evaluations through Jump Forward.
  • Unofficial visits – Coordinate unofficial visits in keeping with appropriate NCAA regulations.
  • Official visits – Coordinate official visits, including travel, the involvement of current players, arrangements for meals and entertainment. Arrange academic meetings with faculty members and for an academic class with one of the players. Provide tours of campus.
  • Create social media content, recruiting questionnaires and any other tools to attract prospects and promote USD volleyball and the University as a whole.

Marketing and Social Media Liaison:

  • Work alongside sports information to create a calendar of social media posts to attract both recruits and followers of the program.
  • Create content for the program.
  • Work with the marketing department on the plan and implementation of in-game entertainment.

Academic Liaison:

  • Connect with current athletes to ensure academic success.
  • With the support of the academic advisor, communicate to the head coach potential travel conflicts and identify resources to provide the athletes.

Special Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be able to travel for extended periods of time for athletic and recruiting events.
  • Successful completion of required background checks.

Effective June 1, 2023, based on CDC guidance, the University strongly encourages all campus members to stay up to date with Influenza and COVID-19 vaccination recommendations.  For more regarding information USD's COVID-19 protocols, please visit sandiego.edu/onward.

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. 

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least one year of related volleyball experience required.
  • Knowledge of the game required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with a Division I women’s volleyball program preferred.
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations of the NCAA, West Coast Conference and University of San Diego preferred.

Performance Expectations - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with athletes, members of the University community, San Diego community, and all media.
  • Possess good management skills.
  • Ability to understand the goals and responsibilities of running a successful athletic program at the NCAA Division I level.
  • Ability and desire to represent the University in a professional and responsible manner, excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Adherence to and appreciation for NCAA/conference/league regulations and ability to instill those values in subordinates and students.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Scoutware, and DataVolley.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • California driver’s license required within six weeks of hire date.
  • CPR/AED/First Aid certification required within six weeks of hire date.
  • Required to be certified to recruit off-campus by USD Athletics Compliance Staff via NCAA rules education training within 6 weeks of hire date, and then each year before August 1st.

Tools and Equipment Used:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Scoutware
  • General office equipment
  • DataVolley
  • Concur
Posting Salary:

$5,546.67 - $7,200 per month; Excellent Benefits

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.  USD: Human Resources: Benefits

The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position.  Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.

Special Application Instructions:
Resume and Cover Letter Required

Click the 'Apply Now' button to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at jobs@sandiego.edu.

Additional Details:

40 Hours per week

Closing date: Open until filled

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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