Assistant Coach-Volleyball - #243111

Lehigh University

Date: 05/05/2021 04:30 AM

City: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Job no: 499440
Work type: Exempt Staff Full-time
Location: Bethlehem
Categories: Athletics

Responsible for providing leadership and direction to all facets of the program in advancing the mission of the university and Department of Athletics. Specific areas of responsibility include sport specific coaching, recruitment, student-athlete development, program administration and program advancement yielding agreed upon results. All activities shall be conducted within the policies and resource framework of the University, the Athletics Department, The Patriot League and the NCAA. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.

1. Student-athlete development

  • Develop student-athletes with counseling, advising, educating and motivating
  • Develop student-athletes through inspiration, discipline and rewards
  • Monitor, evaluate and retain student-athletes
  • Assist in team building and character development

2. Coaching

  • Assist in planning practices, training sessions, team and individual conditioning, line-ups and competitive strategies
  • Assist in instruction and demonstration of techniques and skills
  • Assist in evaluating and assessing, effectiveness and results
  • Assist in adapting and refining strategies
  • Communicate with athletes and team on a regular basis

3. Recruiting

  • Assist in identifying, attracting and selecting prospects
  • Assist in evaluating prospects through high school visits, competitions and/or home visits
  • Promote Lehigh through communicating with prospects and families
  • Assist in coordinating recruitment strategies, calendar and procedures
  • Assist in yielding student prospects

4. Program administration

  • Assist in planning and evaluating program results, status and priorities
  • Assist in preparing and managing annual program budgets
  • Assist in supervising, managing and evaluating personnel
  • Assist in evaluating prospective members of the coaching staff
  • Assist in scheduling competitions and/or planning tournaments in coordination with appropriate administrator
  • Comply with NCAA, League and institutional rules
  • Utilize technology to achieve efficiencies and productivity

5. Advancement

  • Assist in promoting strong public and media relations
  • Assist in promoting strong alumni relations through newsletters, fundraising support and/or alumni games/gatherings
  • Assist in promoting strong parent relations, community relations and professional relations
  • Assist in fulfilling a commitment to service

6. Results

  • Assist in achieving competitive success within the Conference
  • Assist in achieving academic success across the team
  • Assist in graduating student athletes at a rate equal to or above the University rate
  • Assist in realizing personal growth and development in every student-athlete
  • Assist in promoting recognition of student-athletes

Grade: 7 - 40

Position Number:

Special Considerations

This position is expected to work partially remote while the campus remains in a limited capacity due to COVID-19; in the future it is expected that this position will be staffed on campus where they can be fully accessible to the Lehigh community

Variable Shifts/Schedule; often working nights/weekends

This position works with minors

This position is responsible for driving university-owned vehicles as a routine function, therefore a valid Driver’s License and a good driving record is required

Will often be required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to touch, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and lift up to 25 pounds


Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; Master's degree preferred

NCAA Certification preferred; CPR/First Aid certification required

One to three years related work experience

Experience as a student-athlete required

Supervisory experience preferred

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to build, foster and maintain positive professional relationships

Solid writing ability, attention to detail and organizational skills

Solid computer skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheet and database software

Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position

Only complete applications will be considered therefore please complete the application in its entirety. Once the posting is removed from the website applications may no longer be allowed to be completed.

Advertised: April 16, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

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