Brown University — Head Coach, Volleyball

Job Description:

Brown University Athletics is currently seeking candidates for the Head Coach of Volleyball.  Located in Providence, Rhode Island, and a member of the Ivy League, our intercollegiate athletics program consists of 34 varsity teams with approximately 1,000 athletes who participate within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA-D1).

The Head Coach of Volleyball is responsible for leading, organizing and developing the varsity women’s volleyball program in support of the mission and core values of Brown Athletics and Recreation.  This position is responsible for recruiting and retaining top prospective student-athletes, mentoring student-athletes, and developing and executing the program’s vision.  The successful candidate will represent Brown University, the division of athletics & recreation, and the volleyball program in a positive manner to various internal and external constituencies including students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, fans, and community stakeholders.

Job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coaching and teaching of student-athletes.
  • Training and supervision of assistant coaches.
  • Recruiting and retaining top-caliber student-Athletes.
  • Design a competitive schedule that maximizes student-athlete development and performance.
  • Ensure program wide compliance with NCAA, and Ivy League regulations, including maintaining knowledge about rule changes, applications and interpretations.
  • Oversee the administration of team budget and monitor expenditures and prepare budget recommendations.
  • Represent Brown University through multimedia commitments and other media appearances.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years coaching and recruiting experience required, preferably at the collegiate level.
  • Competitive volleyball experience at the collegiate level, preferred.
  • Knowledge of volleyball skills and training and demonstrated ability to teach strategy and technique in the sport of Volleyball.

Job Competencies

  • Ability to recruit within NCAA and Ivy League rules.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop nationally competitive athletes.
  • Demonstrated academic success of previously coached student-athletes.
  • Ability to manage a staff.
  • Exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive community and the ability to influence student-athletes to do the same.
  • Commitment to the student-athlete and the ability to coach, effectively communicate and motivate.
  • Strong organizational; interpersonal; communication; budgeting and computer skills needed.
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.

All division employees are required to demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations; the duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA and Ivy League rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the division are to be reported to the appropriate parties.  Employees in coaching positions are required to pass the NCAA Coaches Certification Test, maintain current AED/CPR & First Aid certification (certification is available at no cost through the Division), and attend all required divisional and/or NCAA training/education programs.

Background Check – Criminal, Education, MVR

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Head Coach, Volleyball

Athletics & Physical Education

Grade 11

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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