Position Summary:

Salem College, a liberal arts college for Women in Winston –Salem, NC, announces an opening for the Head Coach for Women’s Volleyball.  The Head Coach will develop, implement and manage the overall day-to-day operations of the women’s volleyball program, including teaching skills and strategies for the specific sport during practice and games in the traditional and non-traditional seasons.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position that reports to the Director of Athletics.

Salem College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Essential Duties:

  • Oversee and coordinate the day to day operations of the women’s volleyball team, including teaching skills and strategies for the specific sport during practice and games in the traditional and non-traditional seasons

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive recruiting plan to develop a highly competitive team

  • Organize and direct a comprehensive student-athlete support program including promotion of the program, leadership development and student-athlete motivation through programs such as the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

  • Coordinate team logistics with Athletic Department staff and other support personnel such as managers, scorekeepers, etc.

  • Monitor and oversee the academic development of volleyball student-athletes, ensuring academic progress to graduation

  • With appropriate certification from a national recognized governing body, develop in women’s volleyball student-athletes an understanding of proper sports nutrition, personal health and safe strength development

  • Create a positive and healthy team culture that encourages learning and development

  • Hire, supervise and evaluate assistant coaches

  • Develop and implement a team-specific community service and learning initiatives

  • Organize and direct team-specific fundraising initiatives as well as support program-wide fundraising initiatives such as the Salem Spirit Golf Tournament

  • Adhere to and support all rules, conditions and regulations as set forth by Salem College, Conference affiliations and the National Collegiate Athletic Association pertaining to aspects of the team’s management.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s Preferred)

  • Four - five years collegiate coaching and/or playing experience required

  • Successful completion of the NCAA Division III Rules Test for Coaches in a timely manner

  • Current certification in First Aid/CPR (AED)

  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work evening, weekends, and holidays as play and practice season schedule dictates

  • Experience with FrontRush recruiting database management

  • Valid US driver’s license

Application Process:

The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date for the position is July 15, 2019. To apply, please send a letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position, a resume, and the contact information for two professional references to Patricia Hughes, Director of Athletics, at patricia.hughes@salem.edu. The review of applications begins immediately.