The Assistant Coach of Women’s Volleyball assists in all aspects of the intercollegiate Women’s Volleyball team including coaching, recruiting, scheduling, program administration and budgeting. Additional responsibilities may include administrative duties as assigned at the discretion of the Director of Athletics.
Education/Skills RequirementsA high school diploma or GED equivalent is required; Bachelor’s degree (Physical Education or related field) preferred OR a minimum of 5 years of coaching experience at the post-secondary level. Required skills include: Knowledge of Volleyball skills and strategy and the ability to effectively teach them; ability to motivate and effectively communicate with student-athletes; willingness and ability to actively recruit qualified candidates to Bowdoin; commitment to being a positive member of the Athletics Department and the College community and the ability to influence his/her athletes to do the same; and a working knowledge of NCAA and NESCAC rules and an understanding of the philosophy behind them: and a demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse student body in culturally competent ways combined with a demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion. Administrative skills such as prioritization, organization, and budgeting are also required. The coach must be self-directed and motivated and be able to work independently and work in a stressful environment. Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification must be maintained. A valid driver’s license and ability to meet the standards of the College’s current Motor Vehicle Policy are required.
Experience Requirements and/or EquivalentsA minimum of 3-5 years of effective Volleyball coaching experience at the secondary or post-secondary level is required.
Standard Work Days and HoursVariable depending on season. Ability to work weekends and evenings. Frequent overnight travel with student athletes may be required during the Volleyball season.
All coaches are required to be on campus during the academic year (late August – early June) and are expected to keep hours that make them readily available to student-athletes. Recruitment responsibilities during the summer months may require additional travel.
Use of vacation must be scheduled and approved by the Head Coach and Director of Athletics in accordance with the assigned sport(s)’ season(s).
About BowdoinFounded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine. Bowdoin’s student body is vibrant and intellectually engaged. Admission to Bowdoin is highly selective.
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students—including first-generation college students—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors. The Class of 2022 at Bowdoin College is, by several measures, the most culturally diverse and socioeconomically representative class in the College’s history. The College enrolls approximately 1,800 students representing 50 states and two US territories, and 42 foreign countries. Fifty percent of the Class of 2022 receives financial aid at Bowdoin; 35 percent are students of color; and 14 percent are members of the first generation of their family to attend college. Nine percent of the class has international citizenship or a non-US home/school address and ten percent are from Maine.
The College’s commitment to providing an inclusive and equitable experience for all members of the campus community is evident in the significant investments it has made in programs and personnel. Bowdoin recently launched THRIVE, a college-wide initiative designed to foster achievement, belonging, mentorship, and transition in support of low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color following a generous gift from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings ’83. In addition, in 2017 the College completed the search for its first Senior Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity.
Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.
Shift N/A Employment Category Part Time Year Round FTE 0.60 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Salaried Background Check Package Requirements Administrative Staff + MVR Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? Yes Posting Date 05/28/2019 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO InformationBowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.