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Men's Volleyball Coach

Type: Exempt
Position: Administrative
Posting Date: May 12, 2016

Job Description:

The Men's Volleyball Coach provides support for the overall Athletic Department of Greenville College, St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC), Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC), Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League (MCVL), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Div. III, and the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCAA).  This is a 12 month position.

Greenville College empowers students for lives of character and service through a transforming Christ-centered education in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies.

The College is located 50 miles east of St. Louis in a wonderful small town of approximately 7,000 residents. Greenville College was founded in 1892 and has a rich heritage of affiliation with the Free Methodist Church, yet draws students from over 40 denominations.

We are a Christian community committed to challenging and nurturing students. We are dedicated to excellence in higher education grounded in both the liberal arts tradition and a rich Wesleyan heritage. We provide an education characterized by open inquiry into all creation and guided by the authority of Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, lead, and direct a Division III NCAA sport program (Men’s Volleyball). This includes but is not limited to the following: recruiting, scheduling, practice and game coaching, strategy, administration, compliance, budgeting etc.
  • Assist with compliance issues and help monitor academic eligibility in coordination with our compliance director.
  • Oversee initial form gathering for sports teams.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of NCAA rules and complete mandatory annual test.
  • Provide assistance to the Athletic Director in developing budget, facility, marketing, and program planning.
  • Monitor daily NCAA report and follow up immediately with students below 12 hours and students falling behind the 26-hour rule.
  • Assistant to the Sports Information Director
    • Assist the Sports Information Director
    • Oversee some game management

Reports To:

Dean of Athletics and Associate Athletic Director

Physical Demands:

Physical Environment:  Work is routinely performed both indoor and outdoor, in office environment and in gyms, on playing fields, and other recreational environments.     

Physical Demands:  Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, running, jumping, kneeling, pushing and pulling, climbing, stooping, occasional lifting of objects up to 50 pounds, travel to and from athletic events.

Sensory Attention:  May require near vision for computer utilization and far vision for game statistics.  Also, must have quick reflexes that will allow for instant game analysis.

Mental Demands:  Fast paced environment.  May experience stress and anxiety working in high-pressure situations or working with student athletes who may themselves be exhibiting stress and anxiety.


A generous benefits package includes healthcare coverage, retirement contributions, disability insurance, and a tuition waiver for dependents at Greenville College and a tuition exchange program with 75+ other Christian colleges.

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of all sport programs, rules and regulations, including NCAA UMAC and SLIAC, realizing that violation of NCAA rules could lead to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of coaching.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and written
  • Ability to deliver their knowledge to and instruct student-athletes in an effective manner.
  • Knowledge of safety and first aid techniques.
  • Skill in identifying problems, evaluating alternatives and implementing effective solutions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with a diverse population.
  • Knowledge of basic computer applications and electronic mail.
  • Ability to instruct in those applicable areas of certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Commitment to Christ and the Christian ideals of Greenville College, including all aspects of the Growing and Learning Together Lifestyle Statement.  This position is expected to follow the lifestyle guidelines outlined in that statement.  (

- An understanding and appreciation of Christian higher education.

Education or Certification:

Required:       Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four year college or university

Desirable:      Master’s Degree 

Required Experience:

Required:  1-3 years of athletic supervisory experience at the high school or collegiate level.

Valid driver’s license, CPR and First Aid certifications

Desirable: 1-3 years of collegiate coaching and supervisory experience.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a current resume, (3) statement of philosophy of Christian higher education, (4) statement of personal faith journey and commitment, and (6) the Greenville College Employment Application available at

Required Documents

Licenses/Certifications:  Valid driver’s license, CPR and First Aid certifications

It is the policy of Greenville College not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic or national origin, disability, race or gender in its educational programs, admissions or employment policies. Greenville College is committed to an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Greenville College performs a background check on all newly hired employees and offers of employment are contingent upon the results. For more information on GC openings contact:

Office of Human Resources
Phone: (618) 664-2800
Fax: (618) 664-7017

Complete the Employment Application

Please forward the completed application to the contact listed in the How To Apply section of each posting or to the Office of Human Resources.