Assistant Volleyball Coach

Job #1142

The Assistant Volleyball Coach will be responsible for serving as Head Coach of the Volleyball Junior Varsity program as well as serving as the primary recruiter for the JV team. The JV coach will meet target recruitment goals for the program outlined in the JV Program Business Plan. The Assistant Volleyball Coach will assist the Head Volleyball Coach in other program areas as assigned.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities

  • Responsible for JV Program practice preparation and game coaching
  • Assist with Varsity practice preparation and game coaching 
  • Responsible for identifying , attracting and matriculating outstanding Volleyball student-athletes to the university
  • Achieving recruitment goals for the JV Program
  • Assist the head coach as needed in scheduling competitive events for both Varsity and JV Programs
  • Assists the head coach in completing all travel arrangements as required
  • Makes financial reports for all JV trips away from home where money has been advanced and keeps accurate records when expenses are to be repaid
  • Under the supervision of the head coach, works within the parameters of operating, recruiting and work-study budgets
  • Works with the head coach in the purchasing of equipment, supplies and uniforms for both Varsity and JV Programs adhering to departmental policies
  • Follows all NCAA, NWC and Pacific University rules and regulations which pertain to the Volleyball Program
  • Successfully completes the NCAA Rules Exam annually
  • Cooperates with the Head Athletic Trainer to ensure that athletes receive quality care, prevention and treatment of injuries
  • Attend all Pacific Athletic Department Coaches Meetings
  • Works with the Sports Information office to promote the Volleyball JV Program and to ensure proper staffing for JV events
  • Functions as a team player within the department and shares the vision for the future of the Volleyball Program and Athletic Department as outlined by Athletics Strategic Plan
  • Exercises good judgment in projecting positive coaching behavior
  • Leads by example in promoting “class image” for the program
  • Encourages good sportsmanship and fosters desirable athlete/coach relationships

Secondary FunctionsOther duties within the Athletic Department will be assigned to this position.  Responsibilities which may be included, but are not limited to: Intramural Sports support, Game Management duties, Sports Information, Building Supervision and/or other related duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Supervisor ResponsibilityThe Assistant Volleyball Coach will report directly to the Head Volleyball Coach.  All coaches and staff in Pacific Athletics report to the Director of Athletics.

Education and/or Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree is required; Master’s Degree is preferred.  A significant and successful record as an Assistant Coach at the college level in the sport of Volleyball is ideal. The successful candidate should possess strong leadership and communication skills and have the ability to recruit high quality student-athletes.  The candidate must be committed to the mission of a private liberal arts University and have an understanding of how the sport of Volleyball and Athletics in general fit into this environment.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Behaviors

  1. Communicates with students, faculty, staff and the public appropriate to the age of the individual served.
  2. Builds on basic learning and carries it from one situation to another.
  3. Demonstrates critical thinking skills in problem solving and decision-making.
  4. Asks questions and seeks assistance.
  5. Takes responsibility to eliminate the source of problems.
  6. Demonstrates confidentiality regarding information pertaining to all students, faculty and staff.
  7. Maintains proper appearance and personal conduct for the employee’s particular job.
  8. Uses effective communication skills taking into consideration body language, filters, listening, paraphrasing, and questions with customers of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  9. Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment.

Working Conditions

 Coaching environment

Physical Activities:  x_Climbing  xBalancing  x_Stooping  x_Kneeling  x_Crouching  x_Crawling  x_Reaching  x_Standing x_Walking  x_Pushing  x_Pulling  x_Lifting x_Fingering  x_Grasping  x_Feeling  x_Talking  x_Hearing x_Repetitive motion

Physical Requirements:  __Sedentary work  __Light work  x_Medium work  __Heavy work  __Very Heavy work   __Visual acuity


Please email cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references to Please name your documents as shown in the following example: (Example:  Adams_Amy letter, Adams_Amy resume, Adams_Amy references).  You may also mail your application materials to Human Resources/Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR  97116.

Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified.  The hiring process normally consists of several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position. Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and successful completion of a background check.  If the position is posted on our online job board it is an available position and you may apply.  No phone calls please.

Discover Pacific University, a small place where big ideas are developed through a distinctive combination of learning opportunities, diverse perspectives and civic engagement. Pacific University was founded in 1849 and now has three campuses in Oregon. We celebrate a rich liberal arts tradition in the College of Arts & Sciences alongside our acclaimed colleges of Education, Business, Health Professions and Optometry.  Today, we offer a distinctive combination of learning opportunities, diverse perspectives and civic engagement. At the historic Forest Grove campus, Pacific students pursue bachelor's degrees in more than 36 majors, as well as graduate and master's degrees. At the Eugene campus we offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in our College of Education. And, at our state-of-the-art College of Health Professions campus in downtown Hillsboro, we offer professional programs in dental health science, gerontology, healthcare administration, occupational and physical therapy, pharmacy, professional psychology, physician assistant studies and Audiology.

Pacific University also offers healthcare services throughout the Portland metropolitan area, caring for the patients we serve and the healthcare and optometry students we train. Additional facilities in Portland support the clinical programs of the College of Optometry and the School of Professional Psychology. We remain committed to a tradition of service and support to the community, offering service learning, international education, internships, research opportunities and co-curricular activities to students and faculty. With a rich history to build on and a strong future ahead, our 3,350 students enjoy a rigorous academic experience, professors who love to teach and a warm, friendly atmosphere. Our alumni go on to become life-long learners and engaged citizens of the world.

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