This regular 10-month full-time position will provide the vision, leadership and strategic planning to direct and supervise all activities relative to teaching, training and skill development of student-athletes in preparation for intercollegiate competitions in support of the College’s mission of fostering an environment which is focused on the spiritual, intellectual, personal and social development of the student-athletes. D&E is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and Mountain East Conference (MEC).
DUTIES: 1.Student-Athlete Development (55%) •Directing and supervising all activities relative to the teaching, training and skill development of student-athletes in preparation for competition •Provide technical skill instruction at practices, conduct individual training sessions, scouting of opponents, and team & individual video analysis to aid in growth and skill development of student-athletes •Develop and execute practice plans to prepare the team physically and mentally for competition •Assist in student-athlete preparation for competition by contributing strategies and aiding in daily preparation of organized and effective practices •Conduct individual meetings with student-athletes to provide on-going assessment and aid in the development of their academic, athletic and personal health and well-being •Set academic goals and monitor academic progress of student-athletes, ensuring student-athletes meet eligibility standards & progress towards a degree •Inform and direct student-athletes to college academic support resources •Monitor and assist in the rehabilitation of injured student-athletes as directed by Team Physicians and Sports Medicine staff •Coordinate with Sports Medicine and Strength & Conditioning staff to organize and monitor the physical conditioning of student-athletes and utilization of Volt S&C software. •Model behavior which supports healthy social, behavioral, emotional, ethical, and intellectual development of student-athletes •Establish and maintain team policy and protocol for the day-to-day program operations •Ensure student-athletes practice good sportsmanship, maintain poise and self-control, and abide by team, athletic department, MEC & NCAA policies •Contributes to the overall success of the intercollegiate athletics program by performing all other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletics
2.Recruitment of Student-Athletes (25%) •Recruit student-athletes who are committed to a liberal arts education, desire a small school atmosphere, strive for success academically, serve others, exhibit high character in competition and in life, are thoroughly vetted through coaches, parents, and if possible in-person review. •Recruit student-athletes to meet college expectations for annual roster size in support of the college strategic plan and in compliance with college, MEC & NCAA policies and procedures •Develop and manage a recruiting strategic plan including: promotion of program; development of recruiting pool through personal/coaching contacts, high school visits, attendance of showcases and tournaments; hosting prospect/ID camps and any other resources; identification and assessment of student-athletes; recruiting communication and campus visits •Maintain all recruit management and interaction in athletic department recruiting management software system •Coordinate, conduct and oversee campus visits and ensure a positive and safe environment during the visit
3.Internal/External Relations (10%) •Work closely with Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance on all eligibility and compliance procedures for the college, MEC, and NCAA •Assist the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine with ongoing care, strength & conditioning, and injury prevention to ensure the safety and well-being of the student-athletes •Maintain consistent communication with the faculty athletic representative to serve in tandem as the academic liaisons to faculty and academic support •Assist the Assistant Athletic Director for External Communications with public relations efforts of the program including student-athlete biographical information, statistics, releases, feature story opportunities, and recommendations of student-athletes for awards and special recognition •Assist game-site supervisors with pre-game setup of course including benches, sound system, locker rooms, etc. •Utilization of Athletics operations management software (prospect package, recruiting travel, official visits, etc.) •Build campus community engagement with sport program •Represent the College and Athletic Department and participate in various community engagement projects and coordinate with external organizations to develop community engagement activities for the student-athletes •Welcoming host to visiting teams, coaches, officials, and spectators •Participate in Davis & Elkins College, MEC, and NCAA professional development opportunities when appropriate •Actively seek opportunities to serve on college, MEC, and NCAA committees •Attend meetings of various campus departments and organizations to present information and represent intercollegiate athletics internally interacting with admission, financial planning, student life, alumni relations, advancement, marketing/communication, maintenance, etc. •Assist alumni relations in promotion of college and athletics including student-athlete alumni •Inform staff members of sport legislative changes and rule revisions •Represent program and propose policy changes at the MEC and NCAA •Discipline student-athletes when necessary •Recruit and hire assistant coaches •Continually mentor assistant coaches in organizational practices, recruiting, coaching, team communication, fundraising, student-athlete issues, professional conduct, etc. •Provide on-going training and professional development to assistant coaches •Assist in athletic events management, including game site administration •Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development seminars, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the Director of Athletics •Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds •Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting with a willingness to change for continual improvement
4.Financial Management (10%) •Maintain budget operations and follow college expenditure procedures •Monitor athletic scholarship awards in both short-term and long-term •Monitor budget throughout the year with the Director of Athletics and ensure expenditures maintain a balanced budget •Coordinate team travel arrangements including reservation and operation of vehicles, lodging, and meals with approval of the Director of Athletics •Prepare and submit proposed annual budget •Coordinate fundraising efforts following college and department policies (i.e.fundraising, donations, etc.) •Responsible for inventory of college-owned equipment and apparel
Accountability/Decision Making Authority •Management and oversight of program fiscal resources •Establishment and maintenance of effective and efficient processes •Effective representation Davis & Elkins College in dealing with a variety of audiences, both on and off campus •Establishment and maintenance of effective communications and communication channels within the college •Communicate and support the mission, vision and strategic plan •Meet fiscal and performance goals as established by the Director of Athletics
Performance Competencies •Skill and proficiency in carrying out assignments. •Possesses skills and knowledge to perform the job completely. •Skill at planning, organizing and prioritizing workload. •Proficiency at improving work methods and procedures as a means toward greater efficiency. •Communicates effectively with supervisor, peers, and customers. •Ability to work independently. •Ability to work cooperatively with supervision or as part of a team. •Willingness to take on additional responsibilities. •Reliability (attendance, punctuality, meeting deadlines). •Adeptness at analyzing facts, problem solving, decision-making, and demonstrating good judgment.
FLSA STATUS: Exempt, 10-month position
Davis & Elkins (D&E) is a vibrant, private, four-year, comprehensive college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The College’s mission is to prepare and inspire students for success and for thoughtful engagement with the world. Drawing students nationally and internationally as a “College of Distinction,” Davis & Elkins also serves many first-generation students from the Appalachian region.
Elkins is a culturally-rich mountain town of 8,000, located in the heart of West Virginia's finest outdoor recreation area. The College is within two to four hours of several major metropolitan areas (Charleston, W.Va.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Washington, D.C.).
Davis & Elkins College reserves the right to modify all job postings and job descriptions.
Davis & Elkins College is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.
Two or more years of successful volleyball collegiate coaching and recruiting experience
Candidate must possess a commitment to the integrated role athletics plays in an institution of higher education
Ability to adhere to and ensure compliance with NCAA and conference rules and regulations and ability to lead and nurture a diverse student and administrative population
Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently
Ability to multi-task, work effectively, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Strong oral, presentation, and written communication skills including the ability to communicate to students, parents, staff, faculty and external constituents of the college
Strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to make effective decisions based on facts and sound judgment
Proficient in computer programs including Windows, Outlook, Word and Excel, and available technological integration for athletics (i.e. recruiting, on-field instruction, social media integration, student-athlete services, etc.)
Drive passenger vans and/or College vehicles for team travel or off-campus home events as directed
Background check and drug screen required
Internal Number: WVB2020
About Davis & Elkins College
Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Davis & Elkins College is located in Elkins, 2 hours east of Charleston, 3 hours south of Pittsburgh and 4 hours west of Washington, D.C.
Our mission: To prepare and inspire students for success and for thoughtful engagement in the world.