Concordia University - Irvine Ca
  • Men's Volleyball
  • Irvine, CA, USA
  • Full-Time

Health Insurance, Retirement, Disability and Life Insurance, Tuition discounts, paid Vacation & Sick Time and generous paid Holidays


The Athletic Program is directed by the Director of Athletics under the supervision of the Vice President of Athletics and Facility Services.


The Head Coach is responsible for providing Christian leadership principles to a winning volleyball program within the framework of the mission of the university and the intercollegiate athletic department. In addition, the head coach is to establish an environment in which student-athletics develop as well as mature spiritually, academically, socially and athletically with the purpose of each performer and team reaching their potential. All activities of this position are to make a contribution to the fulfillment of the mission of the university and the intercollegiate athletic department.


  • Recommended by the Director of Athletics, in consultation with the Vice President of Athletics and University Services
  • Approved by the President


  • Report to the Athletic Director
  • Supervise assistant coaches, graduate assistants, student-athletes, and student-employees
  • Confer with Athletic Department staff


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to accomplish each of the below duties satisfactorily:

Responsibility A:

To lead and develop the volleyball program within the framework of the mission of the university and the intercollegiate athletic department.

  1. Read and follow all provisions as outlined by the Policies and Procedures Manual of the University and the Intercollegiate Athletic Department
  2. Respond to all administrative correspondence in the requested time frame and attend all staff meetings
  3. Submit a projected yearly budget and stay within budgeted allotments asset by the Athletic Director and Institution
  4. Know the rules and regulations of the NCAA and MPSF to ensure compliance with departmental, University, conference, and national policies
  5. Implement game rules and MPSF/NCAA regulations on a consistent basis
  6. Within the framework of NCAA policies,recruitprospectivestudent-athleteswhoareofthelevelnecessary to be successful academically and athletically
  7. Ensure assistant coaches and student-athletes are positive Christian representatives of the University at all times
  8. Assign assistant coaches specific duties, supervise the assignments, and complete proper evaluations at the end of the season
  1. Promote unity within the Athletic Department by working in corporation together and by supporting all University personnel

Responsibility B:

To establish an environment in which student-athletes develop as well as grow spiritually, academically, socially and athletically.

  1. Maintain the development and welfare of the student-athlete as the number one priority of the program
  2. Ensure academic success, focusing on classroom achievement and graduation requirements
  3. Provide leadership that promotes positive Christian attitudes and good sportsmanship with all student- athletes
  4. Work with student-athletes in a fair, understanding, tolerant, sympathetic, and patient manner
  5. To student-athletes, provide instruction and spiritual guidance that will lead to positive values, acceptable behavior, and self-discipline consistent with the philosophy of athletics; motivate the team for maximum performance by utilizing motivational philosophies that meet the needs of students and that are consistent with Athletic Program philosophy

Responsibility C:

To develop, establish, and maintain a winning volleyball program within the framework of the mission of the University and the Intercollegiate Athletic Department.

  1. Display good sportsmanship in relationships with students, staff, officials, and opponents as consistent with NCAA policies regarding the principle of sportsmanship and ethical conduct
  2. Maintain up-to-date information of sport regulations, rule changes, and NCAA policies
  3. Submit yearly budget to the Athletic Director and keep current on all team expenditures to ensure compliance with team budget
  4. Maintain and submit all required conference and NCAA lists, forms, and records on time as instructed by the Compliance Office
  5. Develop in each student-athlete a respect for University property and its care
  6. Work with the Athletic Director in setting goals and objectives for the Athletic Department; act in a wise and prudent manner when the Athletic Director is not available
  7. Assistintherecruitmentandselectionofstaffpersonnelandinthedevelopmentofrolesand responsibilities
  8. Effectively manage time in a demanding work environment
  9. Adhere to all institutional, MPSF, and NCAA bylaws and regulations
  10. Ensure the physical, emotional, and social welfare of student-athletes
  11. Establish and ensure a safe environment for student-athletes
  12. Understand and agree to abide by the mission of the Athletic Department

Responsibility D:

Perform all other duties and/or responsibilities as needed and/or as assigned by the Athletic Director and/or University administration.

  1. Supervise home events as assigned by the Athletic Director
  2. Fundraise

Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Submit declaration of playing and practice season and schedule request form
  2. Conduct team orientation before each academic year
  3. Educateprospectivestudent-athletesandenrolledstudent-athletesaboutNCAADivisionII,MPSF, and institutional rules
  4. Maintain pre-approved roster goal
  5. Submit and log off-campus recruiting contacts and evaluations
  6. Secure the release of potential transfer students and receive proper permission to contact
  7. Review, audit, and submit weekly practice/competition logs in ARMS
  8. Self-report NCAA Division II rules violations to the Compliance Office
  9. ReviewsummerregulationsregardingAthleticsparticipation,camps,andemploymentforcoachesand student-athletes
  10. Submit National Letter of Intent forms for prospective student-athletes
  11. Coordinate the release of Institutional Letter of Intent signees with the Compliance Office
  12. Communicate with Financial Aid, Admissions, and the Registrar's Office
  13. Manageannualrenewal,increase,reduction,cancellation,ornon-renewalofathleticgrants-in-aidwiththe Financial Aid Office and Compliance Office
  14. Monitor compliance with NCAA Division II and MPSF bylaws


Directly supervise assistant coaches, graduate assistants and student managers. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the University's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from a four-year college or university; two-five years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledge of coaching methods
  • Ability to travel and work weekends
  • KnowledgeandhavetheresponsibilityforadherenceofallassistantcoachestoallMPSFandNCAAbylaws
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body
  • Ability to effectively arrange home and away contests according to MPSF and NCAA requirements and submit travel paper work and NCAA pass lists on time
  • High degree of interpersonal skills to represent the University, train and administer in a warm and effective manner
  • Able to anticipate ebb and flow of office work and delegate work accordingly
  • Capable of supervising the work of others
  • Willingness to attend coaching seminars and to improve coaching related tasks
  • Capable of working without supervision
  • Ability to inspire others to work together to get the work done
  • Ability to supervise assistant coaches or other employees
  • Awareness that behavior and dress should be appropriate for the environment of a Christian university
  • Ability to explain national eligibility guidelines to coaches, students, parents and prospective families


Job function requires access to email outside of the office and/or beyond normal scheduled working hours; it is essential for the university that the employee has the ability to receive and send electronic communications such as email and SMS text messages. Stipend must be approved by the Vice President of Athletics and University Services and the Director of Human Resources.


  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization


  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs


  • Abilitytoapplycommonsenseunderstandingtocarryoutinstructionsfurnishedinwritten,oralordiagramform
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations


Attitude and Demeanor:

  • Exemplify Christian philosophy of the Concordia University mission statement in all aspects of day-to-day duties and responsibilities assigned to this position
  • Communicate with others with warmth, understanding and helpfulness when interacting with students, staff, faculty and the general public
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with all who come into contact with this department
  • Exhibit a cheerful, positive, loyal, team member attitude toward the purposes, programs, policies and goals of the university
  • Maintain confidentiality on matters pertaining to this office and the campus as a whole
  • Be able to organize existing resources to strengthen the quality of Concordia University Irvine
  • Have an open outlook, be future oriented and innovative
  • Manifest loyalty to the other personnel of Concordia University Irvine
  • Respect lines of communication
  • Constantly strive to improve performance


Employees are responsible for complete cooperation with all aspects of the safety and health program, including compliance with all rules and regulations, and for continuously practicing safety while performing their duties.

Supervisors are responsible for developing proper attitudes toward safety and health in themselves, and in those they supervise, and for ensuring that all operations are performed with the utmost regard for the safety and health of all personnel involved, including themselves.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Repetitive motions using a computer keyboard
  • May require rising and sitting repeatedly
  • Ability to lift, pull, grasp, stoop and reach to utilize 5-drawer file cabinets
  • May require climbing stairs and walking indoors or outdoors to various offices on campus

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud, with crowd noise associated with athletic events. Working in outside weather conditions is regularly required.

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