Department:Athletics Recruitment #:S1887 Closing Date:Review of applications begins immediately. Position is open until filled. This is a full-time, 12-month, annually renewable, unclassified position in the Department of Athletics at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. WOU is a NCAA Division II member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference competing in 13 team sports: Women’s Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, and Softball and Men’s Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track and Field, and Cross Country. WOU is one of two Division II NCAA programs in the State of Oregon.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES •Develop, direct, and advance a competitive women’s volleyball program •Identify, recruit, and select quality student-athletes •Oversee the organization and planning of practice and competitive strategies, student-athletes’ skill and physical development in all facets of the game, both individual positional play and team play •Monitor student- athletes’ academic progress, performance, and retention – culminating in graduation. •Lead and motivate student-athletes to maximize their potential •Perform the women’s volleyball program administrative duties as the Head Coach •Prepare, implement, and enforce team rules along with enforcing both the Athletic Department’s and WOU’s Student Code of Conduct •Demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and commitment to compliance with Western Oregon University, NCAA, and GNAC conference policies, rules, and regulations and knowledge and skills to assist a competitive Division II women’s volleyball program. Remain current on all trends, methods, and innovations related to women’s volleyball and coaching •Create a positive and nurturing practice and team culture environment in which student-athletes can develop and excel in their athletic, academic, and campus/community service endeavors •Work effectively with department support services personnel to enhance the welfare and personal, social, academic, and athletic development of student-athletes •Participate in program and departmental fundraising, public relations, and promotional efforts •Participate/coach/teach in program camps/clinics for the women’s volleyball program
At least three years of collegiate volleyball coaching experience at a four-year college
Working knowledge of NCAA Division II by-laws
Proven leadership in the successful fulfillment of women’s volleyball coaching and program management responsibilities which includes the following: volleyball coaching skills, fiscal management, fund-raising, recruiting, administrative, organizational, and public relations
Demonstrated excellence in professional/interpersonal communication skills
Commitment to the total welfare of student-athletes and developing a successful women’s volleyball program both academically and athletically
Must possess a high standard of integrity
Ability to work as a team member, be self-directed, and be willing to serve as good-will ambassador for Western Oregon University
Must become First Aid/AED certified before on-court coaching occurs
At least five years of collegiate volleyball coaching experience at the NCAA I or II level
Previous head coaching experience at the NCAA I or II level
**A criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.
We are not considering candidates who require Visa sponsorship support. Additionally, the University typically only considers visa support for employees placed in specialized positions that are continuing regular University appointments.
The employee, as a member of the Intercollegiate Athletic Department, agrees to represent the University in an honorable and ethical manner at all times, to the best of her/his abilities. Standards for ethical conduct for Athletic Department staff are established and enforced by the Athletic Director, the University, the State of Oregon, the State Board of Higher Education, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, and the NCAA.
KEY CULTURAL COMPENTENCIES:
Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences
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 settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement
Adhere to all of WOU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct
Letter of application addressing each requirement of the position. Please include how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community.
Contact information for three references
Unofficial copy of transcript for highest degree earned
Send to: S1887, Head Coach – Women’s Volleyball, Human Resources, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Avenue, Monmouth, OR 97361; OR e-mail to email@example.com; OR fax to: 503-838-8144.
Western Oregon University is an AA/EO/Veteran/Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.
Internal Number: S1887
About Western Oregon University
Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized, public, comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The University serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students.The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college. Western Oregon University is an AA/EOE employer and is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.