Date:  February 23, 2024

Position Available:  Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

Position Reports to:  Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

Department:  Athletics

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Schedule:  Part-time; Primarily evening and weekend hours during the academic year


Please apply online:  https://franciscan.edu/head-womens-volleyball-coach-3/




The Head Women’s Volleyball Coach is responsible for the development, maintenance and advancement of an effective and competitive NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball program consistent with the Franciscan University Athletic Department mission of forming disciples, developing leaders, and pursuing excellence. The recruitment and formation of quality student-athletes in this program is integral to the position. The Head Coach is responsible for all aspects relating to the program to include the ongoing, holistic development of the student-athletes in a Christ-centered environment.



1.     Game day strategy and coaching, making in-game adjustments.

2.     Plan and execute practices and training programs for both the individual player and the team. Film breakdown, including goals and expectations for both the individual player and the team.

3.     Specific position/individual athlete instruction.

4.     Promote the academic development of each student athlete and a team culture of academic excellence.

5.     Promote the spiritual development of each student athlete and a team culture where the Catholic faith and Christian moral principles are integrated into the daily activities and program.

6.     Educate and comply with all relevant NCAA and PAC conference rules and regulations.

7.     Coordinate with other Athletics staff members and other university departments on logistical issues such as contest scheduling, team travel, field/venue scheduling/maintenance, and game day preparation.

8.     Communicate with prospective student athletes in accordance with NCAA regulations; coordinate all recruitment activities with the Athletic recruiting coordinator and the Admissions office.


This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list.  Additional duties, expectations and responsibilities may be added or changed as needed to meet the University’s needs.



Must understand, support and embrace the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville and possess the following:


Work Experience

·         2-3 years of Head Coaching experience at a competitive level

·         Knowledge of or aptitude to learn NCAA and DIII rules.

·         Collegiate volleyball coaching and/or playing experience preferred.

·         Recruiting experience and/or knowledge of recruiting of prospective students preferred.



·         Technical/Functional Skills: Actively seeks out ways to practice and continually improve the required skills or knowledge.

·         Verbal Communications: Very good communicator.  Uses effective speaking and listening techniques to ensure clear and actionable communications.

·         Developing Self: Continually assesses own skills and identifies areas that can be further improved.

·         Decision Quality: Effectively blends analysis, experience, and intuition in the decision-making process.

·         Dealing with Ambiguity: Works well in situations where there is no single right answer.



·         Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

·         CPR and First Aid Certification.


Technical Skills

·         Ability to demonstrate coaching skill.

·         Knowledge of collegiate level coaching tactics in the development of the student athlete and the ability to promote a positive culture.

·         Implementation of daily practice and competition strategy.


Workplace Factors

·         Must demonstrate an understanding of basic set up and tear down of the equipment to keep track of inventory.

·         Must be able to schedule matches in a timely manner to be able to report game scores and statistics after games.

·         Must be able to work with the AAD for Transportation to coordinate travel and capability/willingness to drive a 12-passenger van.


Candidates must submit an online application, a resume and a cover letter that demonstrates their fit for the position based on their experience, accomplishments and skills as well as their desire to advance the mission of Franciscan University.


Please apply online:  https://franciscan.edu/head-womens-volleyball-coach-3/


For other information and job postings, visit our website at https://www.franciscan.edu


Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.