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Varsity Volleyball Head Coach


Position Type Coach
Start 08/26/2019
School Name University Prep
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 05/15/2019

Reports To: Director of Athletics

When Needed: Fall, 2019

University Preparatory Academy is seeking a talented, compassionate and engaging Varsity Volleyball Head Coach to help us advance our vision of being an inclusive community of learners that provides an outstanding education for each individual in a diverse student population. We are looking for an individual committed to the academic, social and emotional needs and fluctuations of upper school students; someone who can work effectively independently as well as part of a team. We need a leader who understands best practices in teaching volleyball and who is passionate about teaching to upper school students and enhancing student life. We are looking for staff and faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education. If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.

Who We Are:

University Prep is an independent 6-12 school located in an urban residential section of Seattle, WA, one of the country’s most diverse and dynamic cities. We are a strong and vibrant community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni who collaboratively create an exceptional educational experience for every student. The school is a place of great teaching and joyful learning; a community that joins together to raise up our children to be caring and productive adults; a place where all students and families have equitable access to all the school has to offer, and a place where we aspire for every family and student to feel equally enfranchised and at home. To us, diversity and inclusivity are not addenda, they are embodied in all facets of our school culture. University Prep believes that our shared values of integrity, respect, and responsibility are essential to accomplish our mission of developing each student’s potential to become an intellectually courageous, socially responsible citizen of the world.

Job Summary:

Under minimal supervision, leads the University Prep Volleyball Program. Season begins on August 26th and concludes in mid- November. Practices are held Monday-Friday with occasional Saturdays.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Teaches appropriate fundamentals, techniques, strategies and skills
  • Is responsible for health and safety of the athletes
  • Articulates a well-defined and understandable coaching philosophy to players and families
  • Applies developmentally appropriate and age appropriate methods to coaching student-athletes
  • Prepares detailed practice and game plans
  • Emphasizes sportsmanship and leadership among athletes
  • Clearly communicates to players, parents, administrators and staff
  • Positively motivates athletes and promotes teamwork
  • Inventories and organizes gear and uniforms; requests new purchases as needed
  • Attends all meetings required by league and/or Athletic Director
  • Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents
  • Since safety and security are everyone’s responsibility, takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials and facilities
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Salary:

  • Salary Stipend is based on experience and ranges from $3,700-$4,700
  • Stipend paid in three installments on the last working day of September, October and November

Required Education & Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s degree in physical education or related field from a four-year college or university preferred
  • Demonstrated competence and experience in coaching volleyball required
  • Recent successful coaching experience in an Upper School environment preferred
  • Must possess or be willing to obtain valid First Aid/CPR card

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be a strong, successful volleyball player
  • Deep knowledge of the intricacies of the game of volleyball
  • Understanding of the developmental needs of upper school- aged students
  • Efficient, well organized, and able to handle a variety of duties simultaneously
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the students and program
  • Professional manner, discretion, and appearance
  • Sense of humor, energy and enthusiasm and ability to hold students and oneself to high expectations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and strong work ethic
  • Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty and staff
  • Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Proficient in appropriate computer skills and office equipment
  • Ability to stand for long periods
  • Awareness of proper body mechanics to prevent injury
  • Ability to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, walk, and talk
  • Ability to use hands and finger, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Some local travel may be required

Thank you for your interest in UPrep and this position. To apply for this position, please click on the link below:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/V...

Position open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

www.universityprep.org

This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position.

It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

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