Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

Blackburn College, a unique four-year liberal arts college with a student-managed work program located in Carlinville, IL seeks applications for the full-time position of Head Women’s Volleyball Coach. This is a 10-month, benefits eligible position reporting to the Director of Athletics & Recreation.  The successful candidate will have a focus on supporting student-athlete success and well being as well as building a competitive Division III program. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversees the identification, evaluation and recruitment of potential student-athletes
  • Directs all aspects of the coaching of the program
  • Coordinates the physical development of each student-athlete through appropriate strength and conditioning, and practice sessions as well as prepare game strategies.
  • Administrative duties related to active coaching
  • Advises and counsels student-athletes academically, athletically and socially
  • Monitors the academic progress of each student-athlete
  • Directs all aspects of the management of the program
    • Fiscally responsible for all areas of the budget, including budget proposal, accounting and expenditure
    • Coordinates all travel arrangements for team trips
    • Recommends and oversees the purchase of new equipment, supplies, and uniforms
    • Oversee summer camps and team fundraising
    • With the Director of Athletics oversees the development of the competition schedule
  • Represents the College at meetings
  • Maintains a visible presence at department functions, College open houses and College events
  • Is a visible, fully integrated member of the College community
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including ancillary responsibilities

Recommended Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required, MS degree preferred 
  • Minimum of 2–3 years of coaching experience, preferably at the college level 
  • Collegiate playing experience preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Current and valid driver’s license
  • Current First Aid, CPR & AED certification 

Blackburn College seeks to build an inclusive community that can engage the interests of a diverse population. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and sustaining a culture that reflects the diversity of our country, and as such we particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, LGBTQ+, veterans, and those with disabilities.

Please send a letter of application addressing the above expectations, including a description of what diversity means to you, a resume, cover letter, and the names/addresses/telephone numbers/email addresses of three to five references to: Human Resources, Blackburn College, 700 College Ave., Ludlum 110, Carlinville, IL 62626 or email Employment-based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position. Phone calls or walk-ins not accepted.