Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Athletic Department invites applications for the position of Assistant Volleyball Coach. WCU is a member of the highly competitive Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). The Department of Athletics prepares our student-athletes for life-long success by providing opportunities for them to excel in the classroom, in competition and in the community.
This is a position within the Division of Student Affairs, awarded as one of the "Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs" by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education for the second year in a row.
WCU serves approximately 17,000 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, 23% identify as Hispanic/Latino, Black, Asian, and Native American Indian nations, and 24% are eligible for Pell grants. With approximately 30% designated as the first in their family to complete a bachelor’s degree, WCU is the first to earn "First Forward Designation," an initiative of NASPA and The Suder Foundation.
Identification and recruitment of athletically and academically qualified student-athletes
Scheduling and organizing practice sessions
Assisting with the management of equipment, team travel, budget, alumni relations, fundraising and video breakdown
The successful candidate must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, and the willingness to be a positive role model and representative of the institution.
A Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience is required for the position
Knowledge of and conformity to NCAA rules is required
Previous coaching experience at the college, club or international level
Division I or II volleyball playing experience
WCU is a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.
Meeting community needs while placing students on a lifelong path of active citizenship is integral to our mission. The Carnegie Foundation (2010-2026) for Community Engagement recognized WCU for public service coursework and co-curricular programs. Preparing students to be global citizens is a critical component of our mission and goals. Currently, the University has more than 180 international students from 40-plus countries.
We are committed to leadership in extending equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References with contact information will be required prior to interview. Applicants must successfully complete interview process to be considered as a finalist.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.
Internal Number: 21-124
About West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania is among the top regional comprehensive public universities in the nation, serving more than 17,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a national reputation for excellence, value, and student success. Founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation, West Chester offers more than 118 undergraduate and 103 graduate programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the Philadelphia campus, and online. Five colleges and two schools comprise the University: Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the School of Music, and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Located in Chester County (25 miles from downtown Philadelphia) the area combines the best of enjoyable daily living with easy access to the full spectrum of country and city attractions. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.