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Head Volleyball Coach

Department: Athletics
Position: Full-time, 10 month position, non-tenure, full benefits package
Wage: $35,000-$40,000 commensurate with experience (.75 athletics and .25 academics)
Union Affiliation: None
Posting Date: October 2018


The University of Montana Western, an NAIA four-year public institution in Dillon, Montana, invites applications for the position of Head Women’s Volleyball Coach. A .25 academic appointment in the Health and Human Performance department are a requirement of this position. This is a full-time (10 month) position with excellent benefits.


Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the successful candidate will direct and manage the successful development of student-athletes both in the classroom and on the court. Additionally, candidates will provide leadership and instruction in the personal development of student athletes in a manner which reflects UMW’s commitment to competitiveness and ethical behavior. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining all aspects of a prominent and successful Division I NAIA Women’s Volleyball program. Duties include, but are not limited to; recruiting quality student athletes, developing and meeting fundraising goals that support the volleyball budget, establish and execute a plan for competitive match strategies, schedule matches, supervise team members during off-campus trips, arrange transportation and lodging, and diligently manage the programs operating budget.

 Required Qualifications

A Master’s degree is required. Proven successful coaching experience; proven experience in recruiting successful student-athletes, experience and skills in training or instructing student-athletes; demonstrated leadership experience in team management to include supervising assistant coaches and student managers; excellent interpersonal communication skills; ability to analyze situations and develop solutions; ability to travel and work non-traditional hours; ability to foster positive internal and external public relations.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with experience coaching at the collegiate level; knowledge and demonstrated experience with NAIA and Frontier Conference rules and regulations.


To apply, submit a letter of application, current resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references. To be fully considered, the letter of application must address all of the job qualifications.  Send application materials to:

Patti Lake, Payroll and Benefits Supervisor
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

For questions relating to this position contact Bill Wilson at 406-683-7391 or by email at

Review of applications will begin November 19th and remain open until the position is filled.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 60 full-time faculty and 1,500 students. It is located in Dillon, Montana in the scenic Rocky Mountains and has been awarded numerous top national rankings for delivering high quality, affordable education.

Montana Western is the only public four-year college in the nation offering Experience One (X1), experiential learning delivered on the block schedule. Class sizes are small and students take a single course at a time, three hours each day for 18 days, before moving on to the next course. Each course is four credits and four blocks are offered each semester. The block schedule facilitates field and lab work, undergraduate research, study travel, and interdisciplinary teaching. Montana Western’s faculty strongly believe in mentoring and inspiring students, and assisting them in the transition from university life to professional careers.

The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon Community. With a population of 5,000 people, Dillon is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities, and an excellent quality of life.

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for any position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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