Claremont McKenna College
April 2, 2024
Claremont, California
Job Type


Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Statement
In addition to its commitment to a harassment-free educational and working environment, the College is an equal employment opportunity employer. The College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable state and federal laws on the matter. The College does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including gender, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition or medical leave, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law. The College also prohibits the harassment of any employee on any of these bases.

Claremont, CA

Job Posting Title:
CMC-CMS Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach / Athletic Operations

Job Details and Requirement:

The Joint CMS Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation Program is comprised of student-athletes from Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, and Scripps Colleges and offers a comprehensive program of regular physical education, intramural, recreational, club, and varsity sports. CMS varsity teams compete in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), as a member of NCAA Division III. The Program is comprised is 21 varsity sports (10 men’s, 11 women’s) and supports a student population of over 3,200 and a student-athlete population of approximately 530.

The Athenas have a rich history of success, which includes winning the 2017 NCAA Division III national championship, the first women’s national title in CMS history. In addition, the volleyball program has reached the national semifinals two other times (2021, 2023), and the quarterfinals twice (2014, 1993). The Athenas play their home matches at Roberts Pavilion, which opened in 2015 and served as the host site for the NCAA Division III Championships in 2023. CMS has won at least 20 matches in 10 straight seasons, including 25 or more nine times, and 30 or more three times, and has finished first or tied for first in the SCIAC in each of the last eight, compiling a 119-9 league record during that span. The program has also thrived academically, with 14 student-athletes earning a spot on the SCIAC All-Academic team in 2022-23 for having GPAs of 3.4 or higher, while three different Athenas have earned the prestigious Academic All-America award in the last five years.

Approximate Salary Range:
$17.00-17.50 PER HOUR

Anticipated Start Date:
July 1, 2024

This position is responsible for assisting the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach in all facets of the program, including but not limited to: organizing and conducting team training and practices, recruiting, team travel logistics, scholar-athlete development, and compliance with all applicable rules and regulations. Additional administrative responsibilities as assigned by the Head Coach. This position will also assist the Sport Operations Department while out of season, primarily while out of season.

Given our commitment to cultivating an inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students representing a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds, political opinions, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the role of athletics in the liberal arts college curriculum and the integration of the student-athlete and coaching staff into the overall educational experience offered at The Colleges.

Coaching (67%):
Reporting to the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach, the assistant coach works both independently and collaboratively to perform the following essential duties and responsibilities:
Assist head coach with developing and implementing training and instruction for practices and competitions.
Assist with all administrative aspects of the sports program. This includes but is not limited to: prompt completion of all administrative paperwork, team travel logistics, creation of practice plans, scholar-athlete and team development, and collaboration with CMS athletics staff in the areas of sports medicine, business operation, compliance, equipment, facilities, and events.
Assist with recruitment and retention of academically qualified student-athletes to the highly selective liberal arts institutions of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, and Scripps Colleges.

Represent CMS Athletic Department and the women’s volleyball program in a positive manner within the SCIAC as well as regionally and nationally.
Athletic Facilities and Sport Operations (33%):
Work closely with the Sport Operations team to assist with Games Management, primarily during the off-season
Assist with facility operations, including lining fields, setup and takedown of arena bleachers, carpeting
Ensure efficient operation of all competitive contests for participants, officials, visiting institutions, and fans
Occasionally serve as the lead admin for Games Management, supervising student workers and ensuring a smooth gameday experience
Perform any other duties deemed necessary for the functioning and success of the Athletic Facilities and Sport Operations
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s degree is required or equivalent in work experience.
EXPERIENCE: Previous collegiate participation and coaching are preferred. Experience in the recruitment of academically focused scholar-athletes is preferred.

LICENSES: A valid driver’s license is required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Moderate (up to 30 lbs.)

GROOMING AND APPEARANCE: The Claremont Colleges seek to maintain a neat and professional image at all times.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: Individual must possess knowledge, skills, and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge skills and abilities.

Deploy professional skills, in collaboration with colleagues, to best promote the College’s strategic interests.
An evident understanding of the role of athletics in the liberal arts college environment is necessary along with proven experience in recruiting student-athletes to highly selective institutions.

Strong administrative, interpersonal skills, and computer/technology skills.
Appropriate certifications in First Aid, CPR, AED or willingness to complete certifications upon hire.
Operate computers with basic Microsoft Office software (such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and associated professional software (such as Internet research, menu-driven databases). Demonstrate understanding of the use of equipment in assessing and improving department systems and processes to achieve annual goals and maintain confidentiality.
Demonstrate effective, accurate, and clear communication with excellent/strong verbal, written, interpersonal, reading, phone, and customer service skills. Follow all written and verbal instructions, asking questions as needed for clarification of duties.
Use strong organizational and time management skills to complete work with accuracy and a keen attention to detail.


REQUIRED HOURS: The regular hours for this full-time position will vary, with the flexibility to set work hours appropriate to the needs of the program. Holiday, weekend, and evening work hours will be required. Travel will be required. Regular hours may vary due to the needs of the College or division. This is an 11-month position; the month off should be either June or July.

Harassment Prevention: Non-Supervisor
Clery Training: Yes
Mandatory Reporter: No
Responsible Employee: Yes
Bloodborne Pathogens: Yes
Hazard Communications: Yes
Interviewing Training: Yes
Protect the Children: Yes
Data Security & Privacy: Yes
CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS: This is a regular, full-time, benefits elgible position.

This position is classified as an 11-month year-round, non-exempt hourly position.
BACKGROUND CHECK: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a full consumer background check. Certain positions will require the successful completion of a post-offer physical agility test. Employment is contingent on the satisfactory results of the aforementioned, in addition to compliance with the requirements cited in this job description.
ADA/OSHA: This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of this position. It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing the risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

DISCLAIMER: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. Duties and responsibilities can change and develop over time, accordingly, the College reviews job descriptions periodically and may make changes of business necessity.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT: Employment with the College is “at-will” meaning that the terms of employment may be changed with or without notice, with or without cause, including, but not limited to termination, demotion, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, duties, and location of work. There is no agreement expressed or implied between the College and you for continuing or long-term employment. While the College has every hope that employment relationships will be mutually beneficial and rewarding, employees and the College retain the right to terminate the employment relationship at will, at any time, with or without cause. The President is the only person who can modify or alter the at-will employment relationship.

Claremont McKenna College hires and promotes individuals on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Inquiries may be directed to the Director for Human Resources, 528 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-4015, (909) 621-8490. All applicants must complete and submit an online application to be considered for an open position.

Employment is contingent upon new employee providing documents verifying U.S. citizenship or, for aliens, documents verifying legal permission to work in the United States, applicant's acceptability for positions requiring use of a college vehicle is contingent upon a driving record acceptable to the College's automobile liability insurance. Promotion from within is encouraged whenever qualified employees of Claremont McKenna College are available. Interested employees of the College are urged to contact the Office of Human Resources if qualified for any open position. Please do not contact departments directly.

Disability Accommodations
In compliance with applicable laws ensuring equal opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, CMC will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual (applicant or employee) with a disability if the disability affects the performance of essential job functions, unless the accommodation results in an undue hardship for the College. Employment decisions are based on the merit and not an individual’s disability.

An applicant or employee who requires an accommodation should contact the immediate supervisor and the Human Resources Office. If multiple accommodations are identified that do not pose an undue hardship for the College, the selection of an accommodation will be at CMC’s discretion. To request disability accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (909) 621-8490 or for assistance.