Women's Volleyball Assistant Coach

Posted: August 28, 2023

Our Vision as Briercrest College, Seminary, and Academy is to Educate Disciples, Equip the Church, and Engage our World. We cherish, embrace, and live by Biblical virtues where Christian character matters; however, we have identified the following behaviors as significant, organizational culture-shaping practices given our present internal ethos and external realties. We are:

  • Boldly Christian – Christ-centered, Bible-anchored, and ministry-focused
  • Purposefully Developing Leaders – Educating, inspiring, and empowering
  • Conscientiously Serving – Observant, active, and caring
  • Intentionally Collaborating – Cooperative, communicative, and synergistic
  • Continuously Innovating – Creative, adaptive, and responsive

The Core Focus of Briercrest Athletics includes Our Passion and Our Niche, which aligns with the overall Vision of Briercrest, and guides us in making our unique contribution to it.

  • Our Passion is: Transforming lives towards their God-intended purpose.
  • Our Niche is: Using the pursuit of athletic championships in our unique Briercrest training ground to:
    • Grow disciples of Jesus
    • Form leaders of character
    • Inspire graduates
    • Develop skills for sport and life

The Core Values of Briercrest Athletics, which align with the Core Values of Briercrest College, Seminary and Academy, are:

  • Kingdom-Focused – Our identity is continually rooted deeper in Christ
  • Servant Hearted – Confident in Christ to serve God and others
  • Learner – Chooses to be a forever learner
  • Competitor – Relentless, tenacious, and motivated by love
  • Disciplined – Unwavering commitment to building championship habits for life


The Women’s Volleyball Assistant Coach will have a desire to grow in and live out our Core Values, while providing leadership to student-athletes to empower them to grow in living out our Core Values. They will plan and execute strategies and methods, in collaboration with the rest of the Briercrest Athletic Department, to carry out our Core Focus within the Women’s Volleyball Program.

This is a part-time salary position, based out of the Athletic Department. The position has a yearly rhythm of requiring a much higher time commitment during the following times:

  • In season from the end of August through Mid-March
  • June and July, when the program runs their summer sports camp
  • There is a lower time commitment from Mid-March through end of May/beginning of June and August

The assistant coach will be expected to put in the following hours throughout the year

  • End of August through the beginning of December: 20-25 hours per week – focus pre-season and in-season
  • December: 5-10 hours per week
  • Beginning of January through mid-March: 20-25 hours per week – focus in-season
  • Mid-March through end of May: 10-15 hours per week – focus is recruitment and preparing for camp
  • June: 20 hours a week – focus is preparing for camp
  • July: 40 hours a week - directing girls clipper volleyball camps
  • August: 0-5 hours a week


  • Agreement to live within the Briercrest Institutional Covenant and align with the mission, vision, and values of Briercrest Christian Academy, College, and Seminary
  • A desire and commitment to be a follower of Jesus Christ as a way of life
  • Committed to continual growth in our Core Values and carrying out our Core Focus.
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred
  • Has completed or is completing appropriate NCCP certifications and any required coach education or training for being an Assistant Volleyball Coach in the ACAC
  • College/University/Pro level volleyball coaching experience or relevant playing experience is an asset
  • An appreciation of post-secondary education and an understanding of the academic demands on our student athletes
  • Able to utilize technology effectively, i.e., stats programs, video analysis, social media.
  • Possesses, or can readily learn the administrative, technical, and financial skills needed to be successful in the role
  • Innovative and collaborative approach to carrying out all of the desired outcomes below


Collaborative & Productive Teamwork

Responsible to positively contribute to Briercrest Athletics through planning and decisions that align with our Core Values and Core Focus. You will be expected to be a collaborative and productive team member of Briercrest Athletics and Briercrest College, Seminary and Academy, who manages internal and external relationships well, by executing and growing in these valued competencies and commitments:

  • Being open-minded and growth-oriented
  • Being willing to name real issues as they arise and be a part of the solutions
  • Seeking what is best for whole department and institution (not just their program)
  • Proving to be dependable (complete tasks on time or communicate if there is an issue as soon as they know)
  • Demonstrating that they are trustworthy
  • Communicating clearly and confidently
  • Commitment to practicing vulnerability to share their challenges and ask good questions in areas where they are unsure
  • Receiving feedback and listening well
  • Engaging in regular individual meetings with the head coach as scheduled
  • Adhering to Briercrest and Athletic Department policies in planning, decisions, communication, and action
  • Participation in self-evaluations to receive feedback for coaching and mentoring toward continual growth

Assist with Development & Retention of Current Student-Athletes for the College Program:

  • Assisting with intentionally developing our student-athletes in all areas of our Core Focus: effective discipleship, character formation, leadership development, inspiring academic excellence, and growing skills for life
  • Building professional relationships with athletes to help athletes feel valued as a person in addition to being an athlete in our program
  • Assis with regular evaluation of how each athlete in the program is growing on and off the court, in our Core Values, and in reaching their potential through our Core Focus
  • Participate in beginning, mid, and end of season athlete meetings

Assist with Recruitment of New Student-Athletes for the College Program:

  • This includes selling our Briercrest & Briercrest Athletics product (Core Values & Core Focus) and individual team experience to attract the right recruits in filling the team roster each year
  • Assisting with developing and growing a recruiting pool that leads to signing student-athletes and awarding athletic scholarship to those that:
    • Desire to grow in and live out our Core Values and Core Focus
    • Commit to living by Briercrest’s Student Responsibilities and Expectations
    • Have the talent, skills, and potential to help the team compete for championships

Assist with Performance Management for the College Program:

  • Assisting with wise macro and micro season planning, effective daily planning and implementation of training, teaching, and coaching to empower athletes towards top performance in areas such as: skill development (technical, tactical, physical, mental, emotional) and systems implementation and development
  • Assisting with regular measurement through team and individual stats to track progress of team and individual performance, along with assessment of coaching, training, and teaching methods
  • Assist with booking team meals, hotels, transportation, and team bonding activities

Assist with Creation & Implementation of Effective Game Strategies for the College Program:

  • Knowing our team's strengths and weaknesses through taking and analyzing comprehensive stats
  • Assisting with video analysis and scouting reports on upcoming opponents to use strategies and systems to minimize their strengths and take advantage of their weaknesses
  • Assisting with making in-game adjustments based on statistical data and observations during each competition, including effective use of time-outs and set-breaks.
  • Empowering athletes through training and in match conversation to make the best decisions they can in the flow of the game

Assist with Development & Management of the College Program Fundraising by bringing in donations and sponsorships, and facilitating external programming such as camps, skill training sessions, club etc.

Direct & Execute the Women’s Volleyball External Programs:

  • This includes directing & administrating the external programs (Camps, Individual/Small Group Training, Club, etc.)
  • Acting as the primary Camp Director to execute promotion, planning, and running of the Clippers Girls Volleyball Camps in July
  • Develop & implement any other external programming opportunities for the Women’s Volleyball Program, such as small group/individual training & spring/summer indoor & beach volleyball mini-leagues, tournaments, etc.

Personal & Professional Development by engaging in education, personal habits & key activities to grow as a:

  • Disciple of Jesus – growing in love for Him & obedience to Him through things like daily personal time with God, local Church attendance and involvement, engage with a spiritual mentor or accountability group
  • Transformational Leader of character – growth in leadership skills and abilities
  • Professional coach with continued growth through on-going education via clinics, NCCP certifications/PD points, engaging with mentor coaches, research, dialoguing with experts and working towards Master’s degree (if applicable)
  • Healthy individual with holistic life priorities that will provide sustained energy to meet the ongoing demands of the role, while being able to model what that looks like for the student-athletes. This includes things like establishing and maintaining a regular weekly rhythm of Sabbath, a yearly rhythm of rest in the off-season, and healthy exercise, nutrition, and sleep habits


  • This position will report to the Women’s Volleyball Head Coach and work with the Athletic Department staff
  • This position will assist with supervising the support staff for the Women’s Volleyball Program and will supervise the coaches/staff involved in the external programming of the Women’s Volleyball Program


To apply, please email a cover letter, résumé/CV, names of three references to the Human Resources office at hr@briercrest.ca.

Note: Applications will be received until the position is filled

All employees of Briercrest College and Seminary are required to sign and adhere to our Institutional Covenant. Please review the covenant prior to submitting your application.