Human Resources

Head Women's Volleyball Coach

December 12, 2023

Lake Forest College is accepting applications for the position of Head Women’s Volleyball Coach.  The position is a full-time, non-teaching faculty/administrative staff appointment with benefits. The Lake Forest College Volleyball Team has established itself as one of the top teams in the Midwest Conference and this year, the team had its best season in nearly two decades. The Foresters are poised for continued success and are seeking a candidate who will continue to build upon our strong Tradition of Excellence. The chosen candidate will work as a member of the Forester athletic department “team” and support the mission and goals of the department and the College.


Responsibilities:  This position, under the supervision of the Director of Athletics, provides opportunities and responsibilities that include coaching, recruitment and retention of qualified student-athletes, contest scheduling, budget & equipment management, and team trip planning/fundraising. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supporting academic success, leadership & career development, alumni & community engagement, and other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.  Evening and weekend hours are required.


Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree and previous collegiate coaching, recruiting, and administrative experience preferred.  An ideal candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to working in intercollegiate athletics and to the principles that guide Division III athletics.  Successful candidates will demonstrate the potential for collaborative leadership, a high degree of personal initiative, and a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusiveness.  Candidates must have the ability to relate effectively to current and prospective student-athletes, exhibit strong time management and organizational skills, and demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.

Salary and benefits:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, one letter of recommendation and at least three references to Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until the position is filled. 

Lake Forest College is a highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore with a current enrollment of approximately 1,750 students from over 40 states and more than 100 countries.  It is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students and consistently ranked as one America’s top liberal arts colleges.  Learn more about the Lake Forest College’s recognition as a top tier college. 

The College sponsors 25 intercollegiate varsity sport programs with approximately 500 student-athletes competing annually. Lake Forest is a member of NCAA Division III, the Midwest Conference (MWC), the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA), the Midwest/Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference (MLC/MWLC), and the United States Handball Association (USHA).  The College is an affiliate member of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) for men’s and women’s golf.  Learn more about Forester Athletics.

Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. For more information about Lake Forest College, visit