Amherst-Pelham Regional School District
Employment Opportunities


Amherst Regional High School
Amherst-Pelham Regional School District
Amherst, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3155661 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 12, 2019 Starting Date: August 20, 2019

Job Description
The Amherst Pelham Regional School District is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Junior Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach. The Junior Varsity Coach reports directly to the Athletic Director and/or site principal and has the primary responsibility for administering the junior varsity volleyball program. The successful candidate will be required to follow the procedures outlined in the Amherst Coaches Athletic Handbook as well as the by-laws of the Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference.
Season begins on August 22, 2019 and ends on or about October 31, 2019.

• Volleyball coaching experience preferred at the high school varsity level or collegiate coaching level. Recent experience (within the last five years) highly preferred, but not required.
• A proven verifiable record of positive staff, student and administrative support and relationships.
• A proven verifiable record of placing appropriate emphasis on good sportsmanship, academic excellence, positive attitudes and character.
• A demonstrated ability to teach, enforce, advocate and model appropriate behavior, character traits and educational values to students-athletes.
• A demonstrated ability to teach, organize and supervise assistants
• A demonstrated ability to serve as a positive role model for student athletes and a commitment to holding all students and adults associated with the program to the same standards.
• A demonstrated ability to work with parent/guardian groups, administrators, staff and students.
• A demonstrated ability to organize and maintain positive communication with the community.
• A demonstrated ability to successfully promote athletes who qualify under NCAA Clearinghouse standards for post secondary scholarship opportunities.
• Ability and commitment to follow the National Federation of High School Coaches Code of Conduct and Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Coaches Code of Ethics.
• Possess and maintain appropriate certification and/or authorization for coaching.


• Teaches athletes to perform sound, safe fundamental techniques of the designated sport throughout the season.
• Monitors student attendance and academic performance.
• Responsible for completing and submitting requests for Transportation in a timely manner.
• Follow district policies, site procedures, MIAA rules and the MIAA Coaches Code of Ethics.
• Fosters training in conduct, ethics and sportsmanship for all participants and coaches.
• Responsible for the safety and securing of the team before, during, and after events and traveling to and from events. Coach may be required to ride the bus with the team.
• Verifies that the Athletic Director clears each team member before allowing him/her to tryout or practice.
• Responsible for distribution, collection, and general upkeep of all uniforms and equipment and providing an end of the season inventory.
• Works with the Athletic Director and the Principal to maintain communication and to solve problems at the school level while supporting the ideas of the program.
• Submits an annual written report evaluating the program, with recommendations for improvements, if requested by the Athletic Director.
• Supports the oversight of the safety conditions of the facility or area in which the assigned sport is conducted at all times athletes are present.
• Reports any unsafe conditions to the Athletic Director and completes work orders in a timely manner to correct safety hazards.
• Promotes the field hockey program by prompt, accurate reporting of scores to the local media while maintaining a positive relationship with the local media.
• Cooperates with all of the coaches in providing the optimum sports program possible.
• Works with the Volleyball booster organization to help coordinate all fundraising activities, while maintaining accurate records of monies collected and deposited in compliance with district requirements.
• Works with Varsity Coach to set up a preseason parent/guardian orientation meeting for all levels to review eligibility, athletic code/expectations, team rules, and risk factors for all athletes.
• Complies with time restraints for practice and contest schedules, including holidays/Saturdays, as well as off-season schedules.


• Indoor and outdoor work environment
• Variable hours
• Frequent afternoon, evening and night work
• Occasional adverse weather conditions
• Travel by bus

Physical Abilities:
• Hearing and speaking to exchange information
• Visual ability to monitor team workouts and contests
• Dexterity of hands and fingers to demonstrate applicable sport skill/method
• Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
• Movement over rough or uneven surfaces
• Bending at the waist, running, carrying, pushing or pulling sports equipment
• Physical agility and stamina

• Dust, dirt, pollens, depending on designated sport
• Possible work around heavy equipment
• Possible exposure to blood borne pathogens
• Dealing with disturbed, angry, and emotionally distraught persons
• Dealing with mild to severe sports injuries

Position Type: After school/Evening
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Amherst Regional High School!

The mission of Amherst Regional High School is to create a dynamic learning community where students and staff work together and where students are supported and challenged to achieve their intellectual, creative, social, and civic endeavors. With parent and community participation, staff and students strive to ensure a safe environment and to promote respect and appreciation for the diversity of individuals, cultures, and learning styles.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Amherst Public, Amherst-Pelham Regional and Pelham Public School Districts prohibits discrimination against employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, genetic information and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment.

Job Requirements
Please contact Athletic Director Victoria Stewart at with specific questions regarding this coaching opportunity.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. Our district is committed to "Becoming a Multicultural School System". We work to provide all students with an education that enables them to be contributing members of a multiethnic, multicultural society. We strive to ensure that our community of students, families and staff are learning, treated equitably, and share the job of creating a caring environment. Please describe any personal background, training, work, or other experience that you feel would help us in achieving this goal.
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    2. Our schools are committed to academic excellence for every student, every day! We strive to attain high levels of student achievement for all of our students and we work to insure the academic engagement and a sense of belonging of all students. Describe how you will fulfill this obligation to attain high levels of achievement and specifically, how you will plan for and foster the academic engagement and a sense of belonging of every student, all students, every day.
    Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Victoria Stewart, Director of Athletics
    21 Mattoon Street
    Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
    Phone: 413-362-1700
    Fax: 413-549-9704