Middle & Upper School Volleyball Coach

Staff / Full-Time

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Start Date: August 2024

Reports to: Director of Athletics

Job Summary: 

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School is seeking Volleyball coaches for the MS (Grades 6-8) and Upper School Grades (9-12) Athletic Programs. The Volleyball will report to the Director of Athletics and work closely with the Associate Director of Athletics for the programs.  The BB&N Athletic Department expects its coaches to operate within the athletic philosophy of BB&N and adhere to the BB&N coaches’ manual.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • practice planning and game oversight,

  • mentoring and instructing middle school-age players in skill development, character development, and teamwork.

  • communicating with parents/guardians relevant information regarding games, practices, and other team commitments

  • commitment to the support and development of those students with an ability and/or desire to compete at the high school level is important.

Skills and Competencies:

The ideal candidate should be collaborative, energetic, organized, knowledgeable, flexible, and eager to be an active member of a dynamic athletic and learning community.

In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Desire to work with Middle and Upper school students

  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community

  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues

Middle School Coaching Schedule

  • Pre-season Coaches Meeting on Monday, August 26th around 5:00pm

  • Season starts Thursday, September 5, 2024, and ends November 4, 2024

  • Practice is from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

  • There will be around 1 to 2 Games a week (only on weekdays) and the coach must be on-site at 2:00pm and will generally be done at 5:00pm (depending on whether the game is home or away)

Upper School Coaching Schedule

  • Pre-season Coaches Meeting on Monday, August 26th around 5:00pm

  • The Varsity season begins on Wednesday, August 28th and can go up until Sunday, November 17th.  The sub-varsity season begins on Monday, September 9th and goes until November 9th.

  • Practice ranges from 3:45pm to 6:00pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

  • Games are usually on Wednesdays and Saturdays and coaches should be on-site at least 45 minutes before the game time.

Holidays when school is not in session include:

  • Rosh Hashanah,

  • Yom Kippur,

  • Indigenous Peoples Day

  • The day after Indigenous Peoples Day


At BB&N a JV head coach normally earns a season-long stipend of between $3,500.00 – $5,000.00, a JV Assistant coach between $2,000.00 – $3,000.00, and a MS coach between $2,500.00 – $3,000.00.

To Apply:  

Please visit the Careers at BB&N page to complete your online application. Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, and Reference List.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools takes the health and safety of its community members very seriously. Because we serve students, we strongly encourage all employees to receive at least one of the Pfizer, or Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccines before commencing employment.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

Cambridge, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender