UC Santa Cruz strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
This position is responsible for leading all phases of an intercollegiate athletics sports specific program in accordance with NCAA and university rules, regulations and policies. Responsibilities include but are not limited to coaching, hiring and managing assistant coaches, scheduling of games, and recruiting qualified student-athletes; supporting for the academic progress of student-athletes; preparing and managing the budget; fostering an environment of NCAA compliance; scheduling and conducting practice sessions; and, implementing strategies for developing and motivating student-athletes to perform at maximum levels. Allocates resources to meet schedules and achieve success. Identifies program objectives and develops and directs strategies for successful programs. Must have a philosophy compatible with highly selective academic standards that supports diversity and inclusivity. Additionally, must have an appreciation for the role of intercollegiate athletics in a highly selective academic environment, and the desire to help student-athletes strive for balance in that rigorous setting. All athletic department staff are expected to have a strong commitment to the welfare of student athletes and a reputation of integrity. Staff are expected to embrace the NCAA DIII philosophy and UC Santa Cruz Principles of Community. May provide guidance to other personnel. The Head Coach reports directly to the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training with a college-level program.
At least three years experience coaching specific sport, preferably at the NCAA DIII level.
Highly advanced and effective inter-personal, motivational and team leadership skills to work effectively with athletic participants, departmental and university staff and parents of student athletes. Advanced ability to effectively collaborate with all University key stake holders (faculty/staff/alumni/ UCSC Foundation/Local community leaders/media/etc.) in a manner that promotes the UCSC Athletics brand, collaboration, and partnerships.
Ability to demonstrate creativity, sound judgment and decision-making, be an effective problem solver and communicates effectively verbally and in writing.
Recognized expertise in team sport and coaching principles for student athletes.
Position is open until filled. Initial Review Date: 05-12-2019
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site @https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.