Women's Cross Country Assistant Coach Sonoma State University
Job ID: 104599
OUR COMMITMENT Sonoma State University offers an exceptional educational experience that fosters intellectual, cognitive, social, and personal growth. As the only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges in California, we are uniquely positioned to foster ethical exploration, civic engagement, social responsibility, and global awareness combined with a solid foundation in an academic discipline. We have a strong commitment to graduating students who have the ability to think critically and communicate effectively in an ever-changing world. The unique campus culture fosters our Seawolf Commitment to integrity, respect, excellence, and responsibility and is integrated into all campus life. We nurture inclusive excellence through a celebration of the rich diversity of our local communities and our interconnected global economy. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. SSU is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
THE UNIVERSITY Sonoma State University's beautiful 274-acre campus is located in Sonoma County wine country, an hour north of San Francisco. The campus offers the ideal setting for teaching and learning and access to a community of rich cultural, environmental, and recreational opportunities. Founded in 1960, Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University System. As members of the largest public higher educational system in the nation, we provide accessible, high quality education to more than 9000 students. Sonoma State University is proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the region and state.
THE DEPARTMENT Sonoma State University is an NCAA Division II member and part of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) and the Pacific West Conference (PacWest). Ten of SSU's sports are in the CCAA, water polo is in the WWPA, and men's and women's tennis are in the PacWest.
Sonoma State athletics got its start in 1964 with the school's first men's basketball team. Through the years, the Seawolves have had much success including national championships in 1990 (women's soccer), 2002 (men's soccer) and 2009 (men's golf).
The goal of the Sonoma State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is to provide a positive, equitable, and diverse environment for the student-athletes and staff. All athletic staff members are responsible for fostering these priorities via role modeling and mentoring student-athletes while upholding a competitive spirit that stresses amateurism, ethical conduct, good sportsmanship, and rules compliance. Priorities for all student-athletes include: academic excellence, competitive success, and community outreach.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to see the departments Web page at:
DUTIES OF THE POSITION The Assistant Coach for Women's Cross Country and Track & Field is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of individual pre-season and post-season conditioning programs for student athletes including regular workouts, weight training, and student-athlete conditioning. Attends all team games and practices. This normally includes daily practices, training, and competition during fall (cross country) and spring (track and field) seasons.
The Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of documented individual student-athlete development programs for returning student athletes to develop each student-athlete's skills and conditioning. This includes personally implementing drills for individuals; demonstrating drills; working with team a maximum of eight hours per week during the off-season per NCAA regulations. The Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting with the preparation of daily practices during the season including scheduling facility time and planning the practice schedule. Attends games for scouting both during the season and also in post-season. Assures that student-athletes have a working knowledge of departmental rules and regulations, CCAA policies and NCAA rules and regulations. Helps the Head Coach develop and implement team strategies which includes student-athlete assignment, and defensive and offensive tactics. The Assistant Coach supports student-athletes by listening and eliciting needs, serves as a mentor and counselor, works to effectively solve problems and provides encouragement.
The Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting with the planning and hosting campus visits by prospective student-athletes developing comprehensive written itineraries which include: information on academic counselors, professors, housing, scholarships, and financial aid; evaluating play and interaction of prospective student-athletes with returning student athletes; preparing tryout information and physical examination documentation in a timely manner to the compliance and sports medicine staffs: tours of athletic and academic facilities; and, lodging, dining and entertainment for visitors.
The Assistant Coach is also responsible for assisting in the recommendation of athletic scholarships to prospective and returning student-athletes. The Assistant Coach helps oversee fund raising activities by the cross country and track and field program is to raise funds for athletic scholarships that will be supplemented by University funds. The Assistant Coach is responsible for maintaining positive community relations by providing clinics and performing community services in conjunction with team activities. The Assistant Coach must always be in compliance with Title IX and NCAA regulations. The Assistant Coach must attend all mandatory compliance education sessions provided by the department.
The Assistant Coach helps promote camps and clinics in partnership with the Associate Athletic Director and by distributing informational media throughout the Sonoma, Marin, Lake and Mendocino counties via social media and under the guidance of the departments marketing program. The Head Coach supervises camp participants by demonstrating skills, organizing and delegating duties to staff personnel, development of weekly and daily plans of skills progression and camp activities, and performing evaluations of campers and staff.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have:
1 year of University teaching
RANK AND SALARY Full-time is 15-unit workload per semester. Actual salary is dependent upon number of units assigned, educational preparation, and availability of funds subject to any CSU system faculty contract salary increases.
Selection as a candidate in the applicant pool, does not guarantee employment. Temporary Faculty appointments are made on a part-time, temporary basis and contingent upon department needs and funding.
Temporary Faculty appointments are made on a semester-by-semester basis.
Relocation expenses will not be provided for temporary faculty appointments.
Reimbursement for expenses incurred to attend an interview for temporary faculty positions are not reimbursed by the University.
APPLICATION DEADLINE The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
104559 PLEASE REFER TO THIS NUMBER ON ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND INQUIRIES REGARDING THIS POSITION.
HOW TO APPLY To apply for this position, go to http://www.sonoma.edu/jobs and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. After submitting the application letter and curriculum vitae, please proceed to My Career Tools to attach the additional required documents. Your statement of research interests may be a statement of scholarship and/or creative activity if appropriate to your discipline. PDFs are the preferred format for all submissions. Once you have submitted all materials, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email email@example.com. Applications submitted to the faculty search email address will not be considered, so please use the www.sonoma.edu/jobs link above.
Do not send materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply for this position, go to www.sonoma.edu/jobs and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. If you are currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the Internal Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. At the initial stage of the application, you will be prompted to upload a resume. Please combine your CV and cover letter into one PDF document and upload it in place of the resume. Once you have submitted the application, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email email@example.com.
Please submit: Required
Official transcripts are required at the time of hire.
Application procedures for temporary faculty already teaching in the department:
Temporary Faculty with three-year contracts do not need to reapply.
Temporary Faculty who have taught for the department within the past two years only need to submit a letter of intent to remain in the pool. The hiring committee will review the Personnel Action File and then determine whether an additional interview would be beneficial.
Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointees identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Sonoma State University does not facilitate the process of applying for an H1B Visa for temporary positions.
Other Information Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
About Sonoma State University Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.
Located in California's premier wine country one hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma State is a small campus with big ideas. With a tradition of promoting intellectual and personal growth, leadership opportunities and technological proficiency, SSU offers its students a friendly, safe and informal atmosphere on a beautiful campus setting. Currently, campus housing accommodates students in both apartment and residential suite style facilities. While SSU generally accepts all qualified students who apply from high schools in its service area, 80 percent of the freshmen and 55 percent of the junior transfer students come from outside the North Bay region. With almost half of its student body living on campus, it is one of the most residential campuses within the system.