Women's Basketball Assistant Coach | University of California Santa Cruz

Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach

Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 23091


UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all faculty, staff, academic appointees, and students accessing facilities at any UC campus this fall. Employees and students can submit proof of vaccination online or request an exemption.

UCSC Statement
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.

Initial Review Date (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit. 

The Initial Review Date for this job is: 09-08-2021

Dept Marketing Statement
At UC Santa Cruz, we strive to enrich the total educational experience by promoting physical activity, encouraging health and wellness, building community, and cultivating leadership.  Through our diverse offerings in athletics, classes, workshops, outdoor adventure trips, intramural sports leagues, tournaments, clubs, drop-in activities, and recreational facilities, we strive to provide opportunities for UCSC students, staff and faculty, retirees, alumni, and local community members to participate.  As one of the largest student employers on campus, we also have many work-study and non-work student jobs in our facilities and programs.  Our goal is to provide a wide variety of programs and physical activities that promote and enhance community, learning, leadership, lifelong wellness, and academic success.

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Job Summary: 

Under general direction from the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach oversees specific aspects of the sports program and helps develop strategies for developing and maintaining the Women’s Basketball program. Responsible for overseeing specific aspects of the sports program including, but not limited to, individual middle blocker and hitter, player development, teaching middle blockers and hitters position skill-work, planning and execution of practice and games, opponent scouts/film breakdown, on campus and off campus recruiting, in season conditioning programs, fundraising events, and various administrative duties which includes team travel. 

Must be attentive to detail; keep accurate records; and possess an ability to work with a diverse constituency, including but not limited to students, parents, coaches, faculty, staff, administrators, prospective students, and other outside contacts. Must foster an environment of NCAA compliance. May provide guidance to other personnel. Assumes head coach responsibilities as needed. Additionally, staff are expected to embrace the NCAA DIII philosophy and UCSC Principles of Community. The Assistant Coach reports directly to the Head Coach.  Work schedule often includes: travel, evenings, weekends, and holidays. 

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary Information: BYA pay is $32,259.60/year ($2,688.30/month)

No. of Positions: 1

Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is not eligible for benefits

Schedule Information
Full-time, Fixed
40 hours per week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri and possibly weekends
Shift Includes: Day, Evening, Weekends

Employee Classification: This is a Contract appointment

Job End Date: 06-30-2022 with the possibility of extension 

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation: None

Employee Relations Code: All Others, Not Confidential

Travel: Up to 25% of the time

Job Code Classification: 005046 (COACH AST 2)

Job Duties

  • Under guidance of the head coach, develops technical aspects of player coaching.
  • Analyzes performance and instructs participants in program strategies and techniques to prepare them for competition
  • Observes players while they perform to determine the need for individual or team improvement and participates in student athlete performance.
  • Ensures adherence to all governing rules, university, department, conference, NCAA policies and procedures and NCAA compliance.
  • Represents and promotes professional conduct, university good will and high standards at all events and matches and may assist in coaching at competitive events.
  • May assist in most practice and conditioning sessions. 
  • May assist in the recruitment of prospective athletes within the framework of the university, department, conference and current D3 bylaws and manual. 

15% On and off campus recruiting and managing Front Rush and recruit documentation 

10% May participate in fundraising activities for the program and department including camps and clinics.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in physical education, kinesiology, human performance or equivalent program and / or equivalent experience / training with a college-level basketball program.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with athletic participants, staff, and parents of student athletes.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making; be an effective problem solver. 
  • Specialized knowledge of the team sport or activity, as well as basic technical expertise in coaching principles.
  • Current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the affiliated athletic conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the campus adheres, and at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.
  • Leadership skills to mentor and develop student-athletes, assistant coaching or program instruction staff and skills in effective assistant coaching.
  • Proven ability to teach specified sport to individuals and the team as a whole.  Personal experience with specified sport.  
  • Superior organizational skills required in order to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills, verbal/written/social media, are vital in dealing with our players and staff, as well as within the larger department, alumni, and recruits and their families.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applied knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat and basic computer skills.
  • Working knowledge of Hudl and Front Rush.

Special Conditions

  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
  • Possess a valid license to drive in the State of California and be able to participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) pull notice program.
  • Possess CPR/AED/First Aid certification or have the ability to obtain it within 60-calendar days of hire.
  • Candidates must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.
  • Possess NCAA Coaches Certification (Recruiting) or have the ability to obtain it before starting work with the team.
  • Will be required to complete Title IX (Sexual Harassment) training within one month of hire.
  • Will be required to complete Title IX (Sexual Harassment) training every two years.
  • Will be required to complete the Basic Cash Handling (16 minute video & 10 question quiz) training and pass the quiz with a score of 80% or greater within one month of hire.
  • Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=PEN&division=&title=1.&part=4.&chapter=2.&article=2.5
  • Will be required to take the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) online training module.

Safety Statement
All UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.  

How to Apply
Attach your resume and cover letter when applying for this job opening. Do not attach any documents to ‘My Activities’. Visit our https://www.google.com/url?q=https://shr.ucsc.edu/talent-acquisition/applicant_resources/how-to-apply/index.html&source=gmail&ust=1629990682969000&usg=AFQjCNFkKpeI-XlhXnZV1yQGfNQfNFCzCA” href=”https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=2470190&targetURL=https://shr.ucsc.edu/talent-acquisition/applicant_resources/how-to-apply/index.html” target=”_blank”>How to Apply tutorial for detailed instructions on our applicant process. 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. 

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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.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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