Women's Basketball Head Coach | Sonoma State University


Posted: 09-Mar-22

Location: Rohnert Park, California

Type: Full-time

Required Education: 4 Year Degree

Salary: $79,560-$105,000



Coaching – Basketball


Collegiate Sports

Salary Details:

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience.

Internal Number: 511734

Job no: 511734 Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian) Location: Sonoma Categories: Unit 3 – CFA – California Faculty Association, Athletics, Temporary, Full Time Job no: #511734

Work type: Non-instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)

Location: Sonoma State University

Categories: Temporary, Full Time, Coach (Non-instructional Faculty), Unit 3 CFA – California Faculty Association

Department of Athletics

[Coach: Non-instructional Faculty] [Head Coach, Women’s Basketball]

Starting May 2022

Our Commitment Guided by our core values, 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. We are fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. 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 9,000 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). Sonoma State serves approximately 250 student-athletes across 11 sports (four men’s teams and seven women’s teams). 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 women’s soccer (1990), men’s soccer (2002) and men’s golf (2009). The goal of Sonoma State 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.

Duties of the Position The Head Coach has the primary responsibility for oversight of all aspects of the women’s basketball program and has broad responsibility for planning, organizing, and prioritizing work. Pursuant to NCAA Bylaw (Responsibility of Head Coach), the Head Coach is responsible for the development, organization, and administration of the women’s basketball program, which may include supervision of Coaching Assistants and/or athletic department staff.

Work assignments may include but are not limited to the following: create and implement practice sessions; determine and instruct game strategy to prepare for competition; assign player positions; determine game roster; create and implement recruitment strategies including scouting, attending tournaments and game visits; monitor conduct and academic progress of student-athletes and implement action plan as appropriate; develop short and long term measurable program objectives, evaluate and assess results; modify goals objectives as appropriate; work with university advancement staff to raise funds and develop fundraising activities; promote sports program through public speaking events, provide direction for operational aspects of the women’s basketball program, including scheduling, travel arrangements and logistics, and other operational duties as assigned.

Professional Qualifications To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have:


General knowledge of sport, including sport specialty or athletic function; principles and methods for designing and teaching individuals and groups; recruitment methods and techniques. General knowledge of CSU policies and guidelines, Title IX, NCAA, and conference bylaws, rules and regulations, applicable state and federal laws, and educational codes.


General ability to direct and guide student-athletes; establish and maintain effective working relationships; communicate clearly and effectively; interpret and follow instructions; foster an environment to promote student-athlete well-being, academic success and personal development; utilize problem solving techniques; perform mathematical calculations; use basic office software packages, and related technology tools and systems; ability to lead and guide student-athletes in area of specialty; analytical skills to assess student-athlete’s statistics, and review game videos; recruit student-athletes; work in an environment with competing priorities. Incumbents must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills to develop effective working relationships with athletes, coaching staff, parents and staff that support athletics. In addition, demonstrate the leadership, organizational and administrative skills needed in coaching an athletic team or athletic function. The Head Coach must be proficient in developing and managing a sports program and administering budget; must be able to establish and attain program initiatives and priorities, and develop recruitment strategy. Ability to promote positive personal relations with student-athletes, faculty and staff, and demonstrated commitment to diversity.

Experience and Education:

Bachelor’s degree.

License and certifications:

Current first aid, CPR, and AED certification. Some positions may require a valid California driver’s license. Certifications and/or licenses, as related to the position, may also be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters Degree. Previous experience employed as a head coach. Pervious experience employed as coach at an NCAA Division II member institution.

Rank and Salary The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. The salary range for the position is $79,560-$105,000.

Required* Application Materials Cover Letter* Resume* Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. 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 appointee’s identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.

Application Deadline Applications received by April 6, 2022 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

The ADA Coordinator is also available ([email protected]) to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Other Information 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.

This position is 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.