Assistant Coach, Cross Country (Continuous Recruitment)
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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 4/27/2017
University of California - Merced
JOB DESCRIPTIONAssistant Coach, Cross Country (Continuous Recruitment)
Recreation & Athletics
Campus Recreation and Athletics
Review of applications will occur as openings are available.
Background check and fingerprinting may be required
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With a little more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor s, master s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.
Under general direction, oversees specific aspects of a small to mid-size sports program. May provide guidance to other personnel. Under the direction of the Head Coach, Cross Country, the incumbent will assist with managing the team along with shared responsibility in the areas of recruiting, retention, coaching, game and practice management, monitoring student-athlete academic progress and eligibility.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training with a college-level program.
May need to maintain NAIA/NCAA certified recruiter status.
Must have effective inter-personal skills and ability to work effectively with athletic participants.
Must be able to demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making, be an effective problem solver, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Must have specialized knowledge of the team sport or activity, as well as basic technical expertise in coaching principles.
Maintains current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the NAIA/NCAA, as well as other associations and agencies applicable to athletic financial aid and scholarships, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.
Successful experience coaching at high school and/or college level.
Experience with computer programs in either the PC or Mac environment.
The successful candidate must be fingerprinted and successfully pass a background check, which may include checks of employment records, criminal records, and motor vehicle records.
A valid California drivers license with acceptable driving record is required.
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NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.
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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
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