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Head Coach - Cross Country
Job Category:   Student Services
Unit:   Campus Recreation and Athletics
Position Code:   SCR4593A
Status:   Filled
Closing Date:   Review of applications will begin immediately. This position is open until filled.
Salary:   $15,000
Location:   Campus Site
Background check:   Background check and fingerprinting may be required

The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With close to 6,700 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Under the general direction of the Associate Athletic Director, the incumbent will manage the team and assume responsibility in the areas of recruiting, retention, coaching, scheduling, game and practice management, providing supervision of assistant coaches, monitoring student-athlete academic progress and eligibility, budget management and fundraising. The incumbent is responsible for the overall management of team and is responsible for developing and implementing the team vision and goals.

Qualifications:   • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training with a college-level program.

• Must have highly advanced and effective inter-personal, motivational and team leadership skills to work effectively with athletic participants, staff, and parents of student athletes.

• Successful experience coaching at high school and/or college level. At least two years of the experience must be at the collegiate level.

• Must have a clear understanding of and be committed to the NAIA philosophy and the role of athletics within the university's mission.

• Knowledge of the rules, regulations and guidelines established by the campuses' governing national collegiate athletic association (e.g., National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics - NAIA) pertaining to student-athletes.

• Develop and monitor the budget, ensuring objectives are achieved for the team annually.
To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

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.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

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