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Assistant Coach Women's Basketball (25% time)
Job Category:   Recreation & Athletics
Unit:   Campus Recreation and Athletics
Position Code:   SCR8979A
Status:   Open
Salary:   BYA
Location:   Merced
Background check:   Background check is 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 nearly 8,000 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. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located 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, Women's Basketball, 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.

Key Responsibilities:

Under guidance of head coach, develops technical aspects of player coaching. Assist the Head Coach with the management of games and practices. Tasks may include, but not be limited to, conducting drills, monitoring practices, overseeing strength and conditioning sessions, managing statistics and video exchange program.

Analyzes performance and instructs participants in program strategies and techniques to prepare them for competition. Assist in the identification, evaluation, and recruitment of future student athletes within the rules of the NAIA/NCAA, Cal Pac, and Campus. Maintain accurate records related to recruit contacts, evaluations, and visits.

Observes players while they perform to determine need for individual or team improvement. Participates in the evaluation of student athletes' performance.

Represents and promotes professional conduct, university good will and high standards at all events and games. Ensures adherence to all governing rules, university, department, conference, NAIA/NCAA policies and procedures, including student-athlete benefits.

Qualifications:   Bachelor's degree in related area and 1 year of related experience, or equivalent experience / training with a college-level program required.
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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.

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    The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction

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