Coach (104781)

California State University - Sonoma, CA4.3


Assistant Coach for Women’s Soccer
Temporary Faculty, Assistant Coach Classification, 12-Month Position

Refer to #104781 on all correspondence and inquiries regarding this position.

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. SSU is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

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 9000 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.

Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.

The Sonoma State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is comprised of 14 sports, competing at the NCAA Division II level. The department is a member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), the Pacific West Conference (men’s and women’s tennis), and the Western Water Polo Association (women’s water polo). The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics prides itself on fostering a positive student-athlete experience, with emphasis in the areas of academic excellence, competitive success, and community outreach.

Working independently, incumbents perform the full range of coaching functions for an athletic team or function, including program coordination and management. The Assistant Coach typically reports to a Head Coach or MPP Coach; may provide training and direction to less experienced coaches and may occasionally perform the duties of a Head Coach.

Typical work assignments may include but are not limited to the following: create and implement practice sessions; assist in game strategy to prepare and instruct for competition; counsel and assist in the assignment of player positions, game roster; recruitment strategies including evaluation of prospective student-athletes, attendance at competitions and tournaments; train and instruct a designated skill development area which may include full responsibility of a designated group of student-athletes and supervision of lower level coaches; develop short and long term measurable objectives; evaluate and assess results; modify objectives as appropriate; monitor academic progress of student-athletes, and implement action plan as appropriate, assess results; modify objectives as appropriate; monitor academic progress of student-athletes, and implement action plan as appropriate.

Additional assignments may include development of youth and summer camps and clinics; administration of the program budget; working with university advancement staff to raise funds, promote athletic team through public speaking events, and media communication.


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, NCAA or appropriate governing body, and conference by-laws, Title IX, NCAA, and conference by-laws, rules and regulations, applicable state and federal laws, and educational codes. For strength and conditioning positions, knowledge of common medical terminology, and knowledge of operating a wide variety of fitness and strength equipment.

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.

Experience and Education:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Master’s degree is preferred.

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.

The position is a 12 month appointment. The annual salary is $56,472 with a .54 time base.

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Please submit:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for 3 reference
Official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.

Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor any international candidates for this cycle. 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.

Applications received by March 15, 2019 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions concerning this position may be directed to:
Search Committee Chair: David Rhoades
Phone: (707) 664-3180

Questions concerning the application process may be directed to:


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.