The University of California San Diego is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Cross Country and Track Coach. UC San Diego, located in La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area, enrolls over 35,000 students, earned recognition as one of the world’s premier research universities, and is ranked as one of the top-10 public universities in the nation.
UC San Diego Athletics has a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence, sponsors 23 varsity sports, and is reclassifying to NCAA Division I as a member of the Big West Conference. Triton Athletics consistently ranks as one of the most successful athletic programs, ranking among the top 7 nationally in the Learfield Director’s Cup on 13 different occasions and has finished second overall three times.
The Assistant Coach must have a commitment to the mission of the UC San Diego distance program, to maximize the athletic, interpersonal, and academic potential of our scholar-athletes by helping them to leave the comfort of previous experiences in the pursuit of new areas of growth, while being mindful of their impact on those around them, in order to become the optimal version of themselves.
The applicant will assist the Head Cross Country Coach in all of the following: recruiting prospective scholar-athletes, organizing and conducting practices, scouting opponents, designing training programs, utilizing social media platforms, and organizing competitive, social, and fundraising events. They will also assist with administrative responsibilities, including scheduling, budgeting, inventory, the coordination of team, professional & recruit travel, and team equipment purchases.
The applicant should have successful recruiting experience with student-athletes that are at a high-academic and high-athletic level and have the ability to evaluate the skills, abilities, character and potential of prospective student-athletes to be successful within the athletics program and at UC San Diego. The incumbent is responsible for conducting all activities in compliance with NCAA, Big West and UC San Diego rules and regulations.
Triton Athletics promotes the pursuit of excellence, strength of character, teamwork, ethical conduct, and diversity, and is inextricably linked to the educational mission of the University.
~ Work schedule will be arranged with Head Coach, but often includes evenings, weekends and holidays.
~ A complete application will include an online application, resume and cover letter.
A Bachelor's Degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience to demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in both academics and athletics, as well as to understand the needs of students balancing the requirements of academics and athletics.
Strong demonstrated knowledge of sound principles and rules governing Cross Country -personal cross country experience at the NCAA or NAIA level.
Proven recruiting experience with student-athletes that are at a high-academic and high-athletic level.
Demonstrated ability to teach specified sport to individuals and the team as a whole.
Ability to follow work schedule as outlined by Head Coach and department.
Proven ability to use all athletic equipment and computer software programs needed to perform job duties.
Strong writing skills to prepare clearly understandable correspondence and reports.
Good interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility.
Outstanding leadership, management, and interpersonal skills to relate to a wide diversity of faculty, staff, students and community members.
Ability to speak before large and small groups with evident poise and enthusiasm and ability to effectively motivate team members.
Strong administrative and organizational skills, with ability to follow up and review, to insure that no details are overlooked and that all arrangements have been made.
Additional Salary Information: Includes Core benefits plan
Internal Number: 104750
About UC San Diego Tritons
UC San Diego, located in La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area, enrolls over 35,000 students and is one of the University of California’s 10 campuses. UC San Diego has earned recognition as one of the world’s premier research universities and one of the top-10 public universities in the nation.
UC San Diego Athletics sponsors a broad based program of 23 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports, with approximately 600 student-athletes. It promotes the pursuit of excellence, strength of character, teamwork, ethical conduct, and diversity, and is inextricably linked to the educational mission of the University.
UC San Diego has begun the journey to reclassifying to NCAA Division I and the Big West Conference. The Tritons will begin playing a full schedule in the Big West in the fall of 2020, spend four years in a reclassification period, and then have full-fledged NCAA Division I status in the fall of 2024.
A premiere NCAA athletics program, our vision encompasses; setting the standard in all aspects of competitive success, academic excellence, ethical conduct, student-athlete experience, campus pride, the development and retention of coaches and staff, and t...he establishment of lifelong relationships. Athletics enhances campus, alumni, and community pride while fostering collaborations that increase our profile and visibility throughout the region.
As of the end of the 16-17 academic year:
Triton teams have captured 30 national championships while 44 squads have finished as national runners-up and 49 others have achieved national third-place honors. All told, UC San Diego has won 251 national, regional and conference championships. UC San Diego student-athletes have won 138 individual national championships. A remarkable 1,309 Tritons have been named to All-America teams. UC San Diego student-athletes have excelled academically as well, earning 36 prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships and 78 Academic All-America selections, including a program-high 10 over the 2015-16 campaign. Consistently, over 55 percent of student-athletes earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, placing them on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll. In 2016-17, UC San Diego posted a fourth-place finish out of 266 Division II schools in the Learfield Directors' Cup, an award emblematic of the best overall athletics department in the country. Since moving to the NCAA Division II level for the 2000-01 academic year, UCSD has placed in the top seven programs in the country on 12 different occasions and finished second overall twice. UC San Diego won its seventh California Collegiate Athletic Association Commissioner's Cup title in 2017, an award symbolizing the best overall athletics department in the prestigious conference.