Assistant Coach, Women's Rugby (5046U) #25788

University Of California Berkeley , CA 94705

Posted 3 days ago

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 10/19/2018

Departmental Overview

California Women's Rugby Club is a competitive team in women's collegiate club D1 division which has regularly earned a berth at 15s Nationals the last 10 years. In 2012 the team finished in the top eight in 15s and in 2013 finished in the top four in 7s. In 2015, the team finished top 32 in 15s and top eight in 7s. The team wants to improve and become a regular finalist in both 15s and 7s.

Cal Women's Rugby program has a goal of varsity/NCAA status, and the campus has committed to review this request after the 2016 Olympics. The successful candidate will be expected to lead the program to improved competitive success and advancement in support of varsity status. This person will possess a positive, mature, and inspiring attitude.

The team practices are held several evenings per week September through May, with a break in December. Competitive events are on the weekends, with 3- 4 events from September through November, and approximately 3 weekends per month January May. Some travel is required.

Responsibilities

The Assistant Coach will be responsible for organizing and administering both the 15s and 7s programs in collaboration with the head coach, with special focus on spearheading the growth of the forward pack. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and implement with head coach the 15s and 7s tactical programs, sequence of practices, and individual practices as well as schedule matches, specifically with the forward pack.

  • Manage with head coach the 15s and 7s teams in practice, match preparation, and matches including selections.

  • Analyze performance and instruct athletes in skills, techniques, and strategies in preparation for and during competition.

  • Teach forwards tactics and techniques around the breakdown, ruck area, lineouts, scrum work, and phase play.

  • Maintain open path of communication with the head coach and team.

  • Assist head coach in recruiting effort (college info sessions, outreach to local HS teams).

  • Assist the head coach with the design and execution of external camps or events

  • Maintain a positive relationship with the Cal Women's Rugby Alumnae association and collaborate on efforts in obtaining varsity status.

  • Comply with USA Rugby, Pacific Mountain Rugby Conference, and Department of Recreational Sports regulations (reporting scores, submitting player eligibility, etc).

  • Maintain a professional and positive presence in the rugby community

  • Perform all other duties as needed or assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

  • Experience coaching both 15s and 7s

  • 3-5 years of coaching experience (collegiate level preferred)

  • Ability to develop a tactical plan, specifically for forwards, that emphasizes fundamentals, mobility and open play, and can capitalize on the strengths of our program and forward pack.

  • Extensive knowledge of current rugby coaching techniques/strategies, especially forward play

  • Experience coaching scrum work

  • Experience coaching women's teams

  • Strong interpersonal skills and an understanding of human behavior

  • Excellent judgment, problem solving, planning, and organization skills

  • Strong communication both in-person and through technology

  • Successful background check clearance

  • CPR/First Aid certification, must be obtained within 30 days of employment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven record of competitive success at high school or collegiate level

  • Ability to administer a large program, including recruiting, scheduling, and practice plans

  • Ability to establish appropriate and effective mentoring relationships with student-athletes

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the stages of student development and the importance of a holistic collegiate experience with focus on academic excellence

  • USA Rugby Coaching Level 200 certified (or willingness to obtain if needed)

Salary & Benefits

Not eligible for UC benefits.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

The team practices are held several evenings per week September through May, with a break in December. Competitive events are on the weekends, with 3- 4 events from September through November, and approximately 3 weekends per month January May. Some travel is required.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct


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