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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.
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
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.
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