2024-25 Assistant Coach Pool (all intercollegiate sports) Intercollegiate Athletics

  • California State University, Chico
  • Chico, California
  • Apr 09, 2024
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Job Description

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 13,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with bilingual and/or diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Position Title: Assistant Coach Pool (all intercollegiate sports)

Position Starts: Varies depending on needs of the sport

Unit: Intercollegiate Athletics


Coaching Assistant 12-Month Full-Time Equivalent Salary Range: $5,714 - $7,293 per month
Coaching Assistant Academic Year Full-Time Equivalent Salary Range: $5,007 - $6,359 per month
Coaching Specialist 12-Month Full-Time Equivalent Salary Range: $6,227 - $11,088 per month
Coaching Specialist Academic Year Full-Time Equivalent Salary Range: $5,436- $9,634 per month

Anticipated hiring range is generally at or near the minimum of the appropriate range. Contract length and rate of pay based on experience and the needs of the sport. See the Faculty Salaries At-a-Glance guide for more information.

Review Date: 5/17/24; complete applications received after that date may be considered as needs arise.

Position Summary:

Chico State Athletics is collecting application materials for a pool of Assistant Coaches with positions available as determined by need during the 2024-25 academic year. Appointments are non-tenured and renewable annually dependent upon satisfactory performance, budget considerations, enrollment, and programmatic need. Appointments will be made as one of two classifications (Coaching Specialist or Coaching Assistant) depending upon contract length and rate of pay. Regardless of classification, the working title of this position shall be Assistant Coach.

An Assistant Coach appointment may be an FLSA exempt position depending on job duties. Assistant Coach appointments may qualify for full benefits and may have a less than full-time time-base. However, the number of hours worked per week throughout the period of employment will vary depending on needs of the department, and exempt employees do not receive overtime pay. Appointment is non-tenured and renewable annually dependent upon satisfactory performance, budget considerations, enrollment, and programmatic need.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 1 year experience coaching the sport applying for;
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the respective sports' skills, strategies, and teaching progressions.
  • Strength and Conditioning applicants must possess current professional license.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record at the time of appointment. Before operating a vehicle on state business, the applicant must complete campus defensive driving certification.
  • Ability to maintain/obtain CPR, First Aid, and AED certification.
  • Ability to work during normal business hours, evenings, and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • 1+ years of experience coaching given sport at a NCAA institution preferred.
  • Bilingual candidates will be given preference.


Responsibilities of Assistant Coaches at California State University, Chico vary by sport and classification. These may include:
  • Recruit academically and athletically qualified, full-time student-athletes to participate in the program.
  • Plan, organize, and facilitate the on-going development of practices, competitions, and the athletic programming/activities of the program in order to build a cohesive and competitive program.
  • Teach and lead student-athletes, including a demonstrated ability to work with a diverse, academically selective student population.
  • Promote student development activities that include team bonding and a study program in support of academic progress and graduation of student-athletes.
  • Maintain knowledge of, and compliance with, in accordance with NCAA, Conferences, and California State University, Chico rules and regulations.
  • Work schedule will include evenings and weekends.

How to Apply:

Applications will be reviewed as vacancies occur. Applicants will be asked to indicate which sport(s) they are qualified to coach. Applicants must provide a current cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references. All applicants must apply online; applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.

This pool will be refreshed annually, and applicants will be notified when to reapply each year in order to remain in consideration for any openings.

Questions about specific sports, openings, or other details of being an assistant coach may be directed to the Department of Athletics at (530) 898-6470.

The Department:

Chico State Athletics has a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence, sponsoring 13 varsity sports, competing as a NCAA Division II institution as a member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). For more information about the department, you may visit our Web site at http://www.chicowildcats.com .

Job-related questions should be directed to:

Anita Barker, Executive Director of Athletics
Acker Gym, room 135, 530-898-6470

Benefits Information:

This position may qualify for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). California State University, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information and eligibility criteria, please visit https://www.csuchico.edu/hr/benefits/index.shtml .

Additional Information:

All work must be performed within the State of California.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding 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 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

All positions are contingent on funding.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that Chico State stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land, the flora, the fauna, and the waters that run through campus. We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that since time immemorial have sustained the Mechoopda people and continue to do so today.

Chico State is an 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 and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

Advertised: Apr 08 2024 Pacific Daylight Time
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