The UC San Diego Athletic Performance Department is accepting applications for highly motivated candidates for 2017-2018 Volunteer Sports Performance Coach positions. Volunteer Performance Coaches will gain applied experience working in an integrated NCAA collegiate athletics sports performance unit that is performance driven and athlete focused. There will be opportunities to assist with the support of athletes who compete in a wide range of traditional and Olympic sporting teams. Individuals will also have the opportunity to work out of the new 12,000 square foot Alex G. Spanos Athletic Performance facility.
Individuals will gain knowledge and experience in a Collegiate Strength and Conditioning setting. The incumbent should be currently pursuing bachelors/masters in exercise or sports science related field, certified in CPR/AED/First Aid, have a CSCS certification. The position will be provided with $500 towards approved professional development. Volunteers who have successfully completed this work experience will have a better understanding of sports performance program design based on athlete profiling techniques. How to facilitate comprehensive physical rehabilitation and performance protocols, how to successfully lead a group of athletes through a progressive performance program specific to the athletes' needs and abilities. They will have the potential to earn recommendations for future opportunities, and if applicable receive college credit.
UC San Diego is 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 sponsors 23 varsity sports with a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence.
The incumbent will need to adapt to a focused schedule with specific responsibilities related to the programs they will assist. They should have a strong desire to become a sports performance professional.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter (1 page max), and a minimum of three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org
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, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html
"A Proud Tradition of Academic and Athletic Excellence." That is the slogan most often associated with the UC San Diego Athletic Department. Since becoming a member of the NCAA less than 25 years ago, the UCSD program has backed up those words with achievement. 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. The 23-sport athletics program is subject to NCAA regulations and must demonstrate compliance to Title IX which is recorded in the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) annual report to the Department of Education. Our Division II program is evolving into one of the premiere NCAA athletics programs in the nation; 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 the establishment of lifelong relationships. Athletics enhances campus, alumni, and community pride while fostering collaborations that increase our profile and visibility throughout the region. Since moving to the NCAA Division II level in 2000, UC San Diego has placed in the top seven programs in the country on ten different occasions and finished second overall twice. UC San Diego has also won five out of the last six California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Commissioners Cup titles, an award that recognizes the best overall athletics program in the conference. In 2010, UC San Diego was ranked first in Division II and twenty third overall in the National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) Collegiate Power Rankings, which comprehensively measures student-athlete graduation rates, academic strength and athletic prowess. UC San Diego was also the top-ranked Division II institution in 2008.