University of California Santa Cruz – Women’s Tennis Head Coach


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UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It’s known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus’s DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.


At UC Santa Cruz, we strive to enrich the total educational experience by promoting physical activity, encouraging health and wellness, building community, and cultivating leadership. Through our diverse offerings in athletics, classes, workshops, outdoor adventure trips, intramural sports leagues, tournaments, clubs, drop-in activities, and recreational facilities, we strive to provide opportunities for UCSC students, staff and faculty, retirees, alumni, and local community members to participate. As one of the largest student employers on campus, we also have many work-study and non-work student jobs in our facilities and programs. Our goal is to provide a wide variety of
professional programs and physical activities that promote and enhance community, learning, leadership, lifelong wellness, and academic success.

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The Head Coach is directly supervised by the University’s Director of Athletics & Recreation. The Head Coach is devoted to the full time performance of the duties as outlined in the job description, and any additional duties required by the Director of Athletics that may be assigned. Coach’s duties and responsibilities shall be conducted in accordance with the University’s policies, procedures, and rules as established by the University.


Salary Information: By Agreement – $55,000 / Annually.

No. of Positions: 1

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits

Schedule Information:

  • By Agreement Full-time, Fixed
  • Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week By Agreement
  • Days of the Week: Mon-Fri, Weekends as necessary
  • Shift Includes: Days, Evenings as necessary

Employee Classification: This is a Contract appointment

Job End Date: 06-30-2024

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation: Non-Represented

Job Code Classification: 000332 (HEAD COACH 5)

Travel: Up to 75% of the time


65% –

  • Proposes the strategies and goals for the sports program on a short and long-term basis.
  • Assumes full team responsibility for the performance of the team.
  • Plans, schedules and supervises practices that condition and train athletes, ensure safety, develop skills and teach Principles of Community.
  • Coordinates and communicates travel arrangements and itineraries.
  • Scouts opponents, prepare student-athletes in strategic preparation, coaches team at competitive events and performs game management.
  • Evaluates student-athletes performance and designs instructional opportunities to improve technical and strategic implementation based on sound motor learning and biomechanical principles.
  • Assists in hosting home competitions and tournaments. Ensures adherence to all governing rules, university, department, conference, NCAA policies and procedures.
  • Exemplifies professionalism and sportsmanship during contests, at practice and in all interactions with players, opponents, officials, parents, spectators, and administrators. Represents and promotes professional conduct, university good will and high standards at all promotional and media-related events.
  • Guides the program coaching staff.

15% –

  • Develops and implements an effective recruitment plan assuming full team responsibility for recruitment within the framework of the university, department, conference, NCAA rules. This includes the effective identification, evaluation and recruitment of student athletes in which to shape and maintain a competitive athletic program.
  • Creates and maintains detailed files on all prospective student-athletes with contact dates and times and other pertinent information.
  • Assesses prospective student-athletes athletic and academic ability in keeping with DIII competitive and UCSC admission standards.
  • Observes contests, reviews video and hosts campus visits for prospective student-athletes.
  • Understands and adheres to all recruiting legislation, and passes the annual NCAA DIII Bylaws Test.
  • Understands basic eligibility rules and provide immediate student-athlete information to the Eligibility Coordinator upon request.

10% –

  • Financially responsible for maintaining a sound budget.
  • Proposes budgets and grants, reconciles expenses and proposes purchases for sport program.
  • Proactively tracks, reviews and monitors budget to identify discrepancies.
  • Keeps Athletic Director informed of identified funding shortfalls and surpluses.
  • Works with Business Manager to resolve budget issues and realign expenses in order to avoid interest charges on deficit balances.
  • Meets with Business Manager at least three times a year to review the budget during the season: beginning, mid-season, and end of season.
  • Keeps inventory of team acquired practice gear, uniforms, and sport equipment.
  • Strategically develops and supervises all fundraising events for the program and department including: event marketing, facility reservations, budget planning, staffing, etc.
  • Follows campus F&E policy and guidelines regarding event planning and obtaining appropriate levels of approval. Completes the “Fundraiser Income/Expense Form” pre and post event.
  • Assists University Relations and Athletic Department in all department fundraisers.

5% –

  • Performs administrative duties including maintaining the online Google calendar.
  • Submits departmental and University paperwork that is complete, accurate, and on time.
  • Adheres to all legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines of the Federal and State Government, University of California Office of the President, UCSC, NCAA and Athletic Department.
  • Reports and documents student-athlete conduct violations, incidents that may be crimes, and crimes (including hazing) to the appropriate personnel or authority.

5% –

  • Attends all administrative meetings and serves on committees upon request.
  • Supervises and mentors all Assistant and Volunteer Administrators.
  • Develops and recommends to the Athletic Director team expectations. Communicates approved expectations.
  • Provides game results information/quotes/articles to the Sports Information Director.
  • Reads and understand guidelines, rules and other information in the UCSC student handbook, student-athlete handbook and administrative handbook.
  • Attends training sessions which include but are not limited to: Staff Human Resources Orientation, Employee Expectations and Goals, Business Practices, Procedures, and Expectations, Google, software, etc.
  • Regularly participate in anti-hazing training and workshops.
  • Ensures attendance by student-athletes at all mandatory meetings/orientations and provide at least two players to serve on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
  • Keeps office and storage areas orderly.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training with a college-level program.
  • Highly advanced and effective interpersonal, motivational and team leadership skills to work effectively with athletic participants, staff and parents of student-athletes.
  • Ability to demonstrate creativity, sound judgment and decision-making; be an effective problem solver.
  • Highly effective communication skills in writing.
  • Highly effective communication skills verbally and for live media presentations.
  • Recognized expertise in team sport and coaching principles for student athletes.
  • Supervisory and leadership skills to mentor and develop assistant coaches and/or program instruction staff.
  • Current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the affiliated athletic conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the campus adheres, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in kinesiology, sports administration, physical education, athletic training or related field.
  • At least 4 years experience competing as an intercollegiate student-athlete. At least 2 years experience as head coach of an intercollegiate team.
  • Experience in fundraising Including experience working and/or directing sport specific clinics and camps.
  • Experience in budget management.


  • Must possess CPR/First Aid/AED certification or have the ability to obtain it within 60-calendar days of hire.
  • Must possess NCAA Coaches Certification (Recruiting) or have the ability to obtain it within 60-calendar days of hire.
  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
  • Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California and be able to participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) pull notice program.
  • Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
  • Ability to perform essential physical job functions.
  • Ability to work in conditions of variable temperature/weather with possible exposure to strong, unpleasant odors, high levels of noise and vibrations, and exposure to dust and allergens.
  • Ability to safely perform the physical requirements necessary to move light to moderate objects up to 60 lbs., with or without accommodation.
  • Will be required to work all scheduled hours on-site.
  • Ability to work a variable schedule including evenings and weekends.
  • Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
  • Clery Act : This position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA); required to report crimes, incidents, and disciplinary referral statistics as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
    (20 USC § 1092(f)).
  • Ability to travel to multiple work locations on and off campus.
  • Ability to travel nationally.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
  • The University of California has implemented a Covid-19 Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
  • Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained


All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.


Attach your resume and cover letter when applying for this job opening. Do not attach any documents to ‘My Activities’. Visit our portal for detailed instructions on our applicant process.


The University of California is an Equal Employment 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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.


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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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