University of California Santa Cruz – Men’s Tennis Assistant Coach



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The IRD for this job is: 10-02-2023


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 programs and physical activities that promote and enhance community, learning, leadership, lifelong wellness, and academic success.

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Under general direction from the head coach, the assistant coach helps develop strategies for developing and maintaining the Men’s Varsity Tennis program. Responsible for overseeing specific aspects of the program including: skill-work, planning and execution of practice and matches, opponent scouts/film breakdown, on and off-campus recruiting, conditioning programs, fundraising events, and various administrative duties for team travel.

Must be attentive to detail; keep accurate records; and possess an ability to work with a diverse constituency, including but not limited to students, parents, coaches, faculty, staff administrators, prospective students, and other outside contacts. Must foster an environment of NCAA compliance. Additionally staff are expected to embrace the NCAA DIII philosophy and UCSC Principles of Community. The Assistant Coach reports directly to the Head Coach. Work schedule often includes: evenings, weekends, and holidays.


Budgeted Salary: By Agreement $33,711 annually
Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.

Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is not eligible for benefits

Schedule Information:

  • By Agreement Full-time, Fixed
  • Percentage of Time: By Agreement 40 Hours per Week
  • Days of the Week: Mon-Fri, weekends as necessary
  • Shift Includes: Day, Evening & Weekend

Employee Classification: Contract appointment 

Job End Date: 06-30-2024

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation: Non-Represented

Job Code Classification: 005046 (COACH AST 2)

Travel:  Up to 75% of the time



  • Under guidance of the head coach, develops technical aspects of player coaching.
  • Analyzes performance and instructs participants in program strategies and techniques to prepare them for competition
  • Observes players while they perform to determine the need for individual or team improvement and participates in student athlete performance.
  • Ensures adherence to all governing rules, university, department, conference, NCAA policies and procedures and NCAA compliance.
  • Represents and promotes professional conduct, university good will and high standards at all events and matches and may assist in coaching at competitive events.
  • May assist in most practice and conditioning sessions.
  • May assist in the recruitment of prospective athletes within the framework of the university, department, conference and current D3 bylaws and manual.


  • May participate in on and off campus recruiting and managing Front Rush and recruit documentation


  • May participate in fundraising activities for the program and department including camps and clinics


  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training with a college-level program.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with athletic participants, staff, and parents of student athletes.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making; be an effective problem solver.
  • Effective verbal communication skills which are vital in dealing with our players and staff, as well as within the larger department, with alumni, and recruits and their families.
  • Effective written communication skills including the use of social media.
  • Specialized knowledge of the team sport or activity, as well as basic technical expertise in coaching principles.
  • 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 Leadership skills to mentor and develop student-athletes, assistant coaching or program instruction staff and skills in effective assistant coaching.
  • Proven ability to teach specified sport to individuals and the team as a whole. Personal experience with specified sport.
  • Superior organizational skills required in order to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills, verbal/written/social media are vital in dealing with our players and staff, as well as within the larger department, with alumni, and recruits and their families.


  • Applied knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat and basic computer skills.
  • Working knowledge of Hudl and Front Rush.


  • 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.
  • The selected candidate will be required to work all scheduled hours on-site.
  • Ability to work a variable schedule including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as directed.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies after hours as necessary.
  • 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 within a defined regional or service area.
  • Ability to travel nationally.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
  • 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 here.


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.


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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