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Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Code: 2379 Coaching Specialist – 12 Month

Department: Women’s Water Polo

Rank: Women’s Water Polo Head Coach
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please visit sjsu.edu/up.

About the Position
**All applicants must apply by submitting required materials via email to Joshua Thiel at joshua.thiel@sjsu.edu**

The Women’s Water Polo Head Coach reports directly to the Deputy Director of Athletics for Athletics Advancement. The Head Coach is responsible for overseeing and managing all phases of a Division I Intercollegiate women’s water polo program which includes scheduling, recruiting, travel coordination, budgets and fund raising. Must be committed to the academic goals of the University and follow the rules and guidelines set forth by the NCAA and the conference. Incumbent must address the needs of a student population of great diversity–in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation–through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience required
  • Demonstrated successful Division-I collegiate water polo coaching experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to the retention and academic success of student-athletes
  • Demonstrated coaching and recruiting success, experience in organizing and motivating student-athletes to maximum performance level
  • Demonstrated ability to work, communicate and develop rapport with students, alumni, administration and community groups
  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge and understanding of NCAA regulations
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree

Posting Date: June 28, 2019

Application Procedures
Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration email a letter of interest, resume and contact information on three references to:

Joshua Thiel
Deputy Director of Athletics for Athletics Advancement

Position is open until filled.

Additional Information
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university’s third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jose State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement
San Jose State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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