Primary Purpose: The University of the Pacific Sport Club program serves as a strong contributor to the overall quality of student life within the campus community. Sport clubs are student run organizations that provide leadership opportunities to its student officers and a safe, structured, and competitive environment for all students to participate. Pacific Recreation is searching for a highly driven and dynamic professional that is looking to continue a successful Club Rugby program for a diverse and active population of high achieving students.
Essential Functions: The head coach for the Rugby club is responsible for providing leadership and expertise to all aspects of a comprehensive Rugby program. The club currently includes both a mens and a womens team that competes in the NRSCO league under USA Rugby. Primary elements of responsibility include safety and risk management, skill development, player recruitment, club marketing & promotion, practice/competition schedule creation, and support of student officers and athletes in academic and personal development. The position is expected to work closely with the teams student leadership and will appoint and oversee volunteer assistant coaches as determined with club leadership.
Bachelors degree required.
Current CPR/First Aid certification.
Coaching license with USA Rugby according to the National Governing body guidelines.
Successful candidates must have at least four (4) years of experience as a Rugby participant or official.
At least two (2) years of direct experience coaching an organized Rugby program is preferred.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are also preferred.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires ability to perform physical activities related to sport. Frequent time spent standing and walking. Occasional climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 40 lbs. Work is performed outside.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: Work performed between six to ten (6-10) hours per week. Team practices are Monday, Thursday, and Saturday for two (2) hours. Some Saturdays will include games. Some travel expected.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, non-exempt
Background Check Statement: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.
Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. Our student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while our distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Total university enrollment is nearly 7,000, with 3,757 undergraduates in an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. Eighty-seven percent of students come from California, with 35 other states and 25 foreign countries also represented.