Sierra College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Kinesiology Instructor/Assistant Coach - Football. Sierra College is a Community College located near Sacramento, California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence and student success. Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the evolving needs of the students and communities that it serves. The Sierra Community College District covers more than 3,200 square miles and serves the Northern California foothill counties of Placer and Nevada, as well as parts of El Dorado and Sacramento. We serve over 18,000 students throughout the region in both on-ground and online courses, including students at our main Rocklin Campus as well as at three centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe/Truckee, and Roseville.
Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students and values the rich, diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. A strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups. Our District is committed to providing strategies for success and proactive student-centered practices and policies focused on eliminating equity gaps.
As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students develop the critical skills necessary to succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,300 students per term: 26% of Sierra College’s students are Latinx, 3% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 5% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 6% are multiracial and 57% are White. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Sierra College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our students.
The successful candidate will join a College dedicated to the use of culturally responsive teaching strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students and ensure a successful learning environment. Sierra College demonstrates its commitment to equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty, and staff. These opportunities include trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, a Faculty Equity and Inclusion Certificate, SC4 (Sierra College Community, Creativity, Culture, and Collaboration Training), active Academic Senate standing committees concerned with student success and equity, a Presidential Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC), culturally responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, campus-wide equity summits, a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.
Under supervision of an Educational Administrator, the Kinesiology Instructor / Assistant Coach – Football will develop curriculum and provide lecture and laboratory instruction for students in the study of Kinesiology and Athletics and other related courses. The incumbent will be responsible for: evaluating students’ performance, participating in shared governance and other activities in support of the instructional program, administering financial and strategic techniques utilized in assigned sport(s) in inter-collegiate competitions, recruiting student athletes, supervising student athletes, assisting with the monitoring of the student athlete academic progress and eligibility, creating and/or assisting with strength training and training for competition, preparing budgets and fundraising, evaluating and maintaining equipment and supplies, coordinating team travel arrangements, conducting the football program under the rules and regulations of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and the Northern California Football Conference (NCFC), National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and do related work, as required.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
Responsibilities and qualifications for this position include:
Teach a variety of college-level Kinesiology/Physical Education courses.
Practice skill maneuvers to be demonstrated in skill development sessions;
Familiarize self with operation of all equipment currently available for use, which is appropriate for the subject area.
Provide student learning outcomes to direct student learning;
Prepare work orders to accomplish facility and equipment improvement and repairs, as authorized;
Develop and augment current and new skill elements; determine quantity and quality of equipment necessary for classroom, skill demonstration, and practice sessions, based upon availability commensurate with budget priorities; prepare requisitions for new or replacement equipment, as authorized; receive and store equipment orders; ensure that equipment is used safely and properly, cleaning and repairing equipment, as necessary and feasible and disposing of broken and/or obsolete equipment, as appropriate.
Advise students on academic matters regarding their performance;
Allocate monies from budget for sport(s) assigned, including funds for food, lodging, and other expenses for scheduled athletic competitions/events;
Select necessary equipment and initiate procurement;
Determine mode of transportation and travel times to athletic events;
Plan and budget for replacement of uniforms and other equipment, as authorized.
Maintain knowledge of general education requirements for student athletes;
Maintain specific knowledge of and apply CCCAA, NCFC, and District progress, transfer, and graduation requirements;
Acquire and maintain knowledge of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) transfer rules;
Determine eligibility of student athletes under recruitment or participating in current programs;
Evaluate student athlete performance and make decisions concerning team placement(s) and level of participation.
Secure facilities for assigned sport(s) athletic competitions/events taking place in the District;
Take responsibility for maintaining positive behavior of Assistant Coaches, student athletes, and team(s) in assigned sports, administering corrective action as warranted and under established District policies and procedures; secure photographers/videographers and equipment to film or otherwise record athletic competitions/events, as appropriate;
Develop and maintain positive rapport with sporting officials; accommodate needs of opponent athletes/teams and trainers with regard to dressing and other facilities utilized for athletic competitions/events, as appropriate and feasible;
Arrange for proper preparation of District facilities to be utilized for athletic competitions/events in assigned sport(s).
Determine need for athletic equipment for assigned sport(s) and complete requisitions for procurement within budget allocations;
Research and specify sources and prices for athletic equipment to be procured, interfacing with Purchasing Department staff members, as appropriate;
Conduct yearly inventory of uniforms and other athletic equipment for assigned sport(s), classifying inventoried items by condition of equipment;
Prepare needs listing for ordering purpos
Examine equipment for damage and/or wear and ensure item is suitable for use by student athletes;
Examine athletic competition/event facilities and practice facilities for obstacles, deterioration of surfaces, broken equipment, or other unsafe conditions and take immediate action to mitigate or eliminate safety hazards, as appropriate;
Conduct practice drills in a safe manner and teach safe techniques and safety consciousness to student athletes, as appropriate for assigned sport(s);
Develop individual athlete and/or team standards and rules for positive conduct at practices and for athletic competitions/events;
Administer District, Northern California Football Conference (NCFC) and California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) rules, including eligibility, conduct, and sporting requirements for assigned sport(s).
The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about culturally responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging students who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional classrooms.
The faculty member will participate in curriculum development and in the review and assessment of student learning outcomes and course success rates disaggregated by race/ethnicity and other key demographics to ensure the success of all students.
Participation in campus governance, faculty organizations and committees, departmental activities such as program review, and in one’s own professional development is also an integral component of the position’s regular responsibilities.
Placement on the District’s Faculty Salary Schedule is dependent upon years of experience and level of education. Entry level is from $55,333.90 to $74,152.72 at time of employment. The current highest salary attainable after employment is $99,371.74. The District offers a very competitive benefits package, which includes health and welfare as well as income protection. Employees also will be members of the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS). Sick leave, sabbatical, and other leaves are available according to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
There are five (5) required documents to apply for this position:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications listed above, including:
The transferable experience, knowledge, skills and abilities for teaching college level Kinesiology courses and coaching intercollegiate football.
Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom and in the campus community.
Teaching Philosophy Statement that must include discussion of the following questions:
What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting historically underrepresented and underserved students? Specifically, what are the key factors that contribute to their success and the closing of equity gaps in the classroom, particularly for African-American, Latinx, and Native American students?
What role should faculty play in student success?
Describe how your teaching approach has changed/evolved since you began teaching. Provide examples of what motivated the change(s).
Candidates must apply at: https://sierracollege.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=472&job=kinesiology-instructor-assistant-coach-football-rocklin-campus-1920-22
If you have questions regarding the application, please contact Brittani Kelly at 916-660-7106 or email@example.com.
DEADLINE:Applications must be received by the Sierra College Human Resources Department no later thanFRIDAY JANUARY 3RD, 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Please note that letters of reference may be utilized during the reference checking process, but will not be provided to the hiring committee.
Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination and the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
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Incumbent must possess a Master’s Degree in Physical Education OR a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education AND a Master’s Degree in any Life Science, Dance, Physiology, Health Education, Recreation Administration, Kinesiology, or Physical Therapy OR the equivalent.
Incumbent must possess or be able to obtain prior to appointment a valid California Class C or higher driver’s license, in order to accomplish official travel in District and/or privately owned vehicle.
Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.
A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
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Physical Education, with advanced knowledge of skill development practices and techniques;
Teaching and student evaluation practices, methods, and techniques;
Current directions in Physical Education theory and research;
Equipment operation and usage, including safety and health requirements;
Methods to successfully support individuals with varying backgrounds, which includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities, sexual orientation, individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups.
Provide interactive lectures in front of large groups of students;
Explain Physical Education concepts and elements in a clear, logical and concise fashion;
Interact effectively with students, peers, and administrative staff;
Work independently to solve problems;
Recognize variation in student socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles;
Be patient with students;
Maintain integrity, honesty, reliability, and cooperation; apply an equity-minded framework and ensure programs, services and processes are designed and delivered to meet the varying needs of all constituents;
To interact and work effectively with a diverse population utilizing exceptional interpersonal and intercultural skills;
Exercise sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.
Internal Number: 1920-22
About Sierra Joint Community College District
Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the needs of the communities that it serves.With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to 4 year Universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills. Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region.Our award-winning faculty members enhance their teaching with research, authorship and industry expertise. We are also recognized nationally for excellence in our athletic programs.
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