Head Swim/Water Polo Coach/ Kinesiology Instructor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

San Mateo County Community College District
College of San Mateo

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Community College

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Position Title:

Head Swim/Water Polo Coach/ Kinesiology Instructor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)


College of San Mateo


Kinesiology / Athletics / Dance CSM (DEPT)

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Percentage of Full Time:

The work year is 175 days (10 months of service).


Exempt (does not accrue overtime)

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Salary Range:

Initial placement with a Master’s degree can range from $77,964 up to $97,836 per year; and a Ph.D. can range from $89,340 to $104,448 per year.

Position Type:

Faculty Positions

Who We Are:

The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:

College of San Mateo is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 15,000 students each academic year. College of San Mateo has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that is serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on College of San Mateo’s Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.

The President has called for the college community to be student-focused in our return to campus and always find a way to get to “yes” as one team to better serve our communities. We have recognized the need to do more and we recognize that we are stronger together. To learn more about CSM’s antiracism and justice-centered efforts, please read our Solidarity Statement.

Who We Want:

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:

(1) Understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;

(2) Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;

(3) Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;

(4) Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to make them more culturally responsive; and

(5) Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.

The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.

The Position:

The College seeks a full-time, tenure track faculty member to serve as a Head Men’s and Women’s Swim and Water Polo Coach and Kinesiology Instructor. The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Start date of this assignment: Fall 2022

Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.

  1. Perform head swim and water polo coaching assignment, including, but not limited to: supervision of athletes, organization of practices, hiring assistant coaches, scheduling of games, creating, managing, and implementing year-round strength and conditioning program, coordination of recruitment and retention of student athletes
  2. Represent College of San Mateo by attending CCCAA, Sport Coaches Association, and conference meetings
  3. Comply with California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Rules and Regulations
  4. Conduct oversight of the swim and water polo program budgets
  5. Provide leadership to the overall organization and direction of the swim and water polo program
  6. Teach a variety of kinesiology activity and lecture courses, including possibly teaching Dual Enrollment classes at a local high school
  7. Direct public relations and fundraising activities in support of the swim and water polo programs and the athletic program in general
  8. Monitor academic progress of student athletes and serve as liaison to Financial Aid office
  9. Develop new curriculum and serve on division, college, District, and league or conference committees
  10. Participate in professional development activities
  11. Establish liaisons with San Mateo County and contiguous district high school coaches, media, businesses, and boosters
  12. Serve the swim and water polo programs and the athletic department in various support roles, such as coordination of athletic tutoring and fundraising
  13. Establish and maintain linkages with other college departments to assist in the coordination of each student’s academic program and with four-year institutions to assist student athlete transfer
  14. Perform other duties as required by contract, collective bargaining agreement, and general institutional needs
  15. Recruit, train, and oversee a staff of assistant swim and water polo coaches
The college offers day, evening, on-line and weekend classes, and faculty may be required to teach during any of these.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or above in kinesiology, physical education, exercise science, education with an emphasis in physical education, kinesiology, physiology of exercise or adaptive physical education OR Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND Master’s degree or above in any life science, dance, physiology, health education, recreation administration or physical therapy OR the equivalent
  • Demonstrated cultural competence, 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 as these factors relate to the need for equity minded-practice both within and outside of the classroom
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License (or ability to obtain one)

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application choosing one or more of the following:

Degree Equivalence
The applicant possesses a degree(s) with similar content to those listed for the relevant discipline. The name of the degree is close to that specified on the Disciplines List but the degree either has a different title or area of expertise or the coursework is slightly different.

Academic Background Equivalence
Related to disciplines in which a Master’s degree is not generally expected or available. The applicant must have completed at least 24 semester units of coursework in the academic field and must possess at least the equivalent level of achievement and the equivalent in breadth, depth of understanding, and rigor in each of the following:

i) a broad cultural education usually met by the general education requirements for any Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree, and

ii) a detailed study of the discipline in breadth, depth, and rigor, usually met by course work required for the degree major.

Professional Achievement Equivalence
The applicant must have completed the General Education requirements for that degree and show evidence of outstanding professional achievement and/or substantial training in the requested field. The applicant must submit substantial evidence, which demonstrates that his/her preparation, teaching experience, work experience, and ability are equivalent to those expected from a person who meets the minimum qualifications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The screening committee will select for interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:

Subject matter preparation:
Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  1. Evidence of successful experience coaching at the professional, college, or high school level in intercollegiate or interscholastic swim and water polo
  2. Evidence of the ability to administer various components of a college swim and water polo programs
  3. A commitment to following all CCCAA, conference, and college regulations regarding athletic participation and observation of league regulations
  4. The ability to create and implement a yearly recruitment plan for in-district, contiguous districts, and first contact student-athletes
  5. Computer skills, including word processing, electronic mail, spreadsheet, and database applications
  6. Training in the most up-to-date, high level swim training and water polo strategies and the ability to implement them
  7. Knowledge of CCCAA Constitution and Bylaws and NCAA transfer requirements
Evidence of outstanding ability as a teacher:
In addition to practical demonstrations and a written exercise that will be part of the interview process, appropriate evidence includes, but is not limited to, experience, training, or achievement that the candidate has:
  1. The ability to use teaching methods that engage students actively in their own learning and encourage them to become self-regulated learners and develop higher-order thinking skills
  2. A commitment to the teaching profession, its goals and ideals, and enthusiasm for the mission of the community college
  3. The capacity to reflect on and evaluate one’s pedagogy and to use appropriate technology
  4. The ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with others in a team environment
  5. The ability to deliver instruction using strategies designed for diverse learning styles and academic goals
  6. Demonstrable knowledge of current literature on intercollegiate or interscholastic swim and water polo
  7. Demonstrated skills in writing reports and program information brochures; computer skills that include word-processing, spreadsheet, and database applications
  8. Skill in respectful, tactful and sensitive interaction with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent experience working with racially minoritized and other disproportionately-impacted students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and particular fields shape patterns of participation and outcomes
  • Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized and other disproportionately impacted students
  • Experience and skill with addressing inequity in the classroom and on campus
  • Experience and expertise in culturally-responsive teaching in kinesiology
  • Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within kinesiology courses and classrooms
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the implications of the Hispanic-Serving Institution designation for institutional, departmental and instructional practices

Faculty Benefits :

Benefits include a choice of medical plans, dental coverage, vision care, sick leave, salary continuance insurance, and an optional tax-deferred flexible benefit plan. Coverage is offered for employees and all eligible dependents. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs.

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Special Instructions Summary:

Required Application Materials

All applicants are required to submit:1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position)
2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and teaching experience (including courses taught), and other work experience
3. Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (copies accepted)Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts may be submitted with the application; official copies will be required at the time of the interview.
4. In addition to addressing your qualifications and experience, your cover letter must include discussion of the following questions:

  • What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting and helping students who have been historically marginalized?
  • Think of the most successful class you have taught. What were the key factors in creating that success for racially-minoritized and other underserved disproportionately disadvantaged students?
  • How is your teaching approach culturally-responsive to the students you serve?
If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax (650) 574-6574
Email: [email protected]
Web Page: https://smccd.edu/humanresources/

Conditions of Employment:

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

2. Submit verifications of prior employment

3. Satisfactory references

4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States

6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees

7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.

8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement:

The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form

Annual Security Report:

San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2021 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2021 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2021 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2021 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.


We are a three College District located between San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. Our Colleges serve more than 40,000 students each year and offer the first two years of instruction in a wide variety of transfer programs as well as more than 90 vocational-technical programs. Students can earn either Associate in Arts or Science degrees or receive Certificates of Proficiency in their chosen fields.

The Colleges of the San Mateo County Community College District, Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College, recognizing each individual’s right to education, provide the occasions and settings which enable students to develop their minds and their skills, engage their spirits, broaden their understanding of social responsibilities, increase their cultural awareness and realize their individual potential. The District actively participates in the economic, social, and cultural development of San Mateo County. In a richly diverse environment and with increasing awareness of its role in the global community, the District is dedicated to maintaining a climate of academic freedom in which a wide variety of viewpoints is cultivated and shared. The District actively participates in the continuing development of the California Community Colleges as an integral and effective component of the structure of public higher education the State.

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