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Head Aquatics Coach (Water Polo/Swimming) and Assistant Professor of Kinesiology (Tenure Track)

Head Aquatics Coach (Water Polo/Swimming) and Assistant Professor of Kinesiology (Tenure Track)

Posting Number: F00957
Location: Diablo Valley College

Description of Position:
Diablo Valley College inspires, educates, and empowers a diverse community of students to transform their lives and their communities. DVC instructors close equity gaps by fostering success among all students. To help further this work, Diablo Valley College seeks a tenure-track Head Aquatics Coach (Water Polo/Swimming) and Assistant Kinesiology Professor with aquatics programming responsibilities to start in Fall 2023.

We are looking for a colleague who will demonstrate discipline expertise and show sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds and abilities of community college students.

We are looking for instructors who share a strong commitment to social and racial justice and who use or are inspired to use anti-racist pedagogies that close equity gaps by recognizing, understanding, and respecting the perspectives of all students.
We strongly encourage those with historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities to apply, including people of color, non-binary and transgender individuals, women, and Indigenous people.

The successful candidate is an accomplished aquatics coach for men's and women's water polo and swimming with collaborative teaching experience in the Kinesiology discipline and possesses a background in various teaching modalities.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all the duties and responsibilities required of coaches at community colleges, which can be found in the duties and responsibility section of the job announcement. These include but are not limited to recruiting student athletes and monitoring their academic progress, organizing and scheduling practices and games/meets, coordinating year-round strength and conditioning programs, and managing budgets.

Contact the office of Office of Instruction (Susan Turnquist at [email protected])

Position Status: Tenure- Track
EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty
Department: D3900-Physical Education

Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. The college offers day, evening, on-line and weekend classes, and faculty may be required to teach in during any of these modalities and time frames.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1. Perform head swim and/or water polo coaching assignments including, but not limited to,
2. supervision of student-athletes
3. supervision and management of the DVC aquatics complex
4. organization of practices
5. hiring and supervision of assistant coaches
6. scheduling of games/meets
7. creating, managing, and implementing year-round strength and conditioning programs
8. recruitment of incoming student athletes to maintain a competitive intercollegiate athletic program(s).
9. coordination of student academic success, retention, and transfer, which includes:
  • a. the preparation of student-athletes to transition to the 4-year intercollegiate level with the academic and athletic tools for success.
  • b. Monitor student academic progress for transfer and work with the aquatics academic support coordinator.

10. Oversee and manage swim and water polo operational budgets, fundraising activities, and the athletic program, in general
11. Appropriately represent Diablo Valley College by:
  • a. attending CCCAA Sport Coaches Association and conference meetings.
  • b. Complying with California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Rules and Regulations
  • c. Understand both current CCCAA and NCAA eligibility and transfer rules/regulations.
12. Teach a variety of kinesiology activity/lecture courses.
13. Create pedagogy and aquatics career education courses and certificates.
14. Serve on department, division, college, district, and/or Big 8 conference committees
15. Participate in professional development activities
16. Perform other duties as required by contract, collective bargaining agreement, and general institutional needs
17. advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
18. participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs.
19. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review.
20. engaging in department program improvement initiatives.
21. participating in department, division, and college committees.
22. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college wide.
23. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies.
24. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
25. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.
26. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress.
27. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines.
28. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy.
29. participating in College’s shared governance processes.
30. Ability to obtain an online teaching pedagogy certification from the state chancellor’s office or equivalent.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:
Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff, and faculty.

The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):

Master’s degree in kinesiology, physical education, exercise science, education with an emphasis in physical education, kinesiology, physiology of exercise or adaptive physical education
Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND Master’s degree in any life science, dance, physiology, health education, recreation administration or physical therapy
the equivalent

If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e., you do not possess the EXACT degree title listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications, fill out the equivalency petition form in the document section of the online application. If you are unsure that you meet the minimum qualifications, please fill out the equivalency petition. The equivalency form can be downloaded here

The applicant must have completed the General Education requirements for the desired 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.

Desirable Qualifications:
Highly qualified candidates will possess knowledge, skills, and experience that address the desirable qualifications below. Responses to the supplemental questions below allow the applicant to describe how they meet these qualifications.

1. Ability to teach on multiple platforms i.e., online (asynchronous and synchronous), face-to-face, hybrid, etc.
2. Experience with facility management and supervision.
3. Experience coaching swimming and/or water polo at a collegiate and/or elite level
4. Experience with and knowledge of diverse learning styles and various academic goals.
5. Collaborative and student-centered individual who is committed to the district, college, and department missions with experience and skill in addressing educational inequities
6. Experience with technology, software and learning management systems.
7. Certified Aquatic instructor for various aquatic certifications i.e., lifeguard training, Water Safety Instructor, Emergency aquatic rescue, PADI, Scuba, etc.
Please list any certificates in your CV/resume.
8. Demonstrated ability to prepare student-athletes to transition to an intercollegiate and/or elite level with academic and athletic skills for success.

Job Open Date: 12/06/2022
Job Close Date: 2/20/2023
Open Until Filled: No
Employment Begins: August, 2023
# of Months: 10

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The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

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