Coaching Asst 12 Mo-Softball

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Sonoma
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Athletics, Temporary, Part Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Department Of Athletics


Faculty Employment Opportunity

Work type: Non-instructional Faculty (Athletics)

Location: Sonoma

Categories: Assistant Softball Coach (Non-instructional Faculty), Temporary Faculty, Assistant Coach Classification (12 month) Unit 3 CFA – California Faculty Association


Department of Athletics

Starting August 2024

Our Commitment

Guided by our core values as a university: diversity, sustainability, community engagement, and adaptability, Sonoma State University (SSU) offers an education that fosters intellectual, social, and personal growth. SSU is a public liberal arts and sciences university. As the only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges in the state of California, we are committed to preparing students for a life of active citizenship and public service. We have a vibrant campus life characterized by a lively co-curriculum that fosters broad based intellectual and artistic opportunities in which the campus as a whole is actively engaged. Faculty members are committed to facilitating spaces in which all can grow by building on our scholars’ assets as they explore new knowledge. These efforts include fostering creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, experimentation, empathy, and communication. We strive to create a diverse, equity-minded, and inclusive campus environment. Faculty are expected to collaborate thoughtfully with our staff and scholars, which means we value the full range of everyone's assets in terms of languages, abilities, cultures, and ways of knowing. We are fully committed to the rights of scholars, staff, and faculty. We are especially interested in candidates who are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

The University

Sonoma State University’s beautiful 274-acre campus is located in Sonoma County wine country, an hour north of San Francisco. The campus offers the ideal setting for teaching and learning and access to a community of rich cultural, environmental, and recreational opportunities. Founded in 1960, SSU is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University System. As members of the largest public higher educational system in the nation, we provide accessible, high-quality education. Sonoma State University is a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution, as such we are committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff reflecting the linguistic, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region and state.

The Department

The Sonoma State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is comprised of 11 sports, competing at the NCAA Division II level in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics prides itself on fostering a positive student-athlete experience, with emphasis in the areas of academic excellence, competitive success, and community outreach.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to see the department’s web page at:

Duties of the Position

Working independently, incumbents perform the full range of coaching functions for an athletic team or function, including program coordination and management. The Assistant Coach is supervised by the Head Coach with the designated Sport Supervisor (Manager) serving as Appropriate Administrator.  The Assistant Coach may provide training and direction to less experienced coaches and may occasionally perform the duties of a Head Coach.

Typical work assignments may include but are not limited to the following: create and implement practice sessions; assist in game strategy to prepare and instruct for competition; counsel and assist in the assignment of player positions, game roster; recruitment strategies including evaluation of prospective student-athletes, attendance at competitions and tournaments; train and instruct a designated skill development area which may include full responsibility of a designated group of student-athletes and supervision of lower level coaches; develop short and long term measurable objectives; evaluate and assess results; modify objectives as appropriate; monitor academic progress of student-athletes, and implement action plan as appropriate, assess results; modify objectives as appropriate; monitor academic progress of student-athletes, and implement action plan as appropriate.

Additional assignments may include development of youth and summer camps and clinics; administration of the program budget; working with university advancement staff to raise funds, promote athletic team through public speaking events, and media communication.

Professional Qualifications

To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have:


General knowledge of sport, including sport specialty or athletic function; principles and methods for designing and teaching individuals and groups; recruitment methods and techniques. General knowledge of CSU policies and guidelines, NCAA or appropriate governing body, and conference by-laws, Title IX, NCAA, and conference by-laws, rules and regulations, applicable state and federal laws, and educational codes. For strength and conditioning positions, knowledge of common medical terminology, and knowledge of operating a wide variety of fitness and strength equipment.


General ability to direct and guide student-athletes; establish and maintain effective working relationships; communicate clearly and effectively; interpret and follow instructions; foster an environment to promote student-athlete well-being, academic success and personal development; utilize problem solving techniques; perform mathematical calculations; use basic office software packages, and related technology tools and systems; ability to lead and guide student-athletes in area of specialty; analytical skills to assess student-athlete’s statistics, and review game videos; recruit student-athletes; work in an environment with competing priorities. Incumbents must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills to develop effective working relationships with athletes, coaching staff, parents and staff that support athletics. In addition, demonstrate the leadership, organizational and administrative skills needed in coaching an athletic team or athletic function.

Experience and Education:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Master’s degree is preferred.

License and certifications:

Current first aid, CPR, and AED certification. Some positions may require a valid California driver’s license. Certifications and/or licenses, as related to the position, may also be required.

Rank and Salary

  • Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $51,426.
  • Salary commensurate with degree level and experience.
  • Selection as a candidate in the applicant pool, does not guarantee employment. Appointments are made on a part-time, temporary basis and contingent upon department needs and funding.
  • Relocation expenses will not be provided for appointments.
  • Expenses incurred to attend an interview for positions are not reimbursed by the University.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, go to and click on the Staff & Faculty Career Opportunities link. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not previously applied, you will be prompted to create an account. You can use this account to apply to multiple positions. Once you have submitted the application, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. Please do not send materials to If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email

 Please submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact Information for 3 References
  • Official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.

Applications received by 06-15-2024 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Sonoma State University does not facilitate the process of applying for an H1B Visa for temporary positions.

CSU Out of State Policy - Sonoma State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Contact Information

Questions concerning the application process may be directed to:

Questions concerning this position may be directed to: Jennifer Bridges 


The ADA Coordinator is also available at to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Other Information

The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


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