Kinesiology Instructor / Head Coach - Volleyball

California, United States
$55,333.00 - $74,152.00
Feb 26, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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. Our District prides itself on academic excellence, having been named an Aspen Prize for College Excellence eligible institution for 2019.

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 to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment focused on strategies for success and equitable outcomes for all.

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 succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,300 students per term, where approximately: 21% of Sierra College’s students are Latino/a/x, 3% are African-American, 3% are Filipino, 6% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 1% are Pacific Islander, 7% are multiracial and 57% are White.

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 / Head Coach – Indoor Volleyball/Beach Volleyball will develop culturally-responsive curriculum and provide inclusive 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 volleyball programs under the rules and regulations of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and the BIG 8 Conference, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and do related work, as required.


Master’s degree 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 in any life science, dance, physiology, health education, recreation administration or physical therapy OR the equivalent

Licenses/Certifications:  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.


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