Athletics/Kinesiology Instructor & Head Football Coach - Tenure Track

California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Employment Opportunity

Are you interested in creating an amazing educational environment for students who are part of an equity driven community? Faculty at Cabrillo College provide quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world, one student at a time!

Starting Salary Range: $57,157 to $87,673 per year, salary placement determined by documented education and experience; maximum initial salary step placement on the faculty salary schedule is step 9.

Cabrillo College provides a doctoral stipend of $3,816 per year for eligible contract faculty.

Benefits: Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life (short and long term), and vision (optional) insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalSTRS Retirement and an Employee Assistance Program. Please see the Benefits link on our website for more information.

Days Per Year: Faculty enjoy a 175-day work schedule.

Beginning Date: Position scheduled to begin January, 2022, pending funding and Governing Board ratification. Assignment may include distance education courses, may be schedule over summer and/or winter months, and may be at various campus locations; days, evenings, and/or weekends.

The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,500+ students per term, including LatinX (46.82%), Multi-Ethnic (5.14%), Asian (2.53%), African-American (1.08%), Filipino (0.79%), American Indian or Alaskan Native (0.30%), and Pacific Islander (0.16%) as of Fall 2019. At Cabrillo, 56.66% of students are students of color and 54.91% are economically disadvantaged. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

Cabrillo College is committed to equitable access, achievement, and approaches that eradicate a deficit mindset toward students with increased faculty engagement in equity-focused pedagogy and outcomes. Cabrillo is proud to be a part of the California Guided Pathways project to help students achieve their educational goals by providing a clear roadmap to completion.

About the Position: The full-time, tenure track position will enjoy a 175-Day work schedule. Classes may be in a traditional 'in person', online or hybrid format, scheduled over summer and/or winter months, and at various campus locations; days, evenings, and/or weekends. Cabrillo College expects and supports excellence. New faculty members are expected to enhance Cabrillo's state-wide reputation as a leader in shared governance through involvement in division, campus-wide and state committees. Professional responsibilities include writing curriculum, program development, committee membership, student outreach, and attendance at department and division meetings.

About the Department: Cabrillo College's HAWK (Health, Athletics, Wellness, and Kinesiology )Division seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to join its staff as a kinesiology instructor and intercollegiate head football coach. The department philosophy encourages students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve and maintain optimal health and well-being. Cabrillo College offers intercollegiate athletic programs that reflect the interests and abilities of the college's student body and local high schools. Student health and welfare, sound academic progress, and ethical conduct are the foundation of the athletic program. The department functions within the rules and regulations of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA). There are five contract instructors in Kinesiology, four who are intercollegiate coaches. Cabrillo College supports fifteen athletic programs (seven men's and eight women's).

About the College : Situated on Monterey Bay in the county of Santa Cruz, California, Cabrillo College is highly regarded for its success of transfer and career education, and currently serves over 11,400 students each semester. Cabrillo College transfers many of its students to three nearby universities – the University of California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, and California State University at Monterey Bay. Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby agricultural and farming industries as well as the Silicon Valley business environment.

Faculty at Cabrillo College actively participate in curriculum development, program planning, and serve on participatory governance committees. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its diverse student body and community.

Examples of Duties


Coaching Assignments: The coaching assignment is for an intercollegiate head football coach. Duties will include, but are not limited to, consulting with the football staff and associate dean of athletics to prepare the equipment and supply budget and to request and coordinate transportation needs. Additionally, the assignment includes developing daily and weekly practice plans, scouting opponents, developing game plans, and analyzing opponents' game tapes. To support the football program, the coach must promote football in Santa Cruz County and the Cabrillo College recruitment district, recruit players, participate in athletic department public relations and fundraising projects, and attend athletic department and division meetings.

Teaching Assignments: The typical teaching assignment consists of seven, three-hour classes per week per semester. During the semester of competition, coaching is 50% of the assignment. The teaching assignment will include football and may include, but not be limited to, first aid, weight training, athletic conditioning and other kinesiology courses.

General Requirements:
  • Teach assigned classes, which may include evening or off-campus assignments
  • Participate in participatory governance committees, processes, and initiatives such as Guided Pathways
  • Maintain timely and accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress
  • Provide academic assistance and related services to students during scheduled office hours
  • Cooperate with and participate as may be required in District investigations and/or student grievance matters of alleged unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff
  • Complete required District trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter, EEO/Diversity/Elimination of Bias, Workplace Safety, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Required Education from a U.S. Department of Education recognized accredited organization and licensure qualifications:
  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation, of community college students, faculty and staff, AND
  • 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 kinesiology, physical education, exercise science, education with an emphasis in physical education, kinesiology, physiology of exercise or adaptive physical education AND a Master's degree in any life science, dance, physiology, health education, recreation administration or physical therapy OR
  • * Equivalent (see below for details) OR
  • Possess a lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in Physical Education

Required Professional Expertise :

  • Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable professional field, curriculum development and assessment of student learning outcomes
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the community college philosophy, including Guided Pathways
  • Knowledge of and commitment to equity-minded and culturally responsive teaching strategies and practices that enhance student success
  • Understanding of, demonstrated responsiveness to, and ability to communicate with, 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)
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and effective use of technology
  • Evidence of professional activities and service beyond primary teaching assignments
  • Development and review of curriculum, including assessment of learning
  • Demonstrated ability to reflect critically on institutional and teaching practices that aim to increase cultural responsiveness
  • Knowledge and understanding of the accountability and critical dimensions of equity
  • Demonstrated ability addressing issues of equity in the classroom

Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations :

  • Successful teaching experience in kinesiology at the community college level and coaching experience at the high school, college, or university level
  • Expertise in at least three areas of physical education other than football
  • Demonstrated ability to experience teaching diverse student populations
  • Successful online teaching experience
  • Knowledge of:
    • Current theories and principles of intercollegiate football
    • Skill learning progressions from beginning to advanced levels
    • Conditioning and weight training principles
  • Ability to:
  • Employ innovative teaching techniques and methodologies
  • Recruit local high school athletes within California community college parameters
  • Coach student athletes
  • Safely lift up to 40 pounds
  • Credential and/or experience in personal training, physical fitness or wellness programming
  • Experience developing and marketing new programs to diverse populations
    Innovative ideas to expand the program
  • Development and review of curriculum as well as including assessments of learning

*Equivalency Application Form and Process link

Why would I complete the Equivalency Form when I’m already completing an application and have a relevant degree? To determine whether your current education, or exact discipline, and/or experience is 'equivalent,' you must submit an Equivalency Form to initiate a review by the Equivalency Committee at Cabrillo College and so that your application can move forward and be considered by the search committee.

Please note the Equivalency Committee will consider only those applicants who formally request equivalency consideration by submitting the Completed Equivalency Form with their application by the closing date stated in the job announcement. Be sure to attach detailed evidence such as unofficial transcripts and/or other certifications that support the equivalency.

Still working on completing your degree? Applicants currently working on the required degree(s) for the position are encouraged to apply with the understanding that they must complete the Equivalency Form and attach supporting documentation with their application.

For additional information please review our Applicant FAQ’s here .

Additional Information


  1. Completed application
  2. Resume detailing teaching and work experience
  3. Answer Supplemental Questions
  4. Attach one of the following:
    • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended showing degree(s) conferred (copies, and downloads are acceptable). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency at the applicant’s expense - click here for more information OR
    • Copy of a Lifetime California Community College Instructor credential in Physical Education OR
    • Equivalency Form – click here (optional) Submit this form with supporting materials, including transcripts if you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience.
Please note : All application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date indicated above.

Attention Applicants
Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee. Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials. Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas.

Selection Procedure
Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview. A teaching demonstration /presentation may be a part of the interview, and finalists will be invited to return for a second interview. All notifications will be via email, and can also be accessed logging into your application profile .

Conditions of Employment
Selected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, official transcripts, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their Social Security card upon hire (for payroll purposes).

EEO Statement
Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources at

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