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Assistant Professor, Physical Education, Kinesiology, Recreation, Athletics & Head Football Coach

College of the Redwoods
Job Location:
Eureka, 95501
Recreation and Leisure Studies


Position Type: Faculty

Department: Health, Physical Education, and Athletics

Location: Eureka


The successful candidate for this full-time, tenure-track position will be responsible for teaching lower-division face-to-face and online courses in disciplines that may include Kinesiology, Recreation, Physical Education, Health, and Intercollegiate Athletics. The successful candidate will serve as full time faculty member and head coach for intercollegiate sport. Teaching assignments may include nights and weekends. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead and participate in college initiatives designed to support the college mission and educational master plan. The position is also responsible for ensuring that the athletic program they coach in is compliant with a variety of state and district regulations. Finally, the position is also required to perform recruitment and coaching duties to ensure that the district's intercollegiate program is competitive, compliant and a premiere program.

Additional responsibilities and duties include:

  • Participation in institutional, program and course-level assessment.
  • Participation in professional development activities in the disciplines.
  • Evaluate and, when necessary, develop and update curriculum in the disciplines.
  • Participates in the recruitment of assistant coaches and certificated staff for recommendation for hire to the intercollegiate program to the Athletic Director.
  • Analyzes the performance of the coaching staff to assist the athletic administration in any required instructional and coaching evaluations and to address performance issues.
  • Apportions work amongst coaching staff to ensure that the needs of the athletic program are being met.
  • Evaluates the intercollegiate program and related policies to ensure compliance with state regulations, suggests improvements, and determines if long/short term goals have been accomplished. Monitors the intercollegiate program's budget to project future funding, track expenditures, recommend adjustments, and assists in the development of the budget.
  • Ensures that the district's recruiting practices of student athletes for the intercollegiate program complies with state regulations.
  • Enforces district, conference, and athletic regulations to ensure that student athletes are following regulations related to behavior, matriculation, conditioning, and physicality.
  • Develops fundraising opportunities to supplement the intercollegiate program budget and maintain operations.
  • Files recruitment logs, maintains equipment inventory records, and records that support eligibility and transfer.
  • Tracks records such as, but not limited to, recruitment files, eligibility records, emergency data cards, and any records that support eligibility, academic progress, matriculation, and transfer to ensure that such records are compliant.
  • Submits transportation requests for intercollegiate program participating in off campus contests and events.
  • Ensures that decorum requirements of the California Community College Athletic Association (3C2A), related conferences, and the district are completed and understood by the student athletes and coaches of the intercollegiate program.
  • Instruct and oversee the operations of the programs Cap & Gown supervised tutoring course and execute the distribution and collection of responses for all academic progress reports.
  • Participate in participatory governance and contractual obligations to committee assignments, meetings, evaluations, and representation of the department. Representing the college at various community meetings.
  • Participate and represent the district and intercollegiate program at various state intercollegiate meetings and coaching conferences.
  • Coordinate, schedule, and arrange activities needed for game management, including scheduling referees, completing conference documentation, arranging transportation, and scheduling facilities.
  • Works productively and cooperatively with others by demonstrating respect, patience, and equitable treatment of all internal and external customers.
  • Assesses the skills of student athletes to assign roles on the team and determine needs for improvement.
  • Develops a regular practice schedule to organize practice times.
  • Models' sportsmanship to maintain appropriate conduct towards opposing players, coaches, officials, and spectators.
  • Establishes standards of proper student behaviors to ensure accountability from all participants in the intercollegiate program.
  • Responds to difficult and sensitive public inquiries and complaints; assists with resolutions and provides alternative recommendation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Community college teaching and curriculum development experience, especially teaching in both lecture and activity courses in the disciplines of Kinesiology, Physical Education, Recreation and Health Education.
  • Minimum two years head coaching experience at the California community college level or four plus years coaching experience as an assistant coach at a California community college or higher education university/college programs.
  • Potential for developing campus-wide interdisciplinary links with programs and departments.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and/or create curriculum in Kinesiology, Physical Education, Recreation and Health Education.
  • One year of leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment of hiring qualified assistant coaches for community college level or higher.

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • Current First Aid/CPR certifications.

Education and Experience

  • Master's degree in Exercise Science, Health Education, Physical Education, Kinesiology, Recreation Administration, Sports Administration; or related field.
  • Minimum two years successful college coaching experience at a community college level or higher education university/college intercollegiate programs.
  • Experience and interest in working collaboratively with colleagues, community members and athletic program sponsors and donors.
  • Commitment to the recruitment and retention of eligible local and allowable student athletes within the state 3C2A recruiting bylaws.
  • Commitment to teaching, coaching, mentoring and the development of diverse student populations, including first-generation college students, low-socioeconomic students, and racially minoritized students.

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License to be maintained throughout employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Diversity

Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

College of the Redwoods values all members of our community and strives to create a diverse, nurturing, honest, and open environment. CR is committed to equal employment opportunity in its employment and encourages applications from underrepresented group members.

It is the policy of College of the Redwoods not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation in its educational programs and its employment practices.

Salary Grade: Based on education and experience

Salary: Starting Salary: $68,923 - 98,637/Annually (Salary range continues to a maximum of $152,065/Annually based on education)

Contact(s): Human Resources

Contact Phone: 707-476-4140

Contact Email:

Start Date

Fall 2024

Posting Number: F00149P

Job Close Date: 07/22/2024

Open Until Filled: No

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance of a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during the recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university will be required.

College of the Redwoods Faculty Organization is the exclusive bargaining representative for College of the Redwoods faculty employees. Each employee hired into a faculty position shall contribute to the administration of this contract by membership dues or service fees.

Initial salary placement is determined by education and teaching/professional experience. Refer to the CRFO Collective Bargaining Agreement for specific details on salary placement.


Medical, dental, and vision insurance is provided by the District for all full-time employees and their dependents. Faculty also receive sick leave and personal holidays. Retirement benefits are administered through CalSTRS.

Application Process

Application Process

Required Materials

Apply online at

You will need the information listed below to complete the online process.
The following file formats will be accepted for attachments-.doc or pdf.

  1. Letter of introduction expressing interest in the position and describing the candidate's qualifications for the position.
  2. Professional resume or curriculum vitae, including contact information for at least two professional references. Transcripts of all college degrees and courses (unofficial is sufficient for application, official copies will be required of the successful candidate.)
  3. Transcripts of all college degrees and courses (unofficial is sufficient for application, official copies will be required of the successful candidate.)
  4. A statement of teaching philosophy that addresses your interest, values, goals, actions with regards to teaching.
  5. A single sample course syllabus for a lower-division lecture course from one of the listed disciplines of Physical Education, Kinesiology or Recreation.

Incomplete application packets will not be forwarded for consideration by
the Selection Committee.

Application Procedures

All documents included in your application file become the property of the District and will not be returned. Your application for this job posting will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each job posting.

To be included in the first review, the applicant must complete the online application process by 5:00 p.m. PST on the closing or first review date.

If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply or interview for this job posting, please call Human Resources.

For assistance or information, please contact:
College of the Redwoods
Human Resources
351 Tompkins Hill Road
Eureka, CA 95501-9300
Phone 707-476-4140
Fax 707-476-4421
TTY 711

Selection Process

All applications will be reviewed by a representative screening committee. Selected candidates will be invited to appear for a personal interview at College of the Redwoods. Some financial assistance will be available to assist finalists with travel expenses related to interviewing.

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